Virginia Tech™home

Presentations and Workshops

Stop Abuse Guest Lectures for Faculty

Looking for some fun and educational programs that address tough issues? Look no further than the Women's Center at Virginia Tech! Programs are interactive, informative, and full of helpful resources and tips! Topics can be adapted, and generally include sexual assault and consent, relationship violence, healthy relationships, stalking, and the impact of media on gender-based violence. To request a Stop Abuse guest lecture or film screening for your class, please contact Katie Mey. Requests should be submitted at least 7 business days in advance; the more notice you give us, the better able we will be to accommodate your request.

View a list of our guest lectures and film screenings.

Presentations for Residence Halls and Student Organizations

SAVES peer educators can come to your hall or org. for 30-90 minutes at a time by request and lead one or a combination of three presentations: Consent and Sexual Violence, Healthy & Unhealthy Relationships, or It Happens to Hokies- Stalking Realities. Each topic requires ~30 minutes to discuss. You can learn more about each presentation by checking out their page (link to SAVES

To schedule a presentation, please complete the request form at this link:

If SAVES presentations will not meet your needs, you can reach out to Katie Mey at to discuss possibilities.

Bringing in the Bystander

Bringing In The Bystander (BIB) is a program designed to educate, inspire, and empower YOU to prevent, interrupt, and respond to harassment and violence. We all have a role to play in ending gender-based violence, including sexual and relationship violence, sexual harassment, stalking, and exploitation in our community. In one 90-minute session, the BIB workshop helps you explore and prepare to take on your role by:

  • raising awareness of the scope and roots of violence;
  • helping identify situations where behavior is inappropriate or potentially harmful;
  • helping develop skills to intervene in a way that keeps you and others safe

Bringing in The Bystander is a Soteria Solutions® program. Learn more about them and the roots of BIB.

Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshops

AAUW’s Start Smart program is designed to empower women with the skills and confidence to successfully negotiate their salary and benefits packages. By learning strategies and practicing effective language, participants gain valuable skills they can use throughout their lives — well beyond their next negotiation.  For information on Start Smart Workshops, contact Anna.