Resources

Resources at WP


Campus Lactation Rooms

William Paterson University offers designated lactation rooms on campus to all William Paterson University students, faculty, staff and visitors who need a private place to express milk.

Lactation Room Locations

  • Hunziker Hall, Room 300
  • Student Center, Room 305
  • Valley Road, Room 1014

Each lactation room is equipped with a comfortable chair, small table, electrical outlet, and a sink with running water. Refrigeration/storage is not provided, and in all locations, nursing mothers will need to provide their own pump. All rooms are locked for privacy and require scheduling.

To Schedule a Lactation Room: Please contact The Women’s Center at 973-720-2946 or via email at womenscenter@wpunj.edu to register for access and scheduling. 

Dating/Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking

Campus Victim Services
The office of Campus Victim Services respond to the impact of dating and domestic violence, stalking, and sexual violence through direct service, training, education, and awareness-raising. For additional information, please visit: https://www.wpunj.edu/womens-center/campus-victim-services/

Contact: Theresa A. Bivaletz, MSW, LSW, Campus Victim Services Coordinator
The Women’s Center, Student Center Room 313
Phone: 973-720-2578
Email: bivaletzt@wpunj.edu

Mental Health

Counseling, Health, and Wellness Center

The Counseling staff facilitate students' personal, social, and intellectual growth, as well as adjustment to and engagement within the university community. Students are assisted with identifying and working through personal barriers, normal developmental issues and stressors, and clinical problems which could impede academic success.
The Counseling Center is staffed with psychologists, social workers, a psychiatrist consultant, and supervised graduate students. For more information about counseling services, please visit: https://www.wpunj.edu/health-wellness/counseling/

Contact: Counseling, Health & Wellness Center 
Ground Floor of Overlook South (Between Matelson and White Hall)
Phone: 973-720-2257 / 973-720-2360

Physical Health

Counseling, Health, and Wellness Center

The mission of the Health and Wellness component of the Counseling, Health and Wellness Center is to provide a welcoming environment for William Paterson University students. The Health and Wellness Center staff members provide care for students who are ill or injured. Through health-related counseling and education, they support students' efforts to maintain their physical and emotional well-being and make informed decisions that promote personal wellness and effect life-long health.

The Health and Wellness office is staffed by advanced practice nurses (nationally certified nurse practitioners), registered nurses, medical assistants and a physician consultant. 

Contact: Counseling, Health and Wellness Center 
Ground floor of Overlook South, between Matelson and White Hall
Phone: 973-720-2360 

https://www.wpunj.edu/health-wellness/index.html

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and HIV Disease
Free & Confidential Rapid HIV testing
The Counseling, Health and Wellness Center offers free CONFIDENTIAL testing to all students. Tests are done by appointment only. For additional information, please visit: https://www.wpunj.edu/health-wellness/resources-for-students/HIVBrochure.pdf

AIDS & HIV Disease Policy
For comprehensive information concerning the William Paterson University policy concerning AIDS & HIV disease, please visit: https://www.wpunj.edu/contentAsset/raw-data/372814/fileAsset

Taking Care of Your Physical Health on Campus
https://www.wpunj.edu/dotAsset/9df73bd8-7054-4681-b629-0cf7bbe65139.pdf

Important Health Alerts
https://www.wpunj.edu/health-wellness/health-alerts.html

Sexual Harassment

Title IX Coordinator at William Paterson University
The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for ensuring the University's compliance with Title IX and overseeing and/or investigating complaints of sexual violence, dating/domestic violence, stalking, harassment, discrimination, and other sex-based complaints involving students and University employees and alleged to have taken place on campus or at a University-sponsored event. For more information please visit: https://www.wpunj.edu/employment-equity/title-ix/

Contact: Ugonma Chukwunyere, JD, Deputy Title IX Coordinator and Assistant Director, Employment Equity and Diversity
College Hall, Room 120
Phone: 973-720-2389
Email: chukwunyereu@wpunj.edu 

Title IX information and Resources
For a compilation of information and resources about Title IX, please visit the David and Loraine Cheng Library at https://www.wpunj.edu/library/library-title-ix-resources.html

