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J-204, Mon. - Fri.  |  9:00am-5:00pm | (609) 626-3611  |  wgsc@stockton.edu 

 The WGSC offers resources, referrals, and support relating to a variety of topics, including: feminism, social justice, and activism opportunities on campus; sexuality and gender identity; power-based personal violence and healthy partnerships; sexual assault and Title IX; women's leadership and empowerment; diversity and intersectionality; bullying and harassment; bias concerns; and other topics pertaining to women, gender and sexuality.

Our peer educators and staff in J-204 are knowledgeable about resources both on-campus and off-campus, and can direct you to these resources if you need information or support. 

You can also check out the links below:

 

Located on the wall outside of J-204, the WGSC has a variety of written materials, brochures, and pamphlets available on a variety of topics including:

On-Campus

Baby supplies: available if students need diapers, formula, clothing and/or other basic necessities for their children.  Please make an appointment to confidentially speak with the WGSC Director in J-204 at 626-3611.

 

Counseling Services

 

Emergency Housing: If you are a LGBTQIA+ student who is transient, and/or a victim of power-based personal violence (dating violence, sexual violence, stalking, and/or family violence) and have suddenly become homeless, the WGSC may be able to help you find temporary housing and/or resources for emergency shelter.  Please make a confidential appointment in J-204 at 609-626-3611.

 

Food Assistance: The "Students Helping Students: Food Assistance Program" is designed to help provide essential resources to those students who need them the most.  This Program is a meal voucher system designed to supplement food resources available to students and connect them to available resources.  In an effort to create a more efficient, effective and private Food Assistance Program, students can now apply on-lineThe Food Assistance Committee meets weekly to evaluate student applications, review academic progress, determine the level of assistance needed and connect students to appropriate resources both on and off campus.  The WGSC is honored to be a part of this committee.    For more information, please contact Associate Dean of Students, Craig Stambaugh at craig.stambaugh@stockton.edu

 

Osprey Advocates: Advocates are professionally trained to support victims of crime. Advocates offer victims information, emotional support, and help finding resources and filling out paperwork. Advocates may also go to interviews and hearings with victims. Advocates may contact departments, such as the Title IX office, Student Rights or Campus Police, to get help or information for victims. Some advocates staff the WGSC, run support groups, secure accommodations, or provide in-person counseling to the victim. Victim Advocates at Stockton University are called, “Osprey Advocates” and you are entitled and encouraged to have one! Please call the WGSC at 609-626-3611 or make an appointment in J-204 to meet with one.

 

Victim Notification Handout: This informational police handout is for students who are victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and/or stalking.  Includes victim bill of rights, important on-campus and off-campus resources, how to preserve evidence, SANE/SART, and what happens during a forensic examination.

 

Off-Campus

Family Success Center (Atlantic County) - (609) 652-0230

 

The Women's Center (Atlantic County)- (800) 286-4184 (24/7 hotline for dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in Atlantic County)

 

CARA- Coalition to End Rape and Abuse (Cape May County)- (609) 522-6489 (24/7 hotline for dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in Cape May County)

The WGSC maintains a lending library of over 200 books and DVD's on feminism, spirituality, women's health, literature, psychology, addictions, gay and lesbian issues, media literacy, career, diversity, transgender issues, transitioning and more.  All are available to borrow in J-204g with a valid Stockton ID.  Check out our online catalog for free at LibraryThing. 

The WGSC also maintains subscriptions to the following magazines and periodicals:

  • AAUW (print only)
  • The Advocate (digital and print)
  • Bitch Magazine (print only)
  • Counseling Today (print only)
  • Ms. Magazine (digital and print) 

Other on-line resources:

The Division of Student Affairs realizes that students learn in all different ways and that sometimes you don't have time to attend a lecture or a program on a subject that really interests you.  That's why the WGSC created a series of free co-curricular learning modules through Blackboard.  

Self-enroll in any courses that interest you.  Learn at your own pace.  Start a discussion on the topic.  And if you like what you learned, refer these co-curricular courses to a Stockton friend!

Click the links below to self-enroll in (you will need your Stockton Go username and password):

 

Child Care: Since 1974, Free To Be Child Care Center  is an on-campus preschool for children ages 2-5 ½. Free To Be provides high quality, cutting edge curriculum in an environmentally friendly wooded site on the main campus. Curriculum is designed to provide learning experiences which are developmentally appropriate for each of the child’s “selves,” physical, emotional, social, creative and cognitive.

 

Emergency baby supplies are available if students need diapers, formula, clothing and/or other basic necessities for their children. Please make an appointment to confidentially speak with the WGSC Director in J-204 at 626-3611.

 

Lactation Rooms: The WGSC, In conjunction with the Office of Human Resources, can provide breastfeeding students and guests with safe and secure access to the lactation suites on campus. Please click here to request access, or visit J-204 to receive same-day access. 

In addition to the WGSC, which provides support through education and advocacy, there are a number of other Stockton departments who can help. 

 

Resource Collaborative MeetingsThe Stockton Center for Community Engagement has established a Community Resource Collaborative (CRC) for Stockton Students without parental support (students who aged out of foster care, students who are homeless, or students who lived in informal kinship care). The Collaborative brings students together every two weeks to share off-campus resources and direct students to the available on-campus resources which will allow them to keep moving towards graduation.  Please click on link above for meeting dates this school year.

 

Coordinated Action to Retain and Educate (CARE) Program: Mentoring program for students who are struggling academically.  Coordinator can link students with LGBTQIA+ faculty and allies, if requested.

 

Counseling Services- Licensed therapists can provide emotional support during a crisis and are trained in working with LGBTQIA+ issues, including transitioning.  Please make an appointment at 609-652-4722 or in J-204.

 

Teaching, Advocacy and Coaching for Student Success ProgramThe TACS program helps provide students and their families a resource when experiencing a difficult time such as, a death in the family, extended leaves, etc.  This case management program can reach out to your professors and will work with you on a plan for a successful return.

 

A Whole New Closet: In the process of transitioning FTM or MTF?  Want to try new fashion ideas and fabrics but not spend a lot of money?  The WGSC is pleased to provide transitioning students funds to purchase up to two complete outfits at local area thrift shops (up to a $50 value).  For more information and/or to sign up for the program, come to the WGSC lounge and ask to speak with a peer educator or the WGSC Director.

 

Transcendence: A drop-in support group for Stockton students who are transitioning or thinking about transitioning, which meets weekly in J-204.  For more information, please call the WGSC at 609-626-3611 or check the Osprey Hub for dates and times. 

 

Pride Alliance (Student Club): meets weekly, all LGBTQIA+ and allies are welcome to join.  For more information and a list of meetings and events, go to the Osprey Hub.

 

Bathrooms/Locker Rooms

All-gender bathrooms are single bathrooms, with lockable doors.  They are designed for privacy, are handicap-accessible, and family-friendly.  

You can find all-gender bathrooms in the following locations on main campus:

* Lower L-Wing (across from the Art Gallery)

*Campus Center Theater (across from the Information Desk)

* Lower F-Wing

* Big Blue, 1st Floor (all-gender locker room)

Please note: Gender identity and expression are protected categories when it comes to housing and public accommodations in the State of New Jersey.  Transgender individuals are permitted to use the bathroom and/or locker room of their choosing.  Transgender individuals do not have to solely use the all-gender bathrooms.

 

Changing Your Name through the Courts- download this packet if you want to change your name.  This packet does not change gender marker.

 

Philadelphia Trans Resource Guide 2016 (Mazzoni Center)