Resilience, Involvement, Support, Empowerment (R.I.S.E.)

Peer Mentor Program

The RISE Peer Mentor program is designed to assist incoming first-year underrepresented student populations in their transition to college and to create an environment that provides support and resources to increase their sense of belonging and engagement with the university that will result in supporting retention efforts.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Longwood University, an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia, is an equal opportunity institution of higher learning. Consistent with Federal and State law, the University promotes equal opportunity for all prospective and current students and employees.

The University will not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, political affiliation, veteran status, or disability status, except in relation to employment where a bona fide occupational qualification exists.

Access or Accommodations Questions

Questions concerning access or accommodations should contact Accessibility Resources at (434)395-2391 (V) or (800)828-1120 (TT Relay).

Employment Questions

Questions or concerns regarding employment please contact the Equal Opportunity and Cheif Human Resources Officer, Lisa Mooney at (434)395-2074.

Sex or Gender Identity Discrimination (Title IX)

For more information or if you believe you have been subject to discrimination on the basis of sex or gender identity, please contact Longwood University’s Title IX Coordinator, Sasha Johnson.

Read more from the Student Handbook.

Title VI (Non-Discrimination and Harassment)

Say Something is a centralized, online resource that Longwood University students and employees may use to make a report of their concerns related to:

  • Bias/Non-Discrimination
  • Hazing
  • Title VI (Non-Discrimination and Harassment)


For more information concerning bias-related behavior or other forms of discrimination contact the office of Multicultural Affairs or the Dean of Students.