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

The Student Life Office wanted to notify you of some of the resources in and around Newark that can greatly assist you or your friends.

  • 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 Vice President of Student Life
  • Employment opportunities through such websites as and
  • Student Resource List in Downloadable PDF

Dental Care:

If you are looking for affordable dental care that is either free or on a sliding scale, then please visit the following website that has a list of 10 Dental Clinics in and around Newark. Website:

Other Resources: 

The Newark Family Engagement Directory is home to a comprehensive database with up-to-date information on sources available to Newark families and residents including Child Care Services, Children’s services, Employment, Affordable Health Clinics, Food Pantries, Disability Services, Financial Assistance, Housing/Rent Assistance, Mental Health Services, Rehabilitation Services, Senior Citizen Services, and numerous other services. You can visit the following website or download the free app called Axcess Newark on your smart phone or tablet. Website:

Disclaimer: The above list of services is neither an endorsement nor a referral by Pillar College or its Staff.  Please use caution, wisdom, and common sense in finding the right resource for your need.


Attention Public Transportation Student Users!

Click here NJ Transit Discount for Students for information regarding NJ Transit’s Student Discount Program.


Are you registered to Vote?

For information, click here:

To print the registration form, click on the link below and mail it in by October 1st. The deadline to send in your form is Oct 17th.


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.


Join the Student Life Facebook Page  

You can stay up-to-date with all events, activities, and opportunities that we offer to our students. Click here: Pillar College Student Life Facebook Group


Campus (Online) Apparel Store

The Store is now open. Click on the following link to be redirected to the site.


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   


Deputy Title IX Coordinator:
Michael Wattkis
973-803-5000 ext. 1016

Office Location:  Pillar College Newark Campus (7th Flr.), 60 Park Place , Newark, NJ 07102 



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.