Boston U Students Offered Therapy In Wake Of SCOTUS Rulings

( – Students at Boston University School of Law are being reminded of the availability of wellness resources for mental health after the Supreme Court issued rulings, such as banning race-based admissions policies at colleges across the country.

After the three decisions released the week of June 30, such as ending race-based admissions, ending the Biden administration’s student loan forgiveness program, and protecting religious freedoms, the Boston University Law Student Government Association (SGA) sent an email to students denouncing the decisions. The email criticized the rulings, saying the Supreme Court decision was simply advocating “for a ‘colorblind’ admission process.” The email also states that the decisions “erode the rights of marginalized communities.”

Students are concerned that the rulings could have implications for diversity and equity programs both in schools and in society. Therefore, the email also added that there are wellness resources available to Boston University Law School students “to help students navigate these times.” While the Law School is not offering specialized resources, the email points to Boston University programs already offered, such as BU Behavioral Medicine and BU Student Wellbeing.mong its services, BU Behavioral Medicine offers not only therapy but also on-call service for mental health emergencies as well as mental health diagnoses. Boston University offers the services as a way to create a supportive community where students feel they can seek help.

Over the last year, students at law schools have taken actions that have drawn attention. Students sought to get Georgetown Law professor Ilya Shapiro fired in February for her comments that nominees to the Supreme Court should be based not on race but on merit.

This is also not the first time a school has offered mental health resources for students disappointed by decisions that do not favor Democrats. Some schools offered counseling after former President Donald Trump won the 2016 election. After the death of George Floyd in 2020, some schools canceled exams.

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