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Explore what Ut Prosim and leadership mean to you

VT Engage offers a variety of ways to get engaged in local, regional, and global communities. All undergraduate and graduate students of any major are welcome to sign up for our experiences.

Group photo of the 2016 ACC Student Leadership Symposium cohort.

Collaborate with your peers across the ACC on current issues affecting college students.

VT Engage spring break service trip to Hurley, VA. Students helping Hurley Community Development volunteers with home repairs. Working at the home of Barrett Justus, who also helps coordinate the volunteers.

Students helping Hurley Community Development volunteers with home repairs. Working at the home of Barrett Justus, who also helps coordinate the volunteers.

These immersive experiences explore community issues on weekends as well as during fall, winter, and spring breaks.

Increase food access and reduce food waste by redirecting unserved food from VT dining centers to hunger relief agencies.

A woman holds a large "Vote" sign.

Develop your voice as a civic leader, and learn how to participate in democratic processes.

Join us on half-day or daylong projects that introduce you to social topics affecting our region.

These trips are a combination of service, learning, and cultural immersion.

During an I WILL Institute gathering, participants standing in two rows face each other and talk.
I WILL (Inspiring Women in Lifelong Leadership) brings together female-identified students, alumni, and friends of VT throughout the year to make meaningful connections.
Five people wearing masks stand in front of the open back door of a minivan.
These programs offer a variety of ways for all Virginia Tech students to explore their personal leadership development.
In this new five-week program, gain 21st century leadership competencies to positively impact your communities.

These grants are awarded to current undergraduate or graduate students to help fund an innovative, community-driven project.

These teams lead all of our service experiences. They build leadership skills, and are trained in managing group dynamics, facilitating reflections, and learn about social topics impacting our world. 

Non-endorsement statement

VT Engage’s community partners are independent of Virginia Tech and do not represent the opinions or beliefs of our faculty, staff, or administration. We partner with organizations and individuals whose goals align with our mission, but hold a wide range of opinions on political, religious, and social issues. Therefore, students participating in our programs may find themselves in situations where their personal views come into conflict with those of others.

We encourage students to see these differences as an opportunity to better understand the perspectives and beliefs of others through dialogue and reflection. However, any student who feels threatened, unsafe, or unreasonably uncomfortable is encouraged to remove themselves from the situation and alert a VT Engage program leader.

Requests for accommodations

If you are an individual with a disability & desire an accommodation, welcome! Please contact the VT Engage team at least five business days prior to a day event at engage@vt.edu or 540-231-6964.

For overnight and longer experiences, visit program pages for specific dates and contact information to arrange accommodations. We look forward to having you participate in our programs!