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Health and Wellness

Valparaiso University Health Center provides treatment and preventive care for a variety of student needs. The Health Center is a primary care clinic which treats the majority of injuries and illnesses. The Health Center also specializes in areas that are high demand for the students. Our medical staff includes a doctor, nurse practitioners, registered nurse and a medical assistant. Appointments at the Health Center are not necessary but strongly encouraged. Appointments help to decrease student wait time.  Visits to the Health Center are strictly confidential, unless specified in writing by the student.  Visit the Health Center web page for more information.

All full-time graduate students taking 9 or more credit hours and full-time undergraduate and full-time law students taking 12 or more credit hours and part-time law students are automatically enrolled in this insurance Plan at registration, unless proof of comparable coverage is furnished. New students beginning full-time enrollment during the summer who are taking 6 or more credit hours per summer term are eligible to enroll in this insurance Plan.  Eligible students who do enroll may also insure their Dependents.  Visit the Health Center Student Insurance web page for more information.

One of the major objectives of Valparaiso University is to provide the staff, faculty, students and visitors a safe and healthy environment.  Visit the Campus Safety web page for more information.

Counseling Services offers a broad range of preventative, remedial, and developmental services to the Valparaiso University community. Our mission is to promote the psychological well-being of students, so as to enhance their healthy decision-making and overall functioning. Counseling Services assists students in overcoming personal issues that may negatively impact their ability to be successful and to make the most out of their experience at Valparaiso University. In addition, Counseling Services works with staff and faculty to improve the quality of the living and learning environment of their students. Counseling Services consists of the Counseling Center, the Office of Alcohol and Drug Education, and the Sexual Assault Awareness and Facilitative Education Office. Visit the Counseling Services web page for more information.

The SAAFE Office offers a variety of services for students in regard to their safety.

  • We are a crisis center for those who have been sexually assaulted.
  • We provide advocacy services for those who have been sexually assaulted.
  • We promote and encourage healthy relationships.
  • We are a reporting site and resource for those who have been sexually harassed
  • We work with students educating on a variety of topics in a facilitative forum
  • We sponsor, co-sponsor, and support various events that create awareness in issues regarding sexual misconduct, violence, date rape substances, sexually transmitted infections, and healthy relationships and lifestyles.

Visit the SAAFE Office web page for more information.

The Title IX Coordinator is appointed by the President and is responsible for monitoring, advising, and overseeing all complaints involving discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct such as sexual harassment, sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking, as well as identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic problems that arise during the review or administration of any aforementioned complaints. The Title IX Coordinator is also responsible for assessing the campus climate, coordinating any remedial or interim measures, and providing training and education to campus community members.  Visit the Title IX Coordinator web page for more information.

Police Department who works on the Valparaiso University campus to provide the safest possible environment for our students, faculty, and staff. You will find that University Police Department personnel patrol our campus by automobile, four-wheel drive vehicles for inclement weather, bicycle, and foot patrols. We have numerous emergency telephones strategically located about the campus that ring directly to the Police Department.  Visit the VUPD web page for more information.