Beyond the Classroom
Clubs and Organizations

Embrace Your Awesomeness

strengths

We think you are pretty great already, just because you're a Hokie. At Virginia Tech, we don't talk about our weaknesses. Instead, we focus on our strengths. That's why we are the first university in the nation to offer the CliftonStrengths assessment FREE to all students. Learn about how you work, what you value, and who you are becoming. And don't be surprised if someone asks you about your “top five” once you get to campus!

Joining a student organization means fusing your passions with people who care like you do.

You can work alongside other students, explore new things, dive deeper into what you already love, and hone those leadership skills (studies show: employers love seeing extracurriculars).

By the way, we call extracurriculars "co-curriculars."

The idea behind this is that learning happens both inside and outside the classroom. Co-curriculars are great opportunities to take what you learn in the classroom and apply it to your organization, as well as taking lessons from your outside-the-classroom involvement and applying those lessons to what is happening in the classroom. It's a win-win!

Students talking

There are organizations for just about anything, from snowboarding and cancer fundraising to service projects and belly dancing.

For a taste of all the clubs and orgs at Virginia Tech, put Gobblerfest on your calendar! This year’s event will take place on Friday, September 8 from 4 to 7 p.m. on the Drillfield. There are nearly a billion (slight exaggeration) booths and activities set up so that you can explore all the opportunities out there.

You’re probably wondering, “How in the world am I supposed to find an organization for me?” Let us introduce GobblerConnect.

GobblerConnect is the place to start looking for an organization to join.

Triathlon Club table at gobblerfest