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PLEASE NOTE: Fall undergraduate courses will begin on Tuesday, August 25. Information and FAQs are available on the Return to Grounds website and the Fall 2020 Student Resource website, which will be updated frequently.

All events on Grounds are cancelled until at least August 15.

UVA Coalition on Eating Disorders and Exercise Concerns

UVA logo with EDEC text on the right side

The UVA Coalition on Eating Disorders and Exercise Concerns (EDEC) is a committee of students and multidisciplinary faculty and staff dedicated to advancing the understanding, prevention, and treatment of eating disorders and exercise abuse throughout the University community.  A list of members and their contact info can be found here.

We endeavor to achieve our mission through the following goals and objectives:

  • Supporting and coordinating the efforts of University community groups to promote healthful body image and eating and exercise habits
  • Designing and implementing educational events and materials
  • Providing information and facilitating access to treatment and referral resources
  • Promoting research that advances understanding of the impact of disordered eating and exercise abuse at UVA

If you'd like to learn more about EDEC or if you'd like talk with someone regarding an eating or exercise concern that you or someone you know may have, please contact us at: or (434) 924-1509 (the Office of Health Promotion).

To reach the Student Group HOPE ("Hoos Open to Preventing Eating Disorders"), please contact the 2019-20HOPE President Katie Robbins. You can also find HOPE on Facebook.