Women's Center at Virginia Tech

Women's Center at Virginia Tech

The Women’s Center is celebrating 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. We have an exciting semester of programs and events to mark this significant milestone, and we invite you to join the celebration.

Womens Center 25th Anniversary logo

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.

Upcoming

February 11, 2019
Mix and Mingle with Nana Brantuo
Time:  5PM
Location: Black Cultural Center

February 12, 2019
Public Talk by Nana Brantuo: "You Strike a Woman, You Strike a Rock!": African and African Diaspora Feminisms/Feminists, Past and Present
Time: 7PM
Location: Fralin Auditorium

February 28, 2019
Hip Hop & Gender Part 3: The Return of the BGirl
#VTDITC: Hip Hop Scholarship through Community Creation
Time: 7-9PM
Location: Newman Library MPR  

March 2, 2019
#VTDITC 2nd Annual Park Jam
#VTDITC: Hip Hop Scholarship through Community Creation
Time: 11AM-4PM
Location: GLC
Live painting and sounds. $FREE.99$ w/ non-perishable food item to be donated to local food pantries.

March 6, 2019
Women's Center Book Discussion Group on Zadie Smith's On Beauty
Time: 12PM OR 5:30PM
Location: Women's Center, 206 Washington Street

March 19, 2019
An Onstage Conversation with Zadie Smith, author

Location: Moss Arts Center
Time: 7:30PM

Ongoing

March is Women's Month!
Celebrating Milestones: Building on the power of firsts
Calendar of events available in late February, so check back.

February 14th
Kids' Night Out
Space is limited; first come first served
Time: 6:30-8:30PM
Location: Women's Center

This semester
Book Club in a Bag: Zadie Smith's On Beauty
An opportunity to form a book club – or suggest this book to an existing club – and engage with the work of Zadie Smith prior to her performance at Virginia Tech.

Every Tuesday
VT Digging in the Crates: Hip Hop Study Hours
Time: 3-5PM
Location: West AJ Senior Commons

Every Friday
#VTDITC Studio Hours
Time: 2-4PM
Location: Media Design Studio B (Newman 209)

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

History of the Women's Center

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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:

 

Did you know?

There are 24 dedicated lactation spaces on campus.