I: Resources for Instructors and Students
the best of our knowledge, all of the following services, locations, and
URLs were correct and up to date at the time of publication. As technology
continues to change, some websites may be moved or updated. If you have
trouble locating a particular site, you can always perform a web search
from the U.Va. homepage (http://www.virginia.edu).
A. University Resources
African American Affairs
Luther P. Jackson House (924-7923)
of African American Affairs offers a wide range of services and programs
to create a welcoming and nurturing environment for African American students.
Among them is the nationally recognized Peer Advisor Program, which provides
first-year and entering transfer students individualized, sensitive, and
caring support through formal interactions with U.Va. administrators,
faculty, and staff. The Faculty/Administrator Mentoring Program provides
second- and third-year students with faculty mentors. The Student Leadership
Program offers students leadership education training and development.
In addition, the OAAA works in collaboration with schools, departments,
other Student Affairs' offices, student organizations, and the Charlottesville
community to provide cultural activities and educational programs to benefit
the entire University community.
Provost for Classroom Management and Academic Support
this office for physical accommodations (such as a room with carpeting
or air conditioning, a separate exam room, or a location change for a
public lecture) or for special access needs (a temporary ramp, outlet
for an electric wheelchair, etc).
Alcohol and Substance Education (CASE)
2400 Old Ivy Road (924-5276)
dedicated to providing the University of Virginia community with education
activities and prevention programs related to substance abuse concerns.
By providing outreach, trainings, consultation, and group classes, CASE
aims to increase knowledge and awareness of alcohol and other drug issues
and to decrease the negative consequences associated with high risk drinking
and illegal drug use.
of Services for Students with Disabilities/ Ombudsman
Hall, East Range (924-7819 General U.Va. TTY Relay: 982-HEAR).
The coordinator holds primary responsibility for the University's compliance
with the Americans with Disabilities Act and works to further program
and physical accessibility at U.Va.
American English Language & Culture (CAELC)
B019 Garrett Hall (924-3371, firstname.lastname@example.org)
helps international students and faculty members who are non-native speakers
of English become linguistically and culturally fluent. To do so, CAELC
provides a number of services, including the SPEAK test, courses in English
pronunciation, writing and conversation, the Language Consultant Program
and the International Teaching Assistant Program. The Language Consultant
Program matches international graduate students and scholars with native
English-speaking U.Va. students to offer non-native speakers weekly practice
in conversational English and American academic culture. The student volunteers
also provide information about US academic culture as well as feedback
and a realistic audience for ITA's practice teaching sessions. As a part
of the ITA program (administered by CAELC, the TRC, and the Graduate School
of Engineering and Applied Science [GEAS]), CAELC conducts the SPEAK test
to evaluate the spoken English skills of prospective ITAs upon their arrival
or if requested by their department. Based on the results of the SPEAK
test, a prospective ITA may be advised to complete further language training
by enrolling in oral English courses offered through CAELC.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Elson Student Health (243-5150)
provides a broad, comprehensive range of psychological services: psychological
and psychiatric assessment, referral, individual, couples and group psychotherapy,
emergency walk-in and crisis consultation, 24-hour on-call crisis consultation,
and consultation to administrators, faculty, students, families, and allied
professionals. A substance abuse clinician provides consultation and treatment
to students concerned about their use of alcohol and other drugs, or who
are affected by another's substance abuse. CAPS provides suicide prevention
programming and psycho-educational outreach.
the Dean of Students
Peabody Hall (924-7133)
of the Dean of Students provides advising services and co-curricular programs
to enhance student life and development, working to create an academic
environment where diversity is valued and encouraging students to become
responsible, active members of the University and local communities. Included
under this office are Deans of Asian/Pacific Student Affairs and Hispanic/Latino
Student affairs. For more information, contact the main office. Deans
also deal with discipline problems inside and outside the classroom.
Center for Cultural Fluency
Newcomb Hall (924-3329)
collaborates with organizations across Grounds to offer consistent programming
that stimulates analysis of the social, political, and economic foundations
of cultural realities and how these realities shape perspectives and experiences.
