Students who are or have experienced sexual assault, dating violence, and/or stalking have the option to meet with a trained advocate. The following services are provided at no cost:

  • Referrals to resources on and off-campus
  • Assistance with navigating reporting options
  • Accompaniments to appointments such as with the Police, Title IX, Housing, Academic Advisors, Student Health Services, VCU Health, Court, and others.
  • Safety Planning
  • Support in gaining accommodations
  • Violence Prevention and Awareness Education
  • Advocacy related consultations
    • with staff or friends who want to know how to support survivors
    • to understand more about our program and how we support students

Schedule An Appointment

The advocates are a non-therapeutic resource, they typically provide short-term support that is focused on supporting and connecting the student with resources.

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Reporting Options

Meeting with confidential advocates does not automatically generate a report to either Title IX or VCU PD. Advocates can assist you in making the initial report and attend all future meetings with you. 

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The advocacy program is also responsible for violence awareness and prevention education on campus. 

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Websites and phone numbers to seek additional help including Self-Education resources.


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Get the answers to our most frequently asked questions.

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Meet Our Advocates

Confidential advocates provide non-therapeutic support.

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