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Campus Resources

CARE (Case Management, Advocacy, Resources, and Education)

Services include but are not limited to support connecting to on-campus and off-campus resources, advocacy services, and more. Read more about our services.

Community Expectations and Conflict Resolution

Learn tips for resolving conflicts and share concerns or situations to bring them to the attention of the College so they may be addressed.

Counseling Service

All student services are free and confidential.

Dean of Studies Office

The Dean of First-Year Students and other advisors work with students one-on-one to address any issues that concern them and refer students to available resources when students experience academic and personal difficulties.

First-generation, Low Income (FLI) Program (formerly the Transitions Program)

The FLI Program is a comprehensive, four-year program for first-generation, low-income, and/or undocumented students. Anyone is welcome to join once they are on campus.

First-Year Experience (FYE)

FYE provides programs throughout a student’s first year that are integrative across student life and academic affairs.

Health Promotion and Education

The office provides programs, outreach, and consultation for students around all areas of health and wellness.

Health Services

Vassar College Health Services is here to support your physical and emotional health and well-being so that you can succeed in your current academic and future professional career.

International Services (OIS)

OIS supports international students in transitioning to a new country and culture. One of our primary roles is to cultivate among each new international student a sense of belonging, which we define as creating emotional and physical spaces of a home.

LGBTQ+ Center

The Vassar College LGBTQ+ Center provides social, cultural, and academic programming; fostering strong leaders; highlighting Vassar’s unique history; and engaging the entire campus in discussions of social justice and inclusion.

Residential Life

The Residential Life staff advocates for and advises students.

Restorative Practices

The Office of Restorative Practices advances Vassar College’s commitment to Engaged Pluralism by supporting the community in constructively addressing and navigating conflict.

Support, Advocacy, and Violence Prevention (SAVP)

SAVP provides individualized support and advocacy to survivors and for friends, family, or other direct supporters of someone impacted by interpersonal violence.

Off Campus

Dutchess County Helpline

Need to talk? CALL or TEXT (845) 485-9700 24 hours/7 days a week

Dutchess County Stabilization Center

The Center is a walk-in facility for people feeling overwhelmed by mental health, substance use, emotional distress, anxiety, depression, family issues, addiction, and intoxication. They are open 24/7/365.

Family Services Center for Victim and Safety Support (CVSS)

CVSS provides 24-hour non-residential, comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes. Services include a 24-hour hotline/chat line, advocacy/accompaniment, counseling, rape crisis services, and outreach efforts. 

Crisis Text Line

Need to talk? Text HOME to 741741

99 Coping Skills

Drive and Listen

Calm App

Grounding Techniques

Headspace App

Insight Timer

Therapy Assist Online (TAO)

Trevor Project

The Trevor Project features a variety of crisis and support services accessible via phone, text, or online chat. The site also provides information for those seeking LGBT+-related resources and FAQs. 

The Jed Foundation

The Jed Foundation (JED) is a nonprofit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults, giving them the skills and support they need to thrive. 

Mental Health America: Finding Mental Health Support for Someone Else

Mental Health America will help you find resources for somebody in your life that might be struggling with mental health. They also have crisis resources. 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Dial 988

Thriving Campus

A database of therapists and other providers in the area who work specifically with college students.

Provides helpful information for people who are dealing with substance use issues.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings Information

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

SAMHSA is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

CAPE (Council on Addiction and Prevention Education)

Their mission is to be the premier substance use disorder (addiction) prevention and recovery provider in the Mid-Hudson Region, by implementing nationally established educational programs, policies, and services. 

Grace Smith House 

Private not-for-profit domestic violence agency, which provides both residential and non-residential services to victims of domestic violence and their children.