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.

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.  

On this page:

Emergency Services

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Buffalo and Erie County Crisis Services

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

24 Hour Crisis Hotline: (716) 834-3131

24 Hour Addiction Hotline: (716) 831-7007

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Counseling Services

Counseling Services can help with emotional issues, stress, crisis management and more.

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.

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Crisis Text Line

Need to talk? The Crisis Text Line provides 24-hour support for people experiencing a mental health or situational crisis. Users are connected to a trained Crisis Counselor, who will help them develop a plan to stay safe. Messages are confidential, anonymous and secure. Data usage while texting the Crisis Text Line is free and the number will not appear on a phone bill. Text: "GOT5" to 741-741

Text HOME to 741-741 from anywhere in the United States, any time, about any type of crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from a secure online platform. 

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Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

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TAO Self Help

TAO Self-Help is a customizable, self-guided program that includes interactive educational modules and practice tools to help you understand and manage how you feel, think and act. You can learn stress management, mindfulness skills, problem-solving, relationship skills, and strategies for bouncing back from life’s disappointments and frustrations. TAO Self-Help is completely self-directed, with no contact with a mental health professional.

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University Police

University Police 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

Buffalo and Erie County Crisis Services
3/11/20

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

24 Hour Crisis Hotline: (716) 834-3131

24 Hour Addiction Hotline: (716) 831-7007

Counseling Services
3/11/20

Counseling Services can help with emotional issues, stress, crisis management and more.

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.

Crisis Text Line
3/11/20

Need to talk? The Crisis Text Line provides 24-hour support for people experiencing a mental health or situational crisis. Users are connected to a trained Crisis Counselor, who will help them develop a plan to stay safe. Messages are confidential, anonymous and secure. Data usage while texting the Crisis Text Line is free and the number will not appear on a phone bill. Text: "GOT5" to 741-741

Text HOME to 741-741 from anywhere in the United States, any time, about any type of crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from a secure online platform. 

Suicide Prevention
3/11/20

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

TAO Self Help
3/11/20

TAO Self-Help is a customizable, self-guided program that includes interactive educational modules and practice tools to help you understand and manage how you feel, think and act. You can learn stress management, mindfulness skills, problem-solving, relationship skills, and strategies for bouncing back from life’s disappointments and frustrations. TAO Self-Help is completely self-directed, with no contact with a mental health professional.

University Police
3/11/20

University Police 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

All Services

Buffalo and Erie County Crisis Services
3/11/20

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

24 Hour Crisis Hotline: (716) 834-3131

24 Hour Addiction Hotline: (716) 831-7007

Counseling Services
3/11/20

Counseling Services can help with emotional issues, stress, crisis management and more.

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.

Crisis Text Line
3/11/20

Need to talk? The Crisis Text Line provides 24-hour support for people experiencing a mental health or situational crisis. Users are connected to a trained Crisis Counselor, who will help them develop a plan to stay safe. Messages are confidential, anonymous and secure. Data usage while texting the Crisis Text Line is free and the number will not appear on a phone bill. Text: "GOT5" to 741-741

Text HOME to 741-741 from anywhere in the United States, any time, about any type of crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from a secure online platform. 

Food Support
3/11/20

UB offers Blue Table, a virtual food pantry service for UB students who do not have access to food. Any enrolled student is welcome to utilize the service and all that is needed is a valid UB student ID! 

Health Promotion
3/11/20

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.

Help for Alcohol and Other Drug Problems
3/11/20

Learn the signs of an alcohol or drug problem and find out where to go for help on campus.

Intercultural and Diversity Center
3/11/20

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
3/11/20

The 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.

SEAS Accessibility Resources
3/11/20

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

Student Advocacy Program
3/11/20

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. 

Student Conduct and Advocacy Office
3/11/20

Student Conduct and Advocacy helps maintain a safe campus by enforcing rules and regulations, managing conduct, and providing support resources including emergency funds and discrimination or bias-related assistance to UB students.

9 Norton Hall
North Campus
(716) 645-6154

Student Health Services
3/11/20

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

Suicide Prevention
3/11/20

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

TAO Self Help
3/11/20

TAO Self-Help is a customizable, self-guided program that includes interactive educational modules and practice tools to help you understand and manage how you feel, think and act. You can learn stress management, mindfulness skills, problem-solving, relationship skills, and strategies for bouncing back from life’s disappointments and frustrations. TAO Self-Help is completely self-directed, with no contact with a mental health professional.

UB Accessibility Resources
3/11/20

UB Accessibility Resources coordinates reasonable accommodations for equitable access to UB for students with disabilities. If you have a temporary injury that results in a disability, Accessibility Resources may be able to help you receive reasonable accommodations.

North Campus
60 Capen Hall
(716) 645-2608

South Campus
1 Diefendorf Hall
(716) 645-2608

University Police
3/11/20

University Police 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

Veterans Services
3/11/20

Veterans Services helps student veterans transition into civilian life, as they learn more about balancing college with other life obligations.