If you find you could use someone to talk to about a tough issue, I encourage you to reach out to the Embedded Counselors. They are a resource for students on campus in need of timely mental health support. They can help you strategize ways to address situations like homesickness, adjusting to college and independence, relationship concerns, and mental health concerns. Annie Clay is the counselor that works with our community. You can set up a conversation with Annie by using the attached QR code or visiting this link: https://vt-ucc.titaniumhwc.com/RWBDistrict1. Can confirm - she is a great person to talk to.
The embedded counselors hold office hours from 2:00 pm- 10:00 pm Monday - Thursday, and 10:00 am- 5:00 pm on Fridays. Annie's office is located in Peddrew Yates 190C.
As part of Virginia Tech's partnership with TimelyMD, students now have free, 24/7 access to virtual care services with TimelyCare – the virtual health and well-being platform from TimelyMD, designed for college students. You can register before you use it at this link. You as 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,
- scheduled counseling sessions, limited to 12 sessions per academic year, available to all Virginia Tech students throughout the United States.
Cook Counseling is another resource we have on campus. At Cook, you can meet with a counselor, attend workshops, participate in group therapy session opportunities, and more. See more information on their website.
" If you don't know where to go or where to start...start with us" - this is a quote from their website. Dean of Students is a great office for folks who may want or need assistance but aren't quite sure where to start or what options they have. See their website for more information.
Hokie Wellness has many different health and wellness resources & services available to help you live your best life at VT. On their website, you can explore information about individual topics.
Your RWB SLs are a great, peer-level resource for you all! They can help get you connected to support on campus. Our RWB District 1 Team - Cassie Pinaire, Deena Hines, Jes Myers, and Matt Ortiz are the coordinators who work with West AJ - they can help you navigate everything from roommate conflicts to community concerns and more.
If you are encountering challenges or barriers in your academic or residential life due to a medical condition - SSD can help work with you on exploring possible reasonable accommodations to help you thrive during your time as a student here at VT. The department provides numerous accommodations, services, and resources for students with disabilities and temporary injuries or illnesses.
The Women's Center is a resource for students of all gender identities. The Women’s Center offers the following free advocacy-based support services to students, faculty, and staff who have been impacted by gender-based violence of any form. They offer trauma-informed, advocacy-based, short-term counseling and crisis management; academic support; consultation services and more. (Conveniently located on our street!)
The CCCs are here to advocate for a safe, inclusive environment and to advise students as they navigate life at VT. Through programming and events, we raise cultural awareness and invite the community to learn about and develop an appreciation for cultural differences. More information about the different CCCs at VT on their website.
If you or a friend is experiencing food insecurity, the Marketplace is a wonderful resource. Any student with a Hokie Passport can come to the Marketplace. There are no “requirements” and you do not have to prove need. If you are in need of food, toiletries, and other basic necessities, then 209 Marketplace is the place for you! You can contact them at email@example.com.