VCU Resources & Services

Emergency Numbers

  • VCU University Counseling Services After-Hours Line: 804-828-1234 to page the counselor-on-call through the VCU Police
  • 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 (En Espanol: 1-888-628-9454)
  • 24/7 Crisis Text Line: Text "START" to 741-741

Dean of Students Office

The Dean of Students Office offers support and resources for students, faculty, parents, and community members who are concerned for a student’s wellbeing. Students can also contact the Dean of Students Office with questions and concerns regarding their own needs. More information about the Dean of Students Office can be found at https://students.vcu.edu/find-resources/dean-of-students/.

  • MPC, Sitterding House, 901 Floyd Ave.
    • Phone: MPC (804) 828-8940
  • MCV Campus, Hunton Student Center, Suite 205, 1110 E. Broad St.
    • Phone: MCV (804) 828-0525

Student Accessibility and Educational Opportunity (SAEO)

Some students with mental health conditions (such as Attention Deficit Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, etc.) may qualify for services and academic accommodations through SAEO. Health Sciences students should contact the Division for Academic Success for assistance.

The Wellness Resource Center (The Well)  

The Well offers a wide range of services and resources for students, including info on mindfulness, stress reduction, nutrition, sleep, substance use, recovery support, relationships, sexuality, and more.  

  • Go to the bottom of the Well's homepage to see what's happening on their calendar of events.  
  • The Well offers a variety of regular weekly events, such as Mindful Monday at the Well, where anyone can drop in for meditation sessions every Monday at noon in the Recovery Clubhouse.
  • Special student events are also offered every month.  Click on the link for the Well's Ram Health Magazine for the month of Nov. 
  • Looking for more ways to be mindful and destress?  Check out the Well's extensive list of local and online mindfulness resources.  

University Counseling Services (UCS)

UCS offers free individual, group, and couple's therapy services to VCU students.  Two locations are available on the Monroe Park and VCU Medical Center campuses.

  • To schedule an appointment, students must present in person to either location.
  • Crisis walk-in appointments are available Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm.
  • For after-hours emergencies, students can call the VCU Police at (804) 828-1234 and ask to speak to the counselor-on-call.

UCS also offers an extensive variety of self-help resources and support for victims of assault.  Click on the link for more info.  Two popular self-help modules created by UCS include Keys to Stress Management and Coping with Overwhelming Feelings.

University Student Health Services (USHS)

VCU's University Student Health Services is a nationally accredited health care service committed to providing high-quality outpatient care to VCU students.  Student Health Services offers a wide range of primary care services, including care in the following areas:

Student Health also houses an on-site pharmacy at its  Monroe Park campus clinic and provides laboratory services on both campuses.

For more information please call University Student Health Services at (804) 828-8828 .

VCU's Center for Psychological Services and Development (CPSD)

CPSD offers individual and group counseling services to the Richmond community on a sliding fee scale.  No referral is needed. To apply for services, clients can submit applications online, by fax, by mail, or in person.  Group therapy options include:

  • Anxiety Group: This group therapy program targets social anxiety, panic attacks, worry, obsessions and compulsions, phobias, post-traumatic stress, and other anxiety-related concerns. Group leaders provide education about anxiety and teach specific coping skills.
  • Sessions meet Mondays from 6:00pm to 7:30pm, September 19 to December 5, 2016.
  • Fees range from $5-10 per session.
  • Application deadline is September 12th.  Call (804) 828-1183 with questions.
  • Process Group: These are unthemed group therapy sessions open to any problem type. Enrollment is ongoing as long as seats are open. Fees range from $5-10 per session.  

 

Dean of Students Office

The Dean of Students Office offers support and resources for students, faculty, parents, and community members who are concerned for a student’s wellbeing. Students can also contact the Dean of Students Office with questions and concerns regarding their own needs. More information about the Dean of Students Office can be found at https://students.vcu.edu/find-resources/dean-of-students/.

  • MPC, Sitterding House, 901 Floyd Ave.
    • Phone: MPC (804) 828-8940
  • MCV Campus, Hunton Student Center, Suite 205, 1110 E. Broad St.
    • Phone: MCV (804) 828-0525

Equity and Access Services

Equity and Access Services leads, coordinates and supports civil rights compliance for Virginia Commonwealth University.

They fulfill their mission by:

  • Investigating internal and external complaints of discrimination
  • Serving as the Title IX office for VCU
  • Developing and monitoring the university’s affirmative action plan and employment practices
  • Promoting an accessible learning and working environment
  • Providing consultation for workplace accommodations
  • Developing and monitoring policies and procedures related to equal opportunity
  • Providing education and training

To contact Equity and Access Services email equity@vcu.edu or call (804) 828-1347

Student Accessibility and Educational Opportunity (SAEO)

Some students with mental health conditions (such as Attention Deficit Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, etc.) may qualify for services and academic accommodations through SAEO. Health Sciences students should contact the Division for Academic Success for assistance.

The Wellness Resource Center (The Well)  

The Well offers a wide range of services and resources for students, including info on mindfulness, stress reduction, nutrition, sleep, substance use, recovery support, relationships, sexuality, and more.  

