Student Well-being

Macaulay recognizes that the emotional well-being of young people is necessary for their peak performance, both as students and as leaders. For many young adults, college represents a uniquely challenging period in which questions of identity, relationships, past experiences, future goals come to the fore. Navigating these concerns while balancing the demands of Macaulay’s rigorous program can be psychologically taxing, and in turn may pose a hindrance to students’ success.

In 2016, Macaulay Honors College received a grant from the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust to build an innovative model of comprehensive mental health delivery for our students. With it we provide direct, professional mental health counseling services to support students in achieving their potential as scholars and change agents.

These services and programming, coupled with Macaulay’s personalized approach to students, build a solid foundation upon which our students can effect meaningful global, social, and individual change.  Mental health and wellness services are beneficial for a wide range of concerns facing students, from an interest in self-exploration to severe mental illness.

Student Support Team

The Student Support Team’s mission is to ensure the safety, wellbeing, and personal growth of all members of the Macaulay community.

Mental Health and Wellness Center

Macaulay Mental Health and Wellness Center offers the following free and confidential services.

Title IX Awareness

Macaulay Honors College seeks to create and maintain a safe environment in which all members of our campus community—students, faculty, and staff—can learn and work free from fear of sexual assault and other forms of violence.

Orientation Leader & First Year Peer Mentor

A Macaulay Peer Mentor leads their group through the first day of Orientation. Beyond that, their role continues to guide students through their first academic year, organizing meet-ups and continuing to foster community within their cluster.

Additional Resources


Students In Crisis

If you are currently experiencing severe psychiatric symptoms and/or feel you may be at risk of hurting yourself or someone else, dial 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency room.


Bellevue Hospital Center
First Avenue and East 26th St.
New York, NY 10016

Mt. Sinai-Beth Israel Medical Center
Main Campus: 1st Ave. at 16th St.
New York, NY 10003

Gracie Square Hospital
420 East 76th St.
New York, NY 10021

Lenox Hill Hospital
111 East 77th St.
New York, NY 10075

Manhattan VA Hospital
423 East 23rd St.
New York, NY 10010

Metropolitan Hospital Center
1901 1st Ave. at 97th Street
New York, NY

Mount Sinai Hospital
1468 Madison Avenue (at 100th Street)
New York, NY 10029
212-241-5675 (after hours, call 212-241-6500)

New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill-Cornell Medical Center
525 East 68th St.
New York, NY 10021

New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
630 West 168th St.
New York, NY 10032
212 -305-8075

New York Downtown Hospital
170 William St.
New York, NY 10038

Mt. Sinai-St. Luke’s
1111 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10025
(212) 523-5849

Mt. Sinai-Roosevelt
1000 Tenth Ave.
New York, NY 10019


Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center
Concourse Division
1650 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10457

Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center
Fulton Division
1276 Fulton Ave.
Bronx, NY 10456

Jacobi Medical Center
1400 Pelham Parkway South
Bronx, NY 10461

James J. Peters VA Medical Center
130 West Kingsbridge Rd.
Bronx, NY 10468

Lincoln Medical Center
234 East 149th St.
Bronx, NY 10451

Montefiore Medical Center
Moses Division
111 East 210th St
Bronx, NY 10467

Weiler Division: (Affiliated with Albert Einstein College Hospital)
1825 Eastchester Rd
Bronx, NY 10461

North Division: (formerly Our Lady of Mercy Hospital)
600 E. 233rd St.
Bronx, NY 10466

New York Westchester Square Medical Center
2475 St. Raymond Ave.
Bronx, NY 10461

North Central Bronx Hospital
3424 Kossuth Ave.
Bronx, NY 10467

St. Barnabas Hospital
4422 3rd Ave.
Bronx, NY 10457


Beth Israel Medical Center – Kings Highway Division
3201 Kings Highway
Brooklyn, NY 11234

Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center
Rockaway Pkwy at Linden Blvd.
Brooklyn, NY 11212
(718) 240-5761

Brooklyn Hospital Center
121 DeKalb Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 250-8425

Brooklyn VA Medical Center
800 Poly Place, Bay Ridge
Brooklyn, NY 11209

Coney Island Hospital
2601 Ocean Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11235

Interfaith Medical Center
1545 Atlantic Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11213

Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
585 Schenectady Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11203

Kings County Hospital Center
451 Clarkson Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11203

Lutheran Medical Center
150 55th St.
Brooklyn, New York 11220

Maimonides Medical Center
48th Street and Tenth Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11219

New York Methodist Hospital
Sixth St. at Seventh Ave.
(718) 780-3000

New York Community Hospital
2525 Kings Highway
(718) 692-5300

University Hospital of Brooklyn
450 Clarkson Ave.
(718) 245-4447

Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center
760 Broadway at Flushing Ave.
(718) 963-8000

Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
374 Stockholm St.
(718) 963-7272


Elmhurst Hospital Center
79-01 Broadway
(718) 334-4000

Flushing Hospital Medical Center
Parsons Blvd. at 45th Ave. Flushing
(718) 670-5000

Floating Hospital of St. John’s Guild
41-40 27th St., Long Island City
(718) 784-0149

Forest Hills Hospital
102-01 66th Rd., Forest Hills
(718) 830-4000

Holliswood Hospital
87-37 Palermo St., Hollis

Jamaica Hospital
Van Wyck Expressway at 89th Av. Jamaica
(718) 206-6000

Long Island Jewish Medical Center
270-05 76th Ave., New Hyde Park
(718) 470-7000

Mount Sinai Hospital Queens
25-10 30th Ave., Astoria
(718) 932-1000

New York Hospital Queens – Formerly Booth Memorial Hospital
58-46 Booth Memorial Ave. at Main St., Flushing

Queens Hospital Center
82-68 164th St., Jamaica
(718) 883-3000

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital
327 Beach 19th St., Far Rockaway
718) 869-7000

Zucker Hillside Hospital
75-29 263rd St., Glen Oaks
(718) 470-8100

Staten Island

Richmond University Medical Center
355 Bard Ave.
(718) 818-1234

Bayley Seton Hospital
75 Vanderbilt Ave.

Staten Island University Hospital
475 Seaview Ave.
375 Seguine Ave.
(718) 226-9000


Confidential Hotlines

The 988 Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.


Visit the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline Website

Domestic Violence Services

Safe Horizons NYC Domestic Violence Hotline: 1 (800) 621 –HOPE (4673)
NYS Domestic Violence Hotline English: 1 (800) 942-6906
Spanish: 1 (800) 942-6908
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1 (800) 799-SAVE (7233)
Youthline: 1 (800) 246-4646
LifeNet (NYC Dept. of Mental Health) English: 1 (212) 982-5284
Spanish: 1 (877)  AYUDESE
Mandarin and Cantonese : 1 (877) 990-8585

Sex Crimes/Sexual Assault

Rape Hotline: 1 (212) 227-3000
St. Luke’s Crime Victims Treatment Center: 1 (212) 523-4728
Mt Sinai Hospital, Rape/Sexual Assault: 1 (212) 241-2145 or 1 (212) 523-4728
NYPD Crisis Hotline: 1 (212) 267 Rape


SAVE: 1 (800) 273-8255 or 1 (800) SUICIDE
Peer Listening Line: 1 (800) 399-7337
Covenant House National Nine Line: 1 (800) 999-9999
National Crisis Hotline: 1 (888) 784-2433

Substance Abuse

SAMHSA Treatment Referral Hotline: 1 (800) 662 –HELP
Upper Manhattan Mental Health Center: 1 (212) 694-9300 x313
Harlem Hospital Center: 1 (212) 939-3033
Beth Israel Medical Center (Methadone Maintenance): 1 (212) 864-8177
Metropolitan Center for Mental Health: 1 (212) 543-4445

Immigration Services

Immigration Hotline: 1 (212) 419-3737

Eating Disorder Resource Center

330 W. 58th street Suite 206 1 (212) 989-3987
New York, New York 10019

Eating Disorder Association

165 W. 46th street #1211 1 (212) 575-6200
New York, New York 10036

Mount Sinai Eating and Weight Disorders Program

One Gustave Levy Place 1 (212) 659-8673
New York, New York 10029


Home Campus Support

All Macaulay Scholars may pursue treatment at their respective home campus counseling centers if they wish to do so.  Our services, not affiliated with any of the host campuses, are an additional resource available exclusively to Macaulay Scholars.
Click Here to Find Your Campus Counseling Center


Healthy CUNY is a university-wide initiative to ensure that all CUNY students can reach their full academic potential. Mental health is a current priority area.
Healthy CUNY


Welfare Rights Initiative (WRI) provides support, advocacy training, and essential information to Hunter College/CUNY undergraduates receiving public assistance. Despite severe financial setbacks, these bright, determined students are striving to get an education and build better futures.
CUNY Welfare Rights Initiative


NYS Abortion Hub

NYS Abortion Hub

The Hub is a confidential and anonymous hotline that connects people with abortion-related resources, such as abortion providers, financial assistance, and logistical supports (like childcare, transportation, and housing for people who have to travel for their abortion). Callers can speak with a navigator at The Hub at 877-NYC-AHUB (877-692-2482), from 8am to 8pm, Monday through Saturday, with voicemail after-hours.

Visit the NYS Abortion Hub


New York City LGBTQ Resources