The goal is to challenge visitors to engage issues that are traditionally
uncomfortable, peripheral or unknown. A place for gathering, programs,
reflection, and debate, ultimately the Kaleidoscope Center aspires to
be equally inviting to any individual who enters its doors. The Center
is a multidimensional space designed to engage the University community
in dialogue about diversity and its ever-changing aspects.
School Office of Minority Programs
351 McCormick Road (924-0604)
strives to increase the recruitment and retention of first-generation
and underrepresented students pursuing degrees in engineering and applied
sciences at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The OMP also seeks
to develop a pre-college network that will encourage knowledge of and
interest in engineering at both the primary and secondary levels.
Programs Office (EOP)
Poe Alley, West Range (924-3200)
Office implements the University's nondiscrimination and equal opportunity
policies. A faculty member, staff employee, or student having a concern
about discrimination based on race, age, color, sex (including sexual
harassment), religion, national origin, foreign citizenship, disabilities,
veteran's status, political affiliation, or sexual orientation may contact
the EOP Office informally or to file a formal complaint.
and Statistical Data Center (Geostat)
Alderman Library (924-3169)
helps the University community identify, acquire, and use digital data
sets for statistical and geographic analysis. Working closely with the
instructor, Geostat can provide classroom instruction in the use of the
Library's large data holdings, which include government collected data
as well as the archives of the Inter-University Consortium for Political
and Social Research. Geostat also provides reference services based on
statistical data and maps and hosts a computing lab devoted to the analysis
and electronic mapping of issues studied in the humanities, sciences,
and social sciences.
Programs and Services
Peabody Hall (924-7438, 924-7133)
stemming from the Office of the Dean of Students, distributes information
relevant to the Hispanic/Latino community (including people of Latin American
origins and all those interested in the community, culture, or issues).
In collaboration with other University offices, the Office of the Dean
of Students works with Hispanic/Latino students and organizations to strengthen
their interconnectedness and their ability to benefit from, and contribute
to, the life of the University and of the wider community. The website
provides links to a variety of programs designed to support Hispanic/Latino
Newcomb Hall, 4th Floor (924-7602)
of members elected from the schools of the University, the Honor Committee
is responsible for maintaining and strengthening the University's community
of trust. Each academic department is also assigned an Honor Committee
liaison with whom faculty and TAs may consult.
Technology and Communication (ITC)
235 Wilson Hall (924-3731 or email@example.com)
a wide range of computing support services to U.Va. faculty and students,
including research computing support, Instructional Toolkit (http://toolkit.virgina.edu/displaydocs.html),
electronic test scoring (http://www.itc.virginia.edu/desktop/unix/docs/u022.testscor.html),
and short courses on a variety of computing and web-related subjects.
Students and faculty can obtain information and assistance at the helpdesk
and in the on-Grounds computer labs.
Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities (IATH)
Alderman Library (924-4527)
for Advanced Technology in the Humanities supports computer-mediated faculty
research projects in the humanities and can help develop teaching resources
based on those projects. Projects are selected in an annual application
process, and support includes office space, teaching release time, technical
support, and access to high-end computer equipment. The Institute does
not provide walk-in service, nor help develop resources unrelated to its
research projects, but faculty members are invited to discuss potential
research projects with the Institute's Director.
21 University Circle (924-7983)
Sundberg International Center provides a dynamic environment where members
of the University and local communities can come together and learn about
the cultures of the world. The Center offers support services, development
and execution of cultural and education programs, outreach services, and
learning opportunities for individuals, both international and American,
to share and enhance their cross-cultural knowledge and leadership skills.
The Center also features a multi-cultural library available to students
and Charlottesville community members. In addition, the Center coordinates
short-term lodging for international students and faculty.
208 Minor Hall (982-3010)
Student and Scholars Program (ISSP) administers the F, J, H-1/B, O-1,
TN and PR visa programs on behalf of the University. ISSP supports students,
researchers, faculty, and official short-term visitors at U.Va. who are
neither citizens nor permanent residents of the US by certifying eligible
internationals for participation in the above mentioned visa programs,
advising on matters related to acquiring and maintaining legal presence
in the US and on matters related to acquiring and maintaining relevant
visa status, supporting transition to American society and culture, offering
guidance on U.Va. policies and procedures and providing assistance for
crisis intervention. ISSP collaborates with U.Va. divisions and departments
by apprising them of the complex and frequently changing federal regulations.
