You are a critical part of our efforts. Please use this forum to voice your opinion on our existing programs, future safety initiatives, and University safety programs. Our safety initiatives are two-part: (1) EDUCATIONAL and (2) ACTION-ORIENTED. After your input is collected, Student Council will make a report to the administration and work to improve areas with indicated potential. It’s like shouting from the Rotunda steps, only better.
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University of Virginia Women’s Center
Sexual Assault Leadership Council
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Safe Ride Reform
SafeRide’s (official website) purpose is to provide a safe passage for current students with vaild student IDs who would otherwise have to walk alone at night. The service began as a cooperative venture of Student Council and the University of Virginia Police Department in the late 1980s. Have suggestions or concerns? Would you be more willing to use this service if a student driver (similar to the bus service) operated the vans? Speak up at the bottom of this page.
Late-Night Parking Initiative
We know many of you want to use the library to study late into the night. But getting back and forth from the library safely can be a concern. Those of you with wheels may choose to use the Central Grounds Parking Garage. Yes, it’s expensive to park there. And StudCo wants to change that. Have suggestions or concerns? Speak up at the bottom of this page.
Lighten Up Campaign
Student Council’s Safety and Wellness Committee manages the Lighten Up campaign. It is designed to help students who feel that their off-Grounds housing area is not properly lit. This initiative will promote lighting assessments of off-Grounds housing areas, and free lighting will be provided by property managers or Student Council no more than two weeks after the initial lighting assessment. Apply Now.
Safety Awareness Food Extravaganza
An event that invites dozens of groups involved in safety and wellness issues to share their resources with students, especially first years new to the University. The event takes place in the McCormick Area Quad. Does your CIO want to participate? Have a suggestion for a group to invite? Speak up at the bottom of this page.
Police Presence on Corner
Students deserve high quality police presence on the Corner and surrounding areas. We are meeting with the police chiefs of the University and Charlottesville police departments to discuss this. We need your thoughts on this issue to bring to our meeting. Speak up at the bottom of this page.
Fine Arts Library Extended Hours
Student Council’s Student Life Committee is working with the libraries to evaluate hours of operation. Extending the library hours of the Fine Arts Library could provide students an opportunity to take advantage of a library closer to their off-grounds housing locations. This would keep students who live in those areas from walking home late at night from other library locations. Have suggestions or concerns? Do you think you would take advantage of this service? Speak up at the bottom of this page.
Your voice has limitless potential. The projects you see above are only the beginning of what StudCo wants to do to improve safety on Grounds. Stay Tuned for updates.
Please share your ideas above and use your votes to bump up the ideas that you’re passionate about. It’s time to start some conversations. Want to anonymously send feedback to StudCo? Click here or send an email to email@example.com. As always, SpeakUpUVA is a great way to post concerns and share ideas with StudCo.