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Resources Available to Members of the College Community

The associate dean of the college, assistant dean, director of residential education, director of health education, associate dean of the college for student growth and engagement, house advisors, house interns, student fellows, and house fellows are trained to provide support for students.

For Academic Support the dean of studies, dean of first year students, class advisors, major advisors, and pre-major advisors are also available to provide support and academic advice for students.

The Counseling Service is available during the week for confidential individual or group counseling. Call (845) 437-5700 or visit the office at Metcalf House to make an appointment. A Counselor-on-Call is available when the Counseling Center is closed and may be contacted through the Campus Response Center, (845) 437-5221.

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA) is responsible for monitoring the college’s compliance with federal and state nondiscrimination laws including Title IX, investigating complaints of discrimination, harassment, and sexual harassment, and overseeing the informal and formal grievance process in accordance with the College’s Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment. Individuals who wish to report a concern, seek guidance, file a formal grievance, or request training or other assistance may do so by contacting:

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
Vassar College, Box 645
124 Raymond Avenue Poughkeepsie, New York 12604-0645
Phone: (845) 437-7924
Fax: (845) 437-5715

For concerns involving students, administrators, or staff members:
Rachel Pereira and email to

For concerns that involve members of faculty, one may also contact:
Colleen Cohen, Faculty Director of Affirmative Action,

The Office of Safety and Security (845) 437-5221, promotes safety and security on campus, including round-the-clock protection by the uniformed, unarmed security force, additional evening and weekend support by the Campus Patrol (student foot patrols), escort and shuttle services during evening hours, and crime prevention programs. For campus emergencies, contact (845) 437-7333.

The Campus Response Center (CRC), (845) 437-5221, operated by the Office of Safety and Security, is located in Main lobby and can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Emergency Medical Services (VCEMS), (845) 437-7333, provides quality, confidential, volunteer emergency medical care for the Vassar College community during the academic year. VCEMS operates from 5:00pm to 8:00am during the week and throughout the weekend.

The Health Service (845) 437-5800 is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday-Friday and from 12:00noon-4:00pm on Saturday and Sunday during the academic year, and is staffed by physicians, physician’s assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses. The Health Service provides routine primary medical care to Vassar students. Travel health advisement is available and immunizations can be given, as well as allergy injections. Routine laboratory testing is available as is referral to outside agencies, as needed. Routine women’s health services are provided at (845) 437-5818; men’s health counseling is also given in the medical clinic. When the Health Service is not open, Vassar EMS and/or ambulance can be reached by calling (845) 437-7333. For non-emergency medical concerns, the Night Nurse Triage line may also be accessed by calling (845) 437-5800 when the Health Service is closed.

The Office of Health Promotion and Education is staffed by a director and several student wellness peer educators (WPE). Students are encouraged to make an appointment for a one-on-one personalized consultation designed to fit their needs for self-improvement and knowledge of health and self-enhancement. WPEs are also available in the office or the houses to seek out education, referrals, or advice on all aspects of student health. Students are encouraged to use the resource library to learn more about wellness and health issues. Contact the office at (845) 437-7769.

The Support, Advocacy, & Violence Prevention (SAVP) program aims to prevent and respond to sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, stalking, and sexual harassment through prevention education, collaboration, outreach, and survivor advocacy. The SAVP Coordinator is available during the week to provide private and individualized support to those impacted by interpersonal violence. Call (845)-437-7863 or email to schedule an appointment for support, advocacy, and to discuss more information about your options.

The Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) is a group of trained faculty, administrators, and staff who provide support and information concerning on and off-campus resources available to any member of the college community who is a victim of relationship abuse, stalking, sexual assault, or rape. Through advocacy, education, and outreach, SART also serves the campus community to increase awareness of the issues related to sexual assault or relationship abuse. SART members can be reached 24/7 by calling the Campus Response Center, (845) 437-7333 and asking to speak with a SART advocate.