Advocacy

University life can be stressful. UWG Advocates, Jill Hendricks, Cory Hindman and Jamie Gaddy, connect UWG students with services, including medical, academic, legal, and psychological, both on and off campus. Students who wish to explore options for the treatment of conditions such as stress, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and/or alcohol/ other drug concerns may contact an Advocate for assistance with assessment and referral.

Students who have medical, family, or safety related emergencies may contact the Advocates for assistance in exploring options whether to remain in school, to pursue a hardship withdrawal or to request consideration for incompletes.  They can also verify health/emergency related absences to instructors (only with patient permission).

Confidential UWG Victim Services

IF IN IMMINENT DANGER CALL 911 OR UWG POLICE AT 678-839-6000

A UWG Advocate is on call 24/7 and can be reached for confidential guidance and linkage to medical services at 470-215-9946, a crisis line for victims of sexual assault, intimate partner violence and/or stalking.

Health Services Advocates are Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) trained in victim, medical, and academic advocacy.  To schedule an appointment, please call Health Services @ 678-839-6452. 

Services include:

  • Confidential forensic & medical services both on and off campus
  • Advocacy services designed to guide & empower
  • Explanation of victim rights, options, and all services
  • Accompaniment during interviews or exams as requested
  • Advocacy with law enforcement agencies and/or Title IX
  • Exploration of safety concerns & personal safety planning
  • Referrals to the Emergency Shelter or PARC
  • Advocacy with Housing & Residence Life
  • Linkage with free counseling at the UWG Counseling Center
  • Service as a liaison with other campus offices and faculty
  • Assistance with class changes or temporary withdrawal from UWG
  • Linkage to off-campus resources, including those in a student's home town

 Medical & Academic Advocacy

Health Services Advocates are Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) who provide free, confidential advocacy services.

Services Include:

  • Academic advocacy for illness, injuries, or family emergencies
  • Guidance to re-enter the university following medical absences
  • Referrals to campus & community providers, including medical services, counselors, or psychiatric treatment hospitals
  • Assistance with hardship withdrawal appeals or incompletes
  • Referrals to pharmaceutical & medical financial assistance services
  • Referrals to tutoring & other academic support services
  • Treatment options for psychological conditions, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, insomnia, & trauma
  • Guidance for those experiencing family emergencies
  • Referral sources for homelessness
  • Pregnancy resource assistance

To schedule an appointment, please call Health Services @ 678-839-6452.