When circumstances change, challenges arise, and calls for assistance go out, Virginia Tech leans into the motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).
With World War I raging in Europe, the War Department had turned the Blacksburg campus into a Students’ Army Training Corps site. Battles raged over what would be taught ultimately resulting in all of VPI’s four-year courses of study being ditched in favor of two-year courses. But just when the environment seemed to be settling into a positive routine, a new threat emerged in Blacksburg, creating even more chaos. The 1918 flu outbreak resulted in the Fieldhouse being turned into a hospital.
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