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Karen Kirkpatrick
Office Manager

Ph: (540) 464-7667
Fax: (540) 464-7025
Email Cadet Counseling

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


The Center for Cadet Counseling (CCC)
Virginia Military Institute
VMI Health Center
448 Institute Hill, 2nd Floor
Lexington, VA  24450


Special Topics

Let’s face it – as students of the technology age our cadets are likely to seek answer via the internet as a first or second source. In order to cater to this drive to self-inform, our office has compiled a series of informational materials on a range of topics that are relevant to VMI Cadets and various mental health and substance use topics. Cadets at VMI seek counseling and support for a wide range of reasons. While some issues our cadets encounter are a natural part of being our unique college environment, others may require more work and support, sometimes with the aid of a professional.

This section provides insight and perspective into issues that are real to the majority of college students. The topics are listed below as well as on the left hand drop down menu. Some of the topics covered may not be applicable to your current concerns or needs, however they do reflect concerns that are common at VMI. 

Many topics may raise questions, increase your concern, or alleviate concerns.It is our hope that after navigating through this section and topics, that you will gain insight to help support your efforts in becoming a productive, healthy, active, and introspective cadet and citizen. After reviewing the topics below if you are confused or troubled by the information you encounter come to our office to schedule an appointment to meet with a counselor.

Topics Include:

  • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
  • Nutrition and Disordered Eating
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Grief & Loss
  • Maintaining Healthy Relationships
  • Surviving your Cadetship (coming soon)

If there is a topic that you feel is missing from this category, please let our office know and we will fill the void as soon as possible.