We encourage you to get involved outside the classroom and join student clubs and organizations to enrich your undergraduate experience. There are hundreds of clubs and organizations that are available to you at Virginia Tech, and we would love for you to explore and find those that interest you. To explore these organizations, Gobbler Connect is the place to start.
Gobblerfest is a campus-wide event that showcases clubs and organizations along with local opportunities. It is typically held on the Drillfield early in September. During this event, students can ask questions, meet members, and get an idea of which clubs interest them. More information about how Gobblerfest will be held in Fall 2021 will be available closer to the semester start.
Below are some clubs that are sponsored by the Animal and Poultry Sciences department:
The mission of the Block and Bridle Club at Virginia Tech is: To promote a higher scholastic standard and a more complete understanding of the field of Animal Science among members; To promote Animal Science through the development of a program of activities, especially all phases of student Animal Science work in colleges and universities; To bring about a closer relationship among all students pursuing some phase of Animal Science as a profession.
This club is a service based organization that hosts events for 4-H and FFA members to compete in throughout the year. There are plenty of opportunities for volunteering, university involvement, traveling, and social events.
The Poultry club at Virginia Tech participates in many unique activities and community service projects. These include industry tours, a fall turkey harvest, National Agriculture Day, spring egg hunt, guest speakers, and a multi day trip to the International Production and Processing Exposition in Atlanta.
The Swine club at Virginia Tech promotes learning about all aspects of swine use and care, ranging from production to biomedical research. Activities include volunteering at swine related events, socials and fundraisers.
The Pre-Vet Club at Virginia Tech is a group dedicated to the field of veterinary medicine, in addition to preparing members for the application process of veterinary school. They work closely with the community shelters and other organizations associated with animals.
The Virginia Tech Equestrian Club is a recognized club in the Virginia Tech Sports Club Federation. They welcome everyone, regardless of experience with horses or major. The club strives to provide a forum for conversation about horses and their care, as well as allow students to organize, participate in, and observe equine related events such as horse shows and clinics.