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Confidential Advocates

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Our confidential advocate is available for a trauma-informed consultation to assess care and support needs, provide information about resources, and discuss reporting options for students/faculty/staff members impacted by interpersonal violence such as:

  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Racial Harassment 
  • Stalking
  • Domestic Violence
  • Other forms of violence or harm that may occur

Please note: Our Confidential Advocate does not provide crisis services. The Confidential Advocate connects students, faculty, and staff members to appropriate resources that can provide the services they need. 

If you have experienced or been impacted by interpersonal harm and want to consult with the Confidential Advocate about what options and supports are available to you, please email to receive a response within 1-2 business days.

Reminder: Email is not a secure form of communication, and we cannot guarantee confidentiality through email communication.


If you are experiencing an immediate crisis, please contact one of these resources for support:


Immediately call 911 with any life-threatening emergency.


Sexual Assault Resource Agency (Sexual Violence)
24/7 Hotline: 434-977-7273

Shelter for Help in Emergency (Domestic Violence)  
24/7 Hotline: 434-293-8509

Childhelp (Child Abuse)
National Hotline: 800-422-4453, call or text

Region Ten (Mental Health) 
Mental Health Hotline: 434-972-1800

Rape and Incest National Network (RAINN)  
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-4673

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 

Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741


If you are wanting medical examination, you can click on one of the links below for more information: