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TCNJ Cares Program

At TCNJ, we strive to engage in a culture that cares for and supports one another in order to maintain the safety, health, and well-being of the campus community. As a community of care, we expect that we will reach out to each other in times of need and work together to build a healthy and well campus.

The TCNJ Cares program works extensively with individual students and campus and community partners to ensure that our students are connected to the resources to develop new skills in navigating challenging experiences and to ultimately meet their goals.

We are able to cultivate this culture by:

  • Educating students on the services available to support them;
  • Helping students develop the skills to manage life stressors by identifying needs and removing barriers to success;
  • Collaborating across departments;
  • Developing an environment where we all understand our personal responsibility in supporting our own and other’s well-being; and
  • Creating access to resources and referring students to the appropriate College office or community program.

CARE referrals are directed to the Dean of Students office TCNJ Cares program staff. Any inquiries or follow-ups should be directed to the Dean of Students Office at 609.771.2780 or the general email

Concerned about a student?

Crisis / Mental Health Numbers

1.855.654.6735 | NJ Hopeline

988 | National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

609.396 HELP | Capital Health – Emergency Mental Health Services Center (24/7)

609.771.2247 | CAPS Mental Health Services (MHS)

609.771.2345 | Campus Police Services or dial 9-1-1

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