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Incident Reporting & Resources

Just Report It: Online system for reporting bias incidents to the University. The Dean on call at the time of the report will be notified.

Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment

Not On Our Grounds: Sexual Violence Prevention Initiative

On-Grounds Housing 

Housing and Residence Life offers an inclusive Open Housing option. This enables upperclassmen and transfer students, 18 years and older, to request roommates regardless of the students’ sex, gender, sexual orientation, or gender expression. As of now, this option will be available at Bice, Copeley, Faulkner, and Lambeth Residence Areas. If you and your roommates/apartment mates are interested in this housing option you must complete a housing application online by the deadline and send an email to housingassignments@virginia.edu.

Students with unique concerns, or first year students interested in Open Housing, who would like to receive information about all options available in on-grounds housing, should contact the Assistant Director of Assignments, Countess Hughes, at cmh8sc@virginia.edu or 434-924-3314 for support and assistance.

Counseling and Mental Health Support

HELPLine: 295-TALK

HELPLine is an anonymous, confidential telephone service serving the residents of Charlottesville, Albemarle County and the University of Virginia. We are a student-run, student-operated program, staffed entirely of volunteers, affiliated with Madison House. Visit the HELPLine website for more info.

Trans Lifeline: (877) 565-8860

Trans Lifeline is a non-profit hotline staffed by transgender volunteers for transgender people who are experiencing difficulty or crisis.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Groups

The U.Va. Department of Student Health, Harrison Bowne “Tersh” Smith Jr., Memorial Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is a full-service outpatient clinic whose mission is to be responsive to the counseling and psychiatric needs of U.Va. students while also providing crisis management, consultation, and psycho-educational outreach services to the broader U.Va. community. CAPS group offerings are updated each semester.  

LGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUP - Fall 2019

This is a support group for students who want to become more comfortable within themselves, and with their gender identity and sexuality. This inclusive group welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, transgender/gender non-conforming, queer, asexual, and intersex students. Members of the group include those who are fully out to others, those who are out to only a few chosen people, and those who are only just coming out to themselves. The group provides a confidential and safe space in which LGBTQ+ students can explore questions related to gender and sexuality, and also discuss issues related to societal and personal values, relationships, choices, self-esteem, and self-care. This is not thought of as a therapy group because we do not believe that LGBTQ+ identities are indicative of psychopathology. Instead, this group is designed to foster healthier adjustment and self-development in its participants by providing the opportunity to share, and reflect on their experiences, thoughts, and emotions in some depth in an atmosphere that is non-judgmental and supportive. A pre-group screening with the facilitator is required to join this group.

Facilitators: Katie Richard, LPC
Fridays 12:30-2:00, Student Health - L010

Women’s Center Counseling Services

Since 1990, the Women’s Center has offered individual, couples, and group counseling services to University of Virginia students, faculty, and staff, as well as to members of the Charlottesville community. Counseling is offered for both men and women individually, as well as couples. The Women’s Center offers free and confidential support groups for UVA students, faculty, staff and Charlottesville community members. For more information and participation, call 434-982-2361.

Career Development

University of Virginia Career Center – Diversity Resources

University Career Services (UCS) provides guidance and resources to a diverse student body for the attainment of students’ career-related goals.

Restrooms

Single Stall & Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

For a map of single stall and gender-neutral bathrooms, visit our Bathrooms Map.

 

For information on additional LGBTQ+ resources, please email Multicultural Student Services or visit the LGBTQ Program Coordinator, Alex Winkowski, in Newcomb Hall, Room 43E (on the lower level in the Multicultural Student Center).