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Explore your civic identity

There are many ways to engage with community - and VT Engage is a great place to building these connections. We want to help you develop your voice as a community member and leader, and help you participate in democratic processes.

Whether that's voting in local or national elections, attending town council meetings, joining a civic group, or something else, join us!

Join the Hokies Vote Caucus

Hokies Vote Caucus (HVC) is a nonpartisan civic engagement student program at VT Engage. HVC’s mission is to institutionalize voter education and civic engagement while increasing voter registration and participation. In 2020, Virginia Tech had a voter registration rate of 90.7% and a voting rate of 73% (a 15.1% increase since 2016)! Join Hokies Vote Caucus in our efforts to increase voting accessibility as well as encourage student activism. Through partnerships with other student organizations and campus departments, Hokies Vote Caucus hosts voter registration/education tabling, advocacy trainings, documentary screenings, deliberative dialogues, and other fun events. HVC meets every Monday at 5:30pm on Zoom. We are always looking for new members to help organize, advertise, and facilitate events. Email to get involved!


VT Engage offers two fellowships to support our civic engagement work. The Democracy Fellowship is offered in partnership with the Campus Vote Project. This fellow works with the on-campus team to complete the four planning steps of students learn student vote checklist, which was created to build power and ensure voter engagement success on campus.

The Engagement Fellow, offered in partnership with the Campus Election Engagement Project. The Engagement Fellow is responsible for carrying out nonpartisan voter engagement activities on your campus.

Requests for accommodations & other questions

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, welcome! Please contact Jes Davis at or 540-231-6947 at least 10 business days before an event during regular business hours to discuss your request(s).

All other questions about civic engagement may be directed to Jes. We look forward to having you participate in our programs!