Amherst College and the surrounding community have a wealth of resources to address students’ needs. If you are unsure whom to call, Amherst College Police can always direct you to the appropriate on-campus resource (413-542-2291).

Amherst College Police

Emergency: 413-542-2111

Non-emergency: 413-542-2291

Call Amherst College Police when:

  • you need someone to arrive on the scene immediately
  • you are in any situation that is potentially violent or dangerous; e.g. someone is threatening to harm themselves or others, bizarre, aggressive or unusual behavior
  • you feel unsafe for any reason
  • you have legal concerns

Mental and Emotional Health Concerns

Counseling Center 413-542-2354, Scott House

Business hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday

After hours: 24/7, by phone

There is a clinician on-call 24 hours a day for mental health emergencies. To access this resource, just call our main number.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

Office of Student Affairs 413-542-2337, Converse Hall 201

Business hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday

After hours: Reach an Administrator on Call at 413-542-2111.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273- 8255

For Emergency Medical Care

Amherst College Emergency Medical Service (ACEMS) 413-542-2111

 24 hours a day

Call ACEMS when:

  • you need emergency first aid or triage
  • you cannot walk to Keefe Health Center or they are closed

In The Event of Sexual Assault

If you or someone you know has had a non-consensual sexual experience, please refer to the Sexual Respect and Title IX website for information about resources.