As many of you know, October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. To enhance awareness and show CSI’s support of ending domestic violence, we invite you to dress in purple on this year’s national “Wear Purple Day,” which is Thursday, Oct. 18.

The New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV), the College of Staten Island, and CUNY are committed to creating a safe work environment for all employees. If you have a question or concern about domestic violence, please contact any of the CSI OPDV Liaisons listed below, who have been specially trained to understand and respond to domestic violence issues:

Jessica Collura – Director of Employee Relations and Labor Designee – 718.982.2376 –

Hope Berte – Interim Vice President of Campus Planning, Facilities Management, and Operations – 718.982.2400 –

Robert Yurman – Associate Director, Public Safety – 718.982.2114 –

Dr. Winnie Eng – Counselor, Counseling Center – 718.982.2738 –

In addition, you can contact the NYS Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for additional information and assistance at 800.942.6906 (Multi-language accessible). The National Relay Service for Deaf or Hard of Hearing can be accessed by dialing 711.

You may also visit the NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence Website for additional information.

Thank you for your support in our fight to end domestic violence.