Campus Allies and Support

On Campus

Vice President of Equity & Access and Chief Diversity Officer, Sabrina Johnson, oversees the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion including the Bias Incident Reporting Policy.

George Washington (GW) Hall,, 540-654-1213

Diversity & Inclusion

Dean of Students, Melissa Jones, oversees Student Life and serves as the Chair of the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT).

Marye House,, 540-654-1200

Office of Student Life

Center for International Education assists students and employees with immigration and visa documents.

Lee Hall 4th Floor,, 540-654-1434

Center for International Education

Human Resources helps supports the University’s commitment to maintaining a working environment that encourages mutual respect and is free from all forms of harassment and violence.

2nd floor of George Washington (GW) Hall, 540-654-1214


  • Disability Resources for Employees, including workplace accommodations and FMLA, and other related policies are administered by the Office of Human Resources.

James Farmer Multicultural Center (JFMC) welcomes students from all ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Their most important goal is to enhance students’ educational experiences while here at UMW by increasing awareness and knowledge of diversity issues.

University Center 319, 540-654-1044

James Farmer Multicultural Center (JFMC)

Office of Disability Resources (ODR) assists University of Mary Washington in providing equal and integrated access for students with disabilities to all of the academic, social, cultural, and recreational programs it offers.  In doing so, it complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).

Lee Hall 401,, 540-654-1266.

Office of Disability Resources (ODR)

Office of Student Conduct & Responsibility (OSCAR) assists with reported violations of UMW’s Code of Conduct.

Marye House,, 540-654-1660.

Office of Student Conduct & Responsibility (OSCAR)

Safe Zone seeks to foster an environment which affirms an inclusive and supportive community for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) citizens and allies, to create opportunities and resources to allow UMW to embrace the full range of diversities, and create maximum educational engagement for all.

Safe Zone

Talley Center for Counseling Services* has a staff of licensed mental health progressions to help students meet the demands of college life effectively and helps support their personal, social, and intellectual growth and development. The counseling center is available to schedule appointments from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Lee Hall 106 & Tyler House, 540-654-1053

Talley Center for Counseling Services

Director of Compliance and Title IX/ADA Coordinator, Ruth Davison, provides accommodations and information about rights and responsibilities concerning sexual and gender-based discriminatory behavior including the application of Title IX. Answers questions about the University’s compliance with Title IX.

Lee Hall 401, or , 540-654-5656.

Title IX

University Police accept formal reports from persons alleging criminal conduct, can provide information and help persons obtain a Protective Order, and attend to the person’s immediate safety concern. Provide referrals to appropriate resources on and off-campus.

South Hall, 540 654-1025 or 540-654-4444 (emergency).

UMW Police

*Denotes a confidential resource on campus.

Off Campus

Students and Employees

Department of Labor (DOL) administers and enforces more than 180 federal laws. These mandates and regulations that implement them cover many workplace activities for about 150 million workers and 10 million workplaces. Their mission is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions, advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

U.S. Department of Labor

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. It is also illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Office of Civil Rights (OCR) enforces several Federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination in programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance from the Department of Education, 800-669-400

Office of Civil Rights

Virginia Office of the Attorney General, Division of Human Rights (DHR) receives and investigates complaints alleging unlawful discrimination that violates state and federal civil rights laws., 804-225-2292

The Division of Human Rights


Virginia Department of Human Resource Management (DHRM) is the central human resource agency for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

  • Department of Employment Dispute Resolution (EDR) is available to advise employees on work-related problems, use of the grievance procedure, and mediation. It also assists employees and managers in exploring options for resolving work-related conflicts.  Department of Employment Dispute Resolution (EDR)
  • Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion assists state of Virginia government employees who believe they have been discriminated against or subjected to harassment or retaliation with confidential advice and/or a process to file a discrimination complaint.  Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Virginia Employee Assistant Program (EAP) counselors are available to assist employees with resources and support around various topics. All health plans offered to state employees and their dependents have employee assistance programs (EAPs). Health insurance (or manager sponsorship) is required.

Employee Assistance Program

Laws and Policies