  • Go to the bottom of the Well's homepage to see what's happening on their calendar of events.  
  • The Well offers a variety of regular weekly events, such as Mindful Monday at the Well, where anyone can drop in for meditation sessions every Monday at noon in the Recovery Clubhouse.
  • Special student events are also offered every month.  Click on the link for the Well's Ram Health Magazine for the month of Nov. 
  • Looking for more ways to be mindful and destress?  Check out the Well's extensive list of local and online mindfulness resources.  

University Counseling Services (UCS)

UCS offers free individual, group, and couple's therapy services to VCU students.  Two locations are available on the Monroe Park and VCU Medical Center campuses.

  • To schedule an appointment, students must present in person to either location.
  • Crisis walk-in appointments are available Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm.
  • For after-hours emergencies, students can call the VCU Police at (804) 828-1234 and ask to speak to the counselor-on-call.

UCS also offers an extensive variety of self-help resources and support for victims of assault.  Click on the link for more info.  Two popular self-help modules created by UCS include Keys to Stress Management and Coping with Overwhelming Feelings.

University Student Health Services (USHS)

VCU's University Student Health Services is a nationally accredited health care service committed to providing high-quality outpatient care to VCU students.  Student Health Services offers a wide range of primary care services, including care in the following areas:

Student Health also houses an on-site pharmacy at its  Monroe Park campus clinic and provides laboratory services on both campuses.

For more information please call University Student Health Services at (804) 828-8828 .

VCU Police Department

VCU is home to one of the largest university police departments in the country, with 99 sworn officers, more than 200 security personnel, an on-campus dispatch center and an accredited training academy.

Collaboration, partnerships and problem-solving are essential to public safety at VCU. The VCU Police Department works closely with local and federal law enforcement entities to create a safe learning and working environment for students, faculty and staff.

You will see VCU police officers on the Monroe Park Campus, on the MCV campus and at the VCU Medical Center. We are here to protect and serve the VCU community.

  • On Campus Emergency (804) 828-1234
  • Non-Emergency Reporting (804) 828-1196
  • RamSafe Escort Service (804) 828-7233

 

Dean of Students Office

The Dean of Students Office offers support and resources for students, faculty, parents, and community members who are concerned for a student’s wellbeing. Students can also contact the Dean of Students Office with questions and concerns regarding their own needs. More information about the Dean of Students Office can be found at https://students.vcu.edu/find-resources/dean-of-students/.

  • MPC, Sitterding House, 901 Floyd Ave.
    • Phone: MPC (804) 828-8940
  • MCV Campus, Hunton Student Center, Suite 205, 1110 E. Broad St.
    • Phone: MCV (804) 828-0525

Financial Aid

  • Financial aid office, Monroe Park Campus

    Harris Hall
    1015 Floyd Avenue, First Floor
    P.O. Box 843026
    Richmond, Virginia 23284-3026
    VCU Student Services Call Center: (804) 828-1550
    Phone: (804) 828-6669
    TDD: (800) 828-1120
    Fax: (804) 827-0060

    Last names beginning with A-G: faidmailag@vcu.edu   
    Last names beginning with H-N: faidmailhn@vcu.edu
    Last names beginning with O-Z: faidmailoz@vcu.edu 

    Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Financial aid offices, MCV Campus

    Schools of Allied Health Professions, Nursing and Pharmacy

    VMI Building, Room 420
    1000 E. Marshall Street
    Richmond, Virginia 23298
    Counselor: Nicole Abdul
    Email: nabdul@vcu.edu 
    Phone: (804) 828-2702
    Fax: (804) 827-0060
    Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    School of Dentistry

    Lyons Building, Room 309
    520 N. 12th Street
    P.O. Box 980566
    Richmond, Virginia 23298
    Phone: (804) 828-9953
    Fax: (804) 828-6072
    Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    School of Medicine

    McGlothlin Medical Education Center
    1201 E. Marshall Street, Room 4-306
    Richmond, Virginia 23298
    Phone: (804) 828-4006
    Fax: (804) 827-5555
    Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    School of Medicine financial aid website

The Wellness Resource Center (The Well)  

The Well offers a wide range of services and resources for students, including info on mindfulness, stress reduction, nutrition, sleep, substance use, recovery support, relationships, sexuality, and more.  

  • Go to the bottom of the Well's homepage to see what's happening on their calendar of events.  
  • The Well offers a variety of regular weekly events, such as Mindful Monday at the Well, where anyone can drop in for meditation sessions every Monday at noon in the Recovery Clubhouse.
  • Special student events are also offered every month.  Click on the link for the Well's Ram Health Magazine for the month of Nov. 
  • Looking for more ways to be mindful and destress?  Check out the Well's extensive list of local and online mindfulness resources.  

 

VCU Police Department

VCU is home to one of the largest university police departments in the country, with 99 sworn officers, more than 200 security personnel, an on-campus dispatch center and an accredited training academy.

Collaboration, partnerships and problem-solving are essential to public safety at VCU. The VCU Police Department works closely with local and federal law enforcement entities to create a safe learning and working environment for students, faculty and staff.

You will see VCU police officers on the Monroe Park Campus, on the MCV campus and at the VCU Medical Center. We are here to protect and serve the VCU community.

  • On Campus Emergency (804) 828-1234
  • Non-Emergency Reporting (804) 828-1196
  • RamSafe Escort Service (804) 828-7233