At Virginia Tech, we have approximately 800 student organizations that bring excitement, programs, and community to our campus.

There are multiple opportunities for getting involved in these orgs and finding ones that fit your interest on campus. 

Questions? Feel free to come see us in Student Engagement and Campus Life (Squires Student Center, Rooms 225 and 325).

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Check out the schedule HERE.

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Day

Time

Location

Friday, April 7

1:30-3:00 p.m.

Room 219, Squires

Monday, April 10

5:00-6:30 p.m.

Room 300, Squires

Friday, April 14

2:00-3:30 p.m.

Room 219, Squires

We have four people in our department that hold weekly open office hours. They are available to help with student organizations and GobblerConnect.

  • Heather Corley, G.A. for Student Organizations
    Mondays 4-7pm; Tuesdays 12-2pm; Thursdays 4-7pm; Fridays 12-2pm
  • Tracy Price, Marketing Manager and GobblerConnect administrator
    Mondays 1-3pm; Wednesdays 10am-12pm
  • Gina Tamburro, Associate Director for Engagement
    Mondays 11-12pm; Thursdays 1-2pm
  • Heather Wagoner, Director
    Mondays 2-3pm

We are always excited about new clubs and organizations starting at Virginia Tech. The majority of our organizations are Registered Student Organizations (RSO). If you are interested in starting a new organization, read through the following steps to register.

  • The organization must have a minium of five (5) student members (a president, treasurer, and three additional members or officers). 
    • All five must be enrolled, as at least part time, as student on the Blacksburg Campus.
  • The total membership must consist of a majority of student members.
  • Organization members cannot receive any personal financial gain from the organization.
  • The organization, nor the officers or members acting on behalf of the organization, will represent itself or themselves as offical "agents" of Virginia Tech.
  • The organization name cannot use "VPI&SU" or "Virginia Tech" preceding the organization name and/or the use of "Hokies" and "VT" in any part of the organization name.
    • For example: Virginia Tech Unicorn Fan Club is not allowed. Unicorn Fan Club at Virginia Tech is allowed.
    • Unicorn Club at VT is not allowed. Unicorn Fan Club at Virginia Tech is allowed.

We have four different types of student organizations at Virginia Tech. Each plays a crucial and unique role in helping to build our campus community. Check out the following definitions to see the differences:

  • Registered Student Organization (RSO): a voluntary association of Virginia Tech students that has no direct relationship to the university but upon completion of registration documents is entitled to certain privileges to include operating, meeting, advertising, and participating in activities on the Virginia Tech campus.
  • University Chartered Student Organization (UCSO): an organization comprised primarily of students but which, by constitutional design, has a specifically established direct relationship to the university. This relationship includes, but is not limited to, policy review, special programs, governance, and paid faculty/staff advisers/coaches.
  • University Student Life Program (USLP): an organization comprised primarily or exclusively of students whose activities, operations, and decision making processes are directly governed by academic or administrative departments and for which the university is ultimately responsible.
  • Extended Campus Student Organization (ECSO): a voluntary association of Virginia Tech students at an extended campus location that has no direct relationship to the university but upon completion of registration documents with its extended campus center and receipt of those documents by the Student Activities Office is entitled, pursuant to policies established at its extended campus center, to certain privileges which may include operating, meeting, advertising, and participating in activities on its Virginia Tech extended campus.

Officially listed organizations shall have the priviledge to conduct activities on the campus of Virginia Tech in accordance with established policies and procedures.


Contact Us

Student Engagement and Campus Life
225 Squires Student Center (0138)
290 College Avenue
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: 540-231-5431
Fax: 540-231-5430
stuact@vt.edu