About Us

The Chicago Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association’s goal is to provide engaging opportunities for Chicagoland Hokies to build and strengthen their connection to the mission of Virginia Tech and to associate with area alumni and friends who reside in the greater Chicagoland region. The chapter will accomplish this goal by:

Building a communications network among area alumni and friends;

Promote the image and reputation of Virginia Tech within the community;

Seek to provide a scholarship fund for area students wishing to attend Virginia Tech;

Produce social and educational events that bring alumni and