FOA Programming Resource Guide

In an effort to expand our resources for educational programming, the Office of the Dean of Students/Fraternity & Sorority Life has compiled a suggested list of available resources for you to contact. Many of the organizations do not have established programs, but are willing to come and speak to your chapters, sit on panels, lead discussions, or are willing to design a seminar to suit your needs. We encourage you to be creative and supplement this list with other sources to which you have access. As stated in the Fraternal Organization Agreement, you are required to complete one educational program a year for the members and potential members or new members of your chapter in categories of Alcohol and Drugs, and Sexual Assault, as well as four other topics of your choice.

Sexual Assault

  • One In Four, “How to Help a Sexual Assault Survivor: What Men Can Do.”   Contact: Even Behrle, president,, and Blake Blaze, vice-president and scheduling coordinator,  One in Four is an all-male sexual assault peer education group at U.Va. We present a one-hour program, “How to Help a Sexual Assault Survivor: What Men Can Do,” to any group of men who will listen — sports teams, residence hall students, student organizations, fraternities, off campus groups — anyone. They also may present to coed audiences from time to time under special circumstances.
  • Sexual Assault Facts and Education (SAFE): Contact: Saha Khaterzai, Outreach Coordinator,; Newcomb Hall, P. O. Box 400715, SAC Box 275, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903SAFE is a peer education group designed to provide sexual assault and dating violence education for the University community. The members of SAFE are University of Virginia students, both male and female, trained in sexual and dating violence education who seek to start a positive dialogue on these important issues. SAFE offers multimedia, interactive presentations that satisfy FOA requirements for both Personal Health & Safety (Dating Violence Presentation) and Sexual Assault (Consent Presentation). SAFE can tailor presentations to the needs of your organization.S.A.F.E. is now offering a new interactive FOA presentation on dating and domestic violence. Usually the first person to notice abuse in someone’s relationship is one of their close friends, and often it is feedback from friends that can help someone gain the courage to leave. S.A.F.E.’s new presentation will help you to be able to recognize abusive behaviors in a friend’s relationship and know how to help. To schedule a FOA for your chapter, please contact Saha Khaterzai (Outreach Coordinator) at
  • Sexual Assault Peer Advocacy (SAPA): Contact: Arin Mitchell, Newcomb Hall, P. O. Box 400715, SAC Box 397, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903. Sexual Assault Peer Advocacy (SAPA) is an organization which seeks to raise awareness about the issue of sexual violence and to create a community of support for survivors of sexual violence here at UVa. In order to achieve this, SAPA gives one hour presentations to a variety of groups around Grounds about how to help survivors of sexual violence. We can tailor our presentations to include more information on intimate partner violence, effective consent, and resources around the UVa community upon request.
  • Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA)/Rape Crisis Center: Contact: 434-295-7273. goal of SARA’s Education and Training Program is two-fold: to reduce the vulnerability of men, women and children to sexual assault and sexual abuse; and to create a climate in which sexual assault and sexual abuse is no longer be tolerated.
  • Women’s Center, Sexual and Domestic Violence Services (SDVS): Contact: Amanda Stuckey, Graduate Assistant,, P. O. Box 800588, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908; 434-982-2910, or visit or visit and Domestic Violence Services (SDVS) educates students, staff, and faculty at the University of Virginia about intimate violence and its impact on our community. They provide support to survivors of these crimes, work to strengthen the University’s responses and policies so that all victims are treated fairly and appropriately, empower women to resist abuse, and empower men to embrace their role as allies in this work, in order to reduce the incidence of these violent crimes. SDVS coordinates and hosts public events and education for the University community throughout the year.
  • Shelter for Help In Emergency: Contact: 434-963-4676 to schedule a presentation; or visit“Our mission is to end domestic violence in our community.  With that goal in mind, Shelter staff provide free educational programs to civic organizations, schools, workplaces, allied professionals, the faith community and any other community group that may request a training.”
  • Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance: Contact: Kristie VonAudenhove, 1415 Sachem Place, Suite 1, Charlottesville, Virginia 22901; 434-979-9002;
  • Men Can Stop Rape: P. O. Box 57144, Washington, D.C. 20037; 202-265-6530;, . Contact: Joseph Vess, Director of Consulting and Training, at 202-265-6530 x16 or information is available via the website.
  • National Center for Domestic and Sexual Violence: Contact: Debby Tucker, 512-407-9020, www.ncdsv.orgNCDSV designs, provides and customizes training and consultation, influences policy, promotes collaboration and enhances diversity with the goal of ending domestic and sexual violence. Our website provides a wealth of information for professionals and volunteers. Particular attention is paid to the issues surrounding domestic and sexual violence in the military community. Links are provided to state, local, national and international groups providing services, changing policy and practice and promoting the end of violence.
  • Rape Is: is a website created by the producers of a documentary film by the same title about rape, sexual violence, sex trafficking, and abuse.
  • Students Active for Ending Rape (SAFER Campus): Contact: 32 Broadway, Suite 1101New York, NY 10004; (347) 465-7233;

