The alumni distinguished professorship recognizes extraordinary academic citizenship and distinguished service within the Virginia Tech university community.

Endowed chairs, professorships, and fellowships are established by a donor who provides an endowment to support the salary and/or operating funds of the professor. Funding levels determine whether the endowed position is a chair, professorship, or fellowship.

The Extraordinary Employee series highlights the achievements of Virginia Tech employees who go above and beyond, making a difference in the lives of others on campus and in the community.

The goals of the Scholar of the Week are to recognize individuals while also telling people about research and scholarly activities at the university.

In recognition of their hard work and enduring commitment to Virginia Tech, all full and part-time employees are recognized for their significant career commitment to the university. Each spring, the Department of Human Resources recognizes employees for continuous service to the university at five-year increments.

Sponsored by the Center for Instructional Development and Education Research, the goal of the Teacher of the Week program is to recognize effective, engaged, and dynamic teachers. Recognition is based on the implementation of learner-centered pedagogy as defined and explained in A Vision for Undergraduate Education at Virginia Tech. The Teacher of the Week is open to all faculty teaching graduate students or undergraduate students.

The university distinguished professorship recognizes faculty whose scholarly attainments have attracted national and/or international recognition.