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  • Be WELL at BU
  • GTK It’s G ood t o K now… GTK is a program designed for students to learn about a healthy and well lifestyle while at BU. The concept is simple . GO TO EVENTS GET CREDITS WIN PRIZES   Find Out More at : http://blogs.bu.edu/wellness  
  • BU WELLNESS EDUCATION& YOU Social Wellness Spiritual Wellness Intellectual Wellness Environmental Wellness Emotional Wellness Physical Wellness Occupational Wellness
    • Physical Wellness
  • Student Health Services 881 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215 Ph: 617-353-3575 http://www.bu.edu/shs Stay Cold- & Flu- Free!
    • Prevention
    • Get your yearly flu vaccination
    • Wash your hands after riding the T, shaking hands with someone, working out, using the restroom, etc.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, and nose with your fingers. Germs spread this way…
    • Cover your coughs & sneezes with a tissue or your elbow – NOT your hands.
    • Drink plenty of water-based fluids each day (water, herbal tea, 100% fruit juice, etc.)
    • Get 7-9 hours of sleep each night.
    • Keep antioxidants and endorphins flowing! Eat a healthy diet and practice an active lifestyle.
    • Treatment
    • Be aware of all symptoms ( See Next Slide )
    • Stay at home from class or any other meetings until you are fever-free for at least 24 hours.
    • Use a “ Flu Buddy ” to bring you homework, food, class notes, etc.
      • Contact your provider or Student Health Services for any questions regarding treatments and/or medications.
      • Follow your provider’s instructions!
  • Cold or Flu?
    • Slow symptoms
    • Low-grade fever, if present
    • Occasional headache
    • Slight aches and pains
    • Some fatigue & weakness
    • Stuffy / runny nose
    • Sneezing
    • Sore throat
    • Mild chest discomfort
    • Hacking cough
    • Near normal appetite
    • Sudden symptoms
    • High fever & chills
    • Common, severe headaches
    • All over aches & pains
    • Long lasting fatigue & weakness
    • Extreme exhaustion
    • Nausea & vomiting
    • Stuffy nose, sneezing, & sore throat occur occasionally
    • Common chest discomfort
    • Dry cough
    • Loss of appetite
    Flu COLD Student Health Services 881 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215 Ph: 617-353-3575 http://www.bu.edu/shs
  • BU Student Health Services
    • You may use Student Health Services if you are:
    • A full-time BU student, regardless of your insurance choice.
    • A student who participates in at least 75 percent of the full time curriculum.
    • Any student with the Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna).
    • A summer student or a participant in one of the high school summer programs.
    BUSHS is a center designed to meet your immediate and ongoing health care needs while at BU. Our departments currently include: Medical Service and Behavioral Medicine service by appointment or on an emergency basis, as well as Athletic Services and Wellness and Prevention Services. Student Health Services 881 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215 Ph: 617-353-3575 http://www.bu.edu/shs
  • If You Choose to Drink, Try These Safety Tips
    • Space and Pace
    • - Limit yourself to one drink per hour (that’s all your body can metabolize!).
    • - Alternate each alcoholic beverage with a full glass of water.
    • Measure and Count
    • - Set a limit before you start and stick to it!
    • Count your drinks. Be creative - you can use the tab of a beer can, bottle cap or straw.
    • Pour your own drinks and know what a standard drink is. 
    • Be Smart!
            • - Stay SAFE!  Go home with the same group that you left with and keep an eye on each other throughout the night!
            • - Eat a full meal before drinking to slow down the absorption rate.
            • Don’t accept opened drink containers from anyone you do not know.
            • Be your own person - don't get caught up in peer pressure.
            • - Be aware of any possible interactions with your medications.
  • Alcohol & Other Drug Programs
    • BU is committed to reducing the negative consequences associated with alcohol and other drug use while helping to create a safe and healthy environment for all of our students.
    • We take a comprehensive approach to addressing the dangers of alcohol and drug misuse on campus and in the community through community coalitions, an Alcohol Task Force, a First Year Success Series, online alcohol and marijuana interventions, and trainings geared towards students.
    • We offer a wide range of services for alcohol and other drug-related issues including: education, support, brief evidence-based interventions and treatment, and connection to appropriate community referrals.
