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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. 

Can't find what you're looking for? The College of Science has a website with additional Campus Resources.

The American Indian and Indigenous Community Center (AIICC) serves as a community gathering area and study space. You'll find the AIICC in Room 122 of the Squires Student Center, just to the left of the Welcome Center on the first floor. The center comfortably holds 50 people and offers a communal area, study spaces, and TV/projection capabilities. 

For a list of other community centers on campus, See the Cultural Community Centers tab.

The Asian Cultural Engagement Center (ACEC) is a division of the Cultural and Community Centers under the Virginia Tech Office for Inclusion and Diversity. The ACEC’s mission is to advocate for the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) communities, including Virginia Tech faculty, staff, students, and alumni. We also aim to educate the campus community on issues centered around or related to our communities. All members of the campus and local community are welcome in the ACEC and can participate in the ACEC’s events, programs, and activities.

For a list of other community centers on campus, See the Cultural Community Centers tab.

The Black Cultural Center (BCC)located in 126 Squires Student Center, is an important component of Virginia Tech’s efforts to create a welcoming and inclusive campus. It is utilized by the campus community for educational programs, exhibits, meetings, and receptions. The BCC includes comfortable space for community building and for studying.

For a list of other community centers on campus, See the Cultural Community Centers tab.

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.
  • EMAIL:  Email Dr. Sharpton directly ( to get information about getting connected to services.
  • ONLINE: Online scheduling is not available at this time. 

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.

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:

Cook Counseling Center Virtual Coping Schedule and Resources

Support Groups

  • APIDA Men's Support Group
  • APIDA Mental Health Support Group
  • Beyond Boundaries Disability Support Group
  • Global Connect International Students Support Group
  • Purpose and Meaning Support Group
  • Q*mmunity Support Group
  • Student Leader Support Group

Group Counseling

  • Understanding Self and Others
  • The Moose Group
  • Mindfulness for Anxiety
  • Grief and Loss Group
  • OCD
  • Self-Compassion Group
  • ADHD Skills / Process Group
  • Relax Hacks
  • DBT Skills Group
  • Roll for Insight

We also want to remind students about campus partners who have resources for support/skills. 

Hokie Wellness Mental Health On Demand Resources

In addition, crisis support is always available for students with immediate distress and needs that cannot safely wait for an appointment. Crisis consultations are available 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:

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.

There are several Cultural Community Centers:

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 Dean of Students also has a Student Emergency Fund used as a last resort to support currently enrolled students who, through no fault of their own, experienced a one-time financial hardship with related unexpected expenses or loss of income and the student is now facing conflict or disaster, housing or food insecurity, an inability to continue their education mid-term, or the need to travel for a personal or family emergency. Click here for more information about the Student Emergency Fund.

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.

El Centro is the Cultural and Community Center for the Latinx community at Virginia Tech. This is a support space for all the people that identify themselves as Latinos or Hispanos, for the people interested in our culture, and for all our allies.

For a list of other community centers on campus, See the Cultural Community Centers tab.

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 an 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. Students who are enrolled at VT and live off-campus are eligible for the program and can apply through the Dean of Student's Office.

209 Market Place is a food pantry located in Blacksburg that serves all VT students. They also provided toiletries and school supplies.

Thinking about studying abroad? Plan ahead! Meet with someone from the Global Education Office today.

View upcoming events or search for student organizations on GobblerConnect.

Hokie Wellness strives to educate and empower every Hokie to take an active and engaging day-to-day approach to their wellness in order to enjoy a long, healthful, and purpose-filled life.

Hokie Wellness Mental Health On Demand Resources

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.

InclusiveVT is the institutional and individual commitment to Ut Prosim (That I May Serve) in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence.

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.

The Intercultural Engagement Center (IEC) is an important component of Virginia Tech’s efforts to create a welcoming and inclusive campus community. The IEC helps to create this environment by providing students, faculty, and staff opportunities to come together across differences in order to deepen understanding, develop the capacity for difficult dialogue, and create community.

The LGBTQ+ Resource Center aims to advance, through education and advocacy, the rights and well-being of all Virginia Tech LGBTQ+ communities locally, across the Commonwealth of Virginia, and around the globe. We work to provide space, acknowledge and celebrate intersectionality, cultivate leadership, and engage in activism in the spirit of Ut Prosim.

For a list of other community centers on campus, See the Cultural Community Centers tab.

Virginia Tech strives to provide a wide array of mental health services, such as individual counseling, group therapy, workshops, and more. Learn more about VT mental health services.

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.

Use the form link from this page if you need to report a bias related incident.

What is bias?

Feeling sick? Need a check up? The Schiffert Health Center provides on-campus care for Hokies, and even includes a pharmacy.

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, use of the SSD testing center, note takers, alternate text, extended testing time, and housing accommodations. Students who wish to receive accommodations must register with SSD.

Student Engagement and Campus Life complements the academic experience by building communities, promoting holistic education, and cultivating environments through leadership, innovation, and service.

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.

If you are having technology issues, please contact 4Help via the Help Request Form or by calling 231-HELP (4357).

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!

Students have free, 24/7 access to virtual care services with TimelyCare – the virtual health and well-being platform from TimelyMD, designed for college students.

With TimelyCare, students have access to:

  • unlimited on-demand mental health support 24/7, available to all Virginia Tech students throughout the world, through TalkNow,
  • unlimited access to health coaching, available to all Virginia Tech students throughout the world,
  • and scheduled counseling sessions, limited to 12 sessions per academic year, available to all Virginia Tech students throughout the United States.

Register for TimelyCare online or download the app. It only takes a few minutes to register.


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.

VirTual Safe Zone is a complete/incomplete personal and professional development opportunity offered to the Virginia Tech community that addresses LGBTQ+ identities and issues.

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 Schiffert Health Center Women's Clinic offers a variety of women's health services. See their website for more information.

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.

The Women's Resource Center of the New River Valley offers free and confidential services for sexual and domestic violence victims in the New River Valley.

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