University of Vermont

Resources

Many resources are available both on and off-campus related to support for students, staff, and faculty at the University of Vermont. On this page you will find resources that you may find helpful if you are involved in either a UVM conduct or legal process related to sexual harassment or misconduct, or if you otherwise need support, guidance, counseling, or relief.

If you are involved in a UVM Investigation or Conduct Process related to Sexual Harassment or Misconduct:

  • Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Advisors – Visit the link for advisors’ contact information
    • These Advisors are specially-trained faculty and staff members who are very familiar with UVM's sexual harassment and misconduct policies and procedures, and who volunteer their time to help UVM affiliates navigate the student or employee investigation and conduct processes related to sexual harassment and misconduct. Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Advisors serve people of all genders and identities, and their services are completely free of charge.
  • Campus Victim’s Advocate (Victim’s Advocacy Services – Free and Confidential) – email advocate@uvm.edu or call 802-656-7892
    • The Campus Victim's Advocate, Judy Rickstad, provides advocacy, referrals, and support for faculty, staff, and students who have experienced some form of sexual violence, relationship violence, and/or stalking. These services are provided to all members of the UVM community, regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, income level, ability, education, or other forms of identity.

To report sexual harassment
Campus Resources

Community Resources

  • Vermont Attorney General’s Office, Public Protection Division – 802-828-3657 or toll free at 888-745-9195
    • Employees may contact the Vermont Attorney General’s Office to request an independent investigation of sexual harassment or retaliation
  • Vermont Human Rights Commission – toll free at 800-416-2010
    • Students may contact the Vermont Human Rights Commission to request an independent investigation of sexual harassment or retaliation.
  • US Department of Education
    • Individuals seeking further information or guidance on the application of Title IX to the University and the behaviors outlined in the University’s Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Policy may also contact the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education (OCR).
    • Individuals who believe their rights under Title IX have been violated may file a complaint with OCR’s Boston Office (serving Vermont) at:
      US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights
      Boston Office 8th Floor
      5 Post Office Square
      Boston, MA 02109-3921
                     Telephone: (617) 289-0111 Email: OCR.Boston@ed.gov
      or with OCR National Headquarters at:
      U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights
      Lyndon Baines Johnson Dept. of Ed. Bldg.
      400 Maryland Avenue, SW
      Washington, DC 20202-1100
      Telephone: 800-421-3481 Email: OCR@ed.gov
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – call 1-800-669-4000 or email info@eeoc.gov
    • Employees seeking further information or guidance on the application of Title VII to the University and the behaviors outlined in this Policy may also contact the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
    • Employees who believe their rights under Title VII have been violated may file a complaint with either the EEOC’s Boston Office (serving Vermont) at:
      US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Boston Office
      Boston Office
      John F. Kennedy Federal Building
      475 Government Center
      Boston, MA 02203
      Telephone: 1-800-669-4000 TTY: 1-800-669-6820 Fax: 617-565-3196 
      or with the EEOC National Headquarters at:

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – Headquarters
131 M Street, NE
Washington, DC 20507
Telephone: 202-663-4900 TTY: 202-663-4494

To report sexual misconduct:
Campus Resources

Community Resources

  • Burlington Police Department: In an emergency, always dial 911. For non-emergencies call 802-658-2704
  • US Department of Education
    • Individuals seeking further information or guidance on the application of Title IX to the University and the behaviors outlined in the University’s Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Policy may also contact the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education (OCR).
    • Individuals who believe their rights under Title IX have been violated may file a complaint with OCR’s Boston Office (serving Vermont) at:
      US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights
      Boston Office 8th Floor
      5 Post Office Square
      Boston, MA 02109-3921
                     Telephone: (617) 289-0111 Email: OCR.Boston@ed.gov
      or with OCR National Headquarters at:
      U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights
      Lyndon Baines Johnson Dept. of Ed. Bldg.
      400 Maryland Avenue, SW
      Washington, DC 20202-1100
      Telephone: 800-421-3481 Email: OCR@ed.gov
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – call 1-800-669-4000 or email info@eeoc.gov
    • Employees seeking further information or guidance on the application of Title VII to the University and the behaviors outlined in this Policy may also contact the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
    • Employees who believe their rights under Title VII have been violated may file a complaint with either the EEOC’s Boston Office (serving Vermont) at:
      US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Boston Office
      Boston Office
      John F. Kennedy Federal Building
      475 Government Center
      Boston, MA 02203
      Telephone: 1-800-669-4000 TTY: 1-800-669-6820 Fax: 617-565-3196 
      or with the EEOC National Headquarters at:

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – Headquarters
131 M Street, NE
Washington, DC 20507
Telephone: 202-663-4900 TTY: 202-663-4494

Victim Advocacy Services
Campus Resources

Community Resources

  • HOPE Works: call 802-864-0555 or call the 24-hour support hotline at 802-863-1236
    • HOPE Works has a Legal Advocate who can answer your questions and help you with the process of reporting to the police. They also provide a 24 Hour hotline for victims and survivors of sexual violence at 802-863-1236.
  • Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services: call 802-241-1250
    • The Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services offers services and relief for victims of crime.