Alcohol and Drugs

  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team (ADAPT): ADAPT is dedicated to addressing the issues of alcohol and other drug abuse in the University of Virginia community. As peer educators, we promote awareness, provide educational outreach, and serve as accessible resources for our fellow students. Our primary purpose is to minimize the abuse of alcohol and other drugs in an effort to promote a healthier environment at our University.
    To schedule an educational program with ADAPT members you must submit complete and submit the program request form . You may also email ADAPT at
  • Gordie Center for Substance Abusive Prevention: Contact: Susan Bruce – 924-5276 gordiecenter@virginia.eduAs a unit of the Office of the Dean of Students, CASE supports the mission of the University by fostering community to promote student learning, growth, and citizenship. CASE supports peer education and provides presentations and consultation in order to increase knowledge of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug issues, and decrease the negative consequences associated with high-risk drinking and illegal drug use among U.Va. students. CASE is located in the old FSL Office in Madison House.
  • Peer Health Educators’ (Contact: 434-924-1509) “Buzzed”: The alcohol and drugs outreach program gives students information that will help them to avoid high-risk behaviors and clear up any previously held myths about these substances. General information, such as University policies and alcohol facts, are reviewed through a variety of interactive games. The outreach also covers strategies for helping a friend who may have a drug problem and how to care for someone who is under the influence.
  • University Police Department: Contact: Ben Rexrode, , 434-531-5600. Officer Rexrode has educational programming, focusing on education and awareness, regarding illegal date rape drugs; this program can be tailored specifically to fraternity and sorority audiences.
  • Region Ten Community Services: Contact: 800 Preston Avenue, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903; 434-972-1800Region Ten Community Services Board is an agency of local government, providing mental health and substance addiction services where they are needed in the local community.
  • Be sure to check out the many once-a-year events related to drugs and alcohol in our Upcoming FOA Events


  • Inter/National Organizations: The headquarters of many fraternities and sororities offer programs that address hazing. Also, as educational and leadership consultants visit your chapter, chapters are encouraged to request a program on this topic.
  • The Office of the Dean of Students/Fraternity & Sorority Life: Contact the staff in ODOS/FSL to discuss various programmatic opportunities. Phone: 434-924-7430.
  • Student Legal Services: Contact: Lester Wilson III, Director Attorney at Law, Newcomb Hall, 4th Floor, Room 460, P. O. Box 400810, Charlottesville, Virginia 22904; 434-924-7524
  • University Judiciary Committee (UJC): Contact: David Ensey, Chair, , 434-924-7625
  • University Police Department: Contact: Ben Rexrode,, 434-531-5600. Officer Rexrode can present educational programming, focusing on education, awareness and prevention, regarding hazing specifically in fraternities and sororities.

Bystander Intervention

  • Step Up UVA:The Step Up UVA initiative purposes to combat the social norm of bystander behavior—that is, to encourage and empower students to recognize, react and respect at the University of Virginia. As students of the University, it is our responsibility to remain active and vocal participants in our community. A certain social norm – the “bystander effect,” threatens our community and results in the acceptance of disrespectful behavior among peers. We are committed to the mission of defining appropriate social behavior and believe it is not only possible but imperative that students and others take a stand against the behaviors that threaten this community. To request a training, please fill out the Training Request Form or email Logistics Coordinator, Liz Brailsford.

