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Discounts and resources for current employees

Virginia Tech is committed to providing our expert faculty and staff with competitive compensation. Our employees enjoy a total compensation package as well as a multitude of discounts and perks. This page contains a list of some of the discounts, major benefits, resources and "perks" available to employees of Virginia Tech. This is not intended to be an "all-inclusive" list.

Discounts

Automotive
General Motors

Active hourly and salaried (full and part time) employees are eligible for a supplier discount on most General Motors passenger cars, SUVs, minivans and light duty trucks, including Chevy, Pontiac, Buick, Cadillac, GMC, Saturn, Hummer, and Saab products. GM Partner discounts are also available through GMAC for auto and home insurance, home financing, and real estate and moving services. Visit the General Motors Educator Discount website and enter the code (831525) to register and get a personal authorization number.

Got Boost

Got Boost specializes in turbocharged applications. Virginia Tech employees can receive 10 percent off their entire online order by using code 10VT.

Duncan Ford-Lincoln

Duncan Ford-Lincoln’s “Virginia Tech Partner Recognition Plan” offers the Ford Motor Company supplier pricing to all employees, spouses, and retirees. The benefit may be used toward the purchase/lease of a new Ford-Lincoln vehicle for the employee or an immediate household member. A current pay stub is required as proof of employment. Buyers are required to pay state taxes, tags, and $379 processing fee. To make an appointment, contact Ron Ginger or call 540-552-4331.

Truck Champ

Truck Champ offers a 10 percent discount to all Virginia Tech employees who place an order at TruckChamp.com or by calling 1-888-244-5908 toll free. The company sells truck, car, and SUV accessories. Enter VTECH10 at checkout.

Motorhome Republic

Motorhome Republic offers a 10 percent discount on the base rental price when using the discount code VT2015 for your booking. Valid across USA and Canada.

Go Parts

Go Parts offers employees 10 percent off all parts listed online when using the discount code VT10 at checkout.

RCG Logistics LLC

Virginia Tech employees can receive a 10 percent discount on vehicle shipping anywhere within the United States. No black-outs or expirations. Use code VTU10 at checkout.

Electronics/Wireless
Apple

Apple offers special education pricing on Apple computers, software and select third party products to Virginia Tech students, parents, and employees. The discount is available, with proof of employment, at Hokie Centric (225 Gilbert St., Blacksburg, VA 24061 | 540-231-6114), Apple Stores or online at the Apple Store for Education.

Mobil Satellite Technologies

Receive 10 percent off satellite phones and accessories or one-month free on a one-year contract of satellite internet at Mobil Satellite Technologies. Use promo code MSTVT at checkout or present Hokie Passport if in person.

Sprint

Virginia Tech employees can sign up to receive 15 percent off through Sprint’s Employee Value Program.

T-Mobile

T-Mobile provides Virginia Tech and all Commonwealth of Virginia employees a 15 percent monthly discount. Visit the T-Mobile Advantage Program portal to learn more and activate the discount.

Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless offers up to 15 percent off the monthly access fee on qualifying voice plans of $34.99 or higher. Existing customers are eligible to sign up for the discount.

Education
Community High School of Arts & Academics

Community High School, a small, independent, college-preparatory school in Roanoke, Virginia, offers a reduced tuition ($2,500 per year, with additional financial assistance available) to children of educators, including college and university professors.

Events/Travel
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is a family entertainment company that includes the 10 theme parks listed below.

Discount Passes

Discount priced passes are available for the parks below through the Print@Work program. A Virginia Tech PID and password is required.

  • SeaWorld San Diego
  • SeaWorld San Antonio
  • Busch Gardens Tampa
  • Busch Gardens Williamsburg
  • Sesame Place
  • Aquatica Orlando
  • Adventure Island
  • Water Country USA
  • Discovery Cove
  • SeaWorld Orlando

Martin Travel

Employees are eligible a five percent discount on vacation packages and cruises booked through Martin Travel by presenting a Hokie Passport at the time of booking.

Orlando Employee Discounts

Orlando Employee Discounts offers up to 35 percent off on Orlando, Florida vacations. Discounts to all theme parks, hotels, and vacation homes. Visit their website or call 888-632-1103 (username vtdis).

Carowinds

Employees are eligible to save $19.99 all season long. Pay only $40 per ticket.

Kings Dominion

Employees are eligible to save $19.99 all season long. Pay only $41 per ticket.

Employee Travel Specials 

Save 50 percent or more on room rates.

