Counseling Services (Confidential Resource)
Professional counselors are available in Counseling Services to provide victim-centered services and resources for survivors of sexual assault.
All interactions with Counseling Services, including scheduling of appointments, sessions, and student records are confidential. To learn more please click here.
A counselor will:
- Listen and provide sensitive, nonjudgmental support
- Assist in making arrangements for getting medical care if desired
- Review legal and/or campus adjudication options so that the survivor can make an informed decision about what actions they may take. Getting help does not mean that you must press charges
- Assist in filing a formal report if the student should decide to do so
- Review additional resources and options
- Provide follow-up assistance if desired
Counseling Services is located in room D-216 (entrance behind stairwell on left).
Health Services (Confidential Resource)
Health Services provides emergency contraception, testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s), pregnancy testing, and more. These services are provided free of charge for survivors. Health Services is located near the campus South Gate entrance at the corner of Route 202 and Hornbeam Road.
The Office of Title IX (NON-Confidential Resource)
Location: D-104 (near the Arch)
Phone Number: (201) 684-7220
The Office of Title IX provides assistance navigating campus and community resources. Support can include:
- Help in identifying your immediate needs
- Referrals for counseling, advocacy, medical, and legal resources
- Issuing a “No Contact Order”
- Explaining your rights and resources for reporting to law enforcement and/or College officials
- Requesting academic extensions or accommodations (such as assistance in transferring to another section of a course, assistance in requesting withdrawal or an incomplete grade in a particular course, leaves of absence or withdrawal from the College, or assistance requesting alternate methods of completing coursework)
- Assistance in relocating an on-campus housing assignment or campus job
- Increased security and monitoring of certain areas of the campus
- Arranging a meeting to discuss safety planning
- Providing step by step assistance with investigations under the Sexual Misconduct Policy
- Providing financial aid-related information
- Transportation or parking accommodations
- Connecting you with a variety of other campus and community resources
Students do not need to participate in an investigation or file charges in order to request support from the Office of Title IX.
The Office of Violence Prevention (Private, but NON-Confidential Resource)
The Office of Violence Prevention houses prevention education programs addressing sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. The office also houses the Violence Intervention Prevention (VIP) Peer Educators who teach other students about sexual violence and affirmative consent.
Location: C-216 (near the Fishbowl)
Phone Number: (201) 684-7430
*Office of Violence Prevention staff are required to report incidents of sex and gender-based harassment/violence (including dating violence) without any identifying information to the Public Safety Department for inclusion in the daily crime log and annual statistical report and for issuance of any required timely warning notice. A timely warning will not identify the victim, but may include information such as the location of the incident, a succinct description of the incident, and prevention and reporting strategies. Public awareness events (such as “Take Back the Night” or other forums in which students, staff, or faculty members disclose incidents of sexual misconduct) are not considered a report of sexual misconduct or notice to the College of sexual misconduct for purposes of reporting to the Title IX Coordinator.
The Women’s Center (NON-Confidential Resource)
The Women’s Center advocates for an equitable environment free from violence and harassment based on gender, race, and sexual orientation. Peer listening is available for survivors of sexual assault. The Women’s Center also offers programs to support survivors and prevent interpersonal violence such as Take Back the Night, The Clothesline Project, and Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.
Location: C-220 (near the Fishbowl)
Phone Number: (201) 684-7468
*Women’s Center staff are required to report incidents of sex and gender-based harassment/violence (including dating violence) to the Title IX Coordinator. Public awareness events (such as “Take Back the Night” or other forums in which students, staff, or faculty members disclose incidents of sexual misconduct) are not considered a report of sexual misconduct or notice to the College of sexual misconduct for purposes of reporting to the Title IX Coordinator.
Alternatives to Domestic Violence (ADV) is a division of the Bergen County Department of Human Services, which is exclusively devoted to domestic violence intervention and prevention. ADV offers a full range of specialized services including:
- Community education
- Court Appearance Preparation
- Court Accompaniment
- Crisis intervention
- Individual, group, and family counseling
- Information and referral to other needed services
- Legal advocacy and assistance
- Professional training
Highly-trained advocates are available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.
Love Is Respect
If you have questions about dating in general or a specific relationship, or if you are in an unhealthy or abusive relationship, you can contact advocates from Love is Respect 24/7 by calling 1-866-9474, texting “loveis” to 2252, or using the live chat feature on their website.