Sexual Violence Education and Resources


University Resources

The University provides a range of resources, services and support for victims of Sexual Misconduct. Some of these resources are able to guarantee confidentiality while others may not be able to make such guarantees. Below is a listing of University resources along with some information about the services they provide and the level of confidentiality they can ensure.


Seeking Info & Support

Obtaining Counseling

Seeking Informal Remedies

Making a Formal Complaint

Confidentiality Level

(all area codes 434)

Office of the Dean of Students




Mostly Confidential

243-DEAN (after hours)

U.Va. Counseling & Psychological Services




Strictly Confidential

(after hours)

Women's Center Sexual & Domestic Violence Services





Mostly Confidential


Women's Center Counseling Services





Strictly Confidential


University Police (UPD)





Confidential According to Law

911 (in an emergency)

Residence Staff





Mostly Confidential


Deans, Faculty, TA





Mostly Confidential



These conversations are all confidential and can be anonymous. Except in rare, extreme circumstances, nothing will be shared without your explicit permission.

These conversations are kept as confidential as possible, but information about incidents of sexual misconduct must be shared with relevant administrators so that the University can take any remedial action deemed necessary to preserve your safety and that of the University community. In considering any response, your wishes will be given full consideration.

Exploratory conversations are confidential. Police reports, with identifying information redacted, may be available to the public upon request.


Examples of informal remedies include: issuing a No Contact Order stating that the parties should refrain from any in-person or electronic contact; assisting with room changes or emergency relocation options when the parties live in close proximity to one another or have classes or other activities in common; assistance with academic or other accommodations. Informal remedies may also be sought via the Informal Resolution process outlined in the University Policy and Procedures for Student Sexual Misconduct Complaints (pdf).

Bringing a formal complaint through the University will lead to an investigation and a hearing (in most cases), and can result in disciplinary outcomes. For more information about the Formal Complaint process, the University Policy and Procedures for Student Sexual Misconduct Complaints (pdf). Once can also file a criminal complaint with the police. A criminal complaint is governed by applicable criminal statutes and potential sanctions include all applicable criminal sanctions, up to and including incarceration.  

Community Resources

Outside of the University, the Charlottesville community also has many available resources from which you may choose. Below is a list of agencies and resources with sensitive and well-trained staff who are willing to work with you throughout your healing process, with the legal system, or, if you are a UVA student, with any academic concerns you may have as a result of this trauma.

Confidential Crisis Hotlines / Emergency Services

Victim/Witness Programs

Individual and Group Counseling

Legal Assistance

Free Monthly Legal Clinics

Commonwealth Attorneys

Police Departments

These non-emergency numbers may be helpful if a criminal investigation is being conducted by a detective.

International Issues

Transportation Services

Self-Defense Courses

Medical Issues

Other Help

Educational Programs