Up to Par Management: Raven Golf Club at Snowshoe and Bryce Ski Resort

Employees are eligible for discounted golf at Raven Golf Club at Snow Shoe and ski at Bryce Ski Resort by showing a valid Hokie Passport. Contact Matt Minahan at 540-464-4653.

Book Taxi Group

10 percent off on worldwide airport transfers and taxi services to staff, alumni, and students. Discount is applied when the link to booking website is clicked.

Ticket Monster

Discounted sports, concert, theater, and movie tickets, and theme park passes are available. Visit Ticket Monster Perks and create an account using company code Hokie 123.

Bellhops, Inc.

Employees receive a 10 percent discount on the Bellhops moving service using discount code “VTBellhops”.

Optucorp

This travel program allows employees to pay for their vacation through bi-weekly payments as low as $16. Visit their website.

Gifts
FromYouFlowers Discount

Employees can save 20 percent on regularly priced floral and gift items from From You Flowers. For more information call 1-800-838-8853. Code: 55E.

GiftTree.com

GiftTree.com offers a wide assortment of high-quality gifts including gourmet gift baskets, flowers, fruit, and personalized gifts. Virginia Tech employees are eligible for a 20 percent discount on most items. Use code VT10 at checkout.

ProFlowers

ProFlowers offers a 10 percent discount on all purchases. VIP Code: virginiatech.

Dibsies (Personalized Gifts) 

Get 10 percent off of your total bill. Use code F7JFOV04YLBI.

Florists.com

Employees receive a 25 percent discount off full-priced products.

Health
Weight Watchers

The Commonwealth of Virginia offers Weight Watchers at special pricing to state employees, spouses and adult dependents. Visit Weight Watchers for information on the program options, special offerings and how to join. Employees eligible for the health benefits program may also be reimbursed for half the cost of services, once they have completed program requirements.

Master Supplements, Inc.

Employees receive 25 percent off any digestive health products including, probiotics, digestive enzymes, and prebiotic fiber powder. Use the online code VTECH at checkout.

AirFeet Technologies

Employees receive 15 percent off entire purchase, all brands included, by using the online code PC46205.

CPR Certified

Employees receive 50 percent off online CPR and First Aid certification training (maximum discount of $50 when selecting more than one course). Use code STUDENT50 at checkout.

Fitness Centers

Various Virginia fitness centers offer discounts to Virginia state employees. The discounts listed below are for Virginia Tech employees.

Central Virginia
  • Gold's Gym (The Fan) offers free enrollment and membership for $29.99 a month.
  • Gold's Gym (Willow Lawn) offers free enrollment, first month free, and membership for $29.99 a month.
  • Health Nutz Fitness & Aquatics offers employees $5 off an individual membership for each month enrolled. This applies to month to month, 90-day, and one year contracts. Family memberships are available for $110/month with a one-year contract. For more information, call 434-589-6100.
  • Midlothian Athletic Club in Richmond, Virginia, offers free enrollment and the first month free. Monthly members rates are $44 for (individual), $64 (couple), and $79 (family). State employees are also eligible for a two week free trial.
  • Richmond Balance offers a 12 month enrollment of $49 per month or a 24 month enrollment for $39 per month. In addition, the enrollment fee will be discounted 50 percent to $49.
Eastern Virginia
  • CrossFit Stimulus Employees can receive $50 off a 30-day intro or their first month. To redeem the offer, contact CrossFit Stimulus at 757-224-4666 or visit the gym.
  • Curves (Todds Lane) offers a $0 joining fee and the first month free.
  • Riverside Wellness and Fitness Center offers discounted rates for employees at $56.25/month for the Total Wellness Package, $47.75/month for the Fitness and Pool package, $40.75 for the Pool package, or $40.75 for the Fitness package. Employees must show a Virginia Tech Hokie Passport. Contact Riverside Wellness and Fitness Center at 757-875-7525 for more information.
  • Zenya Yoga & Massage Studio Employees can receive 15 percent off any yoga and Barre class package. To redeem the offer, contact Zenya Yoga and Massage Studio at 757-643-6900 or visit the studio.
Northern Virginia
  • Golds Gym (Culpeper) Employees have no enrollment fee and receive a 15 percent discount on monthly dues. For more information, call 540-727-2100.
Southwest Virginia
Restaurants and Retail
Costume Discounters

Employees can save 15 percent off an entire order when code "A975CD" is entered at checkout online.

Day Translations

Day translations offers a 10 percent discount to employees who need a translation or interpretation. 

Blooms Today

Employees and students can save 20 percent off all floral purchases without restrictions.

Forever Metals 

Employees receive 20 percent off tungsten ring and wedding bands by using the code tungsten20.