The ISSP's comprehensive web site includes information and forms for international
students, scholars, and selected employees for departmental use.
Needs and Evaluation Center (LNEC)
Elson Student Health Center (243-5180)
support services for students with disabilities in line with the Americans
with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines. These services include reasonable
academic accommodations and assistance with enrollment and residence life,
including group instruction in specific learning and study skills during
the academic year. In addition, their psycho-educational evaluation services
for students with unexplained academic difficulties help diagnose learning,
attention, and/or emotional disorders and plan appropriate treatment.
LNEC also offers learning and study skills workshops during the academic
year and their services are available to all undergraduate and graduate
435 Newcomb Hall (982-2843)
Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center provides students and faculty
with the opportunity to attend programs, evaluate resources, and talk
to peers regarding concerns or questions. This resource exists for questioning
and LGBT students, as well as everywhere else in the spectrum. The Speaker's
Bureau is available for presentations in classrooms and the Resource Library
is available for browsing and check-outs. Their website also provides
additional information and links on LGBT groups and issues within the
Kerchoff Hall (924-4919)
Tutorial Center primarily helps first-year students in elementary calculus
and pre-calculus programs but also serves students who need help in other
areas. The tutors are mathematics students selected by the Department
of Mathematics. The free tutorial sessions are held in Clark Hall.
Health, corner of Brandon and Jefferson Park Avenues (924-1509)
Trained University students provide comprehensive health promotion programs
through outreach, patient education and special events enabling students
to make well-informed health decisions.
Media Center (RMC)
Clemons Library, 3rd Floor (924-7474 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
combines both analog and digital media services supported by the Library
and ITC. Here you can gain access to extensive collections of video, audio
and digital media and view analog or digital media in carrels, small group
rooms or classrooms. You will also find facilities for scanning, digitizing,
CD burning, HTML and multimedia production. Formal support for instructional
technology is available on site.
for Students with Disabilities
Southwest Wing, Rotunda (924-7984)
who have a disability covered under the ADA/Section 504 guidelines can
receive reasonable accommodations, such as classroom reassignment, transportation
services, or other modifications to physical structures. Contact the Learning
Needs and Evaluation Center for audio or visual aids, note takers, readers
or interpreters (LNEC 243-5180).
Education Office (SAEO)
UVA Women's Center (982-2774 or email@example.com)
goal is to increase awareness of sexual assault issues and strategies
for personal safety through educational programs for students, faculty,
and staff. The SAEO works on strengthening University policies and procedures,
provides advocacy for students, staff, and faculty dealing personally
with sexual assault or domestic violence issues, and maintains a network
of appropriate referral resources while working closely with University
groups. SAEO staff provides guidance for students who are exploring their
options both outside the University (criminal and civil courts) and internally
(adjudication or more informal meetings). We consult with faculty who
are concerned about particular student problems, or who have questions
about how to infuse these issues into the curriculum. The SAEO library
has resources covering a broad range of issues including books, videotapes,
journals, and clipping files. The website is a rich resource both for
students conducting research for papers, and for individuals seeking information
for personal reasons. The Coordinator, Claire Kaplan, can also speak to
classes as an alternative to canceling a session if the instructor is
Language Hearing Center
2205 Fontaine Avenue (924-6354)
the Communications Disorders Program, the Speech-Language Hearing Center
offers a variety of services to the community, including accent modification
for nonnative speakers of English.
Elson Student Health Center (924-5362)
Heath Service is responsible for all aspects of health care of enrolled
University students' with valid IDs. Its facilities include General Medicine,
Allergy, Gynecology, Counseling and Psychological Services, Health Promotion,
Learning Needs Evaluation, a clinical laboratory, and pharmacy. Please
call ahead for an appointment.
210 Miller Hall (924-3371)
Session courses equal fall and spring semester courses both in character
and in credit value and include undergraduate- and graduate-level courses
leading to degrees in the schools of arts and sciences, architecture,
commerce, education, engineering and applied science, and nursing. Special
courses lead to teacher certification in Virginia.
