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

Principles of Community

The Principles of Community (POC) is an aspirational statement referenced in Policy 1025 (PDF), the university’s anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policy. POC is not a policy but it does prescribe specific actions to be taken that aid in following established policies.

Hokie Handbook

The Hokie Handbook (Policy 8300) is designed to be a resource for you to make the most of your college experience. Contained in this guide is the Code of Conduct, the University Policies for Student Life, and other key policies and procedures which you are required to know and abide. The information in this guide is applicable to all Virginia Tech students (graduate, undergraduate and professional) and student organizations. We hope that you will take the time to review the contents of the handbook to assist in your success at Virginia Tech.

Student Rights & Responsibilities

This statement (as published in the Hokie Handbook) details what students can expect in their interactions with faculty, staff, and other students, as well as the community expectations of their conduct inside and outside of the classroom.

University Policies for Student Life

As published in the Hokie Handbook, all Virginia Tech students (undergraduate, graduate and professional) and student organizations are required to know and to comply with the University Policies for Student Life (UPSL). Violations of this policy can be adjudicated by the governing department and/or the Student Conduct, when appropriate.

University Facilities Usage and Event Approval

Policy 5000 was developed to ensure the effective utilization of all Virginia Tech facilities. This policy contains both the rules and regulations for the approval and use of university facilities and the rules and regulations that govern activities sponsored by officially listed student organizations, university departments,university-associated organizations and non-university groups or organizations (see Policy 8010, Classification of Student Organizations, for more information).

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement

The university’s policy relating to nondiscrimination and formats for publications.