Student Services

In order to support and retain our diverse student body, the Division of Student Affairs offers a multitude of services designed to address the holistic needs of all students. These services include, but are not limited to:

Students are strongly encouraged to visit these areas to find out more on what they have to offer. Specifically, the Office of Student Ombudsperson assists all students in gaining access to college services and programs for which they are eligible and is a good place to start if you are unsure of where to go to request any type of support on campus. Don’t wait until an issue arises and you are unaware of which resources can help you.

Feeling Under the Weather?

Visit the Health Clinic, which offers flu shots, immunizations, laboratory testing, gynecological care, pregnancy detection, and rapid HIV testing, among many other services. While you’re at it, swing by the Health Programs/Immunizations Requirements Office, responsible for fostering opportunities to educate students about important health-related issues as well as processing your immunization requirements. If you require serious or urgent medical attention on or near the campus, our volunteer Emergency Medical Squad will provide emergency medical aid, including ambulance service.

Student Well-Being

Brooklyn College is very much concerned with the mental health and emotional well-being of all of our students. Personal counseling is available free to all students. A staff of psychologists, counselors, and social workers are available to assist you with personal issues or problems you may experience during your academic years, and all services are confidential. Aside from counseling, the office offers a variety of workshops that help students with study skills, time management, and handling stress and test anxiety.

The Women’s Center is also a great resource. It is the oldest college women’s center in the United States and promotes focused programming and activities that raise awareness of women’s issues and, in return, empower participants to live a life that will reduce victimization and encourage self-sufficiency, independence, and personal academic and personal success.

The LGBTQ+ Resource Center is a welcoming space and supportive network for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, and asexual and/or ally (LGBTQIA) students, staff, and faculty at Brooklyn College.

The Office of Judicial Affairs is another resource where you can get help if you have concerns or need help resolving conflicts. The Behavioral Education and Support Team (BEST) also provides advice and referrals regarding challenging student behavior.

We want all of our students to feel at home when they come to Brooklyn College, especially those who have special needs and require access to accommodations. The Center for Student Disability Services provides students with disabilities preadmission interviews, priority registration, individual counseling, auxiliary aids (e.g., readers, writers, laboratory assistants), individual testing accommodations and arrangements, advocacy, and direct liaison with offices that provide college services.

A Lactation room is available for nursing mothers in the Early Childhood Center in 1604 James Hall and in the John Whyte Room, 303 Student Center. For more information, review the City University of New York Lactation Room Policy (PDF).

The Room for Quiet Reflection, located in 408 Student Center, is available to all students as a means to support the holistic wellness of the college community. This space allows individuals of all religious faiths and nonreligious beliefs to experience a place for peace, meditation, and/or reflection throughout the day. The Room for Quiet Reflection is intended for individual use and not for any organized group activity or meetings. All users are expected to exercise mutual respect for the integrity of each other’s beliefs, cultures, and traditions. The room is not reservable and is available for individual students to use whenever the college is open. If you have any concerns regarding the use of this space, contact the Division of Student Affairs via email or telephone, 718.951.5352.

A Beautiful Campus

A welcoming campus climate doesn’t happen by accident. The Campus Beautification Project oversees and maintains the many bulletin boards throughout the campus where you can promote campus activities by posting flyers. Our beautiful quads are also available for campus-wide outdoor programming. The friendly staff in main office of the Student Center can provide you with guidance regarding the process for quad use.

Brooklyn. All in.