Concerns may include: wanting a third party to mediate a conflict, needing emotional support through a conflict, having conflict with a friend or family member.
The Office of Community Standards facilitates the Student Code of Community Standards to ensure that Emerson is a safe and comfortable community to learn, live, and work. The office is committed to balancing the needs of the student and greater campus community by promoting community standards and responding to student misconduct in a fair, consistent, and educational manner. We provide students with individualized opportunities for growth so that they may develop into engaged and ethical citizens. In order to accomplish this mission, the Office of Community Standards is guided by the core values of respect, educational opportunity, accountability, civility, honesty and integrity (REACH).
College is a time filled with many changes, transition, excitement, and challenges. Most students, at one time or another, experience various personal, emotional, and/or interpersonal concerns. During these times, it can help to reach out for support from friends, family, academic advisors, spiritual supports, and professional counseling. At ECAPS, we strive to help students build on strengths and address these concerns in ways that allow them to make the best of their college experience. We offer free and confidential individual, couples, and group counseling, as well as consultation and workshops.
The Emerson College Police Department operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. ECPD officers are sworn in as both Massachusetts Special State Police Officers and Suffolk County Deputy Sheriffs. These police powers allow Emerson police officers full police authority on property used, owned, or occupied by Emerson College. These police powers also expand officers' jurisdiction to maintain the security of College property and advance the safety and well-being of members of the Emerson College community. Emerson College police officers are here for your safety and assistance.
ECPD provides a number of services, including Safety Escorts, Safety Workshops, Lost and Found, and more.
The Office of Housing and Residential Education at Emerson College oversees all things related to living on the Boston campus. We are here to help you with any aspect of your residential experience, whether it is answering questions about housing, helping you move in, or making friends, we look forward to being a part of your experience!
Intercultural Student Affairs at Emerson centers humanity, compassion, and education at the forefront of everything we do. We honor, celebrate, and validate the narratives of marginalized voices, and in turn, support community-based advocacy, reflection, and action. In short, we want to create and hold space where people can be who they are.
Access, Equity, & Title IX is dedicated to Emerson College’s commitment to maintaining a safe, inclusive and respectful learning, living and working environment. Our office provides students, staff and faculty with information, support resources, and options for responding to reports of discrimination or harassment on the basis of sex or gender.
The Healing and Advocacy Collective offers confidential support and advocacy-based counseling for people impacted by power-based interpersonal violence, “including abusive relationships and bullying, stalking and threats, sexual assault and harassment, child abuse and neglect, and additional experiences. In addition, we work with individuals and groups to increase knowledge and education about:
- Power and Control
- Bystander intervention
- Transforming relationships and culture
- Trauma-informed yoga
and more to create community change.
As a part of the Social Justice Center, we see the ways that power-based interpersonal violence is interconnected with other forms of violence, harm, and injustice. We believe that we must collectively work together to address the larger structural roots of violence, discrimination, and oppression.
We are committed to engaging in this work drawing from the lens of joy and liberation, as we envision a world where all communities are committed to community-building, radical care, and justice.