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Equity Programming

The Women's Center hosts a variety of offerings that address topics of gender equity. Through workshops, awareness months, classroom discussions, tabling, and more, we provide outreach opportunties for our community to learn about gender-based violence prevention, gender pay gap, consent, reproductive justice, healthy relationships, and more. 

Gen(der) Ed is a bi-weekly podcast that hosts conversations that explore the intersection of gender and other identities, and cover topics on leadership, equity, wellbeing, and healthy relationships. The Women's Center recognizes that our current staff represents a limited perspective and set of lived experiences on gendered issues. With this podcast, we strive to highlight and promote the diverse backgrounds, accomplishments, and needs of the women in our community.  Join us every other week for these important conversations. 

Discourse is a semester-long ongoing dialogue to discuss relevant issues of gender in society, while bringing to the forefront the work and teachings of VT faculty members. By engaging with both traditional texts, as well as contemporary text, such as film, new media, etc., curated by our faculty partners, we are creating a modern day virtual book club and discussion series that fosters community, is intentionally intersectional, and contributes to and engages with gendered issues.

Through Feminist Eyes is a collaboration with the Women's and Gender Studies Program. This speaker series is intended to provide additional opportunities for undergraduate WGS  students to engage feminist scholarship, specifically the breadth of feminist scholarship taking place at Virginia Tech.

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 sexual and relationship violence in our community.

Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshops are a campus initiative developed to empower college women and provide them with the tools to negotiate salaries and benefits as they approach the job market. This workshop is currently unavailable and will resume in Fall 2022.

SAVES Presentations cover topics like sexual assault, consent, relationship violence, healthy relationships, and stalking are important in the lives of college students.

Collaborate with us by requesting a workshop or program that meets the needs of your community. We are happy to partner with you to cover a variety of topics related to gender equity that may not be listed. To collaborate with us, complete the Collaboration Request Form.

Salary Negotiation Consultations help you identify individual barriers and challenges to negotiating a salary and provide you the tools and individual strategies to help you successfully negotiate salary and benefits once you have the job. Consultations will resume in Fall 2022.

Domestic Violence Awarenss Month (DVAM) is part of a statewide effort led by the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance to address relationship violence on Virginia’s college and university campuses.

Women's History Month is an annual March celebration recognizes, affirms and showcases the achievements, concerns and diversity of women.  It is the combined effort of students, faculty, staff, and administrators at Virginia Tech as well as activists, residents, and civic leaders of the surrounding communities.

Sexaul Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is led by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center during the month of April, Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) has the goal of increasing awareness of sexual violence and education of how to prevent it and support survivors.