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Absence Notifications

The Dean of Students may provide an absence notification to your college, depending on your reason for being absent. Complete this electronic form to submit your request.

Basic Needs and Services

The Dean of Students office provides several partners on campus and throughout the region available to support students from food assistance to medical care. 

Bias Incidents

Bias incidents are expressions against a person or group because of the person’s or group’s age, color, disability, gender (including pregnancy), gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Chosen Names and Personal Pronouns

The university has established new procedures whereby students can choose to indicate their personal pronouns and chosen names in university records systems.

Cook Counseling Center

Promotes student learning, development, retention, and holistic well-being by providing resources for improving mental health and identifying psychological barriers to academic success.  Samantha Wilhelmi, LCSW is the College of Engineering's Embedded Counselor.  You can schedule an appointment for counseling services by visiting the Cook Counseling website.  Students also have free 24/7 access to virtual care services with TimelyCare- the virtual health and well-being platform from TimelyMD, designed for college students.  Visit the Cook Counseling website to register for TimelyCare. 

Cranwell International Center

Provides a wide range of programs and services for international students.

Cultural and Community Centers

Advocate for a safe, inclusive environment and advise students as they navigate life at VT.

American Indian and Indigenous Community Center
Asian Cultural Engagement Center
Black Cultural Center
El Centro - Hispanic and Latinx Cultural Center
LGBTQ+ Resource Center
Intercultural Engagement Center

Dean of Students

Offers support to students so they flourish in nearly every imaginable way.

Emergency Services

A list of local, state, and national support resources to aid students in need of immediate mental or emotional health support.

Hokie Well-Being

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. Includes the #VTBetterTogether public health campaign.

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.

Housing and Residence Life

Your living space will provide a deep connection to your campus and community in Blacksburg. Whether you're rooming with a friend from home, part of a Living-Learning Program, or living off campus, you will build incredible friendships where you live that will define your experience at Virginia Tech.

Legal Services

Student Legal Services at Virginia Tech (SLS at VT) provides free and confidential legal advice to currently enrolled Virginia Tech students and Virginia Tech registered student organizations (RSOs) at the Blacksburg campus.

Market at Virginia Tech

Designed to provide food assistance to students who, for whatever reason, have a hard time obtaining regular, healthy meals.


Dining Services promotes healthy eating at all dining centers and offers allergy-friendly dining environments.

Recovery Community

Works to ensure that students do not have to choose between their recovery and their education.

Recreation Sports

Provides opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to engage in physical activities to create healthy lifestyle habits.

Safe Ride

The Virginia Tech Police Department sponsors a nighttime safety escort service called “Safe Ride.” This service is available to all university students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Safe Ride operates from dusk until dawn and provides transportation or a walking escort, upon request, to persons who must cross campus during the nighttime alone.

Safe Zone

A fifteen-week personal and professional development opportunity available to faculty, staff, students, and community members regarding an array of LGBTQ+ topics.

Schiffert Health Center

Administers care for a wide range of medical concerns with a clinical staff of 13 doctors, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. 

Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)

Serves students who have or think they may have disabilities. The department provides numerous accommodations, services, and resources for students with disabilities and temporary injuries or illnesses.

Stop Abuse

If you've experienced gender-based violence or harassment, you have the right to report it.

Women’s Center at Virginia Tech

Promotes a Virginia Tech community that is safe, equitable, and supportive of women and that celebrates their experiences, achievements, and diversity.