Frequently Asked Questions
What does the Women's Center do?
The Women’s Center’s mission is to promote a Virginia Tech community that is safe, equitable, and supportive for women and that celebrates the experiences, achievements and diversity. As a unit of the Office of the Provost, we serve Virginia Tech students, faculty and staff. The center serves as a resource for the university and surrounding community on gender-related and women’s issues; sponsors educational programs and events that raise awareness of women’s issues; and serves as an on-campus focal point for services for survivors, their friends and families. For more information on our programs and services, please contact us.
Do you also serve men?
The Women's Center serves all genders. Every member of the VT community is encouraged to utilize our services and participate in our programming and outreach initiatives. And we depend on all of our allies to advance our mission of fostering a campus that is safe, equitable and supportive for women.
Are your counseling and advocacy services only available to students?
No. Women's Center services are available to all faculty, staff, and students of Virginia Tech. While we do not provide ongoing services to those not affiliated with the university, we are happy to help those individuals get connected with community resources.
What are your hours and where are you located?
The Center is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Housed in 206 Washington street, our unique physical space includes a conference room and a library for students, staff and faculty to use for meetings and activities. Our rooms are available to use after hours, please contact the Women’s Center’s Office Manager to reserve a room.
How do I access the counseling services you provide?
You can call 540-231-7806 (between 8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday) and ask to schedule an appointment with a counselor. If you 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.
How much will it cost to get counseling?
All our services are free.
What is Stop Abuse?
This is an online resource to help you get connected, get educated, and get involved. Please visit the Stop Abuse website at www.stopabuse.vt.edu.