Student Safety & Support

Student Safety & Support

We're committed to creating the safest possible living and learning environment. The intervention and prevention resources outlined on this page were developed in direct response to real-life situations observed and reported by students like you. We're here, 24 hours a day, to help you through any situation that makes you feel uneasy, uncomfortable, or unsafe.

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Safe Transportation Options

Resources are available to help you get home safely. Learn about fare-free transportation options around Grounds, including late-night and on-demand options.

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University Police and Ambassadors

The University Police Department is responsible for the well-being of everyone at UVA. Access crime logs, request security for an event, or learn more about the Ambassador Program.

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Sexual Violence Bystander Intervention and Prevention

Hoos Got Your Back is UVA's bystander intervention program, designed to empower students to look out for one another. Sign up for a workshop or request a customized group training.

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Hazing Education and Prevention

Hazing has no place at UVA. Learn how to recognize and report different types of hazing behavior.

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Just Report It

Just Report It is UVA's online reporting system for situations including, but not limited to: hazing, harassment, bias and discrimination, and threats or acts of violence.

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Student Safety Guide (PDF)

The Student Safety Guide summarizes what you need to know to stay safe. Learn about various notification systems, the essentials of an emergency kit, and who to contact for help.

Dean on Call

Need emergency support now? The Dean on Call is available 24 hours a day.

  • Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.: Call (434) 924-7133
  • Other hours: Call the UVA Police Department at (434) 924-7166 and ask to connect with the Dean on Call.

Quick Links

Reports & Data

Review available University data from Reports of Student-Target Bias-Related Incidents, the Annual Fire Safety and Security Report, and the Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights (EOCR).

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Food Insecurity

Many UVA students find themselves having to choose between affording tuition and daily essentials. If this is your experience, we're here to help. Get the healthy food and hygiene products you need, anonymously and free of charge, at food pantries on and off Grounds.

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Counseling and Therapy

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides mental health support to students through individual therapy, group therapy, psychiatric services, drop-in consults, emergency services, and via TimelyCare virtual mental health services.

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Emergency and Crisis Services

Call 911 for life-threatening emergencies. For non-life threatening emergencies, contact a TimelyCare urgent care counselor or the Dean on Call, both available 24/7.

Walk-In Support

Need to talk? Our doors are open!

Come visit our office on the second floor of Peabody Hall, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you prefer to call or email, you can reach us at 434-924-7133 (during regular business hours) or odos@virginia.edu.

For after-hours emergency support, connect to the Dean on Call through the UVA Police Department at 434-924-7166.

Staff

Student Safety & Support

Demetrice Baskerville

Demetrice Baskerville

Assistant Dean of Students
Address:

Peabody Hall
Second Floor
P.O. Box 400708
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4708

Alex Hall

Alex Hall

Associate Dean of Students
Address:

A112 Thornton Hall
351 McCormick Road
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Jackie Khawand

Jackie Khawand

Case Manager
Address:

Peabody Hall
Second Floor
PO Box 400708
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4708

Candace Legan

Candace Legan

Assistant Dean
Address:

Peabody Hall
Second Floor
190 McCormick Road
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Shelby Gibson

Shelby Savage Gibson

Assistant Dean of Students
Address:

Peabody Hall
Second Floor
P.O. Box 400708
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4708

Social Media

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