Student Safety

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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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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Threat Assessment

The violence prevention committee has developed policies and procedures for the prevention of violence on Grounds, including assessment of and intervention with individuals whose behavior poses a threat to the safety of the University community.

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24/7 Virtual Mental Health Resource

TalkNow provides 24/7, on-demand access to a mental health professional to talk about anything at any time. Students can connect to TalkNow within minutes to discuss any level of concern, from conflicts with roommates to more serious mental health crises.

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Housing Safety Information

We strive for all residents to have a safe and healthy year. You can help! One of the most important things you can do on Grounds is be proactive about your personal safety.

Need emergency support now?

If this is an emergency or someone is in danger, call 911. Note that UVA phones no longer require a 9 before dialing 911.

Quick Links

Dean on Call

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.

Learn More

Additional Resources

For ongoing, holistic support, check out the following resources.

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Care and Support Services

Care and Support Services (CASS) at Student Health and Wellness provides inclusive support for all students with unmet needs to increase students’ ability to identify, reduce, and navigate barriers to their growth and well-being.

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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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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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Sexual Violence Education and Prevention

The University of Virginia is committed to ending sexual violence and providing care, support, and resources to those who experience it.

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Gordie Center

The mission of the University of Virginia's Gordie Center is to end hazing and substance misuse among college and high school students nationwide.

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Community Crisis Resources

We continue to provide guidance and support, both on the front line and behind the scenes, to help students process the conflict in Israel and Gaza and continue in their coursework.