Contact: Library faculty and staff

Sexual Harassment Policy
For comprehensive information on William Paterson University's sexual harassment policy, please visit: https://www.wpunj.edu/human-resources/faculty-and-professional-staff-handbook/sexual-harassment-policy.html

Contact: Ugonma Chukwunyere, JD, Deputy Title IX Coordinator and Assistant Director, Employment Equity and Diversity
College Hall, Room 120
Phone: 973-720-2389
Email: 
chukwunyereu@wpunj.edu

Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

Women in Science & Engineering Program (WISE)
The William Paterson University WISE Program supports women who are majors or aspiring majors in chemistry, physics, math, biology, computer science, environmental science, kinesiology, public health, communication disorders and nursing by facilitating their participation in relevant seminars, presentations, and scientific events, mentoring and career guidance via workshops and one-to-one discussions. For more information, please visit: https://www.wpunj.edu/wise/

Contact: Dr. Mihaela Jitianu, WISE Program Coordinator
Science Hall East Office 4056
Phone: 973-720-2539
Email: jitianum@wpunj.edu

Regional Resources


Child Care / Parenting

Child & Family Resources/Child Care Resources & Referral
A database on all Morris County child care programs including centers, school-age programs, camps, family child care programs, nursery schools, and special needs programs; provides child care referrals and counseling to parents regarding quality child care; offers consultation/training/;technical assistance to parents. For additional information, please visit: https://cfrmorris.org/

Contact: (973) 398-1730
info@childandfamily-nj.org
111 Howard Boulevard, Suite 201, Mount Arlington, NJ 07856

Community Coordinated Child Care (CCCC)
Provides free resource and referral services for parents seeking child care, recruits and trains family child care providers, conducts workshops and educational programs for child care staff and parents. Coordinates a variety of programs involving children and child care. Free referrals to licensed child care centers and registered family child care homes. Early childhood and parenting skills training, child care start up and needs assessment, coordination of a variety of programs involving children and child care such as WorkFirst New Jersey, Family Childcare Registration, NJ Cares for Kids, CDA and Corporate child care referral services. For additional information, please visit: https://www.ccccunion.org/

Contact: (973) 923-1433
225 Long Ave., Building #15, Hillside, NJ 07205

Literacy Volunteers/Family Literacy
Volunteers work with preschool-age children in area day care centers to promote reading readiness and to encourage the children and their families to share a positive literacy experience. For additional information, please visit: http://lvmorris.org/

Contact: (973) 984-1998
lvamorris@yahoo.com
36 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960

North Jersey 4Cs/Parent Resource and Referral
Offers counseling to parents on child care options, linkage to child care services, and information on available financial aid. For additional information, please visit: https://www.4cspassaic.org/

Contact: (973) 684-1904
info@4cspassaic.org
101 Oliver Street, Paterson, NJ 07501

General Health

Wayne Health Department
The health department offers health information, programs, and services in Wayne, NJ. Many of their services are free or low-cost and most are specifically designed to assist Wayne residents who do not have health insurance. For additional information, please visit: http://www.waynetownship.com/health.html

Mental Health

Addiction Treatment
The Good News Home
Description: The Good News Home is a residential treatment center in New Jersey for women desiring to break the bonds of alcohol/chemical addiction and co-occurring disorders. For additional information, please visit: https://www.goodnewshome.org/

Contact: (908) 806-4220
info@goodnewshome.org
intake@goodnewshome.org

Bergen County Mental Health Services
List of Mental Health services in Bergen County. Users can search by diagnosis, resource type, payment method, treatment, age, or cultural group/language. For additional information, please visit: https://www.bergenresourcenet.org/health-services/behavioral-mental-health/mental-health/

Eating Disorders
The Renfrew Center
The Renfrew Center of Northern New Jersey specializes in the treatment of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and related mental illnesses. Programming consists of a comprehensive range of services including day treatment, intensive outpatient and group therapy. For additional information, please visit: http://renfrewcenter.com/locations/non-residential/ridgewood-nj

Contact: 1-800-RENFREW (736-3739)
174 Union Street, Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Balance Eating Disorder Treatment Center
Offers an array of services for treating the spectrum of eating disorders. Outpatient care is offered for women, men, LGBTQAI, and adolescents. For additional information, please visit: http://balancedtx.com/

