William Paterson University is committed to creating a campus that is free from all forms of violence. It is our responsibility that all members of the campus community have access to information and services related to interpersonal violence and other crimes.
The Campus Victim Services Coordinator (CVSC) is available to identify, coordinate, and follow up on services for victims of domestic/dating violence, stalking and sexual violence; and work collaboratively with and serve as the liaison between the Campus Violence Prevention Program (CVPP), the Women’s Center, and respective University offices and community agencies concerning services to victims.
Available services include, but are not limited to:
- Confidential advocacy services
- Safety planning
- Survivor support group
- Information and resources
- Educational events, presentations, and training on interpersonal violence
If you are experiencing an emergency requiring immediate attention, call 911
or the WPU Police Department at 973-720-2300.
Theresa A. Bivaletz, MSW, LSW
Campus Victim Services Coordinator
The Women’s Center, Student Center Room 313
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm
Monday - Thursday
8:00am - 5:15pm
Call or email to make an appointment.
Evening hours available by appointment.
If the Coordinator is not in the office and you would like to speak with someone or schedule an appointment with the Coordinator, you can visit the Women’s Center, or call 973-720-2946.
If you are in need of 24-hour services, you can contact:
- The WPU Counseling, Health, and Wellness Center 973-720-2257
- Passaic County Women’s Center Hotline 973-881-1450
- New Jersey Domestic Violence Hotline 800-572-7233
- New Jersey Sexual Assault Hotline 800-601-7200
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255
Self Help Guide for Trans Survivors of Sexual Violence
This project was supported by Grant No. 2010-WA-AX-0011 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, US Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this program are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.