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Student Affairs

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!

Official Mission Statement: The mission of the Division of Student Affairs (DSA) is to promote student learning, life skills, and personal growth through a strong focus on holistic student development and collaborative partnerships that deliver superior service to, and care for, students in the spirit of Ut Prosim.

Unofficial Mission Statement: The DSA covers all the stuff you won’t see on a syllabus. Your college experience is not only about academics, and the DSA is responsible for integrating what you do in class with all the other aspects of life on campus.

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Once you get your PID, it’s never too early to discover your Strengths. Check out the StrengthsFinder assessment to learn more about your gifts and talents. Make note of your top five—we love strengths here at Virginia Tech, so you’ll be talking about them a lot!

We structure everything we do off of our Aspirations for Student Learning. Throughout your time at Virginia Tech, you’ll discover these five Aspirations and create your own unique Virginia Tech experience. It’s our hope that, come graduation, you’ll leave with more knowledge of yourself and the world around you, thanks to the Aspriations for Student Learning and the Division of Student Affairs.