Contact: (212) 645-6903
balance@balancedtx.com
112 w 27th street, 7th floor, New York, NY10001

Mental Health Association in Passaic County
Offers services and advocacy for those experiencing mental health issues. For additional information, please visit: http://www.mhapassaic.org/

Contact: (973) 478-4444
info@mhapassaic.org
404 Clifton Avenue, Clifton NJ, 07011

Mental Health Resources in NJ/NY
Description: List of mental health resources in New Jersey/New York. For additional information, please visit: https://www.valleyhealth.com/Valley_CARES.aspx?id=856

Prenatal and Maternal Care

New Jersey Department of Health and Wellness – Prenatal and Maternal Care
Offers a variety of links and resources on topics such as labor, delivery, having a healthy baby, new born health services, and others. For additional information, please visit: https://www.nj.gov/njparentlink/health/before/

Contact: https://www.nj.gov/njparentlink/contact/

Partnership for Maternal & Child Health of Northern New Jersey
The Partnership works to improve maternal and child health through outreach, education, and advocacy. For additional information, please visit: https://partnershipmch.org/

Contact: (973) 268-2280
50 Park Place, Suite 700, Newark, NJ 07102

Reproductive Health

Planned Parenthood New Jersey
Planned Parenthood offers many services for expectant parents or parents who are trying to conceive. These services include pregnancy testing, adoption services, prenatal and postpartum services, pregnancy planning services, childbirth classes, miscarriage counseling, and more. For additional information, please visit: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-northern-central-southern-new-jersey

List of Planned Parenthood locations near William Paterson University:
https://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-center?location=Wayne%2C+NJ%2C+USA

National Resources


General Health

Office of Women's Health
Website that includes facts and education about women’s mental health, including outside resources and frequently asked questions. For additional information, please visit: https://www.womenshealth.gov/mental-health

Contact: 800-994-9662 (Helpline)

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office on Women’s Health
Extensive information on women’s health issues, including sickle cell disease, mammograms, mental health, pap smears, and much more. For additional information, please visit: https://www.womenshealth.gov/

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and HIV Disease

HIV and Women
Information and facts about HIV, and how it affects women. Links to resources and other websites. For additional information, please visit: https://aidsinfo.nih.gov/understanding-hiv-aids/fact-sheets/25/69/hiv-and-women

Contact: 1-800-HIV-0440 (1-800-448-0440)
ContactUs@aidsinfo.nih.gov

HIV/AIDS Prevention
Information to assist students in preventing the spread of HIV & AIDS. For additional information, please visit: https://aidsinfo.nih.gov/understanding-hiv-aids/fact-sheets/20/48/the-basics-of-hiv-prevention

Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis
A resource offering information to students who are infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS. For additional information, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/livingwithhiv/index.html

Breast and Gynecological Cancers

Ovarian, cervical, uterine, vaginal, vulvar cancers
Signs, symptoms, facts and resources about gynecological cancers. For information, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/gynecologic/index.htm

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
National organization dedicated to breast cancer education, research, advocacy, and services. Site provides information on treatment and diagnosis, and also a way to get involved. For additional information, please visit: https://ww5.komen.org/

Contact: 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636)
https://ww5.komen.org/Contact.aspx

Mental Health

World Health Organization – Gender and Women’s Mental Health
A website offering information on women’s mental health, including research, policies, services, suicide prevention, publications and the media. For additional information, please visit: http://www.who.int/mental_health/prevention/genderwomen/en/

National Institute of Mental Health: Women and Mental Health
Information on women’s health, including facts, videos, hotlines, and current clinical trials. For additional information, please visit: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/women-and-mental-health/index.shtml

Contact: 1-866-615-6464
nimhinfo@nih.gov

Drug Abuse

National Institute on Drug Abuse: Women and Drugs
Provides education and external links on substance use in women, treatment, clinical trials, and recent news. For additional information, please visit: https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/women-drugs

Contact: (301) 443-1124
6001 Executive Boulevard, Bethesda, Maryland 20892

Eating Disorders

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
The National Eating Disorders Association is an American non-profit organization devoted to preventing eating disorders, providing treatment referrals, and increasing the education and understanding of eating disorders, weight, and body image. For additional information, please visit: https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/about-us

