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SAVP - Sexual Assault Violence Prevention offers information, resources, and advocacy on sexual violence and abuse at Vassar. The Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) is part of SAVP. 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 845-437-7769, or emailing the SAVP coordinator, Charlotte Strauss Swanson at chstraussswanson@vassar.edu. Contact SART by calling the CRC (x7333) and asking to speak to the SART Advocate.

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 Campus Life and Diversity 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 ALANA 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.

Religious and Spiritual Life 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.

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. It is located in the back of Metcalf House.

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. The EOAA is located in Metcalf House.

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 Health 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)