    BU Alcohol and Other Drug Programs, Outreach and Treatment (617) 353-3569 http://www.bu.edu/shs/wellness/aod
    • Alcohol Education at BU
    • Alcohol/Drug Education Class
    • BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students)
    • e-CHUG (electronic Check Up to Go)
    • Substance Use Assessment
    • Consultation
    • Group Therapy
    • * Please Note : These services are free for eligible students at Boston University and are NOT available to students for the purpose of completing a court mandated requirement .
    • According to the National Sleep Foundation, most
    • adults need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep each
    • night for ideal performance, health and safety.
    Educational Resource Center 775 Commonwealth Avenue, 4th Floor 617-353-7077 http://www.bu.edu/erc Student Health Services 881 Commonwealth Avenue Ph: 617-353-3575 http://www.bu.edu/shs Maintain a Healthy Sleep Schedule The Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD) 648 Beacon Street, 6th Floor 617-353-9610 http://www.bu.edu/anxiety
  • Educational Resource Center 775 Commonwealth Avenue, 4th Floor 617-353-7077 http://www.bu.edu/erc Student Health Services 881 Commonwealth Avenue Ph: 617-353-3575 http://www.bu.edu/shs Maintain a Healthy Sleep Schedule The Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD) 648 Beacon Street, 6th Floor 617-353-9610 http://www.bu.edu/anxiety
    • The Need for Sleep
      • Enhance and stabilize your mood & stress levels
      • Enhance and stabilize cognitive functions and alertness
      • Help strengthen your brain’s memory function
      • Restore and regenerate your body
      • Improve your immune system’s ability to fight off illness
    • Tips for Sleeping
    • Get aerobic exercise during the day
    • Go to bed and get up at the same time each day
    • Don’t go to bed hungry…But don’t consume heavy meals right before bed either
    • Don’t use alcohol or caffeine at bedtime
    • Keep your bedroom quiet, cool, and relaxing
    • Sleep Deprivation Can…
    • Increase irritability
    • Lower interpersonal sensitivity
    • Impair cognitive functions
    • Make you more anxious & stressed
    • Increases depressive symptoms
    • Decreases academic performance & concentration levels
    Zzzzz
    • When choosing a sexual partner:
    • Remember that it is OK TO SAY NO at
    • ANY time
    • Be aware of your partners’ sexual
    • history / STI status
    • Always use protection
    • Be respectful of each other
    • Think about your decision before acting. How will this affect you tomorrow?
    • Use CLEAR communication with partner, so each person is on the same page
    • Be mindful of your own, and your partners’, boundaries and comfort levels
    Student Health Services 881 Commonwealth Avenue Ph: 617-353-3575 http://www.bu.edu/shs Practice Safe Sex Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts 1055 Commonwealth Avenue Phone: 1-800-258-4448 http://www.PPLM.org
    • Student Health Services
    • Student Health Services offers
    • testing for all sexually
    • transmitted infections, including
    • HIV.
    • Condoms are available at
    • SHS in the waiting area for FREE.
    • Students should help themselves
    • to a handful.
    Student Health Services 881 Commonwealth Avenue Ph: 617-353-3575 http://www.bu.edu/shs Get Yourself Tested
    • Planned Parenthood
    • Confidential & Anonymous HIV Counseling & Testing
    • Syphilis, Gonorrhea & Chlamydia testing for asymptomatic clients
    • Individual harm reduction counseling for individuals at high risk for HIV, Hepatitis & STI’s.
    • * You may qualify for a state-funded program or a lower fee scale.
    Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts 1055 Commonwealth Avenue Phone: 1-800-258-4448 http://www.PPLM.org
    • Take Care of your Diet
    • For a Healthy Diet
    • U.S. Department of Agriculture Recommendations
    • • Make half your grains whole
    • • Vary your veggies 
    • • Focus on fruit 
    • • Get calcium-rich foods (i.e. low-fat cheese, yogurt, low-fat / skim milk)
    • • Go lean with protein (i.e. chicken, turkey, fish)
    • • Find your balance between food and physical activity ( *Remember: calories in vs. calories out ).
    • • Keep food safe to eat (be aware of cooking temperatures, etc.)
    • The US Dietary Guidelines describes a healthy diet as one that:
    • Emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products
    • Incorporates lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts
    • Includes foods low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt (sodium), and added sugars.
    For More Information: http://www.mypyramid.gov
  • Nutrition & Fitness Center
    • The NFC translates current,
    • evidence-based research into practical
    • food & activity recommendations to
    • help individuals achieve realistic health
    • goals in keeping with their lifestyle
    • demands and preferences.
