Women's Center at Virginia Tech

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

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


March is Women's Month!
WoMo2020: TRAILBLAZERS
Engaging programs and events happening all month long


Throughout spring semester
Fierce Women: Marilyn Minter, Chakaia Booker, Guerrilla Girls, Rozeal and Jenny Holzer Exhibit
Moss Arts Center


Monday, March 2, 2020
WoMo2020: Facing the Shadow: The Myth of White Superiority and Other Inferiority
Time:  2:00PM
Location: Fralin Life Sciences Institute Auditorium


Tuesday, March 3, 2020
A Screening of "Sally's Rape" & Discussion with Chimi Boyd-Keyes
Time: 5:30PM
Location: Black Cultural Center, Squires

Thursdays this Spring
Kids' Night Out
Time:  6:30-8:30PM
Location:  Women's Center Conference Room


Thursday, March 5, 2020
WoMo2020: Collaborative Conversations: Empowering a Culture of Respect
Time: 9-11:30AM (Conversations and training for current or future faculty members)
Time: 2-4:30PM (Conversations an dtraining for students and traineeds)
Time: 6-8PM (RGSA Panel and Reception)
Location: Riverside II in Roanoke, R3012


Saturday, March 14, 2020
WoMo2020: Women's Suffrage 100th Anniversary Celebration
Time: 2PM
Location: The Lyric Theatre, Downtown Blacksburg

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
WoMo2020: VT Women Connect Networking Program
a guided tour of the Fierce Women exhibitions
Time:  3:30-4:45PM
Location:  Moss Arts Center


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:

 

Did you know?

There are 24 dedicated lactation spaces on campus.