Radford University’s Substance Abuse and Violence Education Support Services (SAVES) is dedicated to reducing negative consequences related to substance abuse and/or violence through campus wide initiatives that address these issues and promote student success.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been diligently working to find a way to expand our services outside of our offices here on campus. Student Counseling Services (SCS) and the Substance Abuse and Violence Education Support (SAVES) offices will be offering individual and group tele-behavioral health services for our students through the remainder of the semester.

For right now, you must be physically present and/or living in the state of Virginia to access services. After you are scheduled, you will then receive an email (to your Radford University account) with the link to complete your paperwork and an invitation to join your clinician through Zoom during your scheduled appointment time. All individual appointments will be no more than 30 minutes in length, group session will be 60 minutes. Paperwork must be completed thoroughly and wholly or your scheduled appointment will have to be rescheduled.

Please reach out to our offices to schedule your first appointment. We can be reached at –

  • Student Counseling Services: (540) 831-5226
  • SAVES: (540) 831-5709

*You must present a valid photo ID (Radford ONE Card, Driver's License, etc.) at your first appointment.*

EverFi Courses

As part of our comprehensive community program, Radford University asks all incoming students to complete the following online courses: AlcoholEDU for College and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates.

New incoming students are encouraged to begin checking their Radford University email accounts at the beginning of August for more detailed information on completing these courses prior to their arrival to campus.

Sexual Violence

Radford University is committed to raising sexual violence awareness of students, staff, and faculty; to maintaining a safe campus environment; to providing aggressive law enforcement; and to offering prompt and compassionate support services for victims of sexual violence. Learn more about Radford University's committment to raising awareness of sexual violence.

Substance Abuse

SAVES has compiled information for students interested in learning more about various substance abuse issues and the signs and symptoms of a chemical dependency. View SAVES's information on substance abuse signs and symptoms.

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