Domino's Pizza

Get a large three-topping pizza for $9.99 - online only. Use code Hokie15.

Tungsten Rings & Co. 

Receive 15 percent off any item. Use promo code VT15.

Medical Scrubs Collection 

Get 25 percent off of all scrubs, lab coats, and medical apparel. To code VTECH at checkout. Offer valid through 2020.

PrimeStyle Diamond Jewelry

Employees receive $40 off for every order more than $500. Use exclusive coupon code: PSTOWSONDISCOUNT.

The Ski Bum

10 percent off all online ski and snowboarding clothing/gear purchases for employees and students. Use promotional code “college10”.

InkCartridges.com

Employees receive 20 percent off all ink, toner, and paper products using discount code “VT20” upon online checkout.

Carports and More Shelter Solutions

Employees receive a 10-20 percent discount on portable, soft-side covers  in addition to free shipping by using the code “VTECH15EDU” when ordering online.

Equalli

Employees receive 7 percent off by using the code “collegelove” at checkout online.

Siam Traditions

Employees can save 15 percent off entire collection. Enter code “15OFF” during checkout.  

Filter Butler 

Employees receive 15 percent off an online purchase with promo code “VTECH15OFF”.

Ironcompany.com

Employees receive a 6 percent discount on fitness equipment, flooring, or any product available from Ironcompany.com. Use code "iron6" in the coupon code field at checkout.

Bulk Books

Employees receive a 2 percent discount off book orders in addition to the built-in 25-40 percent discount from BulkBooks.com. Enter code “BULKEDU” at checkout.

Titanium Kay

Employees receive 15 percent off all online jewelry orders. Use code VT15 at checkout.

Mother Earth Pillows

Employees receive a 10 percent discount of retail price. Use online code GOHOKIES.

This listing does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation of the businesses listed above by Virginia Tech. The university does not provide information about faculty, students, or alumni to any outside organizations.

Resources

Continuing Education
Professional Development

There are a variety of resources available to employees that can help improve skills, provide additional insight and knowledge, and allow employees to continue their workplace learning.

University Organizational and Professional Development (UOPD)

University Organizational and Professional Development, in the Department of Human Resources oversees the development and delivery of the professional development programs and consulting service offered to all Virginia Tech employees. The group hosts about 120 workshops each year that cover a variety of topics, such as “Collaborative Problem Solving,” “Critical Thinking Skills,” “Leading Change,” and “Project Management.” They also host several cohort programs, including the Management Academy and the Executive Development Institute.

Networked Learning Initiatives (NLI)

Networked Learning Initiatives is a centralized, cross-discipline professional development program available to all faculty and graduate students.

Foreign Language Courses

Free foreign language conversation courses for faculty and staff are offered in the fall and spring semesters, and include Arabic, Chinese (standard Mandarin), Spanish, Italian, German, and French.

Diversity Development Institute

The Diversity Development Institute is designed to enhance university-wide diversity and inclusion efforts contributing to the core mission of Virginia Tech. With a focus on cultivating competencies through awareness, personal engagement, and professional development seminars, the Diversity Development Institute works to foster a more inclusive university environment.

Lynda.com

All employees have free unlimited access to Lynda.com, a website that offers a library of nearly 70,000 instructional videos. The video tutorials include software, creative, and business skills taught by industry experts and are accessible via a desktop or laptop computer or mobile device.

Safari Books Online

Sponsored by University Libraries, Virginia Tech subscribes to a custom Safari Books Online Library of over 16,000 ebooks and online video titles in the areas of technology, digital media, and business.

University Libraries

Employees have access to all of the resources offered by the University Libraries.

Locations

In addition to the Newman Library, on the main campus in Blacksburg, Va., the library also has satellite locations:

Using library resources

Using a Hokie Passport card as a library card, employees (and their spouses and children with a valid photo ID) may check out any of the libraries' circulating items, which include books, journals, videos, dvds, cds, laptops, and iPads. Employees may also visit the libraries to access the internet and/or use computers.

Using support services

The libraries also provide research and instruction support. College librarians are subject experts providing faculty, staff, and students from each of Virginia Tech’s colleges with information services tailored to the needs of each field. These librarians support their colleges by:

  • purchasing materials - books, videos, serials, databases - in support of the college
  • providing subject-specific research assistance
  • helping design realistic assignments that will deepen and test discipline-specific information skills
  • teaching information skills sessions
  • leading or arranging tours of the libraries
  • assisting with distance education classes

The libraries also offer:

Convenience
Blacksburg Transit

Service is free to all Staff & Faculty of Virginia Tech with valid University I.D.  Listed as one of Metro Magazine’s top 10 transit systems in North America, Blacksburg Transit is dedicated to providing you with fast, easy, professional and inexpensive transportation all over the town of Blacksburg, across the Virginia Tech campus, and into key spots throughout the surrounding area.

