Step 1: Who do I talk to?

Deciding what steps to take when you experience acts of bias, discrimination or harassment can be difficult. This section provides information regarding confidential and non-confidential campus resources who can hear your concerns and offer guidance for responding informally or proceeding through reporting process.

The University recognizes that deciding among these options can be difficult. You are encouraged to seek assistance from a Confidential Resource to talk through your options before deciding how to proceed.  Confidential Resources will keep your information private; they will not take any formal action, but can offer support and provide resources.

Non-confidential campus resources can also talk with you about your experience and provide guidance on the reporting process. If you make a report to a non-confidential resource, the information you report will be shared with the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

Confidential Resources

Individuals who serve as Confidential Resources are trained to understand issues of discrimination and/or harassment.  Information shared with Confidential Resources (including information about whether an individual has received services) will only be disclosed to other University officials or any other person with the individual’s express written permission, unless there is an imminent threat of serious harm to the individual or to others, or a legal obligation to reveal such information (e.g., if there is suspected abuse or neglect of a minor).  Confidential Resources are not authorized to engage in fact-finding or take action on behalf of the University; nor will they maintain formal or detailed records of confidential consultations.  If after speaking with a Confidential Resource you do not wish to initiate an internal complaint, the Confidential Resource will take no action.  If you do wish to make a complaint, these individuals are knowledgeable about the University’s policies and procedures and will put you in touch with an appropriate University administrator.

Ombuds Office

The University’s Ombuds office can provide confidential advice regarding issues of discrimination and/or harassment, and information about your options.  Please contact the Ombuds Officer to confidentially discuss any concerns or complaints.
Wokie Nwabueze, Ombuds Officer
179 Nassau Street - Suite D
Princeton, NJ 08544

University Health Services Counseling Center

Provides confidential counseling and support services to students. Spouses and dependents of students may also be eligible for consultations.
McCosh Health Center, Third Floor
Make an Appointment:  609-258-3285
Monday - Friday 8:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Walk-in services available for urgent problems
Evening Hours by appointment Mondays and Wednesdays, 5-7 p.m.

Office of Religious Life

Chaplains provide confidential informal counseling where any member of the campus community may discuss a complaint, conflict or problem.
Murray-Dodge Hall
Princeton, NJ 08544

Non-Confidential Resources

There are also trained, non-confidential resources with whom you can consult.  These offices and individuals are not required to keep the information you provide confidential, but they are trained to understand issues of discrimination and/or harassment and can help you to decide on your options.

Trained non-confidential resources include:

Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding
58 Prospect Avenue

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Center
246 Frist Campus Center

The Women's Center
243D Frist Campus Center

Davis International Center
Louis A. Simpson International Building

Directors of Student Life
For more information, contact each Residential College

Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students
Associate Deans

Office of the Dean of the Graduate School
Assistant and Associate Deans for Academic Affairs, Diversity and Inclusion, and Student Life
Clio Hall

Office of Human Resources
Senior HR Managers
New South Building

Office of the Dean of the Faculty
Senior Associate Dean
Nassau Hall


Cheri Burgess

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  • Director for Institutional Equity and Equal Employment Opportunity
Office of the Provost, 204B Nassau Hall