Student Affairs


Student Affairs at Virginia Tech is shaping the next generation – supporting each student as they create their place in this world and make it better for those around them.

In a year full of extraordinary challenges, Student Affairs continues to intentionally create learning environments where relationships flourish, diverse ideas converge, and students discover a greater purpose. From engaging in interfaith dialogues to joining a fraternity or sorority to developing new leadership skills, we offer opportunities for students to ExperienceVT and become the person they aspire to be.

This year, generosity from donors has enabled us to respond quickly to student needs and create new ways to foster a sense of belonging for all students. We are supporting resident advisors as they learn to lead in tough times, offering virtual fitness programs, advocating for students’ changing needs, and much more.

Your gift to Student Affairs makes possible:

  • Critical assistance for students through resources such as counseling services, the Student Emergency Fund, and The Market of Virginia Tech, our new food access initiative.
  • Well-being initiatives focused on mindfulness, fostering resiliency, and financial literacy.
  • Community-building and stress-relief activities such as movie and trivia nights, Fall Fest, and art lessons.
  • Programs designed for students to live, learn, lead, and engage across differences, creating smaller communities within the larger campus.

Gifts to any area of Student Affairs enable us to help every student succeed no matter what it takes. Join us by giving to the Student Affairs Annual Fund. You can also give to any of the following areas:

Departments:

  • Cook Counseling Center
  • Cranwell International Center
  • Dining Services
  • Hokie Wellness
  • Recreational Sports
  • Services for Students with Disabilities
  • Student Engagement & Campus Life
  • VT Engage: The Center for Leadership & Service Learning

Programs & Initiatives:

  • Financial Wellness
  • First-Generation Programs
  • Interfaith Initiatives
  • The Market of Virginia Tech
  • Student Emergency Fund

Your gift can go further with challenges!

Thanks to the generosity of members of the Virginia Tech Parent Council, Student Affairs Alumni Advisory Board, and Young Alumni Board, we have several challenges set up for Giving Day 2021. Challenges are all about participation. A gift of any amount counts toward the challenge, and when we reach our goal, additional gifts are unlocked.

Student Affairs: when 161 people have made a gift to any area of Student Affairs $20,500 will be unlocked from the Alumni Advisory Board.

Then, when 25 more (total of 186 people) have made a gift to any area of Student Affairs, $1,000 will be unlocked from the Young Alumni Board.

25 gifts to each of the following areas will unlock funds:

  • $1,500 to Services for Students with Disabilities from Robert and Marianne Werth and the Parent Council
  • $1,250 to the Cook Counseling Center from the Parent Council
  • $1,000 for each of these four areas from the Parent Council: Financial Wellness, First-Generation Programming, The Market of Virginia Tech, and VT Engage: The Center for Leadership & Service Learning



How to designate a gift:

On the "Give" page, select Student Affairs as the area of support. If you would like to designate a gift to a specific area of Student Affairs, the fund designation dropdown menu will allow you to select a specific fund. If you don't see your preferred gift designation, call (800) 533-1144 and make your gift over the phone.

After you give:

Help us spread the word about making a gift to Student Affairs! Share why you gave on your personal social media and encourage others to give. You can also follow Student Affairs (@StudentsAtVT) on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and share our posts. Thank you for your support!

