ACC Student Leadership Symposium

2017 ACC Student Leadership Symposium cohort pictured left to right: BT Sloan, Stella Thai, Emily Paetz, Meghan Weyrens Kuhn, Kathy Duong, Bella Fauzi, and Jacob Kansco

2019 Symposium

The 2019 ACC Student Leadership Symposium will be hosted at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. This annual event is a three-day leadership conference that hosts delegations from each of the Atlantic Coast Conference colleges and universities, and focuses on a different theme each year. This year's theme is food insecurity. Students who attend the event work together in small groups to create a collaborative action presentation related to the conference theme to be presented in front of the whole group on the closing day.

Why apply to attend?

This symposium will offer you a unique experience to collaborate with other passionate students on current issues affecting college students today. Through this experience, you will have an opportunity to learn from other student leaders, reflect on the societal impact of food insecurity, and present on your experiences when you return to Virginia Tech.

The application for the 2019 experience is now closed.

Students who are selected to attend the 2019 ACC Student Leadership Symposium are required to:

  • Attend four preparation meetings prior to the symposium,
  • Attend the symposium from February 22-24, 2019
  • Participate in a poster presentation during the spring semester, and
  • Attend a reflection meeting following the symposium.


Contact Kaylynn Hill, graduate assistant for leadership and civic engagement, at or 540-231-6964.

Background on the Symposium

VT Engage plays a role in this annual student leadership conference sponsored by the Inter-institutional Academic Collaborative (ACCIAC). This conference, funded by a portion of the revenue from the ACC football championship game and hosted on a rotating basis within the ACC, emphasizes engaging students from all of the ACC institutions in the conversation of leadership development.