Welcome!

The Women's Center was founded in 1994 to serve the students, faculty, and staff of Virginia Tech. Our mission is to promote a Virginia Tech community that is safe, equitable, and supportive for women and that celebrates their experiences, achievements, and diversity.

A unit of the Office of the Provost, the Women's Center functions in a number of areas:

  • Individual Services, Counseling, and Advocacy
  • University-wide Advocacy
  • Educational Programming
  • Outreach
  • Gender-based Violence Awareness
  • Student Engagement through Volunteerism

STATEMENT 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.

 

Thank you for visiting our site.

Please feel free to explore the site or to visit the Center on the Virginia Tech campus. 

Directions

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.

For after-hour assistance, please call one of the following:

Emergency Assistance, 911 (police)
Women's Resource Center of the New River Valley, (540) 639-1123
Cook Counseling Center, (540) 231-6444
Virginia Tech Police, (540) 231-6411 (non-emergency)
Blacksburg Police Department (540) 961-1150 (non-emergency)
Schiffert Health Center, (540) 231-6444

Phone: (540) 231-7806
Fax: (540) 231-6767

Announcements & Upcoming Events:

  • Did you know there are 24 dedicated lactation spaces on campus?  Click here to find out more!
  • Are you interested in reserving space at the Women's Center?  Click here to submit your request.
  • Kids’ Night Out!  Sign up here for 9/20/18.  Limited slots available.
  • Applications being accepted for the Women and Minority Artists and Scholars Lecture Series. Deadline is 9/21/18.
  • Every Wednesday @ 4-6PM this fall (West AJ Senior Commons):  Hip Hop Study Hours, hosted by VT Digging in the Crates
  • AUG 20-NOV 16 (Newman Library 2nd Floor): Hip Hop @ VT Interactive Exhibit.  Explore the Hip Hop community at Virginia Tech and find your place.
  • AUG 31-DEC 14 on Fridays (209 Newman Library): VT Digging in the Crates Open Studio Hours.  Are you a hip hop artist that needs the tools and space to create?  #VTDITC has you covered.
  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT 6th @ Noon (2400 North End Center), Women's Alliance and Caucus fall kick-off meeting
  • TUESDAY, SEPT 11th @ 7-8PM (Fralin Auditorium): Through Feminist Eyes, feat. Dr. Andrea Baldwin, "(Re)creating the posture politics: Artistic and technological (re)productions of the gendered (re)presentations of bodies at institutions of higher education: Past, present and future"
  • THURSDAY, SEPT 13th @ Noon (3600 North End Center): Research and Instructional Faculty Subcommittee of the Women's Alliance and Caucus will meet.
  • TUESDAY, OCT 16th @ 7-8PM (Fralin Auditorium): Through Feminist Eyes, feat. Bonnie Zare, “Race”, “Caste” and “Dis”Ability: Converging and Diverging Representations