Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counseling Services

On-Campus Services

The Office of Personal Counseling Services, 0203 James Hall, provides free and confidential drug counseling for students and employees and their families. Professionals and trained supervised students provide help with drug- or alcohol-related problems through individual and group counseling and referrals to off-campus services. A special support group program for former drug users is also offered. Appointments may be made in person or, if anonymity is desired, by calling 718.951.5363.

Union-Sponsored Services

DC 37 and all AFSCME union locals provide their members with short-term counseling and referrals to substance abuse programs. For further information, call 212.815.1234.

  • Office of Campus and Community Safety Services emergency number: 718.951.5444
  • Regular office business: 718.951.5511
  • Locksmith shop: 718.951.3149

Public Safety Escort Service

Escorts are provided by Public Safety personnel to campus parking lots and nearby public transportation (bus and subway) for students, faculty, and staff members who request them. Requests should be made at least 20 minutes before an escort is needed by calling 718.951.5511.

Security Shuttle Service

Security Shuttle service operates during campus hours and upon request. The shuttle transports students, staff, and faculty to the college campus parking lots, nearby subway stations, and local street parking adjacent to the campus. Van service can be accessed by calling 718.951.5511 or by informing an Officer at any of the college entry points.

Bicycle Rack

There are also two racks outside Ingersoll Hall on Bedford Avenue, but this location is not manned by security personnel. Bicycles must be properly secured to the rack by sturdy chains or locks. Overnight storage of bicycles is not permitted.

Photo Identification

All students and members of the faculty and staff are requested to carry a Brooklyn College photo ID card on campus and are required to wear it on campus when the college is closed. The card must be displayed in order to gain access to the campus, the library, and the Student Center. Photo ID services, located at the Enrollment Services Center, are available Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Students who wish to enter or remain on campus after it is closed must obtain written permission from the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs or have a 24-hour photo ID card.

Health Insurance Plans

Eligible employees and retirees are provided with in-patient and out-patient alcohol and drug treatment services under all New York City health plans. To determine the specific requirements to obtain these benefits, review your New York City health benefits booklet, or call your health plan provider for further information.


Security personnel patrol the campus 24 hours a day, on foot and in security vehicles, to ensure the safety and well-being of all students, staff, faculty, and visitors on campus and on the streets bordering the campus.

Emergency Medical Service Hotline (718.951.5858)

The student-run Emergency Medical Squad, 021 Ingersoll Hall Extension, provides emergency medical assistance and ambulance facilities.

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