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Support for UVa Faculty and Students

To the best of our knowledge, all of the following services, locations, and URLs are correct and up to date at the time of publication. If you have trouble locating a particular site, you can always perform a web search from the U.Va. homepage.

Office of African American Affairs

Luther P. Jackson House (924-7923)

The Office 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/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.

Arts and Sciences Center for Instructional Technologies (ASCIT)

Cabell Hall (924-3470)

The Arts & Sciences Center for Instructional Technologies at the University of Virginia supports use of technology in teaching in the College of Arts and Sciences. This includes consultation with faculty on creative ways to enhance classroom instruction with technology. They also provide an extensive equipment loans service and are the home of the Language Laboratory, a digital facility delivering authentic resources for language learning and teaching.

Associate Provost for Classroom Management and Academic Support

Booker House (924-3728)

Contact 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).

Center for American English Language & Culture (CAELC)

Dell Building 1, Room 101 (924-3371, caelc@virginia.edu)

CAELC offers English as a Second Language services at the University of Virginia. CAELC is charged both to provide leadership on issues related to ESL/intercultural communication and to help members of the University of Virginia community attain the level of linguistic and cultural proficiency needed for success at a research university in the United States.

Center for Diversity in Engineering

Thornton Hall D111 (924-0614)

The Center for Diversity in Engineering’s primary purpose is to increase the recruitment and retention of students from underrepresented populations in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) pursuing degrees in engineering and applied sciences at all academic stages.

Center for the Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (CASTL-HE)

Curry School of Education
(243-1943)

The Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (CASTL→HE) partners with academic programs across the University of Virginia to apply the principles of evidence-based assessment to the relationship between college teaching and pedagogy and student learning outcomes. CASTL→HE seeks to improve undergraduate, graduate, and professional student experiences at UVa and beyond through the practice of a rigorous science of postsecondary teaching and learning.

Coordinator of Services for Students with Disabilities/Ombudsman

Washington 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.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Elson Student Health Center (Daytime Phone: 243-5150; After Hours and Weekend Crisis Assistance 972-7004)

The Center provides 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 provide suicide prevention programming, and psycho-educational outreach. For excellent suggestions on how to support students in distressing times see “How Faculty Can Help.

Gordie Center for Substance Abuse Prevention

Elson Student Health Lower Level, 400 Brandon Avenue

The Gordie Center for Substance Abuse Prevention at the University of Virginia creates and disseminates evidence-informed programs and materials to decrease the negative consequences of illegal and hazardous drinking and drug use among college students.

We partner with students to promote peer intervention and education, particularly to reduce celebratory drinking, promote student-athlete health and wellness; and provide support for UVa students in recovery from substance abuse.  The Gordie Center provides conferences, training courses, workshops and consultation to create healthier campus communities.

Office of the Dean of Students

Peabody Hall (924-7133)

The Office 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. Deans also deal with discipline problems inside and outside the classroom.

English as a Second Language Program

100 Brooks Hall (924-6824)

The ESL Program offers courses in English pronunciation, writing, and conversation to University students whose native language is not English. Most courses are taught in the late afternoon or evening.

Office of Equal Opportunity Programs (EOP)

Washington Hall, East Range (924-3200)

The Office of Equal Opportunity Programs is committed to eliminating discrimination and advancing equal access in all opportunities, programs, and facilities of the University in accordance with applicable federal laws, state laws, and University policy.

Graduate Arts & Sciences Career Services (GSAS Career Services)

(924-6739; grad-as@virginia.edu)

Graduate Arts & Sciences Career Services provides direct career services tailored to the needs of Master’s and PhD students of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia. These services supplement the career planning and professional development programs offered by academic departments and other support services on Grounds.

The Graduate Guide

(gradstudies@virginia.edu)

A resource to assist incoming and enrolled graduate students with adjusting to “life” in Charlottesville. The website is maintained by the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Hispanic/Latino Programs and Services

Peabody Hall (924-7427)

This organization, 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 students.

Honor Committee

Newcomb Hall, 4th Floor (924-7602)

Comprised 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.

Information Technology and Communication (ITC)

Main Office: Carruthers Hall; Classroom Support Office: Wilson Hall 235 (924-4357)

ITC provides a wide range of computing support services to UVA faculty and students, including research computing support, UVaCollab (https://collab.itc.virginia.edu/portal), 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)

The Institute 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.

International Center

21 University Circle

The International Center provides a dynamic environment where culture can flourish. 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. The Center coordinates short-term lodging for international students and faculty.

