Faculty and Staff

Congratulations to the 2016 Award Recipients

  • Zenobia Lawrence Hikes Campus Community Award—Tavianna Williams – Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • Program Award—Kelsey O’Hara, David Andrews, and John Lemaire – Hokie Wellness
  • Partnership Award—Eleanor Finger, Ken Belcher, Bill Hess, Anthony Purcell, Rial Carver, Joe Edens, Tanushri Shankar, Amelia Smith, Denny Cochrane, Steve Mauras, and Emily Schosid – Dining Services, Housing & Residence Life, Student Government Association, and the Office of Sustainability
  • Service Award—Courtenay Mullins – Housing and Residence Life
  • Networked Society Award—Rachel DeBusk, Joe Pahl, and Holly Paulette – Communications and Innovative Technologies


Blending the Academic and the Co-curricular


“Partners in Learning” Program

The Partners in Learning" Program offers the university community and faculty a series of class presentations that can be scheduled when faculty members are away for confereences or other professional responsibilities. Faculty can also take advantage of this program as a supplement to the course syllabus, even if they are not away.


Guest Dining Cards

Treat departmental guests or members of your staff to a meal at one of Virginia Tech’s award-winning dining facilities with guest dining cards. Use a guest dining card to purchase meals at any on-campus dining facility. Meals will be charged to your account, with billing available on a per-semester or per-use basis.


“Dine with Faculty” Program

The “Dine with Faculty” program allows student dining plan holders the opportunity to treat Virginia Tech faculty members to a meal provided Dining Services. This is an opportunity for students to meet with faculty in a casual setting to discuss mutual interests and enhance the overall educational experience.


Faculty Involvement in Student Co-Curricular Activities

The Division of Student Affairs encourages and welcomes faculty members to become involved with students in their co-curricular activities. Many opportunities exist for faculty to serve as advisors to student clubs and organizations, fraternities and sororities, or living-learning communities. Interested faculty members are invited to contact the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs at studentaffairs@vt.edu for additional information or to volunteer.


Support for Teaching Faculty


Assistance in Addressing Difficult Student Issues

The Division of Student Affairs provides support to faculty members who would like assistance in addressing student issues. Consultation and outreach assistance is offered by:


Programs and Resources


Division of Student Affairs Employee Awards

The Division of Student Affairs annual awards program recognizes division employees who have made significant contributions to Virginia Tech students, the Division of Student Affairs, and the campus community.

Research and Assessment Resources

Resources and information related to research and assessment initiatives in the Division of Student Affairs, as well as access to current research reports that pertain to student life at Virginia Tech

Opportunities in Governance

Staff Senate

The Staff Senate is one of the ways classified staff can participate in shared governance at Virginia Tech. The Senate is made up of elected representatives from each college and administrative area of the university.

Faculty Senate

The Faculty Senate is one of the ways faculty can participate in shared governance at Virginia Tech in order to promote the general welfare of the University.

University Council

The University Council assists the president of the university in formulating university policies.

Table Card Program

Virginia Tech colleges and departments may request permission to place table cards in Dining Services managed dining centers through the Table Card Program.

Stop Abuse

The university has launched a Stop Abuse website to better provide support and resources around the topic of sexual violence and sexual misconduct.


Policies and Procedures


University Policies

Virginia Tech policies are statements of management philosophy that are established to provide direction and assistance to the university community in the conduct of university affairs. Several of these policies closely align to the work of Student Affairs.