The meetings are designed to provide people with a place to talk about their feelings in response to the deaths of multiple BC students that have occurred over the past six months.
Boston College University Counseling Services began offering individual counseling and same-day consultation services at the Newton Campus on March 19
“Students should also know that residence hall live-in staff have all been trained to have these types of conversations and provide referrals to these offices,” Jemima Pierre, the ASAP Program Manager, said in an email.
With her ever-present smile, McBarnett has her reputation of being one of BC’s most caring figures.
Over 1,300 students have visited UCS since September, which is up 8 to 11 percent in the past couple years.
After the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, instances of police brutality across the country, and a homophobic vandalism on campus in September, UCS thinks now is the time for more focus on diversity and inclusion.
“By designating funds for these programs BC would demonstrate engagement with students and would help provide much-needed resources for an understaffed UCS and the students who are increasingly seeking its resources.”