Student Initiatives

Across our campus, there are several student initiatives dedicated to ending sexual violence at the University of Richmond and in the greater community.

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  • Peer Sexual Misconduct Advisors

    Who We Are

    Peer Sexual Misconduct Advisors (PSMA) are UR students who serve as confidential peer advisors trained in Title IX policy, procedure, and emotional support resources. PSMAs are RC/WC or Law students who are selected through an application process and complete extensive training from the Title IX Coordinator, URPD, CAPS, St. Mary’s Hospital, Safe Harbor, Spiders for Spiders, the Virginia Anti-Violence Project, and Common Ground. All contact is confidential because the PSMAs are not employees of the University.

    How to Contact Us

    A Peer Sexual Misconduct Advisor is available at all times and can be connected with a student through:

    • Undergraduate phone number: 804-346-7674
    • Undergraduate email:
    • Law School email:
    • URPD
    • Dean’s office
    • RA
    • Area Coordinator
    • Greater Richmond Regional Hotline (number on back of SpiderCard)
    • CAPS

    What We Can Do For Students

    • Provide information on reporting options, processes, and procedures
    • Attend meetings students have throughout their reporting processes
    • Connect students to resources
    • Provide confidential support
    • Connect students to funding options as need (i.e. transportation home, health care needs, etc.)
    • If desired, help students report sexual misconduct violations to appropriate officials
    • Communicate with Title IX Coordinators on behalf of the student as an emotional support
    • Fill out reporting form with students upon request
    • Accompany students to St. Mary’s Hospital, or other medical provider, as requested
  • Spiders Against Sexual Assault and Violence

    Spiders Against Sexual Assault and Violence (SASAV) is a student organization founded in 2016 dedicated to creating a community that better supports survivors and to building a culture of consent. They strive to affect change through educational and awareness-building events, and to critique and change power structures through radical consent education and self evaluation. Consent is an action one performs everyday in a non-consensual world. Through SASAV’s programming, one may better understand their position in society and how to improve it given the imbalances that exist in society.

    Contact SASAV or Learn More:


    Instagram: @ursasav

    Facebook: Spiders Against Sexual Assault and Violence



  • URWell Peer Educators

    UR Well Peer Educators serve an important role at University of Richmond to engage their fellow Spiders in promoting healthy behaviors through outreach and educational programs. UR Well Peer Educators are trained in facilitation skills, active listening, and health promotion content areas such as: violence prevention (bystander intervention, consent, healthy relationships, etc), sexual health, alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD), mental health, cultural sensitivity, and more.

    You can learn more about this program by contacting the C.A.R.E., or sign-up through the Peer Educator Interest Form.