Center for Peace Studies & Violence Prevention
We at the Center stand with victims of violence and their families, at home and across the globe, and wish everyone who visits this site peace in 2014.
The Virginia Tech Cook Counseling Center has counselors on call for Virginia Tech students in distress, at 540-231-6557. 
Others experiencing memories of their own experiences with mass episodes of violence, or who are suffering disturbing thoughts related to any recent disasters, are encouraged to call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990.

disaster helpline 1-800-985-5990

About the CPSVP:

The Virginia Tech Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention is a student-centered cross-disciplinary undertaking that builds on the academic, cultural, and security initiatives that evolved within the Virginia Tech community after the tragedy of April 16, 2007. Since its inception on July 1, 2008, the Center has adopted three thematic areas:


  • The prevention of violence
  • Peace studies
  • The development of new leaders for this century

New Undergraduate Program:

The CPSVP has developed a new undergraduate degree option at Virginia Tech. This Minor in PEACE STUDIES & VIOLENCE PREVENTION (PSVP) will offer students an opportunity to focus their different academic efforts on the field. The CPSVP will offer a Capstone Seminar course allowing students to crystallize what they have learned within their major fields of study, and to work closely with students from other disciplines.

Please visit our Undergraduate Program page for more information.


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