Bias and Crisis Support

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.

Report a Bias Incident

Bias Incident Reporting

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.

Bias Incident Protocol 

There are several steps taken after an incident of bias has been reported. The Bias incident protocol outlines those several steps. 

Rutgers Dean of Students Office

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.

Rutgers Ombuds Office for 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 Student Legal Services 

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.

Student Affairs Compliance and Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. 

Report a Title IX incident 

Title IX at Rutgers

Rutgers Police Department 

Rutgers University-New Brunswick  732-932-7211


Crisis intervention

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.

Rutgers Psychological First Aid Worksheet

This form will help you document the needs of the students and the types of psychological first aid you provided after a tragic event.

In the Wake of Trauma Tips for College Students

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.

When Terrible Things Happen – What You May Experience

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

Counseling services are offered through Counseling, Alcohol and Other Drug Assistance Program & Psychiatric Services (CAPS), our University mental health support service.  

Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance

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.

Emergency assistance fund

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.

LGBTQ Student Emergency Fund

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.

Food Security Fund

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.

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program

Provides comprehensive counseling and referral services to the university community.