Contact: (212) 575-6200
200 W 41st Street, Suite 1203, New York, NY 10036
info@NationalEatingDisorders.org

Eating Disorder Hope
Description: Eating Disorder Hope offers education, support, and inspiration to eating disorder sufferers, their loved ones, and eating disorders treatment providers. Includes resources, tools, and other information. For additional information, please visit: https://www.eatingdisorderhope.com/

Contact: https://www.eatingdisorderhope.com/about/contact-us

Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention Center for Women
Provides a full list of materials, programs, training, and other information about suicide and suicide prevention for women. For additional information, please visit: https://www.sprc.org/populations/women

Contact: 877-GET-SPRC
43 Foundry Avenue, Waltham, MA, 02453-8313
https://www.sprc.org/contact-us

Reproductive Health

Planned Parenthood New Jersey
Planned Parenthood offers many services for expectant parents or parents who are trying to conceive. These services include pregnancy testing, adoption services, prenatal and postpartum services, pregnancy planning services, childbirth classes, miscarriage counseling, and more. For additional information, please visit: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-northern-central-southern-new-jersey

Sexual Harassment

RAINN
A website with facts and resources about sexual harassment. For additional information, please visit: https://www.rainn.org/articles/sexual-harassment

Contact: https://www.rainn.org/contact-us
6001 Executive Boulevard, Bethesda, Maryland 20892

Scholarships, Fellowships, and Financial Aid for Women

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Scholarships
AAUW branches and states provide funding for local scholarship programs across the U.S. for qualified women students seeking educational funding. Participating branches and states determine their scholarship amounts and eligibility criteria, and applicants apply directly to the opportunities for which they are qualified. For more information regarding these local scholarships, please contact your local branch by visiting: https://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/local-scholarships/

Financial Aid for Women
Tips and resources on how to get financial aid for school. For additional information, please visit: https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/scholarships-financial-aid-for-women/

Graduate Scholarships for Women
Description: A wide-selection of resources and scholarships for women in some of the most popular master’s degree programs — education, MBA, STEM and social work — and helpful tips and methods to navigate the application process. For additional information, please visit: https://www.gograd.org/financial-aid/scholarships/women/

Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities
National scholarships available for women, including ones for women in science programs, leadership positions, advanced degree programs, and many more. For additional information, please visit: https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-type/scholarships-for-women/

Scholarships for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Buffered Scholarship for Women in STEM
A $5000 scholarship opportunity for women enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate STEM program. For additional information, please visit: https://www.studentscholarshipsearch.com/scholarships/buffered-scholarship-for-women-in-stem

Graduate Scholarships for Women in STEM
A website where you can learn about STEM graduate degree programs, scholarships and career options. For additional information, please visit: https://www.gograd.org/resources/women-in-stem/

Engineer Girl Scholarships
Scholarship opportunities for girls and women in STEM. For information, please visit: https://www.engineergirl.org/9539/Scholarships

Scholarships, Programs, and Organizations for Women in STEM
Helping women bridge the STEM gender gap. For additional information, please visit: https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/women-in-stem/

Women Techmakers
Resource that provides scholarships, retreats, and a community for women and girls in the field of computer science. For additional information, please visit: https://www.womentechmakers.com/scholars

Women's Rights

Women's Rights Movement History Timeline
Information and articles about Women’s Rights in America and the movement. For additional information, please visit: http://www.historynet.com/womens-rights

National Organization for Women (NOW)
The National Organization for Women Foundation (“NOW Foundation”) is a 501(c) (3) organization devoted to achieving full equality for women through education and litigation. For additional information, please visit: https://now.org/

Contact: (202) 628-8669
https://now.org/about/contact-us/
1100 H Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20005

Women’s March
An organization that supports the ongoing fight for women’s rights and strongly encourages women’s political involvement. For additional information, please visit: https://www.womensmarch.com/

Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

American Association of University Women (AAUW) STEM Education
This site provides information on latest findings on the STEM gender gap problem — and solutions; advocacy and local and federal action to support women in STEM; hand-on-resources, and support for graduate women pursuing STEM and STEM-based community projects. For additional information, please visit: https://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/stem-education/