    • Sargent Choice / NFC Offer:
    • Individual and group nutrition counseling
    • Weight-loss essentials program
    • Credit courses in Nutrition (Healthy
    • Dieting, Healthy Cooking on a Budget,
    • and Vegetarian Nutrition)
    • The BUNFC has developed a variety of health promotion programs and educational materials for individuals and groups in the following specialty areas:
    • Weight Management
    • Risk Factor Management (Cholesterol,
    • Blood Pressure, Diabetes/Pre-Diabetes)
    • Disordered Eating Practices / Eating
    • Disorders
    • Celiac Disease / Gluten-Free Diet
    • Gastrointestinal Disorders
    • Food Allergies and Intolerances
    • Iron-Deficiency Anemia
    • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
    • Sports Nutrition
    • Vegetarian or Vegan Meal Planning
    • Healthy Meal Planning
    Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Nutrition & Fitness Center 635 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 631 Phone: 617-353-2721 www.bu.edu/nfc Email: nfc@bu.edu
  • Sargent Choice
    • The Sargent Choice program is a collaboration between Sargent College and BU Dining Services designed to enhance, expand and promote healthy food options at BU by:
      • Providing foods at convenient locations across campus, and making it easy to find foods through logo identification
      • Creating healthy recipes and food items that are available at Residential Dining Halls, FitRec, George Sherman Union, and at Breadwinners at SMG.
      • Offering a variety of delicious foods, including pizzas, chili, grill sandwiches, and salads designed to appeal to a wide range of individuals
      • Their goal is to positively influence the food preferences and, therefore, the health of an entire community by offering these attractive, varied, convenient and nutritious food options
    www.bu.edu/sargentchoice E-mail: sargentc@bu.edu
  • BU Dining Services
    • The Dining Services Team works extremely hard to make the dining experience
    • on campus both memorable and enjoyable. 
    • Hundreds of students on our campus have food allergies and Dining Services is
    • more than happy to work with them to make sure they feel safe eating
    • the foods we have to offer.  
    • If you have a food allergy, please let Dining Services know ASAP so that they can
    • do their best to accommodate your needs. 
    • Please feel free to ask a server about
    • ingredients, read all food labels and food
    • signage, and please don’t be afraid to speak
    • to a manager. 
    BU Dining Services 775 Commonwealth Avenue 617-353-2990 http://www.bu.edu/dining
    • Take Care of Your Body
    • According to the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans , you need to do two types of physical activity each week to improve your health – aerobic and muscle strengthening.
    • Adults Need at Least:
    • 150 minutes of moderate – intensity aerobic activity (i.e. brisk walking) every week
    • AND
    • Muscle-strengthening activities on 2 or more days a week
    • * You don’t have to do it all at once…10 minutes at a time is fine!
    For more information: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention http://cdc.gov/physicalactivity/everyone/guidelines/adults.html Get Moving!
  • Fitness & Recreation Center (FitRec)
    • FitRec offers a variety of state-of-the-art facilities, including:
    • an 18,000 square foot weight & cardio room
    • two swimming pools
    • racquetball & squash courts
    • two multi-use gymnasiums
    • an elevated jogging track
    • a 35’ climbing wall
    • a Pro Shop
    • the Healthy Blends Café.
    • PERD offers for-credit and non-credit classes
    • in everything from fitness to climbing to
    • martial arts. The department also coordinates
    • all Intramural and Club Sports Programs.
    Fitness & Recreation Center | Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (PERD) 915 Commonwealth Avenue 617-353-2748 www.bu.edu/fitrec
  •  
    • Intramural Sports
    • Intramural teams are made up of friends
    • from residence halls and classes or
    • students, faculty and staff members from
    • various departments.
    • Teams are scheduled into leagues with a
    • four-five game regular season with the
    • possibility of playoffs.
    • Each team plays approximately one game a
    • week in the evening or on the weekend .
