Healthy Engineers and Scientists

The University at Buffalo and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) are committed to providing our students with the resources necessary to be healthy and successful.

Students socializing in Davis Hall Atrium.

We encourage all UB students to actively utilize health and wellness resources. Equal access to these services is guaranteed regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, gender, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction.

Promoting Healthy Students

Students in STEM majors, including engineering and computer science, pursue demanding academic and extracurricular opportunities. Students must balance these tasks with various aspects of college life, which may include living away from home, learning time management skills, and taking care of mental health and wellness needs.

When faced with both rigorous academics and drastic lifestyle changes, it is common for college students to experience various degrees of stress. Whether you’re concerned about your grades, your friends, or a personal crisis, we’re here to help you.  

Where to go for help:

Counseling Services

Counseling Services can help with emotional issues, stress, crisis management and much more to support mental wellness through a variety of services.

North Campus
120 Richmond Quadrangle
(716) 645-2720
South Campus
202 Michael Hall
(716) 829-5800

For after-hours emergencies that require counseling, call University Police at (716) 645-2222 and ask for the counselor on call.

Medical Services

Health Services provides high-quality medical services and patient education for all UB students, including primary care, preventative treatment and specialty services.

Michael Hall
3435 Main Street
(716) 829-3316

For after-hours triage and health care advice, call (716) 829-3316


For members of the SEAS community, this page provides a list of campus resources, Western New York community resources and contact information if reasonable accommodation is needed.

Accessibility Resources coordinates reasonable accommodations for equitable access to UB for students with disabilities.

60 Capen Hall
North Campus
(716) 645-2608

Emergency Services

University Police strive to provide police services that meet the specialized needs of our diverse and vibrant university community. Key services include emergency response, crime prevention, criminal investigation and personal safety education.

Bissell Hall
North Campus
(716) 645-2227

For on-campus emergencies call: (716) 645-2222 or use a blue light phone

For off-campus or downtown emergencies: call 911

Crisis Services of Erie County is the most comprehensive crisis center in upstate New York. 

24 Hour Crisis Hotline: (716) 834-3131
24 Hour Addiction Hotline: (716) 831-7007

Student Advocacy

Student Conduct and Advocacy helps maintain a safe campus by enforcing rules and regulations, managing conduct, and providing support resources to UB students.

9 Norton Hall
North Campus
(716) 645-6154

Academic Advisement and Referral Services

The SEAS Office of Undergraduate Education provides academic advisement for all undergraduate SEAS students. Located in 410 Bonner Hall, students can schedule advisement meetings by stopping into our office or by calling (716) 645 -2775. We are dedicated to promoting student success by fostering trusting relationships with students and campus partners. We work to strengthen the confidence, dignity, potential, and unique nature of each individual within the academic setting. As student-centered advisors, our holistic approach to supporting students may span personal, social, financial, emotional, cultural, and ethnic spheres, and we often make referrals to additional offices on campus to help students:

  • Crisis Services: Provides free and confidential advocacy and assistance to any UB student who has experienced sexual assault, domestic violence, or stalking.
  • Crisis Services Advocate Program: The Advocate Program provides confidential response and support for survivors of rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, family violence and elder abuse – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Students’ Advocacy Program: If you are facing a university-related issue, the Students’ Advocate is a good place to start. The program assists students with university-related questions or concerns. They can help you understand university policy, direct you to the right resource or connect you with the right people on campus. 
  • Health Promotion: UB provides wellness services and individualized student support for alcohol, tobacco and other drug harm reduction; healthy eating; rape and sexual assault prevention; and stress reduction. Information on a variety of stress-relief events and resources is also available.
  • Self Help: You can solve many problems and issues yourself, using these UB resources. And if you still need assistance, there’s always someone who can help you.
  • Life and Learning Workshops: Whether you need help adjusting to life at UB, you want to learn new leadership skills, or you need practical advice for managing your time, a Life and Learning Workshop can help you succeed.
  • Help for Alcohol and Other Drug Problems: Learn the signs of an alcohol or drug problem and find out where to go for help on campus.
  • International Student Services: ISS can provide assistance with immigration services, initial and on-going orientation programming, as well as general support to international students.
  • Veterans Services: Veterans Services helps student veterans transition into civilian life, as they learn more about balancing college with other life obligations.
  • Campus Living: Campus Living assists students in being academically and personally successful. They can help you find on and off-campus housing.
  • Intercultural and Diversity Center: Supports all students at UB by creating a sense of belonging and celebrating our differences through classes, workshops and events.
  • Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Provides consultation, support and assistance with issues including discrimination, harassment, accommodations based on disability, religion, pregnancy/parenting, and transgender status. This office provides Title IX reporting and support options if you’ve experienced sexual violence, stalking or domestic violence.
  • 1Capen: With essential student services streamlined in one convenient location, 1Capen is your destination for questions, answers and solutions.