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Women’s Center

Established in 1993, the Women’s Center serves as a resource on women’s issues and works to promote an atmosphere of diversity

TCC’s Women’s Center offers comprehensive, specialized services to educate, empower, and engage students so they can define, pursue and achieve their academic and personal goals.

The Center and its programs and services are open to all students without regard to gender.


  • Leadership development
  • Career and professional development
  • Empowerment and personal development 
  • Healthy relationships and personal safety 
  • Campus and computer resources and referrals
  • Returning student support

Special Programs include:

  • Career development – Through our Career Speaker Series and site visits, students are encouraged to explore their career interests. Our programs focus on nontraditional fields and STEM careers.
  • Coaching and mentoring – Pairs students with professionals for one-on-one discussion
  • Mother’s rooms
    • Portsmouth Campus – Student Center ES21
    • Norfolk Campus – Student Center 5306
    • Virginia Beach Campus – Princess Anne Building, Room A-101
  • TCC STEM Promise Program
  • The Women’s Center Advisory Council (WCAC) – The Center also sponsors special events at the college in celebration of Women’s History Month in March, develops special programming for Intimate Partner Violence in October, campaigns for Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April and hosts the annual Women’s Leadership Breakfast each spring.
  • ​The We Inspire Self-Empowerment (WISE) Leadership Development Program is a year-long opportunity for TCC students to participate in interactive learning sessions led by experts in leadership diversity, equity, empowerment and inclusion. The program prepares students to acknowledge differences in the workplace and address unique needs as a leader. Applications for the program will be available in September each year and the program will span two semesters, beginning in October and ending in May.


The Women’s Center at Tidewater Community College offers comprehensive, specialized services to educate, empower, enhance and engage students so they can define, pursue and achieve their academic, professional, and personal goals. The Center is a leader and resource on women’s unique interests and is committed to advocating for equality and social justice for all. The Center provides a safe environment and creates a campus culture for students to exchange ideas, network and advocate for these goals.

Hours & Locations

Hours of operation:
Chesapeake Campus: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Norfolk Campus: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Portsmouth Campus: Contact Virginia Beach Campus for hours.
Virginia Beach Campus: Monday- Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


George Pass Building,
Room 194
1428 Cedar Road,
Chesapeake, VA 23322
Phone: 757-822-5133


Student Center,
Room 5306 (3rd floor)
310 Granby Street,
Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: 757-822-1140


Student Center,
Room E109
120 Campus Drive, Portsmouth, VA 23701
Phone: 757-822-2160

Virginia Beach

Building A (Princess Anne),
Room A115
1700 College Crescent,
Virginia Beach, VA 23453
Phone: 757-822-7296

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