Welcome to LGBTA of Virginia Tech
Established in 1985 as Lambda Horizon, the LGBTA has undergone many transformations. During the early 1990's the organization changed its name to LGBT and later to LGBTA. In 1998, the organization became a University Chartered Student Organization and began the Safe Zone program. Safe Zone was a collaborative effort between the Dean of Student's office, the LGBTA, the LGBT Caucus, and the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action. Today, the organization's main focus is programmatic, not political.
Our mission is to work to promote an environment of equality, understanding, and harmony for people of all sexual orientations, sexualities, gender identities and expressions by providing a LGBT Resource Center and campus-wide programs to raise awareness, community visibility, and increase support
We also maintain ties with the two other organizations on campus dedicated to LGBTQ awareness and support:
Queer Grads, Professionals, and Allies, the graduate organization
LGBT Caucus, the faculty and staff organization
Membership is open to all students, faculty, staff, and alumni of Virginia Tech as well as to all residents of the New River Valley. There are no dues or registration requirements, if you want to be a member, all you have to do is show up to the general body meetings.