Van Pool

Van Pool is an exciting new option for commuters which provides several benefits including:  employees share the cost of commuting by sharing the ride, monthly cost of vanpooling is payroll deducted using pre-tax dollars, van pool participants have special reserved parking spaces; vans can be fueled inexpensively at Fleet Services' pump; van maintenance is included in the monthly cost; and qualified vanpool drivers ride for free.

Health & Wellness
HokieWellness

Hokie Wellness is Virginia Tech’s onsite employee health and wellness program. The department offers work/life resources, health and wellness programs, and collaborations with many academic and community partners to help enhance the health and wellness of all Hokies. Programs covering a variety of health and wellness topics are available onsite, via live webinars, and archived online videos.

Free flu vaccines

Free flu vaccination clinics are offered during the fall semester for all COVA care members, including covered family members. 

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

As part of Virginia Tech’s health care benefit plan, employees and family members who are covered by the university’s health insurance have access to Anthem and Aetna EAP providers. The first four visits are free. A co-payment based on your health care plan will be charged for additional appointments.

Healthy Beginnings

A free program for employees who are a member of COVA Care, COVA HDHP and COVA HealthAware administered by MyActiveHealth.   Healthy Beginnings is designed to help women during and after their pregnancy.  Members must sign up before 16 weeks of pregnancy.  For details, call 1-866-938-0349.

Blood pressure screenings

Blood pressure screenings are offered throughout the year at various Virginia Tech locations, including National Capital Region, Main Campus, Commonwealth Campus Centers, and Agricultural Research and Extension Centers. Blood Pressure screenings are available upon request and availability.

Recreation & Entertainment
Recreational Sports

All new employees receive the opportunity to sign up for a 30-day trial membership at McComas Hall gym. Discounted memberships at McComas Hall are available to salaried employees. Group fitness classes are also available to employees for an additional fee. War Memorial Hall’s admission is free with Hokie Passport and provides students, faculty, and staff an area to pursue many different sport and recreational activities, such as racquetball, basketball, aerobics, and swimming; group fitness classes are also available at War Memorial Gym for a nominal fee.

BreakZONE Recreation Center

The BreakZONE is the best place on campus to relax with your friends.  Features include pool tables, bowling lanes with automatic scoring, and table tennis tables.  So when you need a place to unwind: take a break in the ZONE!

Venture Out

Venture Out offers fun, safe, and educational outdoor services to students, faculty, and staff of Virginia Tech. Venture Out provides exciting outdoor trips, rental equipment, and serves as a resource for all outdoor adventure information.   

Aquatics

McComas Hall and War Memorial Hall both have a pool available for lap swim and open family swim. Swim lessons are offered for adults and children.

Fitness

Recreational Sports offers group fitness classes, small group training, instructional dance classes, personal training, and fitness assessments for a small fee. The fitness area also puts on special events throughout the year including, Ladies Night in the Weightroom, Men’s Only Yoga, and the University Bookstore Bench Press Competition.

Intramural Sports

Salaried employees have the opportunity to play Intramural Sports. A participant must purchase a membership for a minimal cost and can then play any sport throughout the year.

Youth Programs

Recreational Sports offers four different programs for children from the ages of six months old to 16 years old. Through swim lessons, gymnastics lessons, yoga classes and Zumba® classes, young people have the opportunity to be active and learn a new skill.

Work/Life Assistance
University ADA Services

Employees who need assistance with accommodations related to the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) should reach out to University ADA Services, in the Department of Human Resources.

Conflict Resolution

The university realizes that conflict between two or more members of any community is inevitable. The Conflict Resolution Program offers employees the opportunity to participate in mediation and other informal conflict resolution strategies to address a dispute with another person(s) and also to provide professional development workshops and conflict coaching opportunities to nurture individual learning and growth.

Employee Relations

Employee Relations provides a place where employees and supervisors can share personal and work-related information in order to get help or advice. The Employee Relations staff is available to advise and provide information, and make referrals to on and off campus organizations.

Hokie Wellness

Virginia Tech is committed to the health and well-being of all employees and their families. The Hokie Wellness program provides ongoing programming to help employees achieve a position of work/life balance. Programming focuses on the physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and social well-being.


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