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I’m Feeling Alone

The campus community has a lot to offer you in various event programming, clubs and organizations, support groups and special activities. Learn about the many student organizations and their activities through HawkSync.

Campus Recreation Programming

The Department of Campus Recreation has a wide range of activities and programs for you at the Student Recreation Center!

Health, Wellness & Fun!

  • Group X & Personal Training
  • Intramural & Club Sports
  • Outdoor Adventure Trips
  • Bike Rental Program
  • Special Events

Center for Faith & Spirituality

The Center for Faith & Spirituality provides a space for interfaith dialogues, programs, services and interaction for students to take part in to help understand and appreciate all faith, spiritual and religious communities and traditions.

Council for Faith and Spirituality

  • The Council for Faith and Spirituality, formerly known as Campus Ministry, is an umbrella organization that includes all spiritual and religious student organizations and campus ministers. The Council meets monthly during the academic year.
  • Conversations on Faith & Spirituality are held weekly on Thursdays in the Student Center, Room 112. The group is co-sponsored by the Council on Faith & Spirituality and the Women’s Center.

Bereavement support is provided by on campus ministers. If your faith is not currently represented on campus, we will connect you to the appropriate resources.

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Center (LGBTQ)

The LGBTQ Center seeks to create an open, accepting and affirming atmosphere for LGBTQ+ individuals and allies at Montclair State University. Some of the many support services offered are:

Share Space With Us!

  • Students of all identities can meet people, pass time between classes, or complete homework in the LGBTQ Center located in Room 110 of the Student Center. Our office is open from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday.

Programming

  • The LGBTQ Center hosts a variety of programming throughout the year in order to create a more open, accepting and affirming campus atmosphere at Montclair State University. We encourage any student, regardless of identity or orientation, to attend these programs.

Drop-In Clubs & Groups

  • The LGBTQ Center offers a variety of weekly peer-led Drop-In Clubs and Groups that provide students with a comfortable space to discuss their identities and experiences while gaining support and resources in an affirming environment.
    For more information, visit the LGBTQ Center website.

Residence Life Programming

The Office of Residence Life offers a variety of programs offered throughout the year that are designed to help resident students transition to living away from home. New and returning students are welcomed to campus and invited to attend a month long series of programs to learn about campus organizations and meet new people while playing games, relaxing or socializing at events.

Mediation Resource Center

  • Throughout the year, students are encouraged to attend programs that are designed around living with others, preventing conflict, meeting new people and sharing differences.

Academic Resource Center

  • Resident students can also be connected with academic resources, workshops, tutoring or just take advantage of a quiet place to study when visiting the Academic Resource Center.

Volunteer Resource Center

The Volunteer Resource Center works directly with local area nonprofits to identify their volunteer needs, and the office also assists with on-campus volunteer projects organized by individual students or student groups.

Why Volunteer?

  • Volunteering brings people together and builds a sense of community.
  • You will meet new people.
  • Volunteering promotes personal growth and self-esteem.
  • You will gain professional experience and job skills.
  • Volunteering allows students to take on leadership positions.

Health Promotion Programming

The Office of Health Promotion understands the impact of student health on academic performance and strives to enhance the social, physical and emotional well being of the diverse student body. They offer a variety of programs for you to take part in during the year!

Connecting Across Cultures

  • Connecting Across Cultures is an informal, supportive, discussion group for International students, students who have studied abroad, and any students who are interested in dialoguing and connecting across cultures. Students will have an opportunity to engage with others from different (or similar) cultures, while supporting each other and sharing experiences and challenges.
  • Connecting Across Cultures is co-sponsored by CAPS, Equity and Diversity and Global Education. The group meets every Thursday from 3-4 p.m. in the Drop-In Center.

Studio DIY

  • Part of a series of weekly workshops offered in the Drop-In Center on Wednesdays from 12:30-2 p.m. for various Do It Yourself activities.

Awareness of Dangerous Groups

A dangerous group is defined as a group with a hidden agenda of power which is achieved by deceptive recruitment and control over the minds and lives of its members. If at any time you would feel unsafe or if you are having difficulty deciding if a certain group is right for you, discuss the matter with someone whose judgment you trust. The Bias Response Taskforce (BRT) works within the division of Student Development and Campus Life (SDCL) to provide a well-coordinated and comprehensive response to incidents of intolerance and bias with respect to race, ethnicity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, and national origin.

View more Information from the Bias Response Taskforce.

Suicide Prevention Help

If you, or someone you know, are in crisis and are thinking about or planning suicide please reach out to Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at 973-655-5211 during regular University business hours. After hours contact counselor the University Police Department at 973-655-5222. This support is available to you 24/7.

For more information, please visit Suicide Prevention Help web page.