Sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, and harassment are priority concerns for the Women's Center.
The Women’s Center offers the following free counseling and advocacy services to students, faculty, and staff who have been impacted by sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking and harassment:
- Support, advocacy, and crisis intervention.
- Individual and group counseling.
- Support and assistance to friends and family.
- Accompaniment to medical facilities, law enforcement, court proceedings, and university conduct hearings.
- Information about the criminal, university, and civil options for reporting and adjudicating a crime.
- Information about counseling options on and off campus.
- Academic relief and other types of academic assistance.
- Information about forensic evidence collection offered at the Carilion New River Valley Medical Center in Radford, as well as medical care resources on campus and in the community.
- Assistance in finding safe housing if you are not safe in your own home or residence, including both on- and off-campus options.
- Information about other campus and community resources.
- Consultation services for faculty and staff on how to support students who disclose sexual assault, relationship violence, and/or stalking.
A note about confidentiality of services:
The Women’s Center is here to provide a safe space and will make every effort to preserve our clients' privacy. In certain situations, information may be shared with other university departments in order to assist survivors, to provide for the safety of survivors, and/or provide for the safety of the campus community. If you have questions about confidentiality and privacy at the Women’s Center or other university departments, please contact us for further explanation.
Meet the Counseling and Advocacy Team:
|Traci Terry||Gender-based Violence Advocacy Coordinatoremail@example.com|
|Jessica Prince-Sanders||Assistant Director of Advocacy Servicesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Katie Mey||Gender-based Violence Prevention Coordinatoremail@example.com|
|Christine Dennis Smith||Co-Director, Servicesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|"Dr." Delaware||Therapy Dog|
|"Dr." Ellie||Therapy Dog|
How to make an appointment:
- Call 540/231-7806 (between 8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday) and ask to schedule an appointment with a counselor.
- E-mail one of the counselors listed above.
- Come by the Women’s Center (between 8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday) and ask to set up an appointment.
The Women’s Center operates on the standard university schedule (open 8am – 5pm, Monday through Friday except for holidays and other times the university is closed).
If you have an emergency or need to speak to someone immediately and the Women’s Center is closed, please contact the Women’s Resource Center of the NRV 24 –hour hotline at 540/639-1123.
If your safety is in jeopardy, please call 911.
For more information visit www.stopabuse.vt.edu or follow the links below:
|What is Sexual Assault||Campus and Community Resources|
|What is Stalking||Virginia Tech policy regarding sexual assault|
|What is Relationship Violence||Virginia State law regarding sexual assault|
Follow the Women's Center at Virginia Tech
Phone: (540) 231-7806
Fax: (540) 231-6767
Announcements & Events:
- Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2016-17 cohort of the Women's Leadership and Mentoring Program! Deadline is August 17th.
- The Women's Center is hiring! We are searching for a part-time Gender-Based Violence Victim Advocate to provide crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy and support to students, faculty, and staff impacted by gender-based violence. View the full posting.
- Tuesday, Aug. 16th, 7:30-9AM @ D2 Dining Center, VT Women Connect Fall Kick-off Breakfast FEST (register here)
- Tuesday, Sept. 6th, 4-6PM @ the Women's Center, Open House & Meet-and-Greet with new staff
- Wednesday, Sept. 21st, 4-6PM @ Owens Banquet Hall, Welcome Reception for New Women Colleagues (registration required)
- Tuesday, Sept. 27th, Noon-1:30PM @ the Inn, AdvanceVT/Women's Center Leadership Luncheon featuring Dr. Menah Pratt-Clarke, vice provost for inclusion & vice president for strategic affairs (registration required)
- Thursday, Oct. 27th, Noon-1:30PM @ Owens Banquet Hall, VT Women Connect Networking Luncheon featuring Tracy Vosburgh, Senior Associate Vice President for University Relations (register here)