Service project at YMCA Hale Community Gardens

SERVE has merged with the Leadership and Social Change Residential College!

We are excited to announce a big change with SERVE Living Learning Community at VT! This spring, Virginia Tech's Housing and Residence Life announced the creation of a third residential college – the Leadership and Social Change Residential College (LSCRC) – which replaced the Residential Leadership Community (RLC).

Beginning this fall, SERVE will be incorporated into the LSCRC in combined effort to develop community-minded, active citizens and civically engaged student leaders!

The creation of this new residential college has created an opportunity for SERVE to evolve, as our philosophy and goals closely align with the LSCRC’s mission. SERVE and the RLC have long had alignment in our student learning outcomes. For a number of years, SERVE students took RLC courses, and will understand the history and connection to leadership and social change. We’re confident that this will be a very similar learning experience for students, and that we will have the opportunity to be thoughtful about maximizing resources to support the LSCRC.

We are thrilled that SERVE has had such a successful 10 years contributing to Virginia Tech and the New River Valley community. We are excited to continue leveraging resources to meet community-identified needs! Learn more about the Leadership and Social Change Residential College.

If you are an incoming first year student, we encourage you to consider applying to the Leadership and Social Change Residential College! For questions about SERVE, please contact Catherine Cotrupi at or 540-231-9186.