About

MISSION:

We are the Richmond Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association — an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote the welfare of the university by cultivating a mutually beneficial relationship between Virginia Tech and its growing worldwide community of alumni. Aspiring to be a primary linkage between the university and its family of alumni across the globe, to commit them to the university’s missions of life long learning, discovery and engagement, and to attract them to university service.

OUR PRINCIPLES AND CORE VALUES:

The cornerstone of our core values is found in the university motto, ‘Ut Prosim,’ That I May Serve.

We affirm the value of human diversity and the enrichment it brings to our lives and acknowledge our differences, rejecting all forms of prejudice and discrimination.
We value integrity, honesty, and ethical behavior and strive to maintain a working environment that is built on mutual respect, understanding and freedom of expression.
We share the university’s commitment to life long learning, discovery and engagement.
We value fellowship, personal growth and development, and the concept of community: local, regional, and global.
We value civility, sportsmanship and good behavior in our support of all athletic programs of the university while demonstrating a high degree of respect for our opponents.

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.”  The Richmond metropolitan area is the second largest Virginia Tech alumni chapter in the world with approximately 15,000 members.

GEOGRAPHIC AREA:

Our geographic area includes the City of Richmond plus the counties of: Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent and Powhatan.

VT Alumni Association vs Hokie Club:

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.).

EVENTS/PROJECTS:

  • Chapter Meetings (Monthly)
  • Academic Scholarships (Annual)
  • Day of Remembrance Blood Drive (Annual)
  • Hokies vs. ‘Hoos Food Fight (Annual)
  • The BIG EVENT (Annual)
  • RVA Career Expo (Semi Annual)
  • Corks and Taps (Annual)
  • Hokie Hump Day Happy Hours (Monthly)
  • Game Watching (Varies)
  • Hokies Helping Hokies Business & Career Networking Group (Monthly)

 

Strategic Direction:

Brand the Alumni Association as an organization responsive to the needs of alumni relative to their careers, desire for lifelong learning and engagement, social interactions, and willingness to provide volunteer service and/or support to strengthen and advance the university.

Continually assess the interests and needs of alumni on the basis of their multiple affinities with the university in order to better understand and serve the dynamic, diverse, and multifaceted community of Virginia Tech alumni.

Leverage, where possible, the experience, capability and dedication of all alumni to the benefit of the university and the Alumni Association.

Provide core programs such as homecomings, alumni chapters and clubs, class and constituency reunions, periodic informational publications, Alumni Directory and records maintenance, and other fundamental services that engage alumni with the university.

Continually enrich the relationship with alumni chapter organizations through strong support of their volunteer leadership and new program development in order to maintain the long-term health and viability of the chapter network.

Maintain an effective Alumni Association Board of Directors by continually infusing interested and dynamic alumni leadership that provides professional experience, creative thinking, open-mindedness and diverse personal and cultural backgrounds for the benefit of the Alumni Association and the university.

Develop informational materials, training, resources or other support that attracts volunteer participation in alumni advisory and emerging constituency groups within the university.

Provide an effective marketing program that will create interest and engage greater numbers of alumni in both on- and off- campus programs, including but not limited to electronic communications, printed publications, direct mail, market research and other means of mass communications deemed useful.

Maintain strong relationships with academic units in order to fully understand their current and future needs and interests to best provide program support for these constituency groups.

Maintain strong relationships with the university’s senior management and administrative units to continually be aware of the short- and long-term goals and needs of the university.

Encourage alumni advocacy for support of higher education by state and federal officials, facilitating direct contact with elected and appointed officials whenever appropriate.

Provide a broad array of partnered or out-sourced services that meet the diverse intellectual, social and professional needs of the alumni community.

Recognize alumni, faculty and students for their service, achievements and professional excellence in order to honor and showcase them within the university family.

Strengthen and broaden opportunities for students to affiliate with the Alumni Association through the Student Alumni Associates and Class Officer programs in order to build awareness and commitment to the mission and goals of the Association.

Develop, maintain and continually renew the financial resources necessary to sustain the engagement of alumni in the life of the university to the benefit of the university.

Utilize the alumni center, conference center and hotel complex to the fullest extent to attract and serve alumni who return to the campus for specific programs or informal visits.