    • Examples of Intramural Team Sports Offered
    • Flag football
    • Indoor / Outdoor Soccer
    • Softball
    • Table tennis
    • Floor Hockey
    • Swim Meet
    • Squash
    • Racquetball
    • Dodgeball
    • Basketball
    • Ice Broomball
    Boston University Intramural Sports http://www.bu.edu/fitrec/intramural Fitness Classes The Department of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (PERD), together with the Fitness and Recreation Center, offer a wide variety of credit and noncredit classes. Classes are offered throughout the morning, afternoon and evening. Credit and noncredit classes are offered on each of the 7 days of the week, morning, noon and night. Physical Education, Recreation & Dance 915 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215 617-353-2748 http://www.bu.edu/fitrec/programs/classes
    • Examples of Classes Offered
    • Aquatics
    • Yoga
    • Dance
    • Hockey
    • Zumba
    • Circuit Training
    • Cycle Express
    • Emotional Wellness
  • Stress Relief Tips
    • Become aware of WHAT is stressing you out
    • Give yourself MORE than enough time to complete projects
    • Create written goals
    • Practice effective communication
    • Know that tomorrow is another day
    • Try repeating a mantra, such as “ breathe IN peace, breathe OUT stress ”
  • Symptoms of Depression
    • Feelings of sadness or unhappiness
    • Irritability or frustration, even over small matters
    • Loss of interest or pleasure in normal activities
    • Reduced sex drive
    • Insomnia or excessive sleeping
    • Changes in appetite — depression often causes decreased appetite and weight loss, but in some people it causes increased cravings for food and weight gain
    • Agitation or restlessness — for example, pacing, hand-wringing or an inability to sit still
    • Slowed thinking, speaking or body movements
    • Indecisiveness, distractibility and decreased concentration
    • Fatigue, tiredness and loss of energy — even small tasks may seem to require a lot of effort
    • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or blaming yourself when things aren't going right
    • Trouble thinking, concentrating, making decisions and remembering things
    • Frequent thoughts of death, dying or suicide
    • Crying spells for no apparent reason
    • Unexplained physical problems, such as back pain or headaches
    - The Mayo Clinic
  • Managing Depression
    • If you feel depressed, make an appointment to see your doctor as soon as you can . Depression symptoms may not get better on their own — and depression may get worse if it isn't treated. Untreated depression can lead to other mental and physical health problems or problems in other areas of your life.
    • If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, get help right away .
    • Here are some steps you can take:
    • Contact a family member or friend.
    • Seek help from your doctor, a mental health provider or other health care professional.
    • Call a suicide hot line number — in the United States, you can reach the toll-free, 24-hour hot line of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK to talk to a trained counselor.
    • Contact a minister, spiritual leader or someone in your faith community.
    • Additional Resources
    • When in doubt, call 911 for emergency help
    • Boston University Police Department: 617-353-2121
    • Student Health Services Behavioral Medicine: 617-353-3569
    • USA National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE
    • (1-800-784-2433)
    • -The Mayo Clinic
  • Symptoms of Anxiety
    • Symptoms Include:
    • Constant worrying or obsession about small or large concerns
    • Restlessness and feeling keyed up or on edge
    • Fatigue
    • Difficulty concentrating or your mind "going blank"
    • Irritability
    • Muscle tension or muscle aches
    • Trembling, feeling twitchy or being easily startled
    • Trouble sleeping
    • Sweating, nausea or diarrhea
    • Shortness of breath or rapid heartbeat
    - The Mayo Clinic Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) symptoms can vary in combination and severity.
  • Managing Anxiety
    • Immediate tips
    • Slow, deep breaths
    • Sit up straight with shoulders back
    • Splash your face with cold water
    • Repeat a relaxing, empowering mantra (a short, clear, positive statement that focuses on your coping abilities) to yourself. “ I can handle this”
    • Distract your thoughts away from the situation
    • Give yourself mini- self-massages
    • Visualize calm
    • Count to 10
    • While some anxiety is normal, see your doctor if:
    • You feel like you're worrying too much, and it's interfering with your work, relationships or other parts of your life
    • You feel depressed, have trouble with drinking or drugs, or you have other mental health concerns along with anxiety
    • You or someone you know has suicidal thoughts or behaviors - seek emergency treatment immediately
    • Your worries are unlikely to simply go away on their own and they may actually get worse over time. Try to seek professional help before your anxiety becomes severe.
    - The Mayo Clinic
  • SHS Behavioral Medicine (Mental Health)
    • The Behavioral Medicine staff consists of psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed mental health clinicians, clinical nurse specialists and social workers.
    • Thorough assessment, help in addressing psychological issues.
      • When longer-term care is needed, referrals to expert clinicians in the local community will be facilitated.
    • Care in SHS Behavioral Medicine Department is available on an appointment basis.
      • Please call 617-353-3569 to set up an initial appointment.
