HokiePRIDE of Virginia Tech is a University Chartered Student Organization advised by Intercultural Engagement Center.
Established in 1985 as Lambda Horizon, the organization has undergone many transformations. During the early 1990's the organization changed its name to LGBT and later to LGBTA. In 1998, the organization became a University Chartered Student Organization and began the Safe Zone program. Safe Zone was a collaborative effort between the Dean of Student's office, the LGBTA, the LGBT Caucus, and the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action. And as of Fall 2014, the LGBTA is now known as HokiePRIDE of Virginia Tech. Today, the organization's main focus is programmatic, not political.
Our mission is to work to promote an environment of equality, understanding, and harmony for people of all sexual orientations, sexualities, gender identities and expressions by providing a LGBT Resource Center and campus-wide programs to raise awareness, community visibility, and increase support
Membership is open to all students, faculty, staff, and alumni of Virginia Tech as well as to all residents of the New River Valley. There are no dues or registration requirements, if you want to be a member, all you have to do is show up to the general body meetings.
Queer Grads, Professionals, and Allies (formerly QG&A) is a registered Graduate Student Organization that provides resources, support, events, and activities for graduate students at Virginia Tech; both queer and allied. Founded in the Fall of 2010 with just three members, this organization has grown to over fifty five students and faculty from the Graduate School at Virginia Tech, medical students at the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM), and students at the Veterinary School (VMRCVM).
Ex Lapide [eks-là-pi-de] (Latin for “Out of Stone”) is a free Virginia Tech alumni society for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and alumni allies. Their mission is to build a network of LGBTQA alumni, promote close fellowship along LGBTQA alumni, students, and friends of the university, establish effective relationships between Virginia Tech and LGBTQA alumni and supporters, encourage LGBTQA alumni involvement with Virginia Tech and the Alumni Association, represent the needs and interest of LQBTQA alumni and supporters, assist Virginia Tech in diversity and inclusion efforts, and to help undergraduate and graduate students transition from the academic world to the work place.
The LGBT Caucus at Virginia Tech is committed to advancing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families. The caucus seeks to improve the lives of LGBT individuals both at the University and in the New River Valley community through educational programming, social activities, public service, and outreach.
The Support Group meetings are a safe space to vent about problems and get advice about issues in your life, LGBT-related or otherwise. The meetings are typically held on Mondays at 8 PM in Squires Student Center. This is a mutual self-help group, not a therapy group. Hopefully, this group will provide emotional, psychological, and moral support for its members. Follow the bottom link on the right for a list of the group ground rules.
QPoC at VT gives faculty, staff, and students the opportunity to understand and celebrate the diversity of being a person of color within the LGBTQ+ community. Through cultural arts, health and advocacy programming we highlight the nuanced experiences of young racial and sexual minorities. We envision a campus community that is fully inclusive of queer and trans* people of color and committed to dismantling racism, (cis) sexism, heterosexism, and all other forms of oppression. For more information about QPoC, please email us.
oSTEM is a student organization dedicated to supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer individuals in fields related to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. We meet every other Wednesday in Squires at 7pm; our first meeting is on September 4 in Squires 342. To keep up with the latest oSTEM news, just us an email to get added to our listserv!
This Assistant Director or the LGBT+ Resource Center is responsible for assisting Virginia Tech in the creation of a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff, alumni, and community members as well as their allies.
The goal of the Safe Zone program is to provide a more accepting environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning students (LGBTQ) and their allies at Virginia Tech. This environment is created utilizing a network of individuals that are commited to providing both a supportive environment for - and accurate information about - LGBT students and their allies.
The LGBTQ+ Resource Center operates the largest collection of LGBT media (books, movies, and other publications) in the New River Valley. It also serves as a study lounge and social space open to members of the community. It is located on the third floor of Squires Student Center in room 312.
The Thomas E. Cook Counseling Center provides individual counseling and group counseling for enrolled undergraduate and graduate students at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Consultation and outreach services are provided for Virginia Tech faculty, staff, and student organizations.
A research-based awareness guide on a niche that is often overlooked - addiction in the LGBTQ community. Finding help with substance abuse is often more difficult for LGBTQ people, as many other obstacles are prevalent along with the fight with addiction - this in depth resource helps alleviate that stress by facilitating help in the form of useful information and support systems
CCC, formerly known as the the Intercultural Engagement Center, formerly known as Multicultural Program and Services (MPS), advises the cultural student organizations, such as the Black Student Alliance, Latino Association of Student Organizations, Asian American Student Union, Muslim Student Union, Jewish Student Union, Black Organizations Council, as well as HokiePRIDE.
A comprehensive guide by the National LGBT Health Education Center that includes research and statistics on the health disparities within our community. The guide reveals the inconsistencies LGBTQ folk experience in healthcare comparatively, and outlines steps for health centers and organizations to help fight the stigma while providing options and support for our community.