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Diverse Populations

Veterans or Military

On-Campus:

TCNJ Veterans webpage

New Veteran Student Handout

Employment: Jobseekers who are Veterans

Withdrawal-Attendance Processes for Students Called for Military Service

Off-Campus:

Trenton Veteran’s Center – 934 Parkway Ave. Suite 201, Ewing, NJ 08618, 609-882-5744
Provides free counseling and therapy to veterans who served in combat during wartime and information and referral for benefits assistance, job and employment assistance.

The American Legion
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans. 
Use “Find a Post” to find the one closest to you.

Mercer County Veterans Services
Mercer County Veteran Services represents all Mercer County veterans of military service and their families, providing counsel, information and referral.

New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

Other Resources:

Veterans Crisis Hotline – 1-800-273-8255, Press 1

VA Homeless Hotline – 1-877-4AIDVET (1-877-424-3838)

Women Veterans Call Center – 1-855-VA-WOMEN (1-855-829-6636)

Vets4Warriors (1-855-VET-TALK)

NJ Vet2Vet (1-866-VETS-NJ4)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK)

Vet Center Combat Call Center (1-877-WAR-VETS)

New Jersey Veterans Benefit Guide

Resource Guide for New Jersey’s Military, Veterans and Families

New Jersey Career Resources for Veterans

LGBTQIA+

On-Campus:

Prism
PRISM is TCNJ’s oldest gender and sexuality alliance. We provide LGBTQIA+-identified individuals and their allies with a safe place to discuss the issues facing them on a daily basis. We hold regular meetings as well as campus-wide events, and all open minds and warm hearts are welcome. Contact at prism@tcnj.edu
Find them on the Roar app!

Gender Inclusive Housing

TCNJ’s Gender Inclusive Housing program allows for co-ed rooming situations and provides alternative housing options for TCNJ’s LGBTQIA+ students, as well as for any general member of the student body who might be interested. 
For more information, visit the Gender Inclusive Housing Web page or e-mail housing@tcnj.edu

Gender Neutral Bathrooms

TCNJ has a number of Gender Neutral Bathrooms around campus. The locations of each bathroom are available on an interactive map which is located at the link above. TCNJ is continuously trying to add more Gender Neutral Bathrooms to its campus as new buildings are built and current buildings are refurbished.

TCNJ Preferred Name

TCNJ Allows a preferred name to be added to your TCNJ identity online. Information on adding this name can be found hereOnce a preferred name is added, subsequent TCNJ sites linked to Paws, such as Canvas, will use your preferred name. TCNJ also has a preferred name policy which can be viewed by following the link above.

Off-Campus:

PFLAG Princeton

The PFLAG Princeton chapter is focused on supporting family members and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

The Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities (SJE)

The Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities (SJE) provides educational and social programs, leadership development, and policy consultation for LGBTQIA and ally students, faculty, staff, and community members.

The Princeton University LGBT Center 

The Princeton University LGBT Center supports and empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual students and employees by providing community-building, education, events and initiatives.

The Pride Center of New Jersey, Inc

A fast-growing community center located in Highland Park, The Pride Center provides a “safe space” for the LGBTIQ community: a place to learn about our community from a vast array of resources, a place to socialize and meet new friends, and a place to gain acceptance and understanding of your gender and sexual identity in a comfortable setting.

Former Foster Youth

New Jersey Foster Care Scholars Program
The NJFC Scholars Program provides funding for eligible youth who have experienced a CP&P out-of-home placement, CP&P independent living arrangement or transitional living program and are seeking a post-secondary degree at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or a career/technical school.

General Resources

On-Campus:

Educational Opportunity Fund
The EOF Program at The College of New Jersey’s purpose is to facilitate student transitions which lead to college readiness, positive adjustments, address developmental concerns, academic success, and student persistence to graduation and to prepare them with the knowledge, skills, abilities and values which are necessary to compete in both a regional and global multicultural workplace, graduate study, and other personal and civic endeavors.
You must apply to be a part of the EOF program. For more details, check out their website at: https://eof.tcnj.edu/

TCNJ Student Organizations
TCNJ students have created a number of clubs and organizations celebrating various cultures, languages and religions such as the Japanese Student Association, Kinkz and Coilz, French Club, Autism Awareness Club, Muslim Students’ Associations and more. Find these and other orgs on the Roar app!

Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (OIDEI) provides institutional leadership in enhancing respectful, diverse and inclusive work and learning environments at The College of New Jersey Community. OIDEI serves as a partner with all campus offices as each area makes its unique contribution to the overall inclusivity of the campus community.

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