      • Behavioral Medicine providers are available 24 hours a day on-call for urgent situations.
    Student Health Services 881 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215 Ph: 617-353-3569 http://www.bu.edu/shs/behavioral
  • The Danielsen Institute
    • The Danielsen Institute Clinic offers a variety of psychological
    • services, including:
        • Individual therapy
        • Group therapy
        • Family therapy
        • Couples therapy
        • Psychological testing & assessment
          • adults, adolescents, and children
    • Many insurance plans can be used to cover a portion of applicable
    • fees and a sliding fee scale is also available.
    The Danielsen Institute 185 Bay State Road 617-353-3047 http://www.bu.edu/danielsen
  • Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD)
    • CARD is a clinical and research center dedicated to advancing knowledge and providing care for anxiety, mood, eating, sleep, and related disorders.
    • Expert clinical care is provided and, at the same time, research is ongoing to expand the range and style of successful treatment options for patients in need.
    • Individuals seeking care at CARD will have the direct benefits of clinical care that is informed by previous research, and likewise will have opportunities to participate in ongoing research designed to further advance what is known about the nature and treatment of anxiety and related disorders.
    • CARD works hard to make sure that cutting edge treatments are available to individuals seeking care.
    • Fees are based on a sliding scale, and some treatment associated with research studies may be free of charge.
    The Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD) 648 Beacon Street, 6th Floor 617-353-9610 http://www.bu.edu/anxiety
  • Psychological Services Center The PSC provides a thorough initial intake interview to determine the nature and extent of emotional problems as well as neuropsychological assessment of attentional and cognitive/learning impairment.  All treatment is provided by PhD graduate students under the close supervision of licensed psychologists. Fees are based on a low sliding scale .  The BU Psychological Services Center 648 Beacon Street, 5th Floor, Kenmore Square 617-358-4290 http://www.bu.edu/psc
      • Treatments Include:
    • Stress management
    • Relaxation training
    • Assertiveness training
    • Anger management
    • Adjustment disorders, test or performance anxiety, difficulties in attention and concentration, and insomnia 
  • Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation 5 Cummington Street Boston, MA 02215-2406 (617) 353-3549 http://www.bu.edu/cpr Individual Campus Support To assist students living with psychiatric challenges or chronic distress; to achieve success as a resilient and healthy college student through personalized campus life Management; and to develop skills and support. Student Support Network Training A program that increase the capacity of BU students to recognize signs of distress in their classmates, to respond empathically and to persuade distressed students to seek help from one of many mental health professionals on- or off- campus. This program addresses a reality of college life by broadening and strengthening the safety net for students. Students are nominated by BU faculty and staff for their leadership qualities, their personal integrity, and their capacity to show compassion for others. Students can self-refer as well. Contact Elizabeth Brennan at ebrennan@bu.edu if you are interested in any of the above opportunities or services. Our mission is to promote wellness and mental health as an asset in our students and our campus community.
    • Intellectual Wellness
  • Time Management
    • When the semester
    • begins, plan it out
    • from the start .
    • Write down when tests,
    • papers, and projects
    • are due!
    • Top Ten Time Wasters
    • Worrying
    • Facebook
    • Stress
    • Smoking
    • Waiting
    • Procrastination
    • Disorganization
    • Television
    • Internet Surfing
    • Online Gaming
    • The Basics
    • Carry a PDA, calendar, or other scheduling device
    • Write things down
    • Focus on one thing at a time
    • Take advantage of free time
    • Study difficult subjects first
    • Set GOALS
    • Ask for help
    • Set a priority list at the beginning of each day
    • Set aside time for yourself
    • 10. Be aware of deadlines
  • Study Tips
    • Utilize dorm/university study rooms, libraries, lounges, etc. Your dorm room may be filled with too many distractions.
    • Prioritize subjects by due dates, levels of importance, and difficulty.
    • Try instrumental music when studying.
    • Avoid studying in your bed or a place that is too comfortable – you may end up sleeping instead of studying!
    • Take brief breaks (5-10 minutes) every half hour.
    • Try identifying when you are most productive and do the
    • work requiring the most concentration at that time.
    • Study actively: ask yourself questions, review your notes regularly, discuss key concepts with peers and course professors. Midterms, projects, and exams may seem far off, but will sneak up on you quickly!
