Wellness, Health and Safety

Your health and well-being go hand in hand with your college success. Hunter College has a support system in place to help you maintain your mental health and emotional well-being.

We are here to help.

Counseling & Wellness Services

We aim to enhance your quality of life and maximize your personal and academic growth and development.

  • Through short-term counseling, crisis intervention, consultation and outreach to students, Counseling Services provides individualized support for mental health issues.
  • Health Services manages student immunization records and is responsible for assuring student compliance with New York State Immunization laws. We also offer free HIV and STI testing.
  • Health Promotion and Education offers a variety of workshops and events on mental health-related topics so students can make informed decisions about their health and well-being.

Public Safety Office

We strive to keep Hunter a safe environment through protection and service. For assistance after 5:00 pm, or in the case of an on-campus emergency, please call Public Safety at 212-772-4444. In the case of an off-campus emergency, call 911.

Are you concerned for a friend/peer?

Mental Health has become a critical issue on college campuses. If someone you know is suffering, take action now. Please refer him or her to Counseling and Wellness Services. We are prepared to assist students who need counseling help. If someone is suicidal, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255. For emergencies, dial 911.


The Hunter College Behavioral Response Team (BRT) is a group of professionals dedicated to providing support and assistance to students in crisis or in distress.

Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to utilize the BRT when they observe behavior by a student that concerns them. Examples of behavior appropriate for a BRT referral include:

  • Acts of hatred or discrimination
  • Expression of hopelessness or suicidal ideation
  • Incidents of bullying
  • Significant changes in mood, class attendance, or engagement
  • Verbal or written threats

To alert the BRT about a concern, you should complete and submit the BRT Referral Form. Your submission will be reviewed by members of the BRT. Please note that you may be contacted for additional information.