Cook Counseling Center staff is guided in its professional activities by the ethics of their professions and by the Virginia Tech Principles of Community. Cook Counseling Center is committed to delivering professional services that respect and value our humanity, including differences and similarities of age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, language, political affiliation, socioeconomic status, genetic information, or veteran status.
Prejudice and discrimination are inimical to the practice of counseling, where the value of each human being is prized. Cook Counseling Center’s professional guidelines call upon its staff to recognize prejudice and discrimination in all of its forms, to become aware of their effects on individuals and the community and to overcome the limitations and restrictions they place on each of us through learning, support and teaching.
In promotion of a just and caring university, the Cook Counseling Center staff will seek to promote social justice in all of its activities, including counseling, supervision, education, training, outreach, and hiring practices.