Overview of services

The Women and Gender Resource Center provides free and confidential counseling and advocacy services to The University of Alabama students, staff, and faculty and students of Shelton State Community College regardless of gender identity. We do not communicate with ANYONE about you or your situation without your written consent except in specific circumstances which we will tell you about on your first visit. You are eligible for services if you are a victim of any of the following regardless of the time and location of the incident:

  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Assault (including sexual misconduct, attempted rape, or rape)
  • Sexual Exploitation – Example: Someone shares or takes photos of someone without their consent
  • Dating/Domestic Violence between dating and/or intimate partners
  • Students, staff and faculty who were sexually abused as children
  • Students, staff, and faculty who witnessed domestic violence as children, and/or students who experienced any verbal, emotional, or physical abuse as children

What is an Advocate?

The WGRC has an advocate on call 24 hours a day.

An advocate is someone who offers victims information, emotional support and help finding resources. We help victims with the following:

  • Emotional support while at the hospital after an assault
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Helping plan for physical and emotional safety
  • Location of safe housing
  • Support group information
  • Help make arrangements with missed classes and exams
  • Help exploring legal and judicial options
  • Information and referrals
  • Help with applying for funds for costs as a result of being a victim

If you need assistance, please call 205-348-5040 between 8am and 4:45pm to schedule an appointment or to speak with an advocate.

For any after-hours assistance, call The University of Alabama Police Department at 205-348-5454 and ask to speak to the on call advocate for the WGRC. The police dispatcher may ask for your name and CWID, but you are not required to give this information.

The University of Alabama’s Sexual Misconduct Policy includes detailed definitions for the victimizations listed above.

Other Campus Resources

The Women and Gender Resource Center routinely makes referrals to other campus and community agencies for services beyond our scope. If you would like to sit down with a victim advocate to explore referral options, make an appointment by calling (205) 348-5040.

The University of Alabama Police Department

The UA Police Department works to help you maintain your personal safety and protect your property by providing full law enforcement services.

Title IX

Title IX works with University Administration, departments, students, faculty, staff, campus police, and other support services to ensure that University policies and programs foster a campus community free of illegal gender discrimination and sexual violence.

The Office of Student Conduct

The Office of Student Conduct serves as the central coordinating office for implementation of the Code of Student Conduct. The office acts on reports of possible violations from students, faculty & staff, law enforcement and others.

The University of Alabama Counseling Center

The UA Counseling Center offers brief counseling and psychological services to university students who are seeking counseling for things such as general anxiety, stress management, and other issues that may arise for college students.

Student Health Center

The Student Health Center provides healthcare services to The University of Alabama student community.

Faculty/Staff Health Clinic

The Faculty/Staff Health Clinic provides discounted medical services to Faculty and Staff of The University of Alabama.

Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program provides faculty and staff a free assessment, short-term counseling, and referral services for issues outside of the scope of WGRC.

Office of Student Care and Wellbeing

Student Care and Well Being provides a range of services to assist students with issues and concerns that may interfere with their academic success.

Domestic Violence Law Clinic

The Domestic Violence Law Clinic provides free legal assistance to survivors of domestic violence, stalking or sexual assault residing in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. There are no income restrictions on qualifying for services from the clinic.

Office of Disability Services

The Office of Disability Services provides services to students with disabilities and assists in setting up academic accommodations.