Confidential On Campus Resources

The following resources are confidential or they do not have an obligation to report potential policy violations to a member of the Title IX Team.

    Medical Services

    Student Health Services – Primary Care

    Primary Care is available for telehealth visits and select in-person visits from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm. 617-353-3575 or Message “Online Nurse” for assistance. (24/7 on-call service)

    Mental & Emotional Health Support

    Faculty Staff Assistance Office (Employees)

    The Faculty Staff Assistance Office (FSAO) is a free resource where BU employees and their immediate family members can find help and provide information on the following: 

    • Brief treatment, including therapy and psychiatry
    • Groups and Workshops
    • Referral to community resources for longer-term care
    • Outreach and prevention programming

    Call FSAO at (617) 353-5381 or complete an online form.

    Office of the Ombuds (Employees and Students)

    The BU Office of the Ombuds is an independent, impartial, and informal service where any member of the BU Community may seek assistance addressing concerns related to life, work, or study at BU.

    Ombuds staff are available to meet with you virtually, by phone, or in-person at either the Medical Campus or Charles River Campus Office.

    You can contact the ombuds staff confidentially or at (617) 358-5960. You are not required to leave your name or identifiable information.

    Confidential Resource Providers (Employees and Students)

    Confidential Resource Providers (CRPs) are free resources for any BU community member (student, faculty, or staff) that can provide:

    • Reporting options and the effects of each option
    • Counseling services available on campus and through local community-based rape crisis or domestic violence centers
    • Medical and health services available on- and off-campus
    • Available school- or work-based supportive measures related to academic and residence life, and employment
    • BU’s disciplinary process
    • Information on how the legal process is carried out through local law enforcement agencies
    • Notify the reporting party of their rights and BU’s responsibilities in obtaining a criminal protection order (209A/258E), BU No Contact Directive, BU No Trespass Order, and other lawful orders from law enforcement or BU.

    Respondents and Complainants 

    Denita Johnson, Assistant Dean for Field Education (

    Sonia Mee, Assistant Director of Online Programs (


    Jennifer M. Gómez, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Social Work (

    Sexual Assault Response & Prevention Center (Student – Complainants Only)

    The Sexual Assault Response & Prevention Center (SARP) compassionately responds to survivors of trauma and prevents interpersonal violence through awareness and education. SARP provides free-of-charge counseling and advocacy to Boston University students who have experienced a traumatic event.

    SARP Clinical Services include:

    • Crisis line available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week: 617-353-SARP (7277)
    • Medical, legal, and academic advocacy
    • Individual counseling and referrals to a community provider
    • Group counseling

    Call crisis response at 617-353-SARP (7277), 24 hours / 7 days a week

    If calling after 5:00 pm or on a weekend/holiday, you will hear a message saying you have reached SARP, the office is closed. Then a pause followed by instructions to press 1 to leave a non-urgent voicemail or 2 to speak with the Crisis Counselor on call.

    Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation (Students – Respondents Only)

    The Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation is a research, training, and service organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons who have psychiatric disabilities. The Center specializes in:

    • Wellness and recovery
    • Training and consultation
    • Support and advocacy for individuals alleged to have caused harm (Respondent)

    Call Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at 617-353-3549, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

    Behavioral Medicine (Students)

    Behavioral Medicine offers a range of mental health services to our students. They strive to keep the BU community healthy and thriving, so please don’t hesitate to call if you need:

      • Assessment and diagnosis
      • Brief treatment, including therapy and psychiatry
      • Groups and Workshops
      • Referral to community resources for longer-term care
      • Phone consultation for students, parents, and BU faculty and staff
      • Outreach and prevention programming

    Clinicians are available 24/7, for daytime emergency triage and phone consultations, as well as mental health emergencies that occur after the clinic is closed.

    Call Behavioral Medicine at 617-353-3569, 24 hours / 7 days a week. This number is also located on the back of your BUID.