CAMPUS PROFILE: Virginia Tech University

Conservative and Liberal Student Organizations:

Conservative Organizations: Turning Point USA, Young Americans for Freedom, Young Americans for Liberty, Students for Life, Network of Enlightened Women, Students for Concealed Carry On Campus, and College Republicans at Virginia Tech

Liberal Organizations: Young Leftists, Young Democratic Socialists of America, United Feminist Movement, and Young Democrats at Virginia Tech.

OpenSecrets Data on Virginia Tech Employee Political Donations: 

96.10% of Virginia Tech employee donations have been towards Democratic campaigns, while only 3.90% of employee donations have been to Republican candidates, according to data from OpenSecrets.

Foundation for Individual Rights in Education Rating:

Virginia Tech has a yellow light rating. According to FIRE, "Yellow light colleges and universities are those institutions with at least one ambiguous policy that too easily encourages administrative abuse and arbitrary application."

Stories by Campus Reform about Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech uses federal COVID aid money to refund students $100  

Virginia Tech is using federal aid money to refund students their transportation fee for Blacksburg Transportation, the local bus system.

RAs forced to attend LGBTQ event

Residential Advisors at Virginia Tech were forced to attend an LGBTQ event on-campus and take a photo or they would face consequences for their absence. 

Stories about professors at Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech. prof says phrase 'American people' is racist, so is beer

Virginia Tech Sociology Professor, David L. Brunsma, has claimed that beer and the phrase “ the American people” are racist.

Virginia Tech professor compares Israel to extremist Islamic group ISIS

Steven Salaita, English professor at Virginia Tech, stated that “#Israel and #ISIS are but two prongs of the same violent ethnonationalism.” in a tweet. 

Teaching assistant docks point on conservative student's Black Panther essay: ‘White people cannot experience racism’

After asking why she received a low grade for her essay on separatism in an International Studies course, a Virginia Tech student was told that “white people cannot experience racism.” 

Stories about questionable policies at Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech faces new lawsuit over alleged free speech violations

Speech First filed a lawsuit against Virginia Tech in April 2021 on the basis of infringements of the first and fourteenth amendments, including the bias response team.

Virginia Tech claims to follow the science on COVID...but it does just the opposite

After announcing that they would be following new Virginia COVID mandate lifts, Virginia Tech revoked its statement and expressed that it would be upholding previous indoor restrictions.