Student Health and Safety
The UJC is dedicated to promoting the health and safety of all students at UVA. Please see the below resources or feel free to contact the UJC for more information.
The Gordie Center for Substance Abuse Prevention at the University of Virginia creates and disseminates evidence-informed programs and materials to decrease the negative consequences of hazardous drinking and illegal drug use among college students. They partner with students to promote peer intervention and education, particularly to reduce celebratory drinking, promote student-athlete health and wellness; and provide support for UVa students in recovery from substance abuse. The Gordie Center provides conferences, training courses, workshops and consultation to create healthier campus communities.
Bias, hazing, and sexual and gender-based violence have no place in our community of trust and respect at UVA. This means that all of us should promptly report instances of these behaviors that we learn about, witness, or experience firsthand. Every member of the UVA community should use the “Just Report It” system to promptly report incidents of bias, hazing, or sexual or gender-based violence. You can do so with the full confidence that such reports will be treated seriously and investigated promptly and impartially, and without fear of reprisal or retaliation for making a report in good faith.
The U.Va. Department of Student Health, Harrison Bowne “Tersh” Smith Jr., Memorial Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is the University of Virginia’s primary student counseling clinic. Our mission is to be responsive to the mental health needs of U.Va. students while also providing consultation, education, outreach and crisis management to the broader U.Va. community. Call 434-243-5150.
A diverse University of Virginia community provides every member respect and a safe place for understanding our differences as well as our likenesses. Fostering the safety, dignity, and respect of women and girls is central to the mission of the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center. They believe that an environment that welcomes and supports people of different backgrounds, beliefs, ages, identities, ethnicities and worldviews best accomplishes these goals. At the Women’s Center, we actively engage in discussions about social change and bias, challenging our assumptions and exchanging ideas. They invite others to join us in these discussions at events, in classes, and by social media.
Green Dot is a bystander intervention program designed to prevent power-based personal violence by increasing positive bystander behaviors. The topics covered within power-based personal violence are sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. Green Dot trainings provide participants with the skills to know how and when to safely intervene in a concerning situation. In addition to skill-building, the Green Dot program is a community mobilization strategy that engages the broader bystander community in a culture shift in which community members do not tolerate violence and believe that everyone is expected to do their part in maintaining a safe environment.