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Across the JMU campus and throughout the Harrisonburg community there are many resources related to conflict analysis and resolution, where JMU students are striving to Be the Change!


Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence

The Mahatma Gandhi Center enriches the Madison experience by functioning as a global hub to advance the understanding of, appreciation for and practice of nonviolence. According to the Gandhi Center at JMU website, it is a quiet place for individual research that also hums with intellectual interaction, collaborative endeavors both internal and external and public participation on and off campus. Projects supported by the Gandhi Center in the past include the Global Nonviolence Campus for Children, Alternative Break, and Drawing Peace – a worldwide painting competition.

Students are also invited to serve as volunteers at the Gandhi Center, preparatory to being recognized as interns!


Alternative Break Program

The Alternative Break Program at JMU includes a variety of trips where a group of students engage in volunteer service as a counter to “traditional” spring break trips. According to the Alternative Break Program website each trip focuses on a particular issue, including poverty and refugee settlement. In the past, students have traveled all over the United States, as well as engaged in international trips to Central America and the Caribbean. If you are interesting in helping communities in need, positively influencing your own life, and having fun, then this is the perfect program for you!


JMU Campus Assault Response

Campus Assault ResponsE (C.A.R.E) is a student run sexual assault prevention and support organization. According to the JMU CARE website, volunteers serve as an active support for survivors by guiding them through the process of pressing charges and accompanying them to court. CARE also gives presentations to other organizations on campus, being an approachable resource for both men and women. CARE welcomes all JMU students to attend meetings and get involved!


Amnesty International at JMU

Amnesty International at JMU prides itself on having some of the most passionate student activists on campus. The group carries out the mission of the organisation, which is “to conduct research and generate action to prevent and end grave abuses of human rights and to demand justice for those whose rights have been violated.” Causes addressed by AI at JMU have included child soldiers, refugees, and fair trade. If you believe that all humans are entitled to speech, suffrage and freedom, AI at JMU could be a great place to get involved on campus!


Liberty in North Korea (LiNK)

JMU’s LiNK chapter is part of a national non-profit organization that is geared toward raising awareness of the humanitarian crisis in North Korea through creative story telling while raising money to rescue North Korean refugees. JMU members are working to raise $2,500 to rescue a refugee, which is used to house, feed, and clothe them on their journey to enter South Korea or the United States. To help the cause, join LiNK for movie screenings, weekly meetings, fundraising, and fun!



Seeking Help?

Counseling & Student Development Center

Contact info: Varner Hall (MSC 0801)

Phone: (540) 568-6552

Description of Service:

Each year, the Counseling & Student Development Center provides personal and group counseling to over 700 undergraduate and graduate students at James Madison University. Psychologists, counselors, and graduate students staff the Center, and the services rendered to students are free, voluntary, and confidential. The Center's staff is dedicated to assisting students in their pursuit of personal and academic growth, to helping students gain a better understanding and appreciation of themselves, and to supporting students as they make important decisions about their lives.


Off Campus Life

Contact info: Taylor room 102

Mike Walsh - Graduate Assistant for OCL

Phone - (540) 568-6828

Email - comm-coor@jmu.edu

Description of Service:

We offer Conflict Resolution assistance for any JMU student who lives off campus and needs a helping hand with their living situation.


Office of Residence Life

Contact info: Huffman Hall, Room C101 (MSC 2401)

Phone: (540) 568-3501, (540) 568-6275

Description of Service:

When a victim of sexual assault seeks help from the ORL, they can expect personal support, professional discretion, and timely referral to campus and community resources. Each of the 30 residence halls on campus is staffed with a hall director and several resident advisors. These staff members are specially trained to provide programs, services, and support for students, including emergency response. Each hall director and resident assistant has received training in the area of sexual assault awareness.


Office of Judicial Affairs

Contact info: Frederickson Hall, (MSC 2402)

Phone: (540) 568-6218

Description of Service:

The OJA offers a caring approach to victims of violence. They help people throughout the judicial process, ensuring that every victim is aware of their options and all judicial procedures. The victim does not need to schedule an appointment in advance. Immediate accommodations are made for the victim to feel comfortable remaining at JMU until the case is resolved.


Office of Student Activities and Involvement

Contact info: Taylor Hall 205A

Phone Number: 568-8157

Kristin Muncy, Associate Director, Office of Student Activities and Involvement

(540) 568-6099


Michael J. Citro, Coordinator of Fraternity/Sorority Life

(540) 568-7402


Organizations that may be helpful include the Student Government Association and Campus Assault Response


Human Resources

Contact info: University Services Building

RM 208, MSC 7009

Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Telephone – (540) 568-3825

Fax – (540) 568-1796

Yohna Cone, Director