  • Educational Resource Center
    • The ERC provides academic support programs to the university
    • community, including:
    • Peer tutoring
    • Writing assistance
    • Language Link conversation groups
    • Various workshops
    • Professional Staff work individually with students to discuss time
    • management, effective reading skills, note taking, study skills,
    • and more…
    • These services are available free of charge.
    Educational Resource Center 775 Commonwealth Avenue, 4th Floor 617-353-7077 http://www.bu.edu/erc
  • The University Service Center 881 Commonwealth Avenue 617-358-1818 http://www.bu.edu/usc The USC is an excellent starting point for anyone unsure of where to turn for help. It is designed to help members of the university community who have questions or problems of a unique or complex nature that don’t necessarily fit the more specialized areas addressed by other administrative offices. The USC also handles withdrawals and leaves of absence for undergraduate students. The University Service Center
    • Spiritual Wellness
  • Spiritual Wellness
    • Spiritual wellness refers to integrating our beliefs and values with
    • our actions. It deals with having a sense of purpose, direction, and awareness.
    • Realizing your values, rights, and responsibilities takes some
    • thought and discussion. The first step in developing values and
    • spiritual wellness is to examine your current values - for example, respect, honesty, human life, family, education, religion, health, wealth, community service, diversity.
    • Different people have different definitions of
    • spirituality. Remember that this is ok!
  • Chaplains
    • A variety of chaplains are available to all students for spiritual guidance, regardless of religious affiliation .
    • Each of the University Chaplains comes from a particular religious tradition but is available to members of the community from any tradition. They are ordained in good standing in their traditions and serve the religiously diverse BU community.
    • Appointments can be scheduled, or students can visit the chapel office on weekdays, 9AM - 10PM. 
    Chaplains 735 Commonwealth Avenue 617-353-3560 http://www.bu.edu/chapel
    • Environmental Wellness
  • Environmental Well-Being
    • Features of
    • Environmental Wellness
    • Trying to live in harmony with the Earth
    • Understanding the impact of your interaction with nature and your personal environment
    • Taking action to protect the world around you.
    • Protecting yourself from environmental hazards
    • Maximizing the health benefits of the environment
    • Minimizing the negative impact of your behavior on the environment.
    • -- University of California Riverside
    • Signs of Good Environmental Wellness
    • You are aware of the limits of the
    • earth's natural resources
    • You conserve energy (i.e., Shutting off unused lights)
    • You recycle paper, cans, and glass as much as possible
    • You enjoy, appreciate, and spend time outside in natural settings
    • You do not pollute the air, water or earth if you can avoid doing so
    • You avoid second-hand smoke
    • -Definitions of Wellness
    Our surrounding environment and how we feel about it can have a huge impact on the way we feel overall.
  • Environmental Health & Safety
    • The Office of Environmental Health and Safety
    • (OEHS) provides a full range of environmental,
    • health, and safety services to the University
    • community.
    • These services include, but are not limited to:
    • Fire and Life Safety programs
    • Support BU’s Recycling program
    Environmental Health and Safety 704 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor 617-353-4094 http://www.bu.edu/ehs
  • Sustainability @ BU
    • Sustainability @ BU’s goal is to reduce the University’s environmental footprint
    • through campus infrastructure upgrades and by connecting students, faculty, and
    • staff in support of these efforts.
    • Seven Key Areas of Focus
    • Energy Conservation
    • Climate Action Planning
    • Green Building Design
    • Recycling and Waste Reduction
    • Communications and Outreach
    • Food
    • Transportation
    http://www.bu.edu/sustainability
  • Be Green at BU
    • Shop local! The BU Farmers’ Market is open every Thursday, outside of the GSU, from August through October.
    • Recycling doesn’t only apply to trash! Recycle old clothes, textbooks,
    • water bottles, coffee mugs, cell phones, eyeglasses, hand-held
    • electronics, batteries, etc.
    • Bike, walk, take the T, or carpool as often as possible.
    • Turn off lights, TVs, radios, etc. in your apartment / dorm whenever possible.
    • Use natural light and open windows as much as possible to save on energy costs.
    • Take shorter showers
    • Turn off faucet while brushing teeth / shaving
    • Contact Dining Services for information regarding Dining Sustainability initiatives: [email_address] .
    BU Dining Services Sustainability Program http://www.bu.edu/dining/about/sustainability meal@bu.edu BU Recycling Program 704 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd floor 617-353-4094 http://www.bu.edu/recycling [email_address]
    • Be Safe
    • at BU
    • The BUPD is a full-service police department providing 24-hour patrol coverage,
    • investigative services, and crime prevention strategies to the BU community.
