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At times, students in distress initially feel more comfortable talking to a trained student rather than a mental health professional. OASIS and HAVEN are the two peer support services on campus, supervised by the Psychological Counseling Center (PCC).  Brenden Garcia, SUNY New Paltz graduate student, is the Coordinator of OASIS/HAVEN.


OASIS: 815-257-4945

OASIS is the student-staffed crisis intervention center and telephone hot-line. OASIS volunteers are trained and supervised by the PCC to respond to the anonymous telephone calls and walk-in-requests for support, information, and referral. Peer crisis intervention is provided in college related areas such as academic stress, loneliness, sexual orientation, suicide, drug and alcohol-related problems, relationship and family conflicts. Students may walk in or call the office.


24 Hour Emergency Cell: 845-802-3307 (closed during all breaks)

Deyo Hall Basement - G13 C

Office Hours: 8 PM - 1 AM when classes are in session (closed during all breaks)


OASIS offers confidential crisis intervention to help students deal with difficulties in life areas such as:

  • suicide-related thoughts, feelings, and behaviors
  • depression
  • relationships
  • roommate hassles
  • academic problems
  • loneliness


Students also can call OASIS for information and referrals on:

  • drugs and drug identification
  • sexual issues and related diseases
  • campus and community services


Haven: 845-257-4930

HAVEN is the student-staffed hot-line and walk-in center, supervised by the Phycological Counseling Center. HAVEN volunteers provide support, information and referral for students who have been the target of rape, attempted rape, or any unwanted sexual experience.   Students may walk in or call the office when classes are in session.


24 Hour Emergency Cell:  845-802-3383 (closed during all breaks)

24-Hour Beeper: 845-455-6093 (closed during all breaks)

Deyo Hall Basement - G 13 C

Office Hours: 8 PM - 1 AM when classes are in session (closed during all breaks)


SUNY New Paltz students who wish to become peer volunteers should contact the Psychological Counseling Center at 845-257-2920 to inquire. A Crisis Intervention (PSY330) psychology course is required for hotline volunteers. The hotline is supervised by the PCC and has existed at the college since the early 1970s.