What is HokiePRIDE?

A Brief History

Established in 1985 as Lambda Horizon, HokiePRIDE 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 (UCSO) and began the Safe Zone program. Safe Zone was a collaborative effort between the Dean of Students office, the LGBTA, the LGBT Caucus, and the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action. In Fall 2014, the LGBTA became known as HokiePRIDE of Virginia Tech. Today, the organization's main focus is programmatic, not political.

As an organization that works to increase its social justice efforts, HokiePRIDE's current board wants to honor its past as an organization that was not inclusive enough for some members, while making every effort to provide one that is fully inclusive of all LGBTQ+ identities.

Mission Statement

We, the diverse gender and sexuality and allied population of Virginia Tech, will work to create safe spaces for people of all sexualities, gender identities and expressions. To create this environment of equality, the organization will provide the following: a resource center with local and national resources, as well as educational literature; programming to raise awareness, build and grow a sense of community, and provide support and visibility on the Virginia Tech campus and in the New River Valley.

Constitution & Bylaws

Our constitution can be found here. It is ratified by majority vote of our general body and reviewed by the Commission on Student Affairs.

Our bylaws can be found here. These are ratified by majority vote of the Engagement Committee.