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Support Survivors – RSVP at UGA

What does it mean to support survivors?

Here at UGA, we take care of our fellow Dawgs. We listen, believe, and support survivors when they disclose to us. Part of that support is referring friends to the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP) Office.  If you have been impacted by relationship or sexual violence or know someone who has, remember you are never alone. The RSVP Office is here to help.


Located in the University Health Center, RSVP offers a variety of services for those who have been impacted by interpersonal violence. Interpersonal violence is an umbrella term that encompasses all forms of sexual and relationship violence, stalking, and harassment. All of RSVP’s services are unbiased, free, and confidential.

You can even speak with an advocate 24/7 for immediate assistance by calling the RSVP Hotline, at 706-542-SAFE (706-542-7233). This includes overnight, weekends, and even during the summer.

Every Dawg has a role to play in ending violence on our campus. Instead of being on the sideline, do something and help a friend in need, all while maintaining your safety. Together, we can work towards a safe and inclusive community for all Dawgs. Our First Year Odyssey Seminar (FYOS) approved WatchDawgs program provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to be an active bystander. Protect Our House, and sign up for a WatchDawg session today!

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RSVP also facilitates educational programs such as Healthy Relationships and Consent 101, among others. Professors, student groups, Resident Assistants (RAs), faculty/staff, and community professionals are free to request a program.

If you are interested in ways to get involved with RSVP, consider joining the RSVP Peer Education student group! The student group is dedicated to raising awareness of the prevalence of relationship and sexual violence on college campuses, and creating space for dialogue and prevention efforts. Peer educators seek to educate our campus community through formal presentations, facilitated discussions, informational table booths, and campus-wide events and campaigns. Some of these programs include Sexual Violence Awareness Month Day of Action, Denim Day, Cocoa for Consent, Clothesline Project, and Safe Spring Break.


Personally, I have loved my experience as an RSVP Peer Educator! Having conversations about interpersonal violence can be difficult, but it is necessary. My favorite part is teaching someone something new while I’m tabling! If you are interested in getting involved, reach out to our advisor Allie Halbert, RSVP’s Prevention and Outreach Coordinator, at

RSVP is a resource available to you at any point in your college career. Please contact us by calling the RSVP office at 706.542.8690 if you’d like to hear more about any of our advocacy or outreach services.


Written by: Naomi Siddiquee, RSVP Peer Educator

Healthy Dawg’s Orientation “How To”

So you’ve made it to UGA…Congratulations!

We’re excited to welcome you to the Bulldog family and want to make sure that you have a smooth transition (and that you’re able to register for classes on time!). Here are just a few things to keep in mind…

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Welcome Letter for New Dawgs

Dear Families,

On behalf of the University Health Center, welcome to the Bulldawg Nation!  As the campus medical home for the University of Georgia students, we endorse behaviors that support total health: the physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, social, and environmental aspects of health.

Our mascot, Healthy Dawg, is juggling all the areas of health – just like we want to help UGA students do!


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Student Perspective: Positive Experience as Part of SHAC

SHAC: a four letter acronym that represents health advocacy for all students at the University of Georgia. The UGA University Health Center is a student-centered facility that offers exceptional health care services to the students and faculty at UGA. It is incredibly comforting for UGA students to know that there is a health care facility focused on the needs of students nestled in the heart of the UGA community. It is also safe to say that at the University Health Center, we strive to keep our Georgia Bulldogs healthy!SHAC-group-2016-17b

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Don’t Be Afraid of the Dentists

A note from the staff of UHC Dental Clinic

Even though we’re approaching Halloween, you won’t scare us. And we won’t scare you!

We have seen many patients who have never been to the dentist before, and many more who have a true fear of “the dentist” (dun…dun…dun…). But we want you to know that there is nothing to fear and that you should never feel embarrassed to come see us! We will do everything in our power to allay your fears, make you feel at ease, and resolve your dental issues.

Jackie is a UHC Dental Assistant & a huge fan of Hairy Dawg!

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UHC: The Basics

Welcome to the UGA Healthy Dawg Blog!

We want you to be educated and cared for in all areas of health –  emotional, intellectual, physical, environmental, social, and spiritual. It’s actually the University Health Center’s mission.

And it’s what this blog is here for! We’ll be posting helpful hints, educational insights, and stories from our healthcare teams and the students they are here to help. But first, here’s a little bit of basic information about the University Health Center:

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