A student organization representing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, questioning/queer, and allied students, staff and faculty of The University of Virginia’s College at Wise. We promote and advocate for acceptance of and protection for sexual minority students, as well as for gay rights in general.

UVa-Wise Resource Information

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Safe Zone is a group of faculty and staff members at UVa-Wise who agree to be emphatic and informed about gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender issues on campus. Faculty and staff who display the Safe Zone logo in their offices and/or on their syllabi welcome conversations with any students who have concerns or questions regarding the GLBT population. For more information, contact Sara Schill.


Counseling Services
Counseling Services, a unit of the Center for Student Development in Cantrell Hall, provides short-term counseling that focuses on addressing students’ personal concerns that may hinder current and/or future learning and personal development. Students seek counseling for a variety of reasons which may include, but are not limited to, stress; depression; anxiety; relationship issues; family issues; roommate conflict; grief and loss; LGBT issues; and personal growth. Should you find yourself struggling with issues related to personal identity, sexual orientation, or coming out to friends and family, please feel free to schedule an appointment with the Counseling office at 276.376.1005 to assist you with your concerns.


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University of Virginia Nondiscrimination Policy (2002)

Consistent with Federal and State law, the University does not discriminate in any of its programs, procedures, or practices on the basis of age, color, disability, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or veteran status. The University operates equal opportunity and affirmative action programs for faculty, staff, and students, including discriminatory harassment policies and procedures. The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

The Office of Equal Opportunity Programs (Office of EOP) is responsible for the enforcement of the University non-discrimination obligation. A faculty member, staff employee, or student having a complaint of prohibited discrimination may file a discrimination complaint with the Office of EOP subject to the standards and in accordance with the “University of Virginia Discrimination Complaint Procedures.”


Membership will remain confidential. You can reach faculty advisor Angie Harvey at 276.328.0159.