Safe Zone Resources

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University Policies

Statement of Non-Discrimination: UMW includes sexual orientation and sex in our non-discrimination policy for both students and faculty/staff.

Bias incidents can be reported to our AAEEO Officer, Sabrina Johnson

Statement of Community Values and Behavioral Expectations in the Faculty Handbook: “The right of every individual to be treated with dignity and respect at all times” and “The appreciation of and respect for diversity in our community and adherence to the University’s Guiding Principles on Diversity and Inclusion and the University’s Statement of Non-Discrimination.”


On Campus LGBTQ Resources/Organizations

Office of Diversity and Inclusion: Provides resources, programs, and advocacy on diversity and inclusion.

James Farmer Multicultural Center: Aims to create an educational environment that broadens our understanding and appreciation of multiculturalism, diversity, and social justice. Sponsors and plans great events throughout the year, such as the gender and sexual minorities and allies celebration.

PRISM: Student led organization that promotes the values of diversity and acceptance of students of sexual and gender minorities

 Additional On Campus Resources

Talley Center for Counseling Services: Provides both individual and group therapy, including a GLBQ therapy group.

 LGBTQ Community and National Organizations

PFLAG (Parents, Families, Friends, and Allies United with LGBT People to move equality forward): Fredericksburg advocacy group that supports and educates people about the LGBT community.

Equality Virginia: A statewide, non-partisan education, outreach and advocacy organization seeking equality for LGBTQ Virginians.

Human Rights Campaign: The largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender American.

Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network: A national organization that advocates for LGBTQ students.

Coalition for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Awareness: A national coalition of educators and administrators that advocate for LGBTQ inclusion on college campuses across America.

Trans Student Education Resources: Webpage managed entirely by trans students and is dedicated to raising awareness of transgender issues.

 Additional National Resources

Trevor Lifeline
A crisis intervention and suicide prevention services available 24/7.

Phone: 1.866.488.7386
Text: 1-202-304-1200

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Laura Wilson at