Faculty and Staff Guide: Assisting Distressed Students
Emergency situations should be reported immediately to VCU Police at (804) 828-1234.
Have a concern about a student? Submit an online report.
VCU is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment free from sexual violence. For those who unfortunately have experienced sexual violence, VCU offers care and support and encourages them to seek this help as soon as possible; also, as time passes, important evidence may be lost. The VCU community can contact the VCU Police Department (which offers the You Have Options program), VCU Health System Forensic Nurse Services (through the Emergency Department), and for students, the Wellness Resource Center (for confidential advocates), Student Health Services and University Counseling Services. Equity and Access Services serves as the Title IX office for VCU and coordinates the university’s response to reports. Students can explore, in a confidential setting, available options based on individual circumstances, by contacting the Wellness Resource Center at MyOptions@vcu.edu.