Counseling and Medical Services
Campus Resources

  • In a medical or mental health emergency, dial 911.
  • Student Health Services (Medical Care - confidential) – call 802-656-3350
    • If you are unsure if you need an appointment, ask to speak with a Triage Nurse.
  • Counseling and Psychiatry Services (Counseling and other Mental Health Care – confidential ) – call 802-656-3340 to schedule an appointment.
    • If your need is urgent, let CAPS know that you have an urgent need and request a same-day appointment.
  • Employee Assistance Program (Support and Counseling for employees & members of their households - confidential) – call 802-864-EAP0 (3270) or toll free at 1-800-660-9533
    • Invest EAP can provide short-term counseling, referrals, and resources for employees and their household members for a wide range of life challenges, from personal and family matters to workplace issues to legal and financial challenges

Community Resources

  • In a medical or mental health emergency, dial 911.
  • UVM Medical Center (general number – 802-847-0000)
    • The Emergency Department at the UVM Medical Center has specially trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners, or SANE Nurses, who are specially trained to provide care to those who have been sexually assaulted. If you have been sexually assaulted and wish to see a SANE Nurse, visit the UVM Medical Center Emergency Room, located at 111 Colchester Avenue in Burlington, VT. The UVM Campus Victim’s Advocate can assist you with this process upon request.

Student Financial Aid Information and Assistance
Campus Resources

  • Student Financial Services – call 802-656-5700
    • Student Financial Services can answer questions and provide some guidance in the often complex area of financial aid and assistance for students.


Community Resources

  • Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) – (Resource Center) call: 802-655-9602
    • The VSAC Resource Center has a number of resources that you can explore, and offers appointments with advisors to help navigate student financial aid and financing options.

Visa and Immigration Assistance
Campus Resources

  • Office of International Education – call 802-656-4926
    • OIE can help you get connected with your country’s consulate, the US State Department or another appropriate resource or office.

Community Resources

Legal Services
Campus Resources

  • Student Legal Services – call 802-656-4379 or email legal@uvm.edu
    • Student Legal Services can provide guidance in some cases but their services are not the same as those provided by a paid attorney. Student Legal Services can provide you with a referral to a local attorney who can provide legal representation, counsel, or other services.

Community Resources

  • Vermont Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service – call 1-800-639-7036
    • The Vermont Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service can provide you a referral to a qualified attorney for your case at no cost for you, and can provide an initial 30-minute legal consultation for no more than $25.

Support Hotlines

  • Vermont Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline (24/7) – call 800-228-7395
    • This hotline will connect you to the closest support agency that can provide free & confidential support to survivors of domestic violence. This website has information about what to expect when you call.
  • Vermont Statewide Sexual Violence Hotline (24/7) – call 800-489-7273
    • This hotline will connect you to the closest support agency that can provide free & confidential support to survivors of sexual violence.
  • Safe Space at the Pride Center of Vermont (Mon.–Thurs. 9am–6pm, Fri. 9am–2pm) – call 802-863-0003 or  toll free 866-869-7341
    • SafeSpace offers free & confidential services to LGBTQ survivors of all forms of abuse or violence.
  • RAINN (24/7) – call 1-800-656-HOPE(4673)
    • RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network) provides a national free & confidential hotline for survivors of sexual assault.
  • Howard Center Adult Crisis Hotline (24/7) – call 802-488-6400
    • Mobile Crisis Team is a 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week program. It provides immediate response to requests from Chittenden County residents, 18 and older, and their support systems. If you are concerned and need immediate support for a mental health issue, call the Crisis Hotline for a consultation with a mental health professional.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24/7) – call 1-800-273-TALK(8255)
    • No matter what you are dealing with, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline wants to help you find a reason to keep living. Call and you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area. The call is free and confidential anytime, 24/7.
  • The Trevor Project (24/7) – call 866-488-7386
    • The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing free crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24. LGBTQA people in crisis can call or chat online at their website for help.
  • Trans Lifeline – call 877-565-8860
    • Trans Lifeline is a free hotline for trans and gender nonconforming people experiencing a crisis. This includes people who may be struggling with their gender identity and are not sure if they are transgender. The hotline is staffed by trans and gender nonconforming people, and their volunteer operators are ready to respond to whatever support needs you may have. Operators are available at most times; for a full schedule and listing of on-call operators visit: http://hotline.translifeline.org/

Other Campus Services and Supports

  • ALANA Student Centercall 802-656-3819 or email asc@uvm.edu
    • The ALANA Student Center (ASC) fully supports the holistic development of ALANA (African, Latino(a), Asian, and Native American) and Bi/Multiracial students so that as confident students of color they attain their goals for academic achievement, personal growth, identity formation, and cultural development. The staff at the ASC can provide community and support to students of color at UVM.
  • LGBTQA Center call 802-656-8637 or email lgbtqa@uvm.edu
    • The LGBTQA Center@UVM helps build respectful, friendly, inclusive community and learning environments for LGBTQA people at UVM. The Center can provide support for LGBTQA students, staff, and faculty at UVM.
  • Spiritual and Religious Life Services
    • Spiritual and Religious Life Services has a number of resources available online, including a directory of local religious institutions to help you to connect the religious and spiritual support, community, and guidance.
  • UVM Women’s Center – call 802-656-7892 or email women@uvm.edu
    •  If you're looking to get involved or are struggling with a personal issue, the Women's Center is able to help. The Women’s Center provides advocacy services, empowers women and their allies to use their voices, raises awareness about the critical issues facing women, and highlights women’s many accomplishments.
  • Men’s Outreach Coordinator  - call 802-656-3340 or email Keith.Smith@uvm.edu
    • UVM’s Men’s Outreach Coordinator, Keith Smith, is a mental health counselor who provides general counseling, crisis counseling, assessment, and case management and referral for male students. He also offers advocacy, support and resources for men who may be involved in campus judicial hearings, and conducts, participates in and organizes events that are related to the physical, psychological and emotional needs of male students.

Last modified November 25 2015 10:01 AM