See what people are sharing about Virginia Tech Giving Day 2021!
Rank State Gifts
1 VA 430
2 NC 21
3 NY 12
Leaderboard
Most Donors Leaderboard
The five units with the greatest number of donors on Giving Day will win a share of $5,000.
Rank Prize Unit Donors
1 $2,000 Pamplin College of Business 1,655
2 $1,500 Virginia Cooperative Extension & 4-H 1,486
3 $750 College of Engineering 1,471
4 $500 College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences 1,316
5 $250 Athletics 1,036
6 College of Science 834
7 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences 626
8 Corps of Cadets 532
9 Student Affairs 475
10 College of Architecture and Urban Studies 414
11 Inclusion and Diversity 253
12 Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine 232
13 College of Natural Resources and Environment 190
14 Moss Arts Center and ICAT 146
15 Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC 140
16 Graduate School 108
17 Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine 105
18 Myers-Lawson School of Construction 102
19 University Libraries 97
20 Hokie Family Annual Fund 72
21 Honors College 26
22 Radio IQ | WVTF Music 26
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$1,000
Student Affairs Challenge
We met our first goal help us keep going! When 25 more people have made a gift to any area of Student Affairs the Student Affairs Young Alumni Board will give $1,000 and additional to Student Affairs.
186 / 186 Donors
Completed
$20,500
Student Affairs Challenge
When 161 people have made a gift to any area of Student Affairs $20,500 will be unlocked to Student Affairs thanks to a generous donation by the Student Affairs Alumni Advisory Board.
161 / 161 Donors
Completed
$1,000
VT Engage Challenge
The Virginia Tech Parent Council will generously give $1,000 to VT Engage once 25 donors have made a gift to VT Engage.
25 / 25 Donors
Completed
$1,000
The Market of Virginia Tech Challenge
The Virginia Tech Parent Council will generously give $1,000 to the The Market of Virginia Tech once 25 donors have made a gift to The Market of Virginia Tech.
25 / 25 Donors
Completed
$1,500
Services for Students with Disabilities Challenge
Once 25 people have made a gift to Services for Students with Disabilities $1,500 will be unlocked thank to a generous gift by Robert and Marianne Werth and the Virginia Tech Parent Council
25 / 25 Donors
Completed
$1,000
First Generation Programming Challenge
The Virginia Tech Parent Council will generously give $1,000 to First Generation Programming once 25 donors have made a gift to First Generation Programming.
25 / 25 Donors
Completed
$1,000
Financial Wellness Challenge
The Virginia Tech Parent Council will generously give $1,000 to Financial Wellness once 25 donors have made a gift to the Financial Wellness department.
25 / 25 Donors
Completed
$1,250
Cook Counseling Center Challenge
The Virginia Tech Parent Council will generously give $1,250 to the Cook Counseling Center once 25 donors have made a gift to Cook Counseling.
25 / 25 Donors
Completed
Leaderboard
Student Affairs Leaderboard
Which department is going to bring in the most donors on Giving Day?
Rank Fund Designation Donors
1 Student Emergency Fund 112
2 Student Affairs Annual Fund 104
3 The Market of Virginia Tech 52
4 VT Engage: The Center for Leadership & Service Learning 40
5 Cook Counseling Center 39
6 First-Generation Programs 38
7 Services for Students with Disabilities 35
8 Financial Wellness 29
9 Recreational Sports 24
10 Hokie Wellness 22
11 Student Engagement & Campus Life 17
12 Hokie Family Annual Fund 16
13 Cranwell International Center 16
14 Interfaith Initiatives Programming 15
15 Dining Services 15
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Leaderboard
Total Raised Leaderboard
Your favorite unit can win a share of $2,750 based on its total amount raised on Giving Day!
Rank Prize Unit Raised
1 $1,000 Pamplin College of Business $964,291.19
2 $750 College of Engineering $680,411.59
3 $500 Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine $630,795.20
4 $200 Athletics $492,154.58
5 $100 College of Science $461,937.18
6 College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences $159,135.91
7 Corps of Cadets $143,632.07
8 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences $135,173.63
9 Student Affairs $117,566.43
10 College of Architecture and Urban Studies $116,434.13
11 Virginia Cooperative Extension & 4-H $95,153.00
12 Myers-Lawson School of Construction $93,305.00
13 College of Natural Resources and Environment $92,565.41
14 Moss Arts Center and ICAT $60,874.00
15 Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC $60,415.00
16 Inclusion and Diversity $55,800.93
17 Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine $55,783.00
18 University Libraries $32,431.21
19 Hokie Family Annual Fund $24,562.00
20 Graduate School $10,023.00
21 Honors College $2,170.00
22 Radio IQ | WVTF Music $1,271.00
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