Seton Hall University
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Providing for Our Students' Basic Needs

Helping to meet the basic needs of our students has a direct impact on the overall well-being and their ultimate academic success. That is the purpose of this website – to connect students with the resources, both on-campus and off-campus, to help them when they need it.


Icon of a fork and knife. Food Security

  • Food Pantry – Our Lady of Sorrows
    Seton Hall has a formal partnership with Our Lady of Sorrows Food Pantry in South Orange.To be registered, please contact DOVE at michelle.peterson@shu.edu.
  • DOVE
    If you are in need of immediate emergency aid, please contact DOVE at michelle.peterson@shu.edu or (973) 761-9702.
  • Catholic Charities
    509 N. 7th St.
    Newark, NJ 07107
    (973) 596-4100
    Catholic Charities provides a wide range of services ranging from assistance with food, nutrition, housing, legal services, and more.
  • NJ-2-1-1
    NJ 211 is a state service to connect individuals with a wide range of resources and agencies.  Just call 211 from your phone or visit this site

Icon of a house and a lock inside.Housing Security

  • Covenant House
    North Jersey (973) 621-8705
    330 Washington Street
    Newark, NJ 07102-2630
    Covenant House provides housing and supportive services to youth facing homelessness.
  • Catholic Charities
    509 N. 7th St.
    Newark, NJ 07107
    (973) 596-4100
    Catholic Charities provides a wide range of services ranging from assistance with food, nutrition, housing, legal services, and more.
  • Essex-Newark Legal Services
    (888) 576-5529
    Attorneys give free advice on housing issues, ranging from landlord and tenant mediation to information on services to stop evictions. The aid is for low income residents. Check this site for self-help resources or to apply online for legal help.
  • NJ-2-1-1
    NJ 211 is a state service to connect individuals with a wide range of resources and agencies.  Just call 211 from your phone or visit this site

Icon of a bill with a dollar sign on it. Financial Security

  • FAFSA
    The FAFSA form is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This form is used to apply for Financial Aid. www.fafsa.gov Once complete the Office of Financial Aid will determine your eligibility and create an award letter which can be viewed on PirateNet.
  • Financial Aid Appeals – special circumstances
    A special circumstance form can be submitted to the Financial Aid Office for particular situations detailed on the form. Once submitted, a recalculation is completed if deemed appropriate and additional aid is offered when possible.
  • Seton Hall Scholarships
    For a list of all scholarship available through Seton Hall University, click here.
  • External Scholarships and Fellowships
    For information about scholarships and fellowships outside of Seton Hall, click here.
  • Student Employment Opportunities
    To find jobs on-campus, click here.
  • Employment Off-Campus – The Career Center
    Check The Career Center's "Navigator"site to locate a part time job, internship, or your first professional position. You will also find information about employers, on-campus interviews, workshops, career fairs and networking forums.
  • ElmSelect.com
    Elm Select is a portal designed for Seton Hall University, to assist our students in comparing different Alternative Lenders to each other. This will allow families to make a more informed decision on the appropriate loan for them. SHU will accept any Approved loan that we receive, as we do not promote any lender over another. www.elmselect.com

Icon of a heart and a plus sign. Mental, Physical and Spiritual Wellness

  • CAPS
    Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides free year-round counseling, crisis intervention, consultation, and referral services to Seton Hall students.
  • Behavioral Intervention Team
    The Behavioral Intervention Team is an interdepartmental working group that receives and responds to concerns about individual students. Make a referral to the Team by emailing BIT@shu.edu.
  • Campus Ministry
    Campus Ministry offers pastoral support and spiritual guidance for any student and Seton Hall community member. If you are in need, please contact (973) 761-9545 or come to the Lower Level of Boland Hall and a staff member will be happy to assist you.
  • DOVE
    DOVE provides opportunities for engagement in community service. If you would like to get involved in helping others during their time of need, while also enjoying a shared experience with other loving and compassionate students, please come sign up in the Lower Level of Boland Hall.
    In addition, DOVE is available as a resource to Seton Hall students who are experiencing difficulties meeting their basic needs. Please contact michelle.peterson@shu.edu.
  • Health Services
    Health Services helps students reach their optimal level of well being by providing a wide range of cost-effective and preventative urgent care services in a friendly professional environment.
  • Richie Regan Recreation Center
    Open to all students, the Rec Center is a great place for physical activity, to work out, to take fitness classes, or get involved with intramural or club sports.

Icon of a badge. Safety

  • Public Safety & Security – (973) 761-9300
    Public Safety & Security patrols campus and the area immediately around the campus 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They can be reached by phone at the number above, officers offer escorts across campus upon request, and information about more services can be found here.
  • SHUFLY & Safe Ride
    SHUFLY is the University's shuttle service with stops throughout the village of South Orange.
    Safe Ride is free, reliable escort service provided by Public Safety within the immediate vicinity of the University not on the SHUFLY route.
  • RAD
    The RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) course is a self defense program designed to empower women by educating them about risk awareness, risk recognition, risk avoidance and risk reduction. The course is offered on campus at least once each semester.
  • Report an Incident of Sexual Violence
    Seton Hall University is committed to maintaining a positive learning, working and living environment. When sexual harassment or sexual violence has occurred and the University is made aware, steps will be taken to end the harassment or violence, prevent its reoccurrence, and address its effects. You may choose to speak to someone confidentially or privately; you may speak to someone on-campus or off-campus. Contact information for reporting options is available here.
  • KNOW MORE
    KNOW MORE is an initiative of the Dean of Students' Office whose mission is to provide important education around sexual violence prevention, alcohol & other drugs, and bystander intervention to the Seton Hall University community through creative outreach programs and campaigns.To learn more or get involved.

Icon of an exclamation point with a stop sign. Crisis Resolution

If you are in danger call 911.

  • Public Safety and Security is available 24/7 – (973) 761-9300.
  • Emergency Food
    If you are in need of immediate emergency aid, please contact DOVE at michelle.peterson@shu.edu or (973) 761-9702.
  • Emergency Shelter
    Covenant House
    North Jersey (973) 621-8705
    330 Washington Street
    Newark, NJ 07102-2630
    Covenant House provides housing and supportive services to youth facing homelessness.
  • Domestic Violence Shelter
    24 -hour Hotline - (732) 249-4504
    If you need shelter due to domestic violence, call the hotline. Your location and identity will be protected.

If you're not sure where to go or whom to ask for help, contact:
DOVE – Michelle Peterson –michelle.peterson@shu.edu – (973) 761-9702
Dean of Students – Karen Van Norman – karen.vannorman@shu.edu – (973) 761-9076
We're here to help.


Icon of three people with a heart in the center. Donate or Volunteer

Check back for updates of current opportunities to donate or volunteer!

  • DOVEGeneral donations or project/purpose specific donations are always welcome. Various volunteer opportunities are also available through DOVE throughout the year.