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Women's Center at Virginia Tech

In the spring of 2019, the Women’s Center celebrated our 25th anniversary! Founded in 1994, we serve the students, faculty, and staff of Virginia Tech. Our mission for a quarter of a century has been to promote a Virginia Tech community that is safe, equitable, and supportive for women and that celebrates their experiences, achievements, and diversity.

Watercolor painting of the Women's Center's yellow house

Watercolor by Lea Trageser

Women's Center Statement of Support and Solidarity with Black and African American students, employees, families, alumni and community.

Women's Center Statement of Support and Solidarity
Women's Center statement of support and solidarity with Virginia Tech's Black and African American students, families, employees, alumni, and community members.

Those in the Virginia Tech community who need assistance or counseling support may contact:

 Cook Counseling Center at 540-231-6557.
·Dean of Students Office at 540-231-3787. Referral to a campus cleric may be made through this office.
·Employee Assistance Program

  • Anthem at 855-223-9277
  • Aetna at 888-238-6232
  • Kaiser Permanente at 866-517-7042
  • Optima Health Vantage HMO at 866-846-2682

Hokie Wellness at 540-231-2233 (students) or 540-231-8878 (employees)
InclusiveVT at 540-231-7500
Office of Housing and Residence Life at 540-231-6205

When Staying at Home During COVID-19 is Not SAFE

The Women's Center and Hokie Wellness understand that home is not always a safe place for everyone.  Find information and resources for prioritizing safety in the home during the current COVID-19 restrictions.

A Message from the Women's Center: 

The staff of the Women’s Center is currently working remotely. If you need to access support services, please see the information below. If you have questions about programming and/or general Women’s Center administration and operations, please call the Women’s Center at 540-231-7806 or email Anna LoMascolo. If you need to contact a specific staff member, we suggest you do so via email. Staff contact information is available on the Women’s Center’s staff page. We will be as timely as possible in responding to you. Thank you for your patience during this time.

Women’s Center Support and Advocacy Services

The Women’s Center at Virginia Tech remains dedicated to meeting the needs of all Virginia Tech enrolled students, faculty and staff who have been impacted by gender-based violence and in need of support.  

In an effort to protect the health and safety of the Virginia Tech community, the Women’s Center will provide advocacy and support services remotely through Zoom and by telephone. The Women’s Center staff are working remotely and will not be able to provide in-person services at this time.

Current Clients
The Women’s Center staff will email current clients who have scheduled appointments and ask that they confirm whether or not they wish to keep that appointment. Any current clients who do not have a scheduled appointment can call or email their advocate to schedule a Zoom meeting or telephone meeting. 

New Clients
You may call the Women’s Center at 540-231-7806 Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to request an appointment or you can email Christine Dennis Smith.

See more information about our Support and Advocacy Services.

Emergencies/After Hours
If you have an emergency or need to speak to someone immediately and it is not during regular business hours please contact the Women’s Resource Center of the New River Valley 24–hour hotline at 540-639-1123.

If your safety is in jeopardy, please call 911.

If you are a student and you are facing a Mental Health Emergency please contact the Cook Counseling Center at 540-231-6557.

 

Initiatives to support you

As a unit of the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost,
the Women's Center functions in a number of areas.

Events & Programs

Ongoing
VT Women Connect Directory
An opportunity to network & connect

A place where equity for women can flourish - Women's Center celebrates 25 years

A place where equity for women can flourish - Women's Center celebrates 25 years, Virginia Tech

Message from the Women's Center

All of us at the Women’s Center are dedicated to fostering a Virginia Tech community where every person who lives, learns and works at this university feels safe and supported. We know that, unfortunately, sexual assault and other forms of interpersonal violence are a reality that impacts far too many members of our community. Please know that we are here for you. You may be a victim. A survivor. A friend. A roommate. A classmate. A family member. A professor. An advisor. It doesn’t matter who you are or what role you occupy, the impacts of interpersonal violence are deep and far-reaching. We want to make sure you know we are here for people of all ages, genders, orientations, races and ethnicities, immigration or citizenship status, and religious or spiritual background. The Women's Center is here for you. Our counselors and advocates are here to support and advocate for you. Our staff is here to talk, foster understanding and support for survivors, and promote bystander action. Please call on us if we can help!

Additional resources include StopAbuse at VT and It's On Us at Virginia Tech.

Women's Center Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

History of the Women's Center

Our Staff

Reserve space at the Women's Center

Contact us

Phone 540-231-7806
Fax 540-231-6767

The Women's Center is located in the yellow house at 206 Washington Street (between Draper Road and Otey Street). We are conveniently located adjacent to campus and a block from Downtown Blacksburg.

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

After-hours assistance:

 

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