Health & Well-Being

Student Health Services

881 Commonwealth Avenue, First Floor
617-353-3569 (urgent mental health-related needs)

Student Health Services is designed to help meet BU students’ health care needs while at Boston University. SHS provides primary care, sports medicine, and counseling services by appointment and on an emergency basis. SHS also provides wellness and prevention services that address alcohol, drugs, sexual health and healthy relationships. SHS provides resources for faculty, staff and students to help students who may be in distress.

Sexual Assault Response & Prevention Center

930 Commonwealth Avenue

The Sexual Assault Response & Prevention Center provides rapid, confidential, compassionate, supportive, and free-of-charge advocacy and assistance to BU students who have experienced a traumatic incident, including but not limited to sexual assault, physical assault, interpersonal violence, and other crimes.


Marsh Chapel—735 Commonwealth Avenue

University chaplains from a variety of religious traditions are available to all students, regardless of religious affiliation. Appointments can be scheduled, or students can visit the chapel office on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m.

The Albert & Jessie Danielsen Institute

185 Bay State Road

The mission of the Danielsen Institute is to alleviate suffering and to promote healing, growth, and change in the persons, communities, and institutions that we serve. The institute seeks to accomplish this mission through service, training, teaching, and research which emphasizes depth psychotherapy and is informed by spiritual, religious, and existential perspectives.

The Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders

900 Commonwealth Avenue, Second Floor

The Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders (CARD) is an internationally known clinical and research center dedicated to advancing knowledge and providing care for anxiety, mood, eating, sleep, and related disorders.

University Service Center

881 Commonwealth Avenue, Lower Level

The University Service Center is charged with the resolution of problems that are complex, highly sensitive, or that cross administrative and academic lines—including matters of safety and security. Staff members have broad discretion in identifying issues and resolving problems for students, families, and employees.

Faculty & Staff Assistance Office

BU Faculty & Staff Assistance Office has two locations:

Charles River Campus
270 Bay State Road, B-30

Medical Campus
Dr. S. C. Fuller Mental Health Center
85 E. Newton Street, 10th floor, M-1007

The BU Faculty and Staff Assistance Office offers free, confidential consultation and counseling to Boston University employees who may be experiencing difficulties that affect their personal lives or work. We can help BU faculty and staff and their families on both the Charles River Campus and the Medical Campus with a range of issues, including stress, depression, relationship and family concerns, sexual misconduct, harassment, interpersonal violence, and abuse.

Other Resources

Dean of Students

George Sherman Union
775 Commonwealth Avenue, Second Floor

The Dean of Students office is a service-oriented department operating on behalf of students. If you are a student and have any concern that you think should be addressed, contact this office. The Dean of Students is vested with principal responsibility for implementing and administering the Code of Student Responsibilities and for overseeing student judicial proceedings. The Dean of Students also sponsors a safety program, Be Safe @ BU—visit the website for additional information, including valuable safety tips.

Boston University School of Medicine—Student Affairs

72 East Concord Street, A-208

The Student Affairs office guides medical students through their education and assists with their academic, personal, and professional development.

BU Housing

25 Buick Street
617-353-2307 (Residential Safety);

The Residential Safety staff regulates and supervises access at modern security stations in all large residences. They also check the identification of resident students, maintain the guest registers of visitors, monitor fire alarms, and report serious incidents to the Boston University Police Department and Residence Life staff.

BU Medical Campus Housing Resources

72 East Concord Street

The Housing Resources office helps BUMC students find a place to live in the Boston area, including the Medical Student Residence at 815 Albany Street on the Medical Campus, and provides important information about various neighborhoods and other housing issues.

Residence Life

25 Buick Street, First Floor

The Residence Life office includes a full-time, professional staff, residence hall directors, and upperclass students serving as student Resident Assistants. Residence staff hold regular meetings at which safety issues in the residences are discussed. Students should contact staff in their residence whenever they have a problem in the University housing system. A directory is also available on the website.

Disability Services

25 Buick Street

617-353-7790 (TTY/V)

Students with disabilities who live on campus may contact Disability Services for assistance in arranging for special fire alarm annunciators, door buzzers, evacuation plans, and TTY services. University blue-light emergency call boxes are accessible to persons in wheelchairs.

Equal Opportunity

25 Buick Street, Second Floor

The Equal Opportunity Office is designated to receive and investigate complaints of sexual harassment and other types of discrimination. Kim Randall, the University’s Title IX Coordinator, is Executive Director of the Equal Opportunity Office. Every school and college and many administrative offices have designated Deputy Title IX coordinators.

Facilities Management

Charles River Campus
120 Ashford Street

617-353-2105 (24-hour emergency)

Medical Campus
65 East Newton Street
617-358-4144 (24-hour emergency)

Facilities Management is responsible for facility and grounds maintenance and improvements, including campus lighting, doors, locks, and alarm systems.

Global Programs

888 Commonwealth Avenue

Global Programs staff develop and provide information, training, templates, and planning advice to help protect the mental and physical well-being, safety, and security of all members of our community during their travels out of the country; coordinate responses to emergency situations abroad. BU’s Study Abroad programs offer a wide range of information and support concerning health and safety at the various Study Abroad program sites.

Government & Community Affairs

888 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 310

A Government & Community Affairs representative monitors the conduct of Boston University students who live off campus in the Brookline and Allston-Brighton neighborhoods. This representative works with Boston police, obtains information about off-campus student offenses, and meets with and provides assistance to off-campus student residents and their neighbors.

The office is responsible for maintaining working relationships with the City of Boston and the town of Brookline, as well as the state and federal governments. The staff monitors proposed legislation and regulations that may affect the University community.