Crisis Support Resources

We recognize that faculty, staff and students are all affected by the events on Monday and the continuing events that are unfolding in front of us today. We also know that there are differences in the ways individuals are reacting and will continue to react in the future and some reactions may not be as visible as others. This means we need to be alert to signs of distress, both obvious and not.  BU has numerous resources available for students, faculty, and staff, that those in need should be directed to.  If there are other ways that you can think of to support our SED community, please let us know.

Below please find information on campus support meetings, campus resources, and a list of other resources.  

Campus Support Meetings

Group counseling sessions have been arranged to serve students who have been affected by the tragedy at the Boston Marathon.  Any student may attend the groups, whether they were at the Marathon or are simply distressed by this awful event.  Attendance at the groups is free of charge.  The groups are on the following dates, times and locations.  Registration is recommended, but not required.

  • Friday, April 19, 4 pm: The SARP Center (Sexual Assault, Response & Prevention), 930 Commonwealth Avenue.  Call 617-353-3569 to register.
  • Monday, April 22, 4 pm: The SARP Center, 930 Commonwealth Ave.  Call 617-353-3569 to register.
  • Tuesday, April 23, 3 pm: The Danielsen Institute, 185 Bay State Road.  Call 617-353-3047 to register.
  • Wednesday, April 24, 4 pm: CARD, 648 Beacon Street, 6th floor.  Call 617-353-9610 to register.
  • Thursday, April 25, 12 noon: The SARP Center, 930 Commonwealth Ave.  Call 617-353-7277 to register.
  • Friday, April 26, 1 pm: CARD, 648 Beacon Street, 6th floor.  Call 617-353-9610 to register.

Additional groups will be held the week of April 29, details to follow.

If you are interested in working to arrange another support group, please contact Jenna Vaillancourt at SARP or Mitzi Kane at Behavioral Medicine.


Campus Resources

Though group counseling is a preferred method for assisting survivors of trauma, the BU community can also call to inquire about individual support at the following numbers.


  • Mitzi Kane at Student Health Services, 617-353-3569 (press “2” to reach Mitzi)
  • Bonnie Brown at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, 617-353-9610
  • The Danielsen Institute, 617-353-3047
  • SARP, 617-353-7227


  • Faculty and Staff Assistance Office, 617-353-5381


Other Resources

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students at the School of Education benefit from the community feel of a small school along with the resources of a large university. Our students are in the field in both urban and suburban schools as early as their first year at SED.

Graduate Students

Talented graduate students from around the world prepare to become teachers, counselors, administrators, and more in as little as one year at the School of Education. Our students engage in diverse aspects of education both in the classroom and the field.