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 varying degrees of stress. Whether you’re concerned about your grades, your friends, or a personal crisis, we’re here to help.

On this page:

Emergency Services

  • Buffalo and Erie County Crisis Services
    8/26/21

    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
    8/26/21

    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
    8/26/21

    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. 

    Text "HOME" to 741-741 from anywhere in the US, any time, about any type of crisis and a live, trained Crisis Counselor will respond.

  • TAO Self Help
    8/26/21

    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. 

  • University Police
    8/26/21

    University Police services in Bissell Hall on the North Campus include emergency response, crime prevention, criminal investigation and personal safety education.

    For general contact, call (716) 645-2227 or email ub-police@buffalo.edu

    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
    8/26/21

    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

  • Campus Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Advocate
    8/30/21

    The on-campus Crisis Services Advocate is here to help any member of the campus community who has experienced dating, domestic or family violence, sexual assault, or stalking. Call or text Rachel Ovalle at (716) 796-4399 or email Rovalle@crisisservices.org, Monday - Friday: 8:00 am -4:00 pm.

  • Counseling Services
    8/26/21

    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
    8/26/21

    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. 

    Text "HOME" to 741-741 from anywhere in the US, any time, about any type of crisis and a live, trained Crisis Counselor will respond.

  • 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
    2/1/21

    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.

  • SEAS Embedded Counselor
    8/30/21

    In addition to providing mental health services at their Richmond Quad and Michael Hall locations, Counseling Services places counselors inside some schools and colleges at the University. Nick Fronczak is the counselor who will be embedded in SEAS three days a week. This community-based model allows counselors to address the specific and unique needs of SEAS students. Students can initiate the counseling process by calling Counseling Services at (716) 645-2720 to schedule a same-day needs assessment appointment. Students are not obligated to work with Nick and may request another counselor of their choosing.

  • 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
    8/26/21

    Health Services in Michael Hall on the South Campus provides high-quality medical services and patient education for all UB students, including primary care, preventative treatment and specialty services. Call (716) 829-3316 or email their office.

  • TAO Self Help
    8/26/21

    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. 

  • UB Accessibility Resources
    8/26/21

    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
    8/26/21

    University Police services in Bissell Hall on the North Campus include emergency response, crime prevention, criminal investigation and personal safety education.

    For general contact, call (716) 645-2227 or email ub-police@buffalo.edu

    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.

  • Wellness Coaching
    8/30/21

    The UB Wellness Coaching Program seeks to help students define specific goals related to their overall health and wellness, and to identify and implement actionable steps to achieve their goals. Using a strengths-based and non-judgmental approach, UB Wellness Coaches assist students in pursuing goals related to academic, physical, social, emotional, relational or spiritual wellness.