Center for Multicultural and International Affairs (CMIA); Counseling Center; Children's Center; Health Services; Dining Facilities; Tinsley Athletic Center; Campus Police; Student Involvement and Leadership
The CMIA (http://www.bridgew.edu/CMIA) is located in Room 101 of the Campus Center and can be contacted at ext. 6166. The center provides programmatic services for the campus community and provides an environment where international/exchange students and students of color can connect and relax.
The CMIA is the primary sponsor of BSU's multicultural celebrations and scholarly events. Annual programs include Latino/a Heritage Month, Native American Heritage Month, Kwanzaa, Chinese New Year, Black History Month, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and the Kente Cloth Breakfast.
Located on the ground floor of Tillinghast Hall, the Counseling Center can be reached at ext. 1331, http://www.bridgew.edu/CounselingCenter/. The center aims “to promote the personal growth and academic success of all students.” Faculty can refer students to the center if they see signs of distress. However, due to confidentiality regulations, the center cannot disclose to faculty, without the consent of the student, whether a student has followed through with an appointment.
The Counseling Center staff is available to visit classrooms, on request, either to provide general information to students or to respond to a specific problem or situation. The center encourages faculty to provide information about the center on their syllabi and/or websites.
The Counseling Center also maintains a list of available practitioners for faculty and staff who need counseling, and will give general guidance to instructors who need advice on dealing with students or a particular situation.
The Children’s Center (http://www.bridgew.edu/Depts/ChildrenCenter/) is located in the Burnell Elementary School. For a fee, the center provides services for children (of students, full-time faculty, visiting lecturers, and staff) ages two years nine months through five years, with limited slots also available for children six to eight years of age. The Children’s Center is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and offers six different enrollment plans, ranging from two half-days to five full days. For further information, call ext. 1244.
Health Services provides assistance for students with minor injuries and medical problems. Health Services is located on the bottom floor of Tillinghast Hall and can be reached at ext. 1252. For more information, see http://www.bridgew.edu/Depts/HlthServ/.
Campus staff may dine in several locations on campus: the East Campus Commons Dining Facility, the Commuter Cafeteria in the Campus Center on West Campus, the Bridgewater Dining Room in the Campus Center, or Flynn Dining Commons. For more information, see http://www.bridgew.edu/FoodServices/diningdesc.cfm.
Faculty may have access to the Tinsley Center with their Connect card. They may use the gymnasium facilities when not in use by classes or athletics, the suspended track, the shower facilities with towel service, and small equipment. The use of the Fitness Center requires either a $5 per day fee or a membership fee of $100/semester. For more information, call ext. 2973 or see http://www.bridgew.edu/athletics/htm/tour/tinsleycenter.cfm.
The Bridgewater State College campus police department (ext. 1212 for police assistance or 911 for emergencies) provides services to members of the campus community ranging from helping with keys locked in cars, to escort service, to responding to emergency or threatening situations. Campus police may respond to calls by providing information and guidance, dispatching an officer to the scene, documenting an incident, and/or investigation.
Faculty members should contact the campus police in any of the following situations:
• A student or faculty member experiences a medical emergency
• A student exhibits aberrant behavior, whether disruptive or not
• A faculty member or student is threatened or harassed, verbally or by e-mail.
• A student submits work that makes reference to wanting to do harm to self or others
• A faculty member is uncomfortable meeting with a student on a one-to-one basis
• A student reports to the faculty member that he or she is being harassed by another student or faculty member
The campus police can also intervene and report a student for campus judicial proceedings for violations of the student code (see Student Handbook: http://www.bridgew.edu/handbook/) if a faculty member is uncomfortable doing so him or herself.
The chief of police, ext. 6140, is available during regular daytime hours to consult with faculty about any of these issues. The campus police station operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Student Involvement and Leadership
The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership works to cultivate diverse and challenging opportunities for BSU students. Faculty may want to refer students to this office, and they have the opportunity to be involved with student organizations. See information on the office's website, including a brochure for faculty.
Last Modified: June 25, 2012