We're here to help

If you're facing a tough time and need support, Binghamton University is here to help. If your concerns are personal, familial, academic or you're feeling affected by larger societal or cultural events, we can help you find support.

Binghamton Support Network

Need help finding help? The Binghamton Support Network is designed to help you discover resources on and off campus compiled to support your health, success and well-being.

Binghamton Support Network

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is available 24/7 to offer confidential and free support to anyone who needs it, providing support, referrals to other resources, follow up services and safety planning with visitors. Simply dial or message “988” or use the online chat on our website at 988lifeline.org.

They offer services in English; Spanish by texting 988 and typing “AYUDA”; and a video chat option for those who use ASL which can be reached by dialing 1-800-273-TALK (8255) from any video chat enabled phone. There are chat lines available for general support, LGBTQ+ youth under 25 and veterans. Find more resources on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website.

Spiritual support

The Binghamton University Interfaith Council (BUIC) is composed of various religious institutions and organizations from around the greater Binghamton area that have committed themselves to serving the religious and spiritual needs of the University community. 

Health Services

The Decker Student Health Services Center provides currently registered Binghamton University students and affiliated entities with primary care.


For life-threatening emergencies, contact University Police at 911 or 607-777-2222 . More information on various resources availble during emergency situations is available on our Emergencies webpage

Student Emergency Fund

The Binghamton University Student Emergency Grant is an award of financial assistance for currently enrolled Binghamton University students experiencing unusual and unforeseen financial demands that immediately threaten one’s academic progress and success, and for which there is no other source of reasonable remedy for the student. Find more information here.


The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a valuable benefit dedicated to supporting and enhancing the total well-being of faculty and staff. EAP is an assessment, referral and consultation service available to University faculty, staff, graduate student employees, retirees and their dependents.

The Red Folder is also a great resource in guiding students in distress to the appropriate resources.


The VARCC is housed in a centrally located but calm, private space on the third floor of Old Johnson Hall where it provides a single place for students — or anyone ­— to report an incident of sexual violence. Visit the VARCC website to learn more about the services provided and meet the team.

Success coaching for undergraduate students

Peer and professional success coaches support undergraduate student learning through personalized one-on-one coaching appointments, weekly supportive accountability groups, workshops and access to virtual resources. They are trained to identify potential barriers to academic success and collaboratively create strengths-based tailored interventions for students regarding topics like goal setting, time and task management, study skill, motivation, organization, productivity and more! 

Can't find what you're looking for?

If you are unable to find what you need or have questions, email the Dean of Students office at dos@binghamton.edu or call 607-777-2804.