Student Programs

Explore what Ut Prosim and leadership mean to you with VT Engage

We offer a variety of ways to get engaged in local, regional, and global communities. Whether you want to serve a couple hours on a Campus Kitchen shift, spend a half day or day with us on a Get on the Bus trip, or go on an adventure for three weeks in Peru, we have something for you. All undergraduate and graduate students of any major are welcome to sign up for our trips.

Questions about any of our programs? Contact the VT Engage team at engage@vt.edu or 540-231-9798.

Group photo of the 2016 ACC Student Leadership Symposium cohort.

This conference offers a unique experience to collaborate with your peers on current issues affecting college students and explore what leadership means to you.

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 trips are immersive experiences that explore community issues in our region and throughout the eastern United States during weekends, winter breaks, and spring breaks.

Combat hunger and food waste by redistributing quality, unserved food from on-campus dining centers to area hunger-relief agencies.

At CGI U's annual meeting, college students discuss projects they are developing in response to pressing global challenges and network with their peers.

Join us on half-day or daylong projects that introduce you to our community and the social issues affecting our region.

These trips are a combination of service, learning, and cultural immersion in Peru, the Dominican Republic, and Indonesia + Cambodia.

These grants are awarded to current undergraduate or graduate students to help fund an innovative project in a community.

This team leads all of our trips. They meet twice monthly to build leadership and reflection skills as well as learn about issues impacting our community, region, and 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 him or herself from the situation and alert a VT Engage program leader.