    • The BUPD is committed to ensuring the safety of the students, faculty, staff, & guests.
    BU Police Department BU Police Department 32 Harry Agganis Way Boston, MA 02215 p.617-353-2110 f.617-353-2873 tty.617.353.5387 http://www.bu.edu/police
    • BUPD provides a variety of public services, including:
    • Emergency medical response
    • Rape Aggression Defense classes
    • Laptop registration
    Text a Tip to Police with TIP411 University Police can receive your non-emergency messages 24 hours a day using SMS (short message service) on equipped cell phones, send a text to 847411. Type BU <space> then your message. Your message is anonymous and you can opt out anytime by texting ?stop? Standard text messaging rates apply. BU Police Department Emergencies 617-353-2121
  • Escort Security Services
    • This safety service escorts students to and from campus locations.
      • Sunday - Thursday: 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
      • Friday and Saturday: 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.
      • Exam Periods: 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.
    • The Escort Security Service does not operate if weather or other emergency
    • conditions warrant the closing of the University or the delayed start or
    • suspension of evening classes. The Escort Security Service does not operate
    • during Fall Recess, Intersession, Spring Recess, and Summer Sessions.
    • Request an Escort by phone: 617-353-4877
    BU Escort Security Service 775 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, Massachusetts 02215 Escort Services Phone: 617-353-4877 Office Phone: 617-358-3399 www.bu.edu/escort
  • Office of Judicial Affairs
    • The Office of Judicial Affairs serves as the primary
    • administrator of the Code of Student
    • Responsibilities and also provides information and
    • resources to the university community regarding
    • personal safety on- and off- campus.
    Office of Judicial Affairs and Student Safety Programs 19 Deerfield Street, 3rd Floor 617-358-0700 http://www.bu.edu/dos/ja
  • Disability Services
    • The Office of Disability Services provides services
    • and support to ensure that students with
    • disabilities are able to access and participate in
    • the opportunities available at Boston University.
    • Disability Services also employs
    • students as note-takers, readers,
    • and in other positions assisting
    • disabled students.
    Disability Services 19 Deerfield Street, 2nd Floor 617-353-3658 http://www.bu.edu/disability
    • Examples of Services
    • Temporary injury services
    • Dorm room modifications
    • Transportation
    • Testing accommodations
    • Learning disability services
    • Social Wellness
  • Maintain Good Relationships
    • If you’re going to spend four
    • years at college, it’s worth
    • taking some time to make new
    • friends… otherwise, it can be a very boring and lonely experience.
    • Remember the old saying:
    • make new friends, but keep the
    • old? It’s still so true! Your
    • new college friends can become your life-long best friends that will help you through thick and thin.
    • The number one stress relief method is maintaining a healthy support network!
    • A Healthy Relationship Has…
    • Trust
    • Good communication
    • Mutual respect
    • Support
    • Caring
    • A healthy relationship should bring out the best in both parties!
  • Student Activities Office
    • SAO matches students with different
    • activities, groups, and programs throughout BU.
    Student Activities Office 1 University Road Phone: 617-353-3635 Fax: 617-353-5257 [email_address] http://www.bu.edu/sao http://www.bu.edu/youdo Check out (and join!) over 500 student groups and nearly 2000 events a year on our student life portal YouDo @ BU !
  • The Howard Thurman Center
    • The Howard Thurman Center seeks to find common ground and
    • build unity amongst the Boston University community.
    • Based on the common
    • ground philosophy of
    • Dr. Howard Thurman,
    • the HTC builds bridges
    • between students in
    • diverse social, cultural
    • and academic networks.
    The Howard Thurman Center 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Garden Level 617-353-4745 http://www.bu.edu/thurman
  • The Women’s Resource Center
    • The Women’s Resource Center is a completely student-run center that provides a welcoming space
    • to the BU student body, which works to increase awareness of women and gender related issues
    • and inspire student action around such issues.
    • In addition to other services, the WRC works to create a sense of community around sexual health
    • and safety as well as eating disorders. This is a non-discriminatory setting for all students, regardless
    • of gender, who are interested in the advancement and well being of women at BU.
    • The WRC offers a study space, a place for discussion, a venue for events,
    • and a place for student groups to hold meetings.
    • The WRC also has a lending library and informational resources on
    • women's health, political issues and the
    • GLBTQ community.
