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Cook Counseling Serenity Space

Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
180 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on May 31, at 11:59 PM EDT
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Cook Counseling Serenity Space for VT Students

Virginia Tech is committed to supporting students through innovative approaches to wellbeing. To ensure students have access to the resources they need to achieve their goals, we are opening a new mental health and stress management space on campus, the Cook Counseling Serenity Space - and we need your support!

Mental health and academic performance go hand in hand, which is why we believe in taking an integrative approach to student success. Overall wellbeing can boost energy levels, mental clarity and concentration, resulting in improved academic performance. While academic success can elevate students’ emotional health and self-esteem.

Cook Counseling's Serenity Space will be an area to welcome students into the counseling center, offer a transitional space in and out of counseling sessions and provide resources to help students center themselves. The space will be equipped with tools for meditation, relaxation, yoga, and other centering activities. Students will be able to drop in during business hours to a space of tranquility, welcomed by a water feature which will transform the space into a healing environment. 

Biofeedback equipment will also be available to help with physical and mental health, helping to ease stress. This equipment regulates heart rate and breathing patterns, reducing anxiety. There are also plans for a quiet corner, designed to support neurodiverse students by reducing overstimulation and assisting with mental and emotional balancing. 

Your generous support will fund supplies and equipment for the Cook Counseling Serenity Space to give Hokie students the spaciousness and centering they need. With your help, we'll be able to offer students subscriptions to wellness apps which teach calm, guided meditation and happiness which that they can access anywhere for up to 1 year.

As a small token of our thanks, those who give $5 or more will receive a Doodle booklet, filled with blank doodles and bookmarks for you to color and enjoy. 

Thank you for helping all Hokie students thrive!

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Hokie Helping Hand

Support students’ mental health by helping provide a space to meditate, rest, and find calm.


Hokie Allies

Provide students with a quiet space where they can find mental and emotional balance by helping cover the costs associated with maintaining the Serenity Space.



Supply students with yoga equipment, such as yoga mats, blocks, and bolsters they can use to relieve tension and experience grounding through self-directed practice within the Serenity Space.


Meditate Anywhere

Give students access to calming tools they can use outside of the Serenity Space by helping pay for annual subscriptions to wellness apps.


Alleviate Stress and Anxiety

Help students alleviate stress and anxiety by contributing toward the purchase of biofeedback equipment that regulates heart rate and breathing patterns.


Experience Calm

Create a healing atmosphere in the Serenity Space by contributing towards the purchase of a water feature to transform the space so that students feel a sense of calm upon entering.


Mental & Emotional Balancing

Support neurodiverse students by contributing to the purchase of a centering chair they can use to reduce overstimulation and regulate their nervous system.

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