University of Vermont

We Can Help

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.


  • Free and confidential support in person or by phone
  • Information and referrals about support systems and processes available on the UVM campus and in the community immediately after an incident and/or for aftercare (i.e. years after experiencing childhood sexual abuse)
  • Advocacy with faculty and/or staff to meet victim's needs (such as addressing concerns about housing relocation, academic relief, etc.)
  • Accompaniment during medical, legal, criminal justice and/or judicial proceedings
  • Support for family and friends

If you know someone who has experienced violence...

The victim's advocate can:

  • Provide information about how to help
  • Discuss available resources on and off campus

Call the Women's Center at 656-7892 to set up an appointment with the Victim's Advocate, or e-mail for assistance.

Last modified September 26 2016 04:05 PM