On-Grounds Connections

On-Grounds Housing Accommodations
Students with unique concerns that would like to receive information about the options available in on-grounds housing should contact the Assistant Director of Assignments (Countess Hughes) at cmh8sc@virginia.edu or 434-924-3314 for assistance.

HELPLine: 295-TALK
HELP Line 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.

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 psychoeducational outreach services to the broader U.Va. community.

Men’s Gay/Bi & Questioning Support Group
This is a support group for men who want to become more comfortable within themselves, and with their sexuality. 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 gay, bisexual, and questioning men may pose questions regarding sexuality, and discuss issues related to societal and personal values, relationships, choices, self-esteem, and self-care. A pre-group screening with the facilitator is required to join this group.

Facilitators: Jackie Woods, Ph.D. and Deepti Athalye, Ph.D.
Fridays 12:30-2:00

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.

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

Bias Incident Reporting:
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.

UVA Sexual Assault Information and Support:
UVA Sexual Violence Education and Resources
Not On Our Grounds: Sexual Violence Prevention Initiative

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 contact Scott Rheinheimer or visit him in Newcomb Hall, Room 164A.