Advocacy

University life can be stressful. UWG Advocates, Jill Hendricks and Cory Hindman, 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).

Victim Services

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

NOTE:  If you or someone else are in imminent danger while on campus first call UWG Police at 678-839-6000 or if off campus call 


Health Services Advocates are Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) trained in victim, medical, and academic advocacy.  In addition to victim services, guidance for treatment of mental health symptoms and for students impacted by illness, injuries, or family emergencies is available at no charge. 


Victim Advocacy Services include:

 -  Confidential services designed to guide and empower
 -  Explanation of victim rights, options, and services including the Crime Victim Bill of Rights
 -  Linkage with free medical services
 -  Accompaniment during interviews or exam as requested
 -  Explanation of ways law enforcement can assist
 -  Exploration regarding whether to file complaints or charges
 -  Advocacy with law enforcement or Title IX officers
 -  Linkage with free trauma informed counseling at the UWG Counseling Center
 -  Exploration of safety concerns & personal safety planning
 -  Referral to the Carroll County Emergency Shelter or PARC
 -  Advocacy with Residence Life & Housing
 -  Pregnancy resource assistance
 -  Assessment for emerging mental health symptoms such as depression, anxiety, insomnia, or traumatic stress response
 -  Service as a liaison with other campus offices and faculty
 -  Linkage with academic resources such as tutors or supplemental instruction
 -  Assistance with class changes or temporary withdrawal from UWG
 -  Linkage to off-campus resources, including those in the student's home town

 

(See “If You are Assaulted, Help is Available” section for further information)

(See “Intimate Partner Violence” section for further information or brochure)