IMPORTANT: Resources specific to class preparation (such as tutoring and academic planning) can be found on the Academic Resources page linked on the right-hand side of this page.
Want to have your resume reviewed or participate in a mock job interview? Want to explore the intersection of your strengths and interests? Career and Professional Development can help with this.
If you're a math major, be sure to also check out the Math Department's career advising website for math majors.
Ashli Sharpton is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist at Cook Counseling Center who works exclusively with College of Science students. She speaks about her role in this video. Here are a few ways to make an appointment with Dr. Sharpton:
- PHONE: Call 540-231-6557 (M-F, 8-5) to make an appointment. Ask to be placed on Dr. Sharpton's schedule for a Cook Connect (the first appointment students attend) or schedule a Cook Connect with a general triage clinician and ask to be placed with Dr. Sharpton for counseling if you prefer.
- ONLINE: https://vt-ucc.titaniumhwc.com/ScheduleScienceCookConnect
- NOTE: Dr. Sharpton's schedule is currently booked out for a few weeks, so the online scheduling system does not currently show any appointments. It will inform you to call for an appointment. When Dr. Sharpton does have open slots for new students that the online schedule can show, those options will be provided from the link above.
Disclaimer: Scheduling appointments in the ways listed above will not get immediate assistance. In case of emergency, call 911. Other crisis support information is listed here.
In case of emergency, call 911. If you are experiencing non-emergency anxiety, depression, or high levels of stress, please contact the Cook Counseling Center. They are there for you, providing professional and confidential support for your mental and emotional well being. Contact information is posted here.
See College of Science Embedded Counselor section above for information on scheduling an appointment with the COS embedded counselor, Dr. Ashli Sharpton.
Fall 2021 Information:
The Cook Counseling Center is excited to increase supportive spaces and embedded and liaison providers. We are also excited to be able to meet with Hokies in person again! After a difficult year, we anticipated that we would likely see an increase in students seeking appointments and were hopeful that our triage process would be able to keep up with student needs.
At this point, we are aware that appointments for triage are sometimes being scheduled further than our goal of 1 week. For those students, we are also offering additional resources and support while they wait for the appointment.
These options include:
- Addiction Friends and Family Support Group
- APIDA Mental Health Support Group
- Beyond Boundaries: Support Group for Students with Disabilities
- First Gen Support Group
- Global Connect: Support Group for International Students
- Our Voice
- Q*mmunity Support Group
We also want to remind students about campus partners who have resources for support/skills.
- Developing Resiliency Workshop Series: Learning to Press Pause, Developing a Growth Mindset, Self-Care or Treat Yo'Self?, The Key to Connection, Unwind Offline
- FEELS Peer Support Group
- Hokie Wellness Recovery Community
- Healthy Hokie Workshops
In addition, crisis support is always available for students with immediate distress and needs that cannot safely wait for an appointment. Crisis consultations are at our Oak Lane office during business hours or at 540-231-6557 at any time.
In the spirit of Ut Prosim, We ask that those students scheduled for a Cook Connect appointment, let us know at least the business day before their scheduled appointment if they cannot attend. This will allow another student to use that appointment time.
Cook Counseling Center operations updates can be found at: www.ucc.vt.edu
Cranwell International Center provides a wide range of programs and services for international students, promotes the development of global and intercultural competence in all students, and positions the university as more globally oriented and internationally connected.
In case of emergency, call 911.
A variety of campus support offices are on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including Housing and Residence Life, the Dean of Students Office, and Cook Counseling Center.
- Cook Counseling Center has crisis and support resources posted here.
- The Dean of Students Office has non-emergency, non-business-hours information posted here.
- Outside of business hours, students can connect with on-call support via the Virginia Tech Police non-emergency number at 540-231-6411.
There are several Cultural Community Centers:
- American Indian & Indigenous Community Center
- Asian Cultural Engagement Center
- Black Cultural Center
- El Centro - Hispanic and Latinx Cultral Center
- LGBTQ+ Resource Center
- Intercultural Engagement Center
The centers advocate for a safe, inclusive environment and advise students as they navigate life at VT. Through programming and events, they raise cultural awareness and invite the community to learn about and develop an appreciation for cultural differences.
