As a residential college, Vassar is committed to providing support services to help students make the most of their time at Vassar. The Office of the Dean of the College oversees and coordinates services that directly impact the quality of student life, both academic and non-academic.
The Learning, Teaching, and Research Center offers individual assistance and workshops for students who seek to improve their reading and writing skills, mathematical proficiency, and overall study skills, and for students who are preparing for graduate school entrance examinations. The center also coordinates tutoring services, available in most academic subject areas.
The Office of Accessibility and Educational Opportunity facilitates the full participation of students with disabilities in all aspects of college life. Self-identified students with permanent or temporary disabilities who wish to request accommodations meet with the director to develop an individualized plan.
The Counseling Service, staffed by psychologists, clinical social workers, and a consulting psychiatrist, provides confidential help to students coping with personal, social, vocational, and academic concerns. Free of charge to enrolled students, services include individual and group counseling, assessment, consultation, referral, and educational outreach to the Vassar community.
There are numerous other resources for students looking for advice and support on personal and academic issues — the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, the Office of Campus Life and Diversity, the ALANA (African American/Black, Latino, Asian/Asian American, Native American) Center, the Campus Life LGBTQ Center, the Office of International Services, and the Women's Center, to name a few. For the complete list, visit the Dean of the College website.