The Office of Student Life seeks to accomplish its mission through cooperative, responsive relationships, programs, services and activities.



The goal of Student Services is to provide supportive, community-oriented services to address the needs of students at Pillar College academically, spiritually, emotionally, and vocationally. Our desire is to become an ever-improving, caring, and equipping community that encourages personal and community health. To accomplish this, we practice cooperation within the community, as well as a network of contacts with professional Christian counselors, therapists, and psychiatrists that work in our area. We also seek to maintain positive and mutually rewarding contact with churches, pastors, and various parachurch ministries.


Types of Service

  • Advising/Mentoring Services
  • Faculty Advisors
  • Field Mentors (through departmental internship programs)
  • Professional and/or Lay Counseling referral services
  • Tutoring services through the Pillar Instructional Resource Center
  • Graduate School and Career advice through Faculty Mentors, Department Heads, and the Coordinator of Student Life
  • Employment opportunities through such websites as and


Attention Students! Click on the following link for information regarding NJ Transit’s Student Discount Program.

NJ Transit Discount for Students


The Pillar Cafe (Somerset)

The Pillar Cafe is open while classes are in session.  The cafe, located in the Student Lounge, offers meals, snacks, drinks, and other items. Students, staff and faculty all gather in the beautiful, relaxed atmosphere of the Student Lounge to eat, hang out and relax.


Campus (Online) Apparel Store

Bob Sanislo is the Campus Online Apparel Store coordinator.  The Store is open to the students twice a year, in the fall and in the spring. Please contact him for more information by emailing


Method of Delivery

Most student services may be obtained in the following ways:
Consult with your Faculty Advisor, who is your best source of information. Your Faculty Advisor may assist you directly or refer you to another member of the Pillar team:

  • A faculty or staff member
  • Vice-President of Student Life
  • Director of the Instructional Resource Center
  • Vice President of Academics
  • President of the College


 Sex Discrimination in Education (Title IX)

“Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education.

It reads:

‘No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.’

Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual assault.”

Title IX Coordinator:
Linda Schmitt
973-803-5000 ext. 2012

Office Location:  Pillar College Somerset Campus, 600 Apgar Dr., Somerset NJ 08873



To report a facility concern, please contact Linda Schmitt in Somerset and Dr. Ralph Grant in Newark.

Linda Schmitt                                 Dr. Ralph Grant

V.P. of Student Life                        V.P. of Operations/Public Affairs             

973-803-5000 ext. 2012               973-803-5000 ext. 1121



If there is a medical or psychological crisis emergency at Pillar College, please dial 9-911 from a College phone, or 911 from a mobile phone.