Emergencies

Students should report any emergencies to Suffolk Police (SUPD) at (617) 573-8111.

If you are a residence hall student, please also report any emergency to a Residence Life & Housing staff member.

Counseling, Health, and Wellness

Are you feeling stressed or anxious? We can help – even after normal business hours!

For mental health emergencies during business hours

Call or come directly to Counseling, Health and Wellness, located on the 5th floor of 73 Tremont Street. The phone number is 617-573-8226.

Walk-in hours for student counseling at Counseling, Health and Wellness

Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for students experiencing urgent concerns. It is best to call Counseling, Health and Wellness ahead at 617-573-8226, if possible.

For mental health emergencies after hours or on weekends

Call Counseling, Health and Wellness at 617-573-8226 to be connected with a clinician on duty.

For more information about counseling and health services available for Suffolk students, please visit Counseling, Health and Wellness on the Web.

To obtain medical attention if you believe you have an emergency:

On campus: First, dial 9-911 from a campus phone, 911 from a non-campus phone. Then notify Suffolk University Police at extension 8111 or 617-573-8111 that you have called for an ambulance and provide the location where the medical emergency exists. Suffolk University Police will guide the EMTs to the correct location as well as come to the location to offer assistance.

Off campus: dial 911

For more information about counseling and health services available for Suffolk students, please visit Counseling, Health and Wellness on the Web.

YOUR Emergency Contact Information

All Suffolk University students are required to submit (or confirm) current emergency contact information each semester and when such information changes. This will ensure that the University has current and accurate information in the unfortunate event of a student or campus emergency.

In the event of a major emergency or campus shutdown affecting the Suffolk University community, students will receive an emergency communication via the University’s emergency notification provider, Rave.

It is students’ responsibility to maintain accurate and up-to-date contact information in the system.

To change/update your emergency contact information, go to MySuffolk and log in. Once logged in, select the MySuffolk tab at the top left and then Update My Emergency Contact Information in the left-hand navigation.

Emergency Preparedness

It's important to be ready to take action in the event of an emergency.

The Office of Risk Management has established specific emergency procedures for various emergency situations.

Severe Weather Procedures

This Policy is designed to assist Suffolk University in responding to severe weather or other natural disasters, and maintaining services when severe weather or other natural disasters occur, that may prevent employees or students from entering or leaving the University for an extended period of time.

Severe Weather and Other Natural Disasters

Environmental Health & Safety

The health and safety of University students and employees and the protection of the environment are Suffolk University’s greatest responsibilities. It is the policy of the University to operate in accordance with federal, state, and local environmental, health and safety regulations. The University is committed to providing its students and employees with a work and educational environment free from recognizable hazards.

Each student and employee shall comply with the regulations and established procedures that are applicable to their own activities, actions and conduct in order to help the University provide this safe environment. Students are responsible for:

  • Ensuring their own personal safety. Students should not perform unsafe acts that compromise personal safety or the safety of others.
  • Working and/or behaving in an environmentally responsible manner by observing established policies and procedures, including required procedures concerning the collection and/or disposal of chemical wastes (i.e., in science laboratories, photography darkrooms, and art studios). 
  • Making sure they understands safety procedures when performing work-study or class-related tasks. 
  • Using safety equipment when required (i.e., gloves and safety goggles when using chemicals in laboratories). 
  • Reporting unsafe conditions and/or practices immediately to their professor or to the Office of Environmental Health and Safety.  
  • Demonstrating good environmental citizenship by supporting University recycling and energy and water conservation efforts.