Struggling with classes, or have a concern about your academic experience? Although your academic advisor is your primary resource, the Dean of Students is also available to support you. Visit their website for more information about care, support, and resources available at Virginia Tech and in the New River Valley. Contact information is posted here.
The Disability Alliance at VT is a Registered Student Organization which works alongside a Faculty/Staff Disability Caucus. This is a space for disabled Virginia Tech community members and their allies to come together and engage in community building, mutual support, and disability activism.
The Office for Equity and Accessibility promotes a learning and working environment free from harassment and discrimination for employees and students.
See Virgnia Tech's Policy on Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Assault.
The Market of Virginia Tech is a new initiative of Student Affairs that is designed to provide food assistance to students who, for whatever reason, have a hard time obtaining regular, healthy meals. Such a situation could be the result of a short-term disruption in finances, residing in a food desert, or a lack of access to other financial assistance.
209 Manna Ministries is a food pantry located in Blacksburg that serves all VT students. They also provided toiletries and school supplies.
We are a just and inclusive community that welcomes, encourages, and supports individuals who desire to contribute to and benefit from the institution’s missions of learning, discovery, and engagement. Read more on the Office Of Inclusion and Diversity's website.
You know how issues, disagreements and conflict naturally occur at any place where people learn and work - such as Virginia Tech? The Ombuds Program, officially named the Virginia Tech Office of Interactive Communication & Empowerment (VOICE), helps you navigate through that sea of conflict when it comes up. We offer tools, strategies and techniques that can help you go from where you are to where you want to be. If this is something valuable to you, reach out and we look forward to being of service.
Recreational Sports provides opportunities for student, faculty, and staff to engage in physical activities to create healthy lifestyle habits. Two on-campus gyms -- War Memorial and McComas Hall -- give you access to weight rooms and a pool, as well as racquetball, squash, and wallyball courts. Check the Hours page for information on each location's facilities.
Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) provides accommodations to students on a case-by-case basis depending on the type of disability they may have. SSD offers a host of accommodations, including classroom accommodations, accommodations for deaf and hard of hearing students, the SSD testing center, note takers, alternate text, and housing accommodations. Students who wish to receive accommodations must register with SSD.
Student Opportunities and Achievement Resources (SOAR) is a holistic support program dedicated to welcoming and retaining underrepresented minority students at Virginia Tech and promoting their success through campus collaborations.
The Source is the premier one-stop shop for all student organizations! In The Source (located in the Squires Breakzone) student organization members are able to make advertisement and announcement banners, create colorful balloon arrangements, host committee meetings, practice for presentations, access the complete Adobe Creative Suite, and receive discounted printing—through our partnership with HokiePrint!
Want to apply for a scholarship? Need to fill out your FAFSA application? The Office of University Scholarships and Financial Aid can help. Thinking of dropping or withdrawing from one or more classes? Contact financial aid to ask how your specific aid and/or scholarships might be affected.
phone: (540) 231-5179
The Office of Veteran Services works with Virginia Tech’s Bursar’s Office, Registrar’s Office, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Services to receive and process all documentation related to veteran and military student educational benefits. They also collaborate with university and community partners to ensure that veterans and military dependents are connected to the financial, academic, and social resources necessary for a successful transition to and through their course of study at Virginia Tech.
VT Engage is Virginia Tech's center for service-learning, leadership education, & civic engagement. The program partners with nonprofits to create community-driven service programs, works with you to develop your leadership competencies, and engages with faculty on integrating community learning opportunities into their curriculum.
We believe that supporting student wellness is a priority in our community. Virginia Tech's Well-Being Site is designed to help Hokies navigate the many different health and wellness resources at Virginia Tech. Here you will find direct links to 1:1 support, group support, educational opportunities, and ways to get involved.
The mission of the Women's Center at Virginia Tech is to promote a Virginia Tech community that is safe, equitable, and supportive for women and that celebrates their experiences, achievements, and diversity.
Other VT Contact Info: https://vt.edu/contacts