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Women’s Center

Vassar College

Campus Resources

SAVP—Support, Advocacy, & Violence Prevention offers information, resources, and advocacy on sexual violence and abuse at Vassar. SAVP Advocates (formerly SART) is a team of administrators and faculty trained to assist students who have been affected by sexual assault, relationship abuse, or stalking. Contact SAVP by calling (845) 437-7333, or emailing the SAVP coordinator, Erin Michelle Boss.

CARES is Vassar’s organization to provide peer-to-peer support for students affected by any sort of personal violation issue, no matter where it happened, when it happened, or who it happened to. 

The Student Growth and Engagement Office offers educational programs, resources, and student advising to enhance the quality of campus life. We promote equity, access, and cultural pluralism with the goal of helping students and others work toward a diverse and inclusive campus community.

  • The Jeh Vincent Johnson ALANA Cultural Center offers programs, resources, and student advising to enhance the academic, campus life, and residential experiences of African American/Black, Latino, Asian American, and Native American students.
  • International Student Services assists international students and scholars in adjusting to a new culture and provides information and advice in all aspects of college life.
  • The LGBTQ Center enhances the campus life experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students and their allies by providing 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.

Women’s and Men’s Health Centers are part of Health Services and offer specialized care to Vassar students. To contact Women’s Health, call (845) 437-5818. For Men’s Health Services call the Health Services line at (845) 437-5800.

Counseling Services (Metcalf House) provides free and confidential psychological assistance to Vassar students. A variety of services are offered including individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, educational programs, consultations, assessments, and referrals to off-campus mental health professionals.

The Office of Health Education provides Vassar with a variety of educational opportunities for health and wellbeing.

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action is responsible for the development, coordination, and implementation of Vassar's equal opportunity and affirmative action policies and programs. Students, faculty, administrators, and staff may contact the office to request guidance on Vassar's grievance procedures for alleged discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment on the basis of race, color, religious belief, sex, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or age. To contact the EOAA, call (845) 437-7924.

Religious and Spiritual Life and Contemplative Practices supports the ritual practices of this diverse community by offering opportunities for observance on campus and facilitating connections with synagogues, churches, temples, mosques, and monasteries in the surrounding community, as well as open to those interested community service and social justice.

Local Resources

Planned Parenthood (Poughkeepsie) offers full reproductive health care services to the Poughkeepsie community. They are located at 17 Noxon Street. Phone: (845) 471-1540

Poughkeepsie Department of Behavioral & Community Health (DBCH) offers various health services and information, including, but not limited to, free HIV and STI testing, and immunizations. The DoH is located at 387 Main Street, Poughkeepsie. Phone: (845) 486-3400

National Resources

Planned Parenthood (National)

RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network)