Our lines are open every night, 10pm-3am.  No problem is too big or too small. 212-854-7777.

What is Nightline?

Nightline is an anonymous peer listening service. Our listeners are empathetic undergraduate students of Columbia University who have completed a training and certification process to work on our phone lines. Students call Nightline for a wide variety of reasons; there is no issue too large or too small. From relationships to eating disorders, from depression to academic stress, students call Nightline to talk about whatever is on their mind. People who call Nightline find that it can be easier to talk about these things with someone they don’t know, and that it offers callers the opportunity to be heard in a way that is different from other spaces on campus. We’re here to get you through the night. Watch our video below to see what student leaders have to say about Nightline:

What happens when I call Nightline?

One of our listeners will answer the phone. After that, what we talk about is up to you. Peer listeners are trained to provide resources, non-judgmental and empathetic support, and a safe space to explore what is on your mind. The conversation you have can go on as long as you want or need.

When can I call?

We are open every night of the academic year from 10 pm-3 am. 212-854-7777. If you are in need of support, please do not hesitate to call. We’re here to listen.

Who do we serve?

Nightline is a service that serves both the undergraduate and graduate student communities of Columbia University and Barnard College. If you are looking for support but aren’t a student, NYC Well has a very similar free, confidential listening line that is better able to respond to non-student needs. They also offer text and web chat services.

Contact Us

Looking to get involved in Nightline? Have a question for our staff? Want to just know more? Check out our Get Involved page or send us an email at nightlinedirectors@gmail.com.