Nightline is an anonymous, nonjudgmental peer listening hotline that primarily serves the Columbia/Barnard community and its affiliates. Nightline offers a safe space for callers to talk, operating by the mottos, "We are here to listen" and "We are here to get you through the night." Nightline supports its callers by providing both a listening and a referral service.
All Nightline peer listeners remain anonymous. The callers do not know who the listeners are and the counselors do not know the caller, nor do they have the means to find this out. All Nightline peer listeners, excluding the Directors of Nightline, who no longer take calls, cannot tell any Columbia student that he/she is a Nightline peer listener. The phones used by Nightline have no caller id.
No matter what a caller wants to talk about, be it sexual orientation, depression, eating disorders, family, friends, or just stress, nightline is willing to listen and will never judge a caller on what he or she has to say.