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There are a number of on- and off-campus resources available for all Radford University students related to drug, alcohol, and tobacco use, as well as sexual assault.


  • SAVES Office: 540-831-5709
    This office offers support, counseling, information, and referrals to students, faculty, staff and parents of students. We also coordinate and present awareness and prevention programs to students, faculty and staff. We have an extensive collection of videos, brochures, and handouts related to substance abuse and sexual assault.
  • Student Counseling Services: 540-831-5226
    The counseling center provides confidential professional counseling to students. Regular office hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. After hours emergency services are available through campus police, 540-831-5500.
  • Office of Diversity and Equity: 540-831-5307
    A student may report an incident of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment to the Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator is prepared to listen to the student, investigate Title IX complaints, and provide resources. For more information on Title IX and online reporting options go to http://www.radford.edu/content/diversity-equity/home/title-ix.html
  • Residential Life: 540-831-5375
    Resident Assistants or Resident Directors can provide support and assistance. If the accuser and accused live in the same building, alternative living arrangements may be made until adjudication of the case is complete.
  • Student Health Services: 540-831-5111
    The center provides full service for gynecological exams including testing for sexually transmitted diseases. 
  • Radford University Police: 540-831-5500
    Trained officers are available 24 hours a day to assist victims. Information and assistance are available about filing charges on and off campus.
  • Radford University Human Resources: 540-831-5421
    This office is responsible for handling claims of sexual harassment involving RU employees.The director of personnel can advise the student of his/her options, including options outside of the university's complaint procedures.


  • Alcoholic Anonymous meetings are now being offered on campus.  The meetings are held from 11-12pm on Thursdays in Heth Hall room 18.  No sign up is required to attend AA meetings.
  • Alcohol Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous: Follow this link to find AA and NA meetings in Radford, Blacksburg, and Christiansburg.
  • Women's Resource Center: 540-639-1123 (Hotline) or 540-639-9592 (Office): This center provides fee, confidential 24-hour emotional support, companion services, and crisis intervention to women, men, and children who are victims of sexual offenses.  They also provide support and guidance to victims of sexual offenses through the criminal justice systems.  Services include court preparations, escorts, and support while in court.
  • New River Valley Medical Center, Emergency Room: 540-731-2666: At the emergency room, the victim will receive medial attention and a PERK test (Physical Evidence Recovery Kit) may be administered.  The New River Valley medical Center offers Forensic Nurses who are specially trained in evidence recovery.
  • Radford City Health Department: 540-831-5774: This office provides free testing for pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, and HIV.  They are not equipped to handle emergency situations. 
  • New River Valley Community Services: 540-961-8400: Variety of substance abuse services available for individuals and families.
  • Raft Crisis Hotline: 540-961-8400: This is a 24-hour hotline that provides empathy, information, and referral services.  RAFT is a free service offered by New River Valley Community Services.
  • Radford City Police: 540-731-3624
  • Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control: Provides educational resources for alcohol information.
  • Future Educators of America Drug Prevention Resources
  • The Higher Education Center for Alcohol and other Drug Prevention: The Higher Education Center provides support to all institutions of higher education in their efforts to address alcohol and other drug problems.
  • BACCHUS and Gamma: "We are an international association of college and university based peer education programs focusing on alcohol abuse prevention and other student health and safety issues. Our mission is to actively promote peer education as a useful element of campus health education and wellness efforts. Through education and activities designed to increase awareness of changing student health and safety issues, BACCHUS and GAMMA focuses on the development and promotion of positive lifestyles and decision-making skills.
  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) supports and conducts biomedical and behavioral research on the causes, consequences, treatment, and prevention of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems."
  • B4UDrink: This website is both interactive and educational, informing the public on Blood Alcohol Concentration.  The Council's mission is to promote responsible decisions about drinking and discourage all forms of irresponsible consumption through education, communications, research, law enforcement and other programs.
  • Medline Plus: This service provides access to extensive information about specific diseases and conditions and also has links to consumer health information from the National Institutes of Health, dictionaries, lists of hospitals and physicians, health information in Spanish and other languages, and clinical trials.
  • National Alcohol Screening Day: National Alcohol Screening Day will be held during Alcohol Awareness Month. The program addresses a range of drinking behaviors from risky drinking to alcohol dependence. Based on the model used in the other SMH programs, the alcohol program includes an educational presentation, a written screening questionnaire, and an opportunity for participants to meet with a health professional. Referrals are provided when appropriate.

Sexual Assault

  • Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance: Working on behalf of victims of sexual assault and fostering social change toward the elimination of sexual assault in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Women's Resource Center of the New River Valley: The Women's Resource Center of the New River Valley, Inc. (WRC) provides programs and services for adult and child victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. It is a private, non-profit human service agency serving victims who live in the counties of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski, and the City of Radford. Begun in 1977, it is the oldest shelter operation in Virginia. All services are offered free of charge.
  • Rape Abuse & Incest National Network: Advice on what to do if you or a friend has been sexually assaulted. Also has a list of counseling centers around you.
  • Hope for Healing: Information about sexual assault and date rape. There are also some rape recovery chats and healing tips.
  • Violence Against Women: Answers questions about sexual assault and violence.

Tobacco Use

  • CDC's Tobacco Information Sourcepage:The Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) is a division within the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), which is one of the centers within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). OSH is responsible for leading and coordinating strategic efforts aimed at preventing tobacco use among youth, promoting smoking cessation, and protecting nonsmokers from environmental tobacco smoke (ETS).
  • American Lung Association: The American Lung Association (ALA) is the oldest voluntary health organization in the United States, with a National Office and constituent and affiliate associations around the country. Founded in 1904 to fight tuberculosis, ALA today fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control and environmental health.
  • Tobacco-Free Kids: The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is fighting to free America's youth from tobacco and to create a healthier environment. The Campaign is the nation's largest non-governmental initiative ever launched to protect children from tobacco addiction and exposure to secondhand smoke.
  • American Cancer Society: The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
  • Tobacco BBS: Tobacco BBS is a free resource center focusing on tobacco and smoking issues. It features tobacco news, information, assistance for smokers trying to quit, alerts on tobacco control issues, and open consideration of all aspects of the spectrum of issues concerning tobacco, nicotine, cigarettes and cigars.

National Numbers and Hotlines

  • National Mental Health Association
    1-800-969-NMHA (6642)
    Call for referral to a local affiliate and written information on alcoholism and other mental illnesses.
  • American Psychological Association
    Call for a referral to a psychologist
  • National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
    Call for a referral to a local affiliate and/or brochures and other information on alcohol problems.