LGBT and Ally Education Program

Peace Vigil and Available Resources

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Location: Court Square

A Peace Vigil for the victims of the Orlando shooting will occur in partnership with local inter-faith and civic leaders.  

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Available Resources:

The LGBTQ and Ally Education Program’s thoughts are with all those affected by the tragedy in Orlando. While we mourn for those lost, we are reminded of the importance of our work. We at the Program remain committed to support, advocacy and the fostering of equity for all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. We are dedicated to providing education to increase understanding and acceptance, and do our part to limit such acts of hate.

Such events can leave people feeling shocked, angry and afraid. For those who need support and want to process recent events, please do not hesitate to make an appointment with one of our staff members.


Phone: 540-568-5474

Location: Student Success Center, 724 S Mason St 22807.

Summer Hours: Monday/Wednesday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesday/Thursday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. – noon.

Note from the Counseling Center: 

At times, a student may find her/himself dealing with a personal crisis which necessitates immediate attention by a mental health professional (e.g., suicidal or homicidal thoughts or actions, sexual assault or other violence, serious mental confusion or disorientation). In such situations, a counselor can assist the student both with problem solving and helping regain her/his usual coping abilities and sense of control.

For immediate assistance: 

  • Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, or Friday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM:
  • Call the Counseling Center (540-568-6552) or come in to the Counseling Center, 3rd floor of the Student Success Center
  • After hours:
  • Call Public Safety (540-568-6911) who will assess the situation and, if necessary, contact the counseling center staff member on call
  • Go to the Emergency Room at Sentara RMH Medical Center, 2010 Health Campus Drive, 540-689-1414

At those times when a situation is not an emergency but a student is experiencing significant distress, helpful actions may include:

  • Talking to a trusted friend, family member, or clergy
  • Writing in a journal
  • Practicing deep breathing exercises
  • Listening to soothing music
  • Reading
  • Exercising indoors or outdoors, depending upon preference
  • Watching a favorite movie or television show
  • Drinking a warm non-alcoholic beverage

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