International Studies

208 Minor Hall (982-3010)

International Student and Scholar Program staff advise international students, research scholars, and visiting faculty from abroad about visa regulations, employment, and any individual concerns. Overseas Study Program staff offer information to undergraduate students who study and do internships abroad.

Kaleidoscope Center for Cultural Fluency

3rd Floor Newcomb Hall (924-3329)

The Center 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.

LGBT Resource Center

435 Newcomb Hall (982-2843)

The Lesbian, 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 UVa community.

Mathematics Tutorial Center

Kerchof Hall (924-4919)

The Mathematics 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.

Peer Health Educators

Elson Student Health Center (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.

The Robertson Media Center (RMC)

3rd floor, Clemons Library (924-7474 or mediacenter@virginia.edu)

The RMC 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.

Sexual Assault Education Office (SAEO)

The Women’s Center and Newcomb Hall-call or email for location hours as
they may vary. (982-2774 or Saeo@virginia.edu)

The SAEO’s 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 by the Sexual Assault Board and mediation) and consults 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.

Speech-Language-Hearing Center

2205 Fontaine Avenue – Suite 202 (924-6354)

The UVA Speech-Language-Hearing Center offers comprehensive services for the diagnosis and treatment of language, speech, swallowing, and hearing disorders for adults, adolescents, children, and infants. The facility has treatment rooms with observation capabilities and diagnostic suites for hearing evaluations and hearing aid fittings. Most services are provided by graduate student associate clinicians under the direct supervision of speech-language pathology and audiology faculty who are licensed by the State of Virginia and certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Our Center also provides invaluable observation opportunities in audiology for our graduate and undergraduate students in Speech-Language Pathology. Our program is accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Student Disability Access Center (SDAC)

The SDAC, formerly known as the LNEC, supports the University’s commitment to accessible education. For UVa students with disabilities, we encourage self-determination and independence via accommodations, education, consultation, and advocacy with the goal of creating an equitable academic experience. In addition, we conduct assessment and evaluation for The University faculty and staff and for the community at large. We provide consultation and conduct outreach and education in order to promote awareness and a welcoming community of inclusion

Student Health Service

Elson Student Health Center (924-5362)

The Student 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.

Summer Session

Garrett Hall, Room B-19 (924-3371)

Most Summer 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.

University Career Services (UCS)

Bryant Hall, 2nd floor (924-8900)

UCS serves primarily undergraduate and graduate students seeking non-academic employment, although those planning careers in higher education may utilize the office’s credentials service. Services include an extensive career library, individual career counseling, EXTERNships and job fairs, pre-professional advising for students interested in law or medicine, as well as panel discussions, career information days and workshops.

University Registrar

Carruthers Hall (924-4122)

The Office of the University Registrar provides services related to the creation and maintenance of academic records. The office oversees student enrollment and registration, coordinates course rolls and grade submission, operates the Integrated Student Information System (ISIS), and maintains academic transcripts. The office also maintains the Undergraduate and Graduate Records (catalogs) on-line, provides diplomas and intermediate honors certificates, administers enrollment verifications and loan deferrals, and assigns classroom space.

UVa Pride

The Lesbian, 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.

Vice-Provost for Faculty Development

Booker House
(924-6865)

In support of the University’s commitment to excellence, the Vice Provost for Faculty Development (VPFD) sustains and advances the faculty through innovative best-in-class academic career development programs and initiatives as well as access to appropriate resources and expertise.

Vice-Provost for Faculty Recruitment & Retention

Booker House (924-6865)

The VPFRR partners with the university’s schools, centers, and programs to support all faculty members so that they can excel as scholars, teachers and human beings. It has responsibility for a broad range of faculty related initiatives, projects, and research, including faculty diversity, recruitment and retention, dual careers, and promotion and tenure.

Virginia Relay Center

1-800-828-1140/1120

The Virginia 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.

Writing Center

314 Bryan Hall (924-6678)

The Writing 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.

Women’s Center

The Corner Building, University Ave. (982-2361)

The Women’s 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 and manages the First Year Resource Center.

Women In Math and Science (WIMS)

Women in Math and Science (WIMS) is an organization which strives to provide support and guidance for female mathematicians and scientists at the University of Virginia; to create awareness of issues affecting career development and success; to centralize resources available for career and personal development; and to promote service outside of the University community for young scientists.

Updated:
7/01/15