Student Engagement and Campus Life provides the following opportunities for leader development.
Student Engagement and Campus Life plays a role in the annual student leadership conference sponsored by the International Academic Collaborative. This conference, funded by a portion of the revenue from the ACC football championship and hosted on a rotating basis within the ACC, emphasizes engaging students from all 12 ACC institutions in the conversation of leadership development. Virginia Tech hosted this conference in 2009.
Provided as a means of professional development for student employees working within Student Engagement and Campus Life, these interactive training sessions are held throughout the academic year. These training sessions are ways for student employees to learn collaboratively, network with other Student Engagement and Campus Life staff, and develop valuable skills.
The recipients and finalists of the Virginia Tech Undergraduate Student of the Year exemplify the qualities and values important to a Virginia Tech education and captured in our motto, Ut Prosim, That I May Serve. The award recognizes balanced achievement in scholarship, leadership, and service.
Each year, Student Engagement and Campus Life coordinates the recognition of achievements made by our university's students, student organizations, and advisers. Students, faculty, and staff are given the opportunity to submit nominations for 12 prestigious awards. Nomination packets are reviewed by the USLA selection committee which is comprised of representatives from across campus. When evaluating nominees for an award, the selection committee looks for the extent to which nominees have contributed to the university community through leadership, service, and involvement.