    BU Women’s Resource Center GSU Basement – next to Howard Thurman Center 775 Commonwealth Ave. buwomen@gmail.com
  • BU Central
    • BU Central is Boston University’s late night entertainment venue, located right in the center
    • of campus.  Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night, BU Central brings you the best in
    • music acts of various genres, hilarious comedians, and whatever crazy events the staff can
    • come up with. 
    • If you’ve ever thought about working in the entertainment industry, check
    • out the leadership and volunteer opportunities.  You can learn what it takes to plan,
    • promote, and run a successful concert or comedy show, and even get the
    • opportunity to meet your favorite band or comedian. 
    • In addition to all the quality late-night programming, BU Central is the
    • perfect place to come during the day.  Bring your lunch, do your homework,
    • challenge your friends to a game of pool or video, or just come relax and chill.
    BU Central 775 Commonwealth Ave., Garden Level 617-353-3635 http://www.bu.edu/bucentral Examples of Past Events - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Poetry Nights - We Are Scientists - Tristan Prettyman - Steve Hofstetter - Greg Fitzsimmons - Adult Spelling Bee - Bad Movie Lock-In - Guitar Hero Tournament - Acoustic Café - Battle of the Bands - Freestyle Competition
  • Residence Life
    • Residence Life delivers a broad range of programs & services to students, including:
      • Specialty housing - Campus resource information
      • Residence hall associations - Conflict mediation
      • Outreach and education - The faculty dining program
      • Crisis intervention - Residential rules & regulations enforcement
    • Residence Life has an on-call system that allows staff to be available to assist students, parents, and members of the University community 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
    Office of Residence Life 25 Buick Street Phone: 617-353-4380 Fax: 617-358-5232 resed@bu.edu http://www.bu.edu/reslife
  • Office of the Dean of Students
    • The mission of the Office of the Dean of Students and the Division of
    • Student Affairs is to enhance the quality, character and perspectives of
    • our students.  
    • Through its many orientation, mentoring and counseling programs,
    • the Division promotes an environment that encourages intellectual
    • exchange and individual expression. 
    • The Dean of Students has an
    • open-door policy and is available to
    • all students by appointment.
    Office of the Dean of Students 775 Commonwealth Avenue, 3rd Floor 617-353-4126 http://www.bu.edu/dos
    • Occupational Wellness
  • BU Career Services
    • Career Services can assist students through the choice
    • of a major and the career decision-making process, as
    • well as finding an internship, considering graduate
    • school, or preparing for their post-college job search.
    • Services Include:
    • - Workshops - Job & internship fairs
    • - Résumé review - Mock interviews
    • - Career expos - Choosing a major
    • - Career counseling
    Career Services 19 Deerfield Street, 3rd Floor 617-353-3590 http://www.bu.edu/careers It’s NEVER too early in your BU career to visit BU Career Services!
  • Community Service Center
    • The Community Service Center aims to provide
    • the BU community with opportunities to
    • address and improve the critical concerns of
    • Greater Boston; to support and encourage
    • students to make a difference; to serve as a
    • vehicle for personal growth and leadership; to
    • be active and responsible members in
    • neighboring communities; to broaden the scope
    • of the educational experience through service
    • and reflection; and to serve Greater Boston in a
    • meaningful and mutually beneficial way.
    • The CSC is home to 13 student-run service
    • programs. With a volunteer base of over 3,000
    • people the CSC annually contributes over 90,000
    • hours of service in the Greater Boston Area
    • and around the US.
    Community Service Center George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Avenue 4th floor 617-353-4710 Email: [email_address] http://www.bu.edu/csc
  • Boston University Financial Assistance
    • BU Financial Assistance offers comprehensive financial aid
    • services to undergraduate students and their families.
    • BUFA administers grants, scholarships, loans, and part-
    • time employment funding.
    BU Financial Assistance 881 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA 02215 617-353-2965 http://www.bu.edu/finaid/ Also Provided Information to help students and their families make thoughtful decisions about options for financing a Boston University undergraduate education. Information to help students with money management is also available at: www.bu.edu/smartmoney101
  • Stay Connected with BU SHS! twitter.com/BUStudentHealth http://blogs.bu.edu/wellness facebook.com/bustudenthealth bu.edu/shs 617-353-3575
  • Be Well at BU BOSTON UNIVERSITY WELLNESS EDUCATION