Frequently Asked Questions
What does the Women's Center do?
The Women’s Center’s mission is to engage the VT community in creating an affirming and supportive environment in order to advance gender equity, including the centering of marginalized genders, through advocacy and education. As a unit of the Office of the Executive Vice President and 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 individuals of all genders. Every member of the VT community is encouraged to utilize our services and participate in our programming and outreach initiatives. We depend on all of our allies to advance the mission and vision of the center.
Are your support and advocacy services only available to students?
No. The CARES Program is 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 8AM to 5PM Monday through Friday. Housed at 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 support and advocacy services you provide?
To schedule an appointment you can email us at CARESupport@vt.edu or call us 540-231-7806 Monday through Friday, 8AM to 5PM, to schedule an appointment with an advocate. If you need to speak to someone immediately and the Women’s Center is closed, please call the Women’s Resource Center of the NRV 24–hour hotline at 540-639-1123.
How much will it cost to get support and advocacy services?
All our services are free.
What is Safe@VT?
This is an online resource to help you get connected, get educated, and get involved. Please visit the Safe@VT website.