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Virginia Tech History Resources: Organizations

This guide details resources intended to help those doing research on the history of Virginia Tech, including the use of Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, and related resources.

Researching VT organizations and groups

If you are looking for information about specific organizations and groups for students, staff, and faculty at the university, here are several places that you should check out. See also the page on this guide for the Corps of Cadets.

Record Groups

Record groups may include posters, flyers, photos, organizational records, and more. Materials are divided into assigned Record Groups based on the organization or group and designated by the prefix, RG. Materials relating to Faculty and Staff Organizations are identified as RG 30/x, while record groups in RG 6, Division of Operations and Administration may also contain related staff groups, Items of Student Organizations and Publications are designated RG 31/x. whereas record groups in RG 8, Student Affairs may also contain related student groups.

Online Histories and Exhibits

Student organizations and groups

In addition to the above resources, here are some specific materials relating to student groups and organizations.

 

Collections

Publications 

Additional resources 

Faculty and staff organizations

In addition to the resources at the top of the page, here are materials specifically related to faculty and staff organizations and groups.

Collections

Publications

Additional resources

 

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Land & Labor Acknowledgement

We thank the American Indian & Indigenous Community Center for providing this statement:

Virginia Tech acknowledges that we live and work on the Tutelo / Monacan People’s homeland and we recognize their continued relationships with their lands and waterways. We further acknowledge that legislation and practices like the Morrill Act (1862) enabled the commonwealth of Virginia to finance and found Virginia Tech through the forced removal of Native Nations from their lands, both locally and in western territories.

We understand that honoring Native Peoples without explicit material commitments falls short of our institutional responsibilities. Through sustained, transparent, and meaningful engagement with the Tutelo / Monacan Peoples, and other Native Nations, we commit to changing the trajectory of Virginia Tech's history by increasing Indigenous student, staff, and faculty recruitment and retention, diversifying course offerings, and meeting the growing needs of all Virginia tribes and supporting their sovereignty.

We must also recognize that enslaved Black people generated revenue and resources used to establish Virginia Tech and were prohibited from attending until 1953. Through InclusiveVT, the institutional and individual commitment to Ut Prosim (that I may serve) in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence, we commit to advancing a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive community.