Disability / Confidential Resources

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Contact: Melvin Mallory, the Equal Opportunity Officer for ADA Compliance, University of Virginia,, 434-982-3295. For information regarding services and accommodatiosn for individuals with disabilities.
  • University Ombudsman: The ombudsman is a confidential resource available to assist students with unresolved problems or complaints. The Ombudsman assists in identifying University resources or departments that address specific problems or concerns; explains University policies or procedures; and aids in resolving problems or complaints through inquiries or other informal means. The goal of the Ombudsman is to see that all members of the University are treated fairly. Contact: Bradford Holland, University Ombudsman,


  • Feminism Is for Everyone: Contacts: Colleen Coyne ( is For Everyone (FIFE) is a feminist organization dedicated to fostering feminist community and promoting activism for gender equality at UVa and in the greater Charlottesville community.FIFE was founded in 2006 uniting the former chapter of UVa NOW and AWAKE. FIFE is a member organization of the Minority Rights Coalition and the Sexual Assault Leadership Council.
  • Women’s Center: Contact: Sue Gerrans,, The Women’s Center, P. O. Box 800588, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908-0588; 434-982-2361The University of Virginia Women’s Center serves University students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members, highlighting leadership development, research, scholarship, art, counseling, and public service by and for women.

Racial/Ethnic Diversity

  • African-American Studies Department: The Carter G. Woodson Institute, University of Virginia, P. O. Box 400162, Charlottesville, Virginia 22904-4162, 434-924-3109,
  • Office of African-American Affairs: Luther P. Jackson House. Contact: Dion W. Lewis –, 924-7923
  • Asian Student Union: Contact: Dohyoun Park,,  Newcomb Hall, P. O. 400715, SAC Box 039, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903.
  • Latino Student Alliance, Latino Heritage Month – October: Contact: Veronica Alverado, Newcomb Hall, P. O. Box 400715, SAC Box 192. The Latino Student Alliance is the umbrella organization for all Hispanic and Latino students at both the graduate and undergraduate schools at the University of Virginia. It’s purpose is to represent the diverse needs of the Hispanic/Latino community and to facilitate dialogue among its community members to empower the community at UVA.


  • United Ministry at the University of Virginia: Contact: Chaplaincy Services and Pastoral Education, P. O. Box 800672, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908; 434-924-2642.United Ministry is comprised of religiously based organizations and their leaders who provide service to the University of Virginia. The members of United Ministry are committed to the promotion of religious development within the University community through the interaction of religion and intellectual life.

Sexual Orientation

  • LGBTQ Student Services/LGBTQ Center: Contact: Scott Rheinheimer, Coordinator for LGBTQ Student Services, Newcomb Hall, Room 164A; 434-924-77447, The LGBTQ Center works both to raise awareness and inclusion of sexual and gender minorities and to provide information, referral, support, and programming to the University community.

The Honor System

  • Honor: This program is designed and presented by representatives of the Honor Committee, with the intention of educating members about the basics of the Honor System, the changes recently made to the Honor System, and how the Honor Code may affect a fraternity or sorority member’s daily life. Topics of this FOA will range from discussing pragmatically how Honor reports, investigations, and trials work to the philosophical underpinnings of the Honor Code. The program will also involve a question and answering portion, in the hopes that the Honor representatives can resolve any questions that members may have. Contact: Brittany Wengel | | 434.924.7602

General Diversity

  • International Studies Office: Contact: Dudley Doane, Director of ISO, 434-982-3013
  • Students Educating and Empowering for Diversity (S.E.E.D.): Contact: Educating and Empowering for Diversity (SEED) is a group of specially selected and trained students who are dedicated to raising awareness and social justice issues at the University through education and interactive dialogue.

Event Planning and Fundraising

  • Kenna Boyd: Associate Director of Donor Relations, Office of University Development.  Contact: 924-7593, Boyd works with the Office of the President and many other academic and administrative departments at U.Va. to plan events locally, across the country and internationally.
  • Kim Dixon Ferguson: Director of Conference Services .  Contact her to set up a seminar or lecture on successful event or meeting  planning:  924 0811, Ms. Ferguson works with departments and individuals to plan and execute camps, meeting, events, and conferences at the University of Virginia.


  • Inter/National Organizations: The headquarters of many fraternities and sororities offer programs that address hazing. Also, as educational and leadership consultants visit your chapter, chapters are encouraged to request a program on this topic.
  • The Office of the Dean of Students/Fraternity & Sorority Life: Contact the staff in ODOS/FSL to discuss various programmatic opportunities. Phone: 434-924-7430.
  • Student Legal Services: Contact: Lester Wilson III, Director Attorney at Law, Newcomb Hall, 4th Floor, Room 460, P. O. Box 400810, Charlottesville, Virginia 22904; 434-924-7524
  • University Police Department: Contact: Melissa Fielding, 924-8845Presentation on facebook/myspace and freedom of speech vs. stalking. Material and discussion on incorporated chapters and associated corporate law. Programs relating to member roles/responsibilities during social events, and potential liability incurred by all members or the chapter.

