That I May Serve

student lookiing out at the drillfield

In the spirit of Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), VT Engage collaborates with communities, students, and faculty to cultivate and maintain partnerships that benefit people and the world by developing service programs that focus on engaged learning and reflection.

students on a vt engage service trip

Our motto—Ut Prosim—is what Virginia Tech was built around, so we take it seriously. And it means something unique to each person on campus. At VT Engage, the university’s service learning and community engagement center, Ut Prosim means working to inspire active citizens and strengthen communities.

Any student is welcome to participate in VT Engage experiences. All you have to do is register for an upcoming trip!

  • Get on the Bus are half-day or daylong, hands-on projects that introduce participants to social and environmental issues in our region.
  • Alternative breaks & weekend trips are immersive experiences that challenge students by exploring service and social issues in-depth.
  • The Campus Kitchen at Virginia Tech is a student-run initiative that collects surplus food from dining halls then delivers it to area agencies.
  • International service trips in the Dominican Republic and Peru are powerful experiences that combine learning, service, and cultural immersion.

VT Engage encourages students to develop a long-lasting relationship with service and your community. Our hope is to help you explore what Ut Prosim means to you, and empower you with the tools and knowledge to become change-making citizens in college and after graduation.

students on a vt engage service trip

You may also be interested in participating in other service events. Check out the service organizations category in GobblerConnect to discover more opportunities available at Virginia Tech! Take a peek into some of largest community events: