Where to Get Help
If you have or someone you know has been a victim of sexual harassment and/or misconduct, there are a number of resources at Montclair State to assist you or your friend through this difficult time. Below are the various offices that are able to assist.
You are able to speak confidentially about your experience to individuals in these departments. They are under no obligation to share your personal information with the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinator. A Title IX investigation will not be prompted if you speak with a confidential resource. However, they have the ability to offer assistance and referrals to appropriate offices and agencies.
SART - Sexual Assault Response Team
It is our hope that no one within our campus community will become a victim of sexual assault. However, if it occurs, the University has created a Sexual Assault Response Tem (SART) to meet all victim needs. SART provides on campus services identical to official SART sites in the state. The team is trained to provide victim-centered, compassionate, comprehensive services directly on campus and composed of University Police, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners from the University Health Center, and community Rape Care Advocates.
If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted tell someone immediately! Anyone can notify SART by contacting University Police or the University Health Center. The most important action is to help victims get assistance. When a victim reports a sexual assault, all options, rights and services are explained. The best interest of the victim will always take precedence. Upon consent from a victim, requested SART members will respond.
The University Health Center (UHC) offers a variety of healthcare services for Montclair State University. Our primary role is to provide comprehensive healthcare for students and health related information to the University community.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers short-term individual and group counseling to students, as well as a variety of educational and consultative services designed to promote wellness in the campus community.
CAPS is located in Russ Hall. The entrance to our office is on the west side of the building. All counseling services are free, voluntary and confidential. Please call (973) 655-5211 or stop by Russ Hall for an appointment.
The Council for Faith and Spirituality is an umbrella organization that includes all spiritual and religious student organizations and campus ministers. The Council meets monthly during the academic year. The Council is an interfaith umbrella organization promoting tolerance, understanding, and education with an open mind.
You are able to speak privately about your experience to individuals in these departments. While they will maintain your privacy to the best of their ability, they are obligated to share your personal information with the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinator. A Title IX investigation will be prompted if you speak with a non-confidential resource. They have the ability to offer assistance and referrals to appropriate offices and agencies.
The University Police Department is an autonomous, fully certified and operational law enforcement agency that serves New Jersey’s second largest and fastest growing university. The Montclair State University PD is charged with the enforcement of all state and local laws, as well as university rules and regulations. The Montclair State University PD is also responsible for the implementation of programs and services designed to promote public safety, crime prevention and community awareness.
The mission of the Dean of Students Department within the Division of Student Development and Campus Life is to provide a growth enhancing environment in which all Montclair State University students learn and develop to their fullest potential.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) Center seeks to create an open, accepting, and affirming atmosphere for LGBTQ students, faculty, staff and allies at Montclair State University. The LGBTQ Center allows for unique and important conversations to occur regarding LGBTQ issues through education, programming, and discussion groups. They are a safe space and welcome all members of the campus community.
The Women's Center offers all members of the campus and surrounding communities an opportunity to engage in a dialogue on women's issues.
If you speak to one of these individuals he or she is obligated to share your personal information with the Title IX Coordinator and/or the Deputy Coordinator. A Title IX investigation will be prompted if you speak with a mandatory reporter. Individuals identified as mandatory reporters may be student leaders, faculty, staff and administrators.
- Health Promotion (including Peer Advocates)
- LGBTQ Center – Peer Educators
- Campus Recreation
- Student Government Association - Executive Board
- Office of Residence Life (including Resident Advisors and Student Assistants)
- All University Faculty
- All University Administrators
- All University Staff
If you are an University employee who has been a victim of sexual harassment and/or misconduct please contact the Department of Human Resources for assistance.
Prevention and Education
Bystander Intervention is acting, either directly or indirectly, to prevent the situation or to keep it from escalating. The goal of the Montclair State University Bystander Intervention Program is to educate the campus about situations that may require Bystander Intervention, increase feelings of responsibility to take action, and empower people to act both individually and collectively.
Founded in 2013, Know Your IX is a national survivor-run, student-driven campaign to end campus sexual violence.
Founded by student activists, SAFER is a national non-profit organization that give college students the tools to organize educational efforts and policy-reform initiatives.