If left unchecked, this weariness can become overwhelming and grow into apathy toward those same public health guidelines that have thus far helped mitigate many widespread outbreaks. Some basic coping skills can help individuals lift their spirits and prevent lowering their guard.
Embedded counselors, psychiatry residents in Cook Counseling Center, enhanced research and evaluation, and increased training to assist students in need are advancing the university's mental health initiatives.
Four years ago, a casual hallway conversation between Virginia Tech "work buddies" Brian Huddleston and Heather Parrish led them to embark on a life-transforming journey: a kidney donation to resolve Huddleston’s genetic kidney disorder.
“While plans in many areas are still evolving, we want to share with students and their families the information we have now,” said Vice President for Student Affairs Frank Shushok. “Be sure to visit the For Students section on the VT Ready website often for the latest information on plans for fall semester 2020.”
In the spirit of physical distancing and more time spent at home studying and working, university community members are reminded of the countless locations to enjoy outdoor recreation in the New River Valley.
The Campus Kitchen program is a partnership between two Student Affairs units, VT Engage and Virginia Tech Dining Services. The program addresses food security issues and food waste by recovering unserved food from campus dining centers, then delivering it to nonprofit agencies in the New River Valley.
At a time when staying physically distant is a must due to the COVID-19 outbreak, maintaining a level of virtual connection has become very important. Check out why and some tips of socializing virtually.
The outbreak of COVID-19 has resulted in unprecedented troubling experiences that span the globe. Virginia Tech’s Hokie Wellness strives to equip students and employees with the tools and endurance necessary for finding a path through exactly this type of situation.