CALL 911 to report an emergency or life-threatening situation.
For non-emergencies, call Bridgewater State University Police at 508.531.1212.
View BSU Police Emergency Procedures
When a student is in crisis or feeling overwhelmed, Bridgewater offers resources and supports to help manage through difficult situations. Whether the issue is related to a student’s health, welfare, mental health, physical safety, financial insecurity or another concern, our CARE (Crisis - Assessment - Referral - Evaluation) Team and other BSU professionals are here to help.
Students, their families, faculty, librarians and staff are encouraged to review the resources below for assisting a student in a crisis situation.
Student Crisis Resources
Additional Crisis Resources
- BSU Police Department: 508.531.1212 or 911 from a main campus phone
- A New Day (Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Hotline): 888.293.7273/508.588.8255
- Brockton Area Multi Service (Crisis Service): 508.580.0801
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800.799.7233
- National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800.656.4673
- MA Coalition Against Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence: SafeLink: 877.785.2020
- MA Statewide Drug & Alcohol Information & Referral Helpline: 800.327.5050
- National Suicide Prevention Life Line: 800.273.8255
- For BSU employees only, Employee Assistance Program provided by Mass4You: 844.263.1982
- Academic Achievement Center: 508.531.1214
- BSU Food Pantry: 508.531.1273
- CARE Team: 508.531.1276
- Community Standards: 508.531.6177
- Counseling Services * 24/7 Support: 508.531.1331
- Dean of Students: 508.531.1276
- Equal Opportunity/Title IX: 508.531.2744
- Facilities Management: 508.531.1296
- Financial Aid: 508.531.1341
- GLBTA Pride Center: 508.531.1408
- Health Services: 508.531.1252
- Human Resources & Talent Management: 508.531.1324
- Institutional Diversity: 508.531.2729
- Military & Veteran Student Services: 508.531.2181
- Lewis and Gaines Center for Inclusion & Equity: 508.531.6166
- Student Accessibility Services: 508.531.2194
- University Police: 508.531.1212
Frequently Asked Questions
If you can’t be sure that yourself, or the person in distress, can keep themselves safe from serious harm then calling 911 is the right move. It is better to call and seek guidance and assistance than to wonder about whether you did enough.
There are many ways to get involved. For example:
- Learn how to have productive conversations about mental health with our Kognito mental health training module, available to all BSU students and employees.
- Join the student group Active Minds, who focus on mental health advocacy.
- Take Professor Hoke’s PSYC350 Mental Health Advocacy course.
- Join the Wellness Center in our various programs, including National Suicide Awareness Month (Fall), Movies for Mental Health (Fall), and our annual Out of the Darkness walk to support suicide prevention (Spring).