We are the Richmond Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association — a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization — located in Richmond, VA. Our geographic region is the Richmond metropolitan area including the counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, Goochland, Powhatan, New Kent, and Charles City. All of our members who live in our geographic region are fellow Virginia Tech alumni, and some volunteer as alumni chapter officers or committee chairmen. We are the second largest Virginia Tech alumni chapter in the world with approximately 15,000 members. We meet on a monthly basis (unless otherwise announced) to discuss local alumni chapter and university-related business as well as organize socials, events, and community service projects. Our socials, events, and community service projects are always loads of fun and a great way to meet, socialize, and network with other Hokies from the Richmond area.
MEMBERSHIP: ALL Virginia Tech alumni are AUTOMATICALLY members of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association and a member of their local Virginia Tech Alumni Association chapter wherever they reside FOR FREE FOR LIFE – our chapter and the main alumni association office in Blacksburg NEVER charges any dues to be considered a member or “active.”
PURPOSE: Our chapter’s primary purposes are to promote the university to prospective students; organize and host fund raising events for financial need-based academic scholarships that we award to Virginia Tech students from the Richmond area; support the university’s legislative concerns and needs; support the university’s academic and administrative endeavors; and volunteer with community service projects such as the Day of Remembrance Blood Drive, Central Virginia Wine Festival, Hokies vs. ‘Hoos Food Fight, etc. We strive to uphold our alma mater’s motto: “Ut Prosim” (That I may serve.). We also organize and host numerous socials and events for our fellow alumni throughout the year that need Hokie alumni volunteers and sponsors such as our annual, award-winning Central Virginia Wine Festival, our monthly Hokie Hump Day Happy Hours, our annual Day of Remembrance Blood Drive, and our monthly Hokies Helping Hokies Business & Career Networking Group. If you are interested in taking an active role as a volunteer with or sponsor of the Richmond Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association, e-mail us or call (804) 454-HOKIE for additional information. The more alumni volunteers and sponsors we have, the better our university becomes!
COMMON QUESTIONS / MISCONCEPTIONS: Q) “Aren’t you the Hokie Club?” A) We get this question a lot. No, we are not the Hokie Club. The Hokie Club is a separate organization from the Virginia Tech Alumni Association. To become or remain a member of the Hokie Club, you MUST PAY a membership fee since they raise funds specifically for the athletic department at Virginia Tech. Additionally, anyone – whether they are a Virginia Tech alumnus/graduate or not – can join the Hokie Club as long as they pay for their membership level (i.e. Golden Hokie, Silver Hokie, etc.). Q) “I have to pay dues to be a member of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association, right?” A) No! Our alumni chapter and the main alumni association’s office in Blacksburg NEVER charge any dues to be considered a member or “active.” Again, if you are a graduate of Virginia Tech, you are AUTOMATICALLY a member of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association and a member of the local Virginia Tech Alumni Association chapter wherever you reside (in this case, the Richmond, VA area) FOR FREE FOR LIFE. Q) “The alumni association only wants money from me!” A) No, we NEVER solicit funds from alumni for the university. The Virginia Tech Alumni Association and its 130+ alumni chapters’ endeavor is to engage its alumni to become involved as volunteers and ambassadors for Virginia Tech — to uphold the tradition of our alma mater’s motto, “Ut Prosim” (That I may serve.).