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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 an archive of 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. Check out past Gen(der) Ed podcasts.

Power-Based Prevention Workshops:

If you are interested in workshops on how to support survivors of power-based violence (sexual assault, domestic violence, sexual harassment, and stalking), understanding trauma and available resources on and off campus, please contact Paige Bik.  

If you are interested in recognizing, understanding and deconstructing violence as well as strategies around active intervention please contact Hokie Wellness.

If you are interested in learning about compliance and the legality of power-based violence, please contact Title IX.

Sexual Assault and Violence Education by Students (SAVES) Presentations: SAVES is an anti-violence peer education group advised through the CARES. They are available to table events and offer discussions with your community, student organization, or other group. All workshops are informal, led by fellow Hokies, and can be tailored to fit your group's needs. For more information, please email Paige Bik.

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.

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 are currently unavailable.

Domestic Violence Awareness 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. For more information, please email Paige Bik

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. For more information, please email Anna LoMascolo.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) occurs in the month of April with the goal of increasing awareness of sexual violence and education of how to prevent it and support survivors. For more information, please email Paige Bik