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Student Affairs
Help Hokie students to thrive

From orientation through graduation, Student Affairs influences nearly every aspect of the student experience and serves as a catalyst for personal growth and lifelong fulfillment. We're dedicated to creating an inclusive environment where all students can thrive.

Your gifts enable Student Affairs to help every student succeed, find connection, discover themselves, and grow into their potential. Please consider making a gift to one of these areas:

  • Student Affairs Annual Fund supports our vice president’s highest priorities and programs to help develop students into the leaders our world needs. 
  • Hokie Family Annual Fund helps educate our students about Hokie traditions and supports transition programs like Gobblerfest, Weeks of Welcome, and alcohol-free weekend programming. 


  • Cook Counseling Center helps Hokies care for their mental health (and in 2021, it was ranked No. 1 for Best Counseling Services by the Princeton Review!
  • Cranwell International Center provides programs and services for international students, promotes the development of global and intercultural competence in all students, and positions the university as more globally oriented and internationally connected.
  • Dining Services aims to be the leader of college and university foodservice by providing innovative and exceptional food, venues, programs, and services while fostering student development and a sense of community.
  • Fraternity and Sorority Life maintains an annual Fraternity and Sorority Life Scorecard containing information about chapter health, successes, and challenges.
  • Hokie Wellness empowers Hokies to actively approach their physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
  • New Student and Family Programs helps students and their families begin their lives as Hokies.
  • Recreational Sports engages students in physical activities to create healthy lifestyle habits.
  • Residential Well-being is focused on a creative and responsive model to the residential experience, meeting the needs of a student’s mental, emotional, and social well-being.
  • Schiffert Health Center leads the way in managing community and individual health on campus.
  • Services for Students with Disabilities supports students with disabilities and temporary injuries or illnesses through accommodations and other services.
  • Student Engagement and Campus Life creates innovative environments, events such as Gobblerfest and GobblerNights, and leadership development programs for student organizations.
  • VT Engage: The Center for Leadership and Service Learning equips students to develop as leaders through civic engagement and service-learning opportunities.


  • Animal-Assisted Therapy provides outreach services or individual and group therapy involving one of our trained therapy dogs.
  • Civic and Democracy Leadership prepares students to engage in civic life through learning the basic tenets of democracy, developing superior listening skills, and practicing finding common ground among deep differences in perspective.
  • Interfaith Program promotes constructive dialogue and builds relationships across lines of difference.
  • The Market of Virginia Tech offers food assistance to students struggling to obtain regular, healthy meals. 
  • Recovery Community works to ensure that students do not have to choose between recovery from addiction and their education.
  • Student Emergency Fund supports students who find themselves in immediate financial need.

How to make your gift:

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

Thank you for supporting Student Affairs!


See what people are sharing about Virginia Tech Giving Day 2024!
Rank State Gifts
1 VA 441
2 NC 17
3 MD 14
Beat-Your-Best Donors Leaderboard
The top-10 colleges or units to outperform the number of unique donors who gave during last year's Giving Day will be rewarded with additional funds!
Rank Prize College/Unit % +/- Goal
1 $15,000 Recreational Sports +128.40% 2,284
goal: 1,000
2 $12,500 Outreach and International Affairs +77.46% 126
goal: 71
3 $11,000 Radio IQ | WVTF Music +73.68% 33
goal: 19
4 $9,500 Athletics +53.69% 2,230
goal: 1,451
5 $8,000 College of Natural Resources and Environment +39.46% 774
goal: 555
Social Media: Word Search Challenge
Between 7 and 8 a.m., a word search will be shared on Virginia Tech's Instagram Stories. One user who screenshots the blank word search, correctly completes it, and posts it will be randomly selected to unlock a gift to the Virginia Tech area of their choice. --- Winner: Virginia Center for Civil War Studies
Student Affairs Department Beat Your Best Challenge
Bonus funds will be awarded to the top-3 Student Affairs departments with the highest percentage of unique donors over last year.
Rank Prize Fund Designation % +/- Goal
1 $300 First Generation Student Success +1800.00% 19
goal: 1
2 $200 Hokie Wellness +225.00% 26
goal: 8
3 $100 Recreational Sports +121.43% 62
goal: 28
4 Schiffert Health Center +120.00% 11
goal: 5
5 Student Emergency Fund +80.43% 83
goal: 46
Vice President of Student Affairs Departmental Challenge
Which department is going to bring in the most donors on Giving Day? The three departments with the highest number of unique donors will win extra challenge funds from Vice President Francis Keene! The Student Affairs department with the most donors will unlock $500. The department in 2nd place with the most donors will unlock $300. The department in 3rd place with the most donors will unlock $200.
Rank Prize Fund Designation Donors
1 $500 Recreational Sports 62
2 $300 Cook Counseling Center 31
3 $200 Hokie Wellness 26
4 Dining Services 20
5 Student Engagement & Campus Life 18
Cadet Company Participation Challenge
The cadet company with the highest number of participants (cadets, alums, parents, and friends of the Corps included) by the end of Giving Day will be awarded a streamer for their guidon that will display the company’s dedication to philanthropy. Participants can donate to any university fund available in the Giving Day donation form.
Please select your Company
Rank Answer Donors
1 Highty-Tighties 149
2 Charlie 68
3 Echo 61
4 Hotel 55
5 Foxtrot 48
6 Alpha 46
7 Bravo 46
8 Golf 42
9 Delta 41
10 Mike 35
11 Kilo 34
12 Oscar 24
13 India 20
14 Lima 20
15 November 19
Social Media: Decades Challenge
Share a photo from your favorite Virginia Tech decade on social media with #VTGivingDay. One randomly selected winner will choose a favorite Virginia Tech fund to receive a $1,000 bonus gift. ---- Winner: Hokie Ambassadors
Social Media: Trivia Challenge
From 8-9 p.m. EST, follow along with on Instagram Stories to answer trivia questions about Virginia Tech! One randomly selected user who answers a trivia question correctly will be able to gift $1,000 to a fund of their choice. -- Winner: Hospitality & Tourism Management Annual Fund
Early (Hokie)Bird Challenge
Rise and shine, early bird Hokies! If Virginia Tech gets 200 donors from 6-7 a.m. EST, it will unlock $500 for the Virginia Tech Annual Fund.
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