Count Me In

The Virginia Tech Office of Student Engagement and Campus Life strives to help students make connections and get involved. Participating in a student organization adds value and depth to the Virginia Tech experience, creating opportunities for building friendships, cultivating peer mentors, and building self-awareness.

Types of student organizations

honor societies

student publications

religious organizations

special interest groups

club sports

student governance organizations

fraternity and sorority life

Benefits of student organizations



conflict resolution

conflict resolution

project planning

project planning

money management

money management

time management

time management

leadership development

leadership development

Top 5 event types

Top 5 event types

Registered student organizations

2012-13 — 608
2013-14 — 692
2014-15 — 765
2015-16 — 719
2016-17 — 841

Dates worth noting


First fraternity chartered (First sorority established in 1971)


Club sports established (29 sports clubs on campus today)


Formal student governance originates when the corps adopts a constitution


A permanent student representative seat appointed to the Board of Visitors through the Student Government Association

Alumni Connections

  • The Alumni Association works with several student organizations to introduce undergraduates to the opportunities available to alumni.

  • Student Alumni Associates (SAA)

    Known as the 100 most spirited Hokies, members are selected through an application process in the spring. The group assists with the following events:

  • Reunions and spirit rallies

    Lemonade Brigade and Cider Station

    Pop-Up Pizza Party

    iSupport Student Giving Campaign

    Official Hokie Bucket List

  • Class programs

    The class system arose in the mid-1960s. Each class group elects eight officers, who serve for life. A Corps of Cadets representative is guaranteed. Members organize activities associated with the class ring, a tradition dating back to 1911.