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 specializes in turbocharged applications. Virginia Tech employees can receive 10 percent off their entire online order by using code 10VT.
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 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 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 offers employees 10 percent off all parts listed online when using the discount code VT10 at checkout.
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.
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.
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.
Virginia Tech employees can sign up to receive 15 percent off through Sprint’s Employee Value Program.
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 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.
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.
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is a family entertainment company that includes the 10 theme parks listed below.
Discount priced passes are available for the parks below through the Print@Work program. A Virginia Tech PID and password is required.
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 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).
Employees are eligible to save $19.99 all season long. Pay only $40 per ticket.
Employees are eligible to save $19.99 all season long. Pay only $41 per ticket.
Save 50 percent or more on room rates.
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.
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.
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.
Employees receive a 10 percent discount on the Bellhops moving service using discount code “VTBellhops”.
This travel program allows employees to pay for their vacation through bi-weekly payments as low as $16. Visit their website.
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 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 offers a 10 percent discount on all purchases. VIP Code: virginiatech.
Get 10 percent off of your total bill. Use code F7JFOV04YLBI.
Employees receive a 25 percent discount off full-priced products.
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.
Employees receive 25 percent off any digestive health products including, probiotics, digestive enzymes, and prebiotic fiber powder. Use the online code VTECH at checkout.
Employees receive 15 percent off entire purchase, all brands included, by using the online code PC46205.
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.
Various Virginia fitness centers offer discounts to Virginia state employees. The discounts listed below are for Virginia Tech employees.
Employees can save 15 percent off an entire order when code "A975CD" is entered at checkout online.
Day translations offers a 10 percent discount to employees who need a translation or interpretation.
Employees and students can save 20 percent off all floral purchases without restrictions.
Employees receive 20 percent off tungsten ring and wedding bands by using the code tungsten20.
Get a large three-topping pizza for $9.99 - online only. Use code Hokie15.
Receive 15 percent off any item. Use promo code VT15.
Get 25 percent off of all scrubs, lab coats, and medical apparel. To code VTECH at checkout. Offer valid through 2020.
Employees receive $40 off for every order more than $500. Use exclusive coupon code: PSTOWSONDISCOUNT.
10 percent off all online ski and snowboarding clothing/gear purchases for employees and students. Use promotional code “college10”.
Employees receive 20 percent off all ink, toner, and paper products using discount code “VT20” upon online checkout.
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.
Employees receive 7 percent off by using the code “collegelove” at checkout online.
Employees can save 15 percent off entire collection. Enter code “15OFF” during checkout.
Employees receive 15 percent off an online purchase with promo code “VTECH15OFF”.
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.
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.
Employees receive 15 percent off all online jewelry orders. Use code VT15 at checkout.
Employees receive a 10 percent discount of retail price. Use online code GOHOKIES.
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, 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 is a centralized, cross-discipline professional development program available to all faculty and graduate students.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Employees have access to all of the resources offered by the University Libraries.
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:
The libraries also offer:
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 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.
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 vaccination clinics are offered during the fall semester for all COVA care members, including covered family members.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The Virginia Department of Human Resource Management offers additional discounts for all Commonwealth of Virginia employees.