The University Council is made up of 10 different governance commissions which represent the needs and interests of students and employees at all levels across the university.
The University Commissions formulate and recommend policies to the University Council, which makes recommendations to the president of the university. While the president and the Board of Visitors have final authority, the input they receive from the council is critically important.
Employees are encouraged to get involved in the governance process at Virginia Tech, to make sure their voices are heard.
The call for nominations for open positions on each of the governance committees is generally shared with employees via Virginia Tech News in January. Elections follow in February and March and the slate of members is generally finalized in April.