Resource Center (TRC)
Hotel D, 24 East Range (982-2815)
goal of promoting excellence in teaching at U.Va., Teaching Resource Center
staff offer confidential, voluntary assistance to faculty and graduate
teaching assistants (TAs) involved in all types of teaching. Services
and programs include consultations about both individual classroom concerns
and departmental curricular issues, interdisciplinary workshops for incoming
and experienced colleagues, handbooks on teaching, faculty fellowship
programs, help with developing teaching portfolios, a library of useful
books and videotapes, and consultations about classes through videotape
or in-person observation. Administrators of several teaching awards programs,
TRC staff work closely with distinguished faculty and TA award winners.
B-11 Garrett Hall (982-2273)
Program of Student Academic Support offers group tutorial support when
requested by students or faculty for courses centered in the College of
Arts and Sciences. (Additional support is available through the Office
of Minority Programs in the School of Engineering, and through LNEC.)
The focal points of the College program are first- and second-year mathematics,
sciences, economics, accounting and finance, and foreign language. Other
options are available if requested, including private tutoring. All tutoring
is dependent on the availability of qualified graduate or undergraduate
tutors. Students must sign up in the Office of Student Academic Support
(Garrett Hall, B-11). The office maintains a list of qualified tutors
in many fields and students may make private financial arrangements for
Career Services (UCS)
Bryant Hall, 2nd floor (924-8900)
undergraduate and graduate students with attaining their career-related
goals. Services include an extensive career library, individual career
advising, EXTERNships and job fairs, pre-professional advising for students
interested in law or medicine, as well as panel discussions, career information
days and workshops. The Minority Career Fair, held in the fall semester,
also provides a unique recruiting opportunity targeted towards minority
students but open to all. Although primarily focusing on non-academic
employment assistance, graduate career services include teaching portfolio
reviews for the academic job search.
Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Faculty, Staff & Graduate Student Association
was founded in the spring of 1992 to serve the needs of the gay, lesbian,
bisexual and transgender members of the University of Virginia community.
By providing advocacy, education, social events and an open forum, UVA
Pride hopes to foster a more tolerant and diverse atmosphere both in the
community and at the University.
Relay Center allows deaf, hard of hearing, and speech-impaired persons
to communicate with hearing persons over the telephone. For more information,
see the website.
314 Bryan Hall (924-6678)
Center offers free individual tutoring in writing to all undergraduate
and graduate students. Each tutor is a graduate student in the English
Department with experience teaching composition or tutoring. Tutors recommend
students call in advance for appointments but can sometimes accommodate
walk-ins. The Writing Center is open Monday through Friday, with hours
and procedures posted each fall.
The Corner Building, University Ave. (982-2361)
Center offers education and service to University and community members.
Programs include a scholars, artists and activist lecture series; personal
counseling and workshops on topics of interest to women; and mentoring
and leadership programs. The Women's Center also publishes IRIS: A Journal
About Women, manages the First Year Resource Center and administers the
HUES program, which provides business development skills and career-focused
guidance to women of color.
and Professional Association
Box 400529, Newcomb Hall Station (982-3283)
WFPA serves as an advocate to improve the professional and work environment
for women faculty, staff, and health care professionals at the University
of Virginia. They provide networking and mentoring opportunities as well
as access to higher level administrators to discuss workplace issues through
informational programs. WFPA created the Administrative Internship Program,
contributed to the tuition waiver program, and celebrates women's accomplishments
each year through its Woman of Achievement and Aspiring Woman awards.
Organization for Women (NOW at U.Va.)
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sexual assault peer education group at U.Va. Presents a one-hour program,
"How to Help a Sexual Assault Survivor: What Men Can Do,"
to any group of men who will listensports teams, residence hall
students, student organizations, fraternities, off campus groups, anyone.
Also performs for coed audiences from time to time under special circumstances.
Religious Organizations and Resources
Rev. Wellford Tiller at (434) 977-8743
Ministry is an affiliation of local Baptist, Episcopal, Lutheran, Presbyterian,
Greek Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Unitarian, and Methodist denominations
and the Hillel Jewish Center. United Ministry was established to provide
a forum for discussion, an avenue of communication, and a means for addressing
issues related to religious and spiritual concerns for those at the University.