Whether you are seeking information on an OSARP process, you want to get involved with our office, or you’re just curious, the resources below are here to help you. If you have any questions regarding our policies or processes, please contact our office.

OSARP Resources

OSARP has an open-door policy for any student who wishes to consult about the Accountability Process or discuss options within Restorative Practices. In the case of an immediate threat or a potentially dangerous situation, please contact JMU Police at (540) 568-6911.

Gateway for JMU Students

The university is committed to creating a supportive, active community that fosters learning. The Gateway for JMU students was created to connect members of our community with resources that can help them build community, succeed academically, and care for their mental and physical health and well-being. Examples of information provided on the Gateway include reserving study spaces, accessing subject/course-specific help, finding a club or organization to join, roommate conflict help, self-care resources, campus transportation, reporting harm or policy violations, and upcoming campus events.

Campus Resources

OSARP strives to partner with JMU and Harrisonburg communities for the success of our students. Many times students enter our office with questions regarding other offices on campus or in Harrisonburg. We've linked some of the most commonly asked about resources below:

Mental Health & Wellbeing Resources

The university offers several services to support student’s mental health and wellbeing, from individual counseling to psychiatric services. We’ve linked some helpful resources below:

  • Counseling Center Workshops - Examples of topics covered: dealing with depression, homesickness, managing perfectionism, understanding self-harm, and animal assisted therapy.
  • UREC Health and Wellness Promotion Programs - UREC offers a wide variety of introductory health and wellness classes and programs. Some of these programs include Party Smart, a Sober Curious Panel, and a Green Dot Bystander Intervention Overview. Additionally, UREC offers Wellness Coaching for both substance misuse and sexual health.
  • Self-Care Spaces - The Counseling Center offers two self-care spaces: The Oasis and The Studio. Both are free for JMU students. The Oasis offers a quite space with massage chairs, yoga mats, and other calming features. The Studio provides the opportunity to “explore your creative side.” Materials provided include paint, canvasses, clay, fabrics, and more.
  • TimelyCare - TimelyCare is a free, virtual mental health and well-being service that offers 24/7, on-demand access to a mental health professional. Students can also schedule counseling, psychiatry, health coaching, and access self-care content.
Substance Resources

The university focuses on building campus culture to include personal responsibilities, scholarship and citizenship, while educating students about health and safety hazards of high-risk substance use. As such, OSARP uses four strategies (“The Big Four”) to address alcohol and other drug use in our campus community, both on and off-campus, with the goal to provide education, learning, and consistent accountability in order to promote student success.

Additionally, resources are available throughout the university and the Harrisonburg community to assist students who may need additional support regarding the use or abuse of alcohol or other drugs. Examples of campus programs include (these programs may be sanctioned as the result of an Accountability Process, but self-referrals are encouraged and program fees are waived):

Examples of Harrisonburg and local community programs include:

If you have any questions or need additional resources, please contact our office or Substance Misuse Prevention at UREC (University Recreation)

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