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Resources for a Resilient UVA Community

 Report an Incident

Assembly with candles.The University of Virginia Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights (EOCR) recognizes that individuals within our community may witness, experience, or learn information about harmful actions or planned action on UVA Grounds, on social media, and in the greater Charlottesville community. In such situations, we want to ensure that our community members know where to go for help and support.

First and foremost, OCR urges you to be vigilant in your own self-care (physically, psychologically, and emotionally). We also encourage you to inform the University as well as local officials as soon as possible should you become aware of actions or information that pose a risk to the safety, security, and well-being of all members of the University and Charlottesville communities. You can report a broad range of activity, even if you are unsure if it is bias or harassment, through the Just Report It process and the information will automatically be routed to the appropriate University office to follow up and respond. In the event of an emergency, please first contact 911.

The following is a compilation of resources and information to support you in these efforts.

Reporting Information

If you witness or experience bias, harassment, or discrimination, there are University and local resources available to assist you. Incident types may include (but are not limited to):

  • Verbal, physical, or written confrontations
  • Flyers
  • Banners
  • Chalkings, graffiti, or other vandalism
  • Digital communications
  • Social media posts


Faculty & Staff



Practicing self-care in response to emotionally and psychologically challenging events is a very personal but critical process. The following University resources are available to support you:


Faculty & Staff


Physical Safety

Your physical safety is a University priority. Resources to support you include:


Faculty & Staff

Cyber Safety

Online harassment, sometimes referred to as “cyber-harassment,” usually pertains to threatening or harassing online conduct targeting a specific person or group to cause distress, fear, or anger. Potential activities may include but are not limited to:

  • Repeated emails, instant messages, or website entries
  • Hacking accounts or creating false accounts
  • Indirectly using or disseminating personal information

The following resources are available to support you should you experience or learn about online harassment:


Faculty & Staff

UVA Policies
UVA Safety and Security

Excerpt from July 25, 2018 Message from Patrick D. Hogan, Executive Vice President and COO and Gloria S. Graham, Associate Vice President for Safety and Security

Public safety partners throughout the state and the University continue to prepare for events. The plans include space restrictions on Grounds and in the City of Charlottesville.

Space restrictions and road closures will continue to evolve in the days leading up to the August 10 – 12 weekend.  As of today, the following restrictions are known:

  • Beginning August 10 at 5:00 pm through August 13 at 7:00 am access to the plaza on the North side of the Rotunda will be restricted.
  • Beginning August 11 at 6:00 am through August 11 at 12:00 pm access to the Lawn will be limited to attendees for a ticketed event and Lawn residents.
  • The City of Charlottesville has posted information about road closures and restricted areas on this website. If you expect to be downtown, please be sure to check this site for updates.

It is anticipated that people will be participating in demonstration-related activities in the Charlottesville area throughout the weekend of August 10 – 12. The intent and actions of those individuals cannot be definitively predicted. However, we know that previously in Charlottesville and during other events throughout the country violence has occurred. We encourage members of our community to develop and maintain situational awareness of any events in which they decide to participate.

Excerpt from July 10, 2018 Message from Patrick D. Hogan, Executive Vice President and COO and Gloria S. Graham, Associate Vice President for Safety and Security

The Regional Emergency Operations Center will be activated throughout the weekend of August 10-12. Public safety representatives from the City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County, University of Virginia Police, and Virginia State Police will be working together to coordinate safety and emergency management efforts. The University’s Critical Incident Management Team (CIMT) will also be activated that weekend. At this time, there is no information that indicates there will be planned demonstrations on Grounds.

Review information on the Office of Emergency Preparedness Website to remain informed on safety and security preparations at the University.

Review information and the FAQs on the City of Charlottesville's website to remain informed on safety and security preparations in Charlottesville.

Learning Opportunities

The following table provides connections to resources, programs, and courses which may be of interest.

Faculty and Staff Development

Academic Courses

Community Programs

Reading/Viewing List

Medical Center e-Learning:

Toward an Inclusive Culture: Acting Against Disrespect and Bias


UVA-HR Center for Leadership Excellence

The Pursuit of Trust

Emotional Intelligence

Growing Deeper: The Power of Privilege

Multicultural Awareness


UVA Center for Teaching Excellence

Course Design Institute


Faculty Development: Workshops & Events

Schedule Forthcoming

2018-2019 Catalog Sample

  • WGS 2895 – Front Lines of Social Change
  • HIUS 3853-From Redlines to Subprime
  • ENCR 3410 – Contemporary Disability Theory
  • AAS - 3820 Race, Medicine and Incarceration
  • ETP 4810 – Class Race & the Environment
  • PLAP 3340 – Race and Gender in U.S. Politics
  • RELG 2260 -Religion, Race, and Relationship in Film
  • SOC 3060 -Sociological Perspectives on Whiteness
  • AMST 3050 -Critical Ethnic Studies

The Sum

Internal Tools for Nonviolent Action (8/11/2018)


UVA Power Violence Inequality Collective


Jefferson School African American Heritage Center




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