Due to the COVID-19 crisis, Advocacy Services will only be available by phone or email until further notice. Students and staff can request virtual meetings, appointments, or accompaniments that will be scheduled within 2 to 3 business days and conducted via Zoom.
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:
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. Students can report to Title IX, VCU PD, local PD (if applicable) neither, or any combination of Title IX and law enforcement.
The advocacy program is also responsible for violence awareness and prevention education on campus. We work with the Peer Health Education program and Student Violence Prevention Committee to create engaging programs on campus about consent, healthy relationships, bystander intervention, and more.