Resources and Policies

Resources and Policies

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JJAY Counseling Center

Counseling Services Center

The Counseling Services Center provides free psychological and counseling support services to meet the mental health and developmental needs of John Jay students.

If you are interested in scheduling an evaluation for on-going counseling (i.e., meeting with the same counselor once per week for several weeks), please send an email to

If you would like a one-time appointment (consultation) or to speak with a counselor right away (crisis), please call 212-887-6239 or email Cory Head at

If you are in crisis after hours, please use these resources:

1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355) or text “WELL” to 65173

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

NYC Samaritans: 212-673-3000

For questions about any of our services or to access any of these services, please email Gerard Bryant, Ph.D. at or Cory Head, Ph.D. at

CUNY Online Therapy - TalkSpace

CUNY is providing free access to TalkSpace (an online therapy service with licensed mental health professionals)  for students.

Note: There is no tracking information associated with use of this link and the email address will be shared only with me and securely transmitted to Talkspace for access to the service. 

Password "CUNY2021"


LGBTQ Crisis Hotlines and Services

LGBTQ Crisis Hotlines and Services | Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics ( 

Spectra Resource Sheet 

JJAY Safe Zone

The Safe Zone Initiative at John Jay College

Safe Zone is a campus wide program designed to visibly identify students, staff and faculty who support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, aaexual and others (LGBTQIA+) people and who are willing to act as allies by learning more about the issues facing LGBTQIA+ communities. Offices that are identified as Safe Zones are staffed by individuals who have completed a Safe Zone training that goes over some basic knowledge needed to be an effective “safe” person for LGBTQIA+ students and people who are questioning their own sexual orientation or gender identity. Participants who have completed the training are given Safe Zone stickers/buttons and a placard. By wearing the Safe Zone symbols or posting the Safe Zone cards individuals are identifying themselves as people who are comfortable talking to LGBTQIA+ students about LGBTQIA+ related issues. In addition, by posting the Safe Zone sign or symbol, we are affirming that we:

  • Are an understanding, supportive and trustworthy listener
  • Believe that the campus is enriched by the presence of LGBTQIA+people
  • Are aware of the presence of LGBTQIA+students and colleagues
  • Can discuss issues in a nonjudgmental manner
  • Are willing to assist LGBTQIA+ students in finding information and resources
  • Understand the importance of confidentiality
  • Will use inclusive language, avoid stereotyping, and will not assume everyone is heterosexual
  • Challenge derogatory remarks when you hear them
  • Maintain clear, ethical boundaries
  • Will refer individuals to appropriate professional help when needed


In the Spring ‘21 Semester, we are offering virtual workshop times via Zoom. To join one of these trainings, please follow this link ( If you cannot attend one of the listed trainings on our Eventbrite  please contact Safe Zone trainers at to schedule a virtual training.

If you are interested in scheduling a Safe Zone training for a department, please contact Betty Taylor Leacock, LMHC, in the Department of Counseling and Human Services, at 212-237-8140.

Safe Zone Training Flyer

Additional Trainings

CUNY Safe Zone Training
Safe Zone Training – The City University of New York (

Third Party Ally Training
Ally Training — NoStigmas

The Safe Zone Project


Michael Scaduto
Associate Director, Scholarship Coordinator
Phone: 212-237-8872

Check out the John Jay Scholarships page for more information

Scholarships and Resources for LGBTQIA+ Students

Click Here for more infomration  

How To’s (Instructions)

1. Name Change Form

2. Gender Change Form

CUNY Resources and Policies



CUNY LGBTQI Related Policies – The City University of New York 

NCAA transgender policy background, resources | - The Official Site of the NCAA

Transgender_Handbook_2011_Final.pdf (

Common Ground | - The Official Site of the NCAA 

Outside Resources & Policies


Outside Proffesional Resources