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Vassar College

Campus Resources

Community Expectations

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

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. We focus on building community and creating a sense of belonging amongst these populations.

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.

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.

The Jeh Vincent Johnson ALANA Cultural Center

The Jeh Vincent Johnson ALANA Cultural Center provides a myriad of resources and programs to support students of color and fosters cultural, social, academic, and creative expressions. The center offers opportunities for leadership development, intra-cultural and cross-cultural dialogues, lectures, big sister/big brother, and alum mentoring programs.

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.

Women’s Center

The Women’s Center strives to support, celebrate and empower all women and non-binary femmes through programming, workshops, and resources to address gender inequity on campus and to help students find community.


Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center

The Center supports the LGBTQ+ community by promoting well-being, advocating for equity and opportunity, and celebrating our diverse experiences. They provide resources, programming, and counseling.

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. 

Grace Smith House 

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

Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A) Meetings Information