Event Time and Date

Tuesday, March 14 2017, 12:00 AM to Sunday, April 9 2017, 11:59 PM

Passionate about service? Social justice? Inspiring change? Join us!

Leading trips, exploring your passions

STEP UP (Students Together Engaging in and Practicing Ut Prosim) is the student leadership team that coordinates all VT Engage service trips. Throughout each service experience and weekly meetings, our leaders explore their passion for service and the issues they care about.

Our leaders have the unique opportunity to develop their leadership capacities through the lenses of service and social justice. They coordinate a range of programs based on community-identified need:

  • Get on the Bus trips: half- & day-long projects

  • Campus Kitchen at Virginia Tech: food deliveries, diversion shifts in dining halls, cooking shifts, & service with community partners

  • Recurring trips: semester-long, weekly trips with the same community partner

  • Weekend & domestic alternative break trips

  • International trips to Peru & the Dominican Republic

Engaging, learning-centered curriculum
Leaders attend weekly meetings where they are trained to lead impactful service and reflection experiences. As they progress through STEP UP, our leaders deepen their understanding of service as well as local and global issues. They also learn best practices for engaging with community and coordinating trips.

Why should you apply? You’ll...

  • Deepen your connection to Ut Prosim. Explore the issues you care about while leading service opportunities.
  • Develop a variety of skills. Grow as a leader while building communication, reflection facilitation, and trip management skills.
  • Be part of a fun team. Venture out of your comfort zone as you learn with and from peer leaders.

Applications are due April 9. Undergraduate and graduate students of all years and majors are encouraged to apply.

Learn more on the VT Engage website

Interested? Have questions? Contact Catherine Cotrupi at engage@vt.edu or 540-231-9186.

Event Category:

Community Service

Other Upcoming Events By VT Engage: The Community Learning Collaborative

  • 22 Monday May
  • Peru service immersion trip (Practice Keystone)

    Monday, May 22 2017, 12:00 PM to Sunday, June 11 2017, 1:00 PM


    This trip is no longer accepting applications. To learn more about this annual trip, go to our website. Applications open each fall for our international trips. A limited amount of need-based scholarships are available for every trip. All applicants...