The purpose of reporting and documenting bias acts is to help the University better understand the reality of the campus climate related to discrimination. The University also encourages individuals to report bias acts so we can provide support, remedy, or resolution to those who reporting acts of bias.
If someone believes they are the victim of or a witness to an alleged bias incident, that person may report the incident, in person or by phone, to the Dean of Students Office, Residence Life staff, or another member of the Student Affairs staff. Individuals may also report an alleged bias incident online.
There are several steps taken after an incident of bias has been reported. The Bias incident protocol outlines those several steps.
The Rutgers University Deans of Students foster the personal and educational development of students. Deans of Students seek to build educationally purposeful and inclusive campus communities that support the holistic growth of Rutgers- New Brunswick students.
The Rutgers Ombuds Office for Students offers Rutgers University–New Brunswick students high-level assistance when they feel they have exhausted all other methods to resolve their issues related to the university. The office is an informal and confidential resource for students.
Rutgers University Student Legal Services (RUSLS) provides eligible Rutgers University–New Brunswick students with professional legal advice and assistance at no cost by attorneys licensed to practice in the State of New Jersey. Our mission is to give students a place to go to have their questions answered so that their legal issues do not interfere with their academic pursuits.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education.
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Students who are experiencing a psychological or emotional crisis often need immediate help and intervention. A CAPS on-call counselor is available for crisis intervention/emergencies every day during regular business hours (Monday – Friday, 8:30am–4:30pm, except University holidays). Students can access the on-call counselor by visiting 17 Senior Street on the College Ave Campus or calling 848-932-7884.
This form will help you document the needs of the students and the types of psychological first aid you provided after a tragic event.
From the US Department of Health and Human Services, this handout explains some of the different reactions to trauma and provides resources to help with coping.
From the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), this resource details positive and negative reactions to trauma and provides tips on what behaviors will and will not help you cope.
Counseling services are offered through Counseling, Alcohol and Other Drug Assistance Program & Psychiatric Services (CAPS), our University mental health support service.
The Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance is committed to creating a community free from violence. The office provides services designed to raise awareness of and respond to the impact of interpersonal violence and other crimes. Through a combination of direct service, education, training, policy development, and consulting to the University and broader community, the office serves as a critical voice in changing prevailing beliefs and attitudes about violence.
Provides one-time financial assists to students experiencing unusual and non-chronic financial hardships (i.e. house fires, burglaries, medical emergencies, etc.) who have exhausted all other resources.
Provides supplemental educational emergency assistance to LGBT identified students who are facing financial hardship, often as the result of family separation or challenge due to their social identity.
Provides immediate relief to students deemed to have inconsistent access to adequate food. Support for this fund helps ensure that no student goes hungry at Rutgers.
Provides comprehensive counseling and referral services to the university community.