Center for Student Wellness

The Center for Student Wellness is your portal for information, resources and solutions for wellness-related issues. Services include (but are not limited to):

Diversity Graduate School Application Advisory

Applying to grad school is complex, and many underrepresented students might not have the insider information necessary to navigate this process successfully. This advisory was created to help female, minority, LGBTQ, and non-traditional students with all parts of the application process. They offer one on one meetings to discuss; taking the GRE, essays, choosing programs to apply for, funding, important elements to add to the CV, interviewing, advisors, publications, presentations, and more broadly how to stay sane but get into a program that you will love!

Schedule one on one mentoring with current graduate students from diverse backgrounds to discuss all topics related to grad school application and beyond.

End Rape on Campus

End Rape on Campus (EROC) works to end campus sexual violence through direct support for survivors and their communities; prevention through education; and policy reform at the campus, local, state, and federal levels.

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

The Office of Equal Opportunity And Affirmative Action (OEO/AA) is a professional resource dedicated to the University of Utah’s commitment to provide a fair and equitable environment for individuals to pursue their academic and professional endeavors and to equally access University programs. In order to further this commitment, the OEO/AA is responsible for ensuring University practices and nondiscrimination policies are in full compliance with all federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, and provide processes to fairly and effectively resolve complaints, provide reasonable accommodations, and to make appropriate corrections. The OEO/AA acts as a point of contact with state and federal agencies that enforce anti-discrimination laws. In addition, the OEO/AA assists the University in meeting its commitment to achieving a truly integrated and diverse work force by preparing the University’s Affirmative Action plans, monitoring and reporting on their effectiveness, and by acting as a resource for University department’s in their recruitment processes.

The Director of the OEO/AA, serves as the University’s Title IX Coordinator and is responsible to oversee the University’s response to reports and complaints that involve possible sex discrimination to monitor outcomes, identify and address any patterns, and assess effects on the campus climate so the University can address issues that affect the wider school community.

The Director of the OEO/AA serves as the University’s ADA/Section 504 Coordinator and is responsible to oversee the University’s efforts to comply with the ADA and Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act; to ensure that University programs and facilities are accessible for faculty, staff, and student employment, as well as for public access for University health care, services, and programs; and to provide prompt and equitable processes for responding to requests for reasonable accommodations and for resolving complaints.

The OEO/AA is responsible for ensuring compliance with the following University policies:
Policy 5-106, Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination Employment
Policy 5-107, Sexual Harassment and Consensual Relationships
Policy 1-012, Interim University Policy 1-012: Sexual Misconduct: Sexual Assault Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, and Stalking, Prevention and Response. Rev 1.
Policy 5-117, ADA Policy, Reasonable Accommodation and Access
Policy 5-210, Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Complaint Policy

The OEO/AA provides the following services:

Office for Inclusive Excellence

The Office for Inclusive Excellence‘s mission is to engage, support, and advance a living, learning, and working environment that fosters respect, diversity, equity, inclusivity, and academic excellence for students in our increasingly global campus community.

Report a Bias Incident

Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network

Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org y rainn.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

Salt Lake City Police Department

Non-Emergency – 801-799-3000
General Information – 801-799-3100
Victim Advocate Hotline – 801-580-7969

Teach for America

Through Teach For America, remarkable people from all academic majors and career backgrounds help our nation deliver on the promise of equal opportunity for all kids. Fewer than 10 percent of kids from low-income communities graduate from college. Teach For America is looking for leaders committed to eliminating this inequity, which limits the opportunities of kids, families, and communities. We know it is possible. Corps members have the chance to make an indelible positive impact on the lives of their students by teaching for at least two years in urban and rural communities nationwide. They receive training, coaching, and support from Teach For America and are hired by principals as full-time, salaried teachers. As alumni, they apply their first-hand experience and the leadership skills they’ve developed to tackle educational inequity from every angle – inside schools and out. Together with colleagues of all backgrounds, they are part of a dynamic movement proving what’s possible – for kids, for a life of impact, for the future we share.

Through the combined efforts of our corps members, alumni, and the communities we partner with, we know that one day, all children in this nation will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education. Become a corps member!

Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault (UCASA)

The Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault (UCASA) engages individuals and organizations in local and statewide collaborations to strengthen the effectiveness of sexual violence education, prevention and response in Utah.

Utah Rape Recovery Center

The Utah Rape Recovery Center‘s mission is to empower those victimized by sexual violence through advocacy, crisis intervention, and therapy and to educate the community about the cause, impact, and prevention of sexual violence. Their philosophy is that every person victimized by sexual violence is treated with dignity and respect and is empowered to work toward recovery.
24-Hour Crisis Line: 801-467-7273

University Counseling Center

801-581-6826
The purpose of the University Counseling Center (UCC) is to facilitate and support the educational mission of the University of Utah. They provide developmental, preventive, and therapeutic services and programs that promote the intellectual, emotional, cultural, and social development of University of Utah students. The Counseling Center consistently strives to integrate multiculturalism into the everyday functioning and structure of our agency, including the individual, service, training, organizational, and administrative levels. They advocate a philosophy of acceptance, compassion, and support for those they serve, as well as for each other. They aspire to respect cultural, individual and role differences as they continually work toward creating a safe and affirming climate for individuals of all ages, cultures, ethnicities, genders, gender identities, languages, mental and physical abilities, national origins, races, religions, sexual orientations, sizes and socioeconomic statuses.

University Police Department

The University’s police officers patrol the campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They provide any police related services needed on campus. Our officers are fully certified Utah state police officers. The police department is backed by a security staff of over 70 people. Their job is to protect the students, staff, faculty and visitors to campus as well as the University’s physical assets. They do so by monitoring and responding to alarms, controlling access to university facilities, high-visibility patrol of work spaces and parking areas, and after dark escorts to those who request it. If you need help because your car won’t start, or you’ve locked your keys in the car, they can help with that, too.

Calls for police or security service are answered by our dispatch office, which is always staffed and ready to respond to requests for help or service. Immediate police or security response is available by calling the main dispatch number, (801) 585-COPS (2677).

We offer a variety of programs and information to help the University community deal with public safety issues. If you would like a presentation on any safety or security related topic, please call Sgt. Garth Smith at (801) 585-1194.

Victim Advocates

Jodi Petersen and Darrah Jones are certified victim advocates and can be reached at 801-581-7779, wellness@sa.utah.edu or by visiting their office Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Student Services Building, Room 330. Their services are free and confidential.

Petersen believes that violence is the cornerstone to the oppression of marginalized populations, this is why she has dedicated her career helping victims of abuse and violence. Petersen spent eight years with the West Valley City prosecutor’s office as a court advocate. She wanted to become more involved with sexual violence cases, so she joined the Mobile Response Crisis Team for the Salt Lake City Police Department and was there for four years. For the past three years, Petersen worked for the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault as their Sexual Assault Training and Services Coordinator.

Jones started working with survivors at a treatment center for young women with trauma history. She then worked as a victim advocate/youth case manager at a domestic violence shelter. Jones’ passion for social justice and civil rights are the motivating force behind her work. Her goals are to use her career and influence to take an intersectional approach to social oppression through education and advocacy. In her free time, Jones enjoys any and all things relating to “Harry Potter” and exploring the food culture in the city.

Learn more about your victim advocates here.

Women’s Resource Center

The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) at the University of Utah serves as the central resource for educational and support services for women. Honoring the complexities of women’s identities, the WRC facilitates choices and changes through programs, counseling, and training grounded in a commitment to advance social justice and equality.