Emergency Preparedness and Response

  • Fire Prevention and Emergency Plans Training: Contact: Gerald Drumheller – 434-982-4911,
  • Hoos Ready: Hoos Ready is a special status organizaiton focusing on promoting and campaigning for emergency preparedness at U. Va. Hoos Ready offers two programs: communication during emergencies and on general safety information. For more information and to request a program, contact or email
  • Red Cross Training, CPR, and First Aid: Contact: University of Virginia Intramural-Recreational Sports Business Office, 450 Whitehead Road, P. O. Box 400317, Charlottesville, Virginia 22904; 434-924-3791
  • University of Virginia Environmental Health & Safety:; Contact: 434-982-4911Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) is a resource that is available to every member of the University community to help make the living, working, and learning environment safe, by promoting prudent work practices through effective education and consultation.  EHS assists individuals, departments, and committees, to achieve compliance with University, local, state and federal policies and regulations, as efficiently as possible.
  • University Police Department: (Safety Seminars, Self Defense Class, all-female Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Seminar) Contact: Melissa Fielding, 924-8845

Personal Safety & Self Defense

  • Red Cross Training, CPR, and First Aid: Contact: University of Virginia Intramural-Recreational Sports Business Office, 450 Whitehead Road, P. O. Box 400317, Charlottesville, Virginia 22904; 434-924-3791
  • Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) Class: University of Virginia Police Officers instruct classes in self-defense not only for students, faculty, and staff, but for people from the community.  The program deals with escapes, physical attacks, personal awareness, risk avoidance, community assistance, and procedures for prosecution.4 Separate organizations in the Charlottesville area offer R.A.D. classes:

Sexual Health and Wellness

  • Peer Health Educators ( 434-924-1509) “SexFest”: The sexual health outreach provides students with information that will enable them to make safer choices about their sexual practices and address any misconceptions about sexual health. Birth control methods, sexually transmitted infections, and healthy relationships are reviewed.
  • Planned Parenthood: Contact: Charlottesville Center, Dr. Herbert C. Jones, Jr. Reproductive Health and Education Center, 2964 Hydraulic Road, Charlottesville, Virginia 22901; 434-971-7459;

Personal Health and Nutrition

  • Albemarle Health Department: Contact: 1138 Rose Hill Drive, P. O. Box 7546, Charlottesville, Virginia 22906; 434-972-6217
  • American Cancer Society: Contact: Charlottesville Office, 3042-D Berkmar Drive, Charlottesville, Virginia 22901; 434-978-7423.
  • Eating Disorders Education / Body Positive Programming: Contact Amy Chestnutt, Eating Disorders Education Coordinator: 434-243-2463,  The mission of the Women’s Center Eating Disorders Education Initiative (EDEI) is to work with our partners to provide outreach services and resources about disordered eating, body image, and exercise concerns to the University community in order to create awareness about these issues, support those affected, and reduce prevalence. The program educates students about methods to create a body positive community on grounds and encourages developing a healthy relationship with food, exercise, and body image.
  • Hoos Open to Preventing Eating Disorders (H.O.P.E.): Contact The Women’s Center Counseling Services, 434-982-2361H.O.P.E. presents educational programming to student groups on Grounds about eating, exercise and body image disorders. Our most popular programs are “How to Help a Friend” and “The Freshman 15″, both of which explore the signs, symptoms and underlying causes of these issues, and provide ideas and advice for individuals hoping to support help friends struggling with eating and exercise disorders.
  • Apples to Apples- Nutrition Outreach Program: contact either Melanie Brede the Nutrition Educator with the Elson Student Health Center at: 434-924-1509 or, or Haillary Barry at:
  • Male Educators on Disordered Eating: “How to Help a Friend”: Male Educators on Disordered Eating seeks to inform members within the Greek Community about the signs and causes of common eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia and provide useful bystander awareness strategies to help those at risk. Male Educators on Disordered Eating are seeking to present to any organizations on grounds. Presentations are effective, interactive, and brief. Contact Will Warren, president, for
  • Peer Health Educators: (400 Brandon Avenue, P. O. Box 8000760, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908, 434-924-1509)
    • “Nutrition”: The nutrition outreach focuses on healthy eating by offering students the tools they need to achieve a balanced nutritional lifestyle, in spite of the difficulties of the dining hall or cooking one’s own food. Commonly held nutrition myths are dispelled, the USDA’s new food pyramid is described, and a nutrition label is explained. Body image and eating disorder issues are not a focus of the outreach, but other services on grounds are mentioned as resources. For those organizations willing to provide the necessary materials, a food demonstration is available; the educators provide a recipe (choose from a spinach salad, trail mix, or no-bake snack mix) and give a description of the nutrients each snack provides, making it as they go along.
    • “Trouble in the Bubble”: The stress management outreach begins with an emphasis on the existence of good and bad stress, as well as reviewing how students react to stress and ideas for how students can cope with it. Two ways are specifically taught in how to relieve stress, either through massage techniques or a deep breathing exercise. The outreach also touches on some illnesses related to stress: depression, anxiety disorders, and panic attacks. Most students can recognize stress in their environment, so the outreach plans to encourage positive ways to manage stress and alert them to resources (such as CAPS, the Counseling and Psychological Services run out of Student Health) at their disposal. Finally, the outreach covers sleep habits; reviewing several facts and myths surrounding healthy sleep and going over how to achieve a better night’s sleep
  • The Women’s Center’s “Body Positive” presentation is an interactive and informative presentation about forming and maintaining healthy and positive body images in all women. To hear more about the presentation, or request that they presentation come to your chapter, contact Amy Chestnut, Eating Disorders Education Coordinator:
  • “Stress Management” is a “Program in a Binder” created for you to present to your own chapter. This program is a roughly one to one and a half hour program designed to help participants better understand the causes and symptoms of stress and gives them a step-by-step guide to help them create a customized strategy to address the stressors in their lives in a constructive way. Contact: Shannon Kontalonis, 434 924 7430,
  • “Time Management” is a “Program in a Binder” created for you to present to your own chapter. This program is aimed at improving students’ understanding of their own time management skills, as well as giving them strategies, tools, and ideas for improving their time management skills.  Through a number of personal diagnostic tools, guided small- and large- group discussion, and personal reflection, students should come away from this program having thought critically about how they can improve their time management skills.  Contact: Shannon Kontalonis, 434 924 7430,
  • “Nutrition” is a “Program in a Binder” created for you to present to your own chapter.The goal of this program is to facilitate discussion of how good nutrition decisions can be incorporated into your life as a student at UVA. With so many commitments to academics, extracurricular activities, and friends, finding the time (or energy) to plan healthy meals seems a bit unrealistic for many college students. This program will give you some ideas on how you can fit better nutrition decisions into your busy life. Contact: Shannon Kontalonis, 434 924 7430,

Other Opportunities

  • Learning about the Miller Center: Are you interested in politics, history, and current events? Then, the Miller Center is a place that you need to know.  It is a nonpartisan institute that seeks to expand understanding of the presidency, policy, and political history, providing critical insights for the nation’s governance challenges.  We have regular, public events featuring speakers that include high-ranking public officials, scholars from leading research institutions, and journalists covering national and international events. Visit us online to hear recorded presidential conversations or learn about how Cabinet members describe their experiences in the administrations that they served. The Miller Center strongly encourages students to become more involved and informed about the tools that the Center has to offer to enrich their  UVa experience. Come to our events ( ), browse our archives, or visit our facilities to learn about all of the work underway here! For more information about bringing this program to your chapter, contact Coordinator of Student Programs Juliana Bush at
  • University Career Services offers a vast array of career search, resume, and professionalism development resources. Search their web site ( specific programs that you may be able to bring to your chapters.Additionally, you can utilize Career Peer Educators to help you navigate Career Services resources of build a program specifically for your needs (

Seasonal Programs

Many programs can be planned and are offered around specific months/weeks. The following document outlines programming opportunities based on seasonal programs and specific causes such as Eating Disorders, Wellness, etc. Please click here to access the document.

Please note: Educational programs to complete FOA requirements must be a minimum of one hour in duration (at least one hour for the presentation with 15 minutes of interactive discussion or interactivity). It is the chapter’s responsibility to coordinate with presenters in advance of programs to ensure that they meet this time expectation. Please give presenters the courtesy of two weeks notice prior to the date of your programs. Good Luck and Enjoy!

If you are a community member who may be interested in presenting a program for the fraternity & sorority community at U.Va., please contact Mike Citro in the Office of the Dean of Students/Fraternity & Sorority Life at