Support Is Available
On Friday, March 15, a deadly mass shooting occurred in two mosques in New Zealand during Friday prayers. In light of this tragedy, the Thomas E. Cook Counseling Center at Virginia Tech would like to acknowledge that such an event not only impacts the nation in which the shootings occurred and the world, but also has a significant impact on the members of our local university community especially those who identify as Muslim. We as a Center value cultural diversity and sensitivity, and we would like to reach out to those affected by this tragedy with our concern and support. We recognize that this devastating event may have evoked psychological concerns including vicarious trauma, concerns about community violence and discrimination on the basis of religion, feelings of isolation and disempowerment, among other distressing psychological and physiological concerns.
The mission of the Cook Counseling Center is to provide effective and competent services for all students and support other faculty and professionals in their pursuit of the same. We would like to offer our support and services, which may be accessed by contacting 540-231-6557.
You Are Welcome Here
The Counseling Center seeks to provide a safe, welcoming, and affirming environment for all persons who seek our services. We strongly affirm the Virginia Tech Principles of Community and reject all forms of discrimination based on age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status. If you are struggling with the personal impact of discrimination or if you are experiencing negative treatment, threats, or other subtler forms of oppression we encourage you to reach out for emotional support. To access Cook Counseling, please call 540-231-6557 or stop by our office in 240 McComas Hall.