If you or someone you know is the victim of crime, it is important that you contact agencies that can help you start to heal physically and emotionally from a crime. Listed below are some on campus agencies that may be able to assist you.
Advocacy, Education, and Support Services
The Office of Victim Services, University of Florida Police Department
The Office of Victim Services provides a crime victim advocate to anyone who has become a victim of crime while on the University of Florida campus. The victim advocate ensures that victims of crime receive fair treatment in accordance with the provisions of Florida State Statute 960. All services are free and confidential. You can reach the Office of Victim Services at:
Building 51, Museum Road
P.O. Box 112150
Gainesville, Florida 32611-2150
(352) 392-5648 or (352) 392-1111
e-mail: Naomi Phineas or Hailey Brown
or visit our website at: http://www.police.ufl.edu/victim-services/
Sexual Trauma/Interpersonal Violence Education (STRIVE)
STRIVE peer educators are available to hold open nonjudgmental forums for discussion of issues related to sexual violence. Topics can be tailored to your group’s needs and may include: Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships, Dating Violence, Alcohol and Sexual Violence, and How Can Men Help?
3190 Radio Road
P.O Box 112662
Gainesville, FL 32611-2662
visit their website at: http://gatorwell.ufsa.ufl.edu/programs/strive.
The University of Florida LGBT Affairs
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Affairs provides education, advocacy, and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and straight-allied students, staff, and faculty at the University of Florida. LGBT Affairs aims to create a more hospitable campus climate for all students, faculty, and staff by facilitating the ability of all LGBT Gators to pursue their studies, jobs, and lives free from the threat of bigotry and discrimination and by increasing awareness and sensitivity of LGBT issues throughout the entire campus community. You can reach the University of Florida LGBT Office at:
The University of Florida Student Health Care Center
The Student Health Care Center leads, collaborates, and excels in the provision of comprehensive services through wellness promotion and compassionate and accessible care. The Student Health Care Center also has a Women’s Health Care Clinic that is a nurse practitioner-run clinic with a female focus. The clinic includes but is not limited to services such as counseling on contraceptive options, sexually transmitted disease/infection (STD/STI) prevention, sexuality and other women’s health, screening, diagnosis and treatment of STDs/STIs, breast exams and instruction in self-examination, pap smears and routine pelvic exams, and pregnancy testing.
Fall/Spring: Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm; Saturday: CLOSED; Sunday*: 12-4pm
(*Urgent care only)
Summer: Monday – Friday: 8am – 4:30pm; Saturday/Sunday: CLOSED
P.O. Box 117500
1 Fletcher Drive
Gainesville, FL 32611-7500
Visit their website at: www.shcc.ufl.edu
The University of Florida Counseling and Wellness Center
The University of Florida Counseling and Wellness Center has professional counselors and therapists on staff and offers individual or group counseling dealing with any form of sexual exploitation or other issues related to victimization. All counseling services are free and confidential. The center has an excellent referral system should your needs be better met by a different agency or program. You can reach the University of Florida Counseling and Welness Center at:
3190 Radio Road
P.O Box 112662
Gainesville, FL 32611-2662
or visit their website at: http://www.counseling.ufl.edu/cwc/.
Reporting and Education
The University of Florida Police Department (UFPD)
UFPD is a state, nationally, and internationally accredited law enforcement agency established to provide the highest degree of safety and security possible for the University of Florida community. UFPD provides 24-hour per day patrol and protection of campus and local assets, enforcing all laws and ordinances. UFPD is committed to the prevention of crime and the protection of life and property. UFPD has a Criminal Investigations Division dedicated to investigating crimes occurring on our campus, a Bicycle Patrol Team, Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT), K-9 Team (Sergeant Davis and Gator), Motor Cycle Unit, Office of Victim Services, and specialized units responsible for duties unique to the campus environment.
Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution (SCCR)
Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution, located within the Dean of Students Office, is responsible for the judicial aspects of the code of student conduct at the University of Florida. Individuals associated with the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution are directly responsible for ensuring that students referred to their office receive fair treatment in all aspects of their hearing process. Students, faculty, and staff who believe that there has been a violation of the student code can contact the Office of the Director to discuss options available for reporting incidents to the appropriate authority. You can reach the Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution at:
202 Peabody Hall
(352) 392-1261 ex. 207
(352) 392-3008 TDD
or visit their web site at: www.dso.ufl.edu/sccr
Because the University of Florida values the health and safety of every individual on campus, Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution also has the responsibility of formulating and publishing the University of Florida’s Policy on Sexual Assault. While this policy is specifically focused toward student conduct within the University of Florida, it does in no way limit the scope and authority law enforcement has to press criminal charges. In order to view this policy, please click on the link below:
The University of Florida Office of Human Resource Services – Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity
The Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity takes student and employee reports of sexual harassment. The focal point of the office is to ensure equitable treatment of all students and employees. We network with all aspects of campus employment in order to work towards a learning and working environment free of discrimination and harassment for current as well as prospective students and employees.
The University of Florida Student Legal Services
Student Legal Services is essentially a pre-paid legal service for full time UF students. Student Legal Services provides students a full range of typical legal services, including advice and consultation, drafting of letters and legal documents, conferences and settlement negotiations with adverse parties, legal research, review and interpretation of legal documents, drafting and filing of legal documents, and some representation in court. Notary services are also available. Preventing legal problems through education is a primary goal of Student Legal Services. Student Legal Services also educates students on their legal rights and responsibilities through lectures, workshops, presentations, and the distribution of information and materials on a variety of legal issues.
Persons with hearing impairments: When trying to contact an office that does not list a TDD number, use The Florida Relay Service (FRS) by calling 1-800-955-8771 (TDD).