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IF YOU ARE IN IMMEDIATE CRISIS, CALL 911.   Report an Incident

 

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, EOCR 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 Just Report It, the University's online reporting tool, and the information automatically will be routed to the appropriate University office for follow up. 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

Students

Faculty & Staff

Visitors

Self-Care

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:

Students

Faculty & Staff

 

Safety & Security at UVA

Your physical safety and well-being are a University priority. Resources to support you include:

Students

Faculty & Staff

Cyber and Communications Safety

Online harassment, sometimes referred to as “cyber-harassment,” commonly refers 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/cyber harassment:

Students

Faculty & Staff

Bias and harassment incidents may also involve other modes of communication. Nationally, there has been an increase in the use of robocalls/texts to widely disseminate messages, the content of which expresses biases against targeted individuals or groups. To learn more please access the summary of information, linked below, from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). In addition to Just Report It, you can also report supicious calls, texts, or apparent scams directed toward your University phone(s) to abuse@virginia.edu

UVA Policies
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 

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

Charlottesville Resources

The Sum

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

UVA Resources

Flash Seminars

UVA Power Violence Inequality Collective

The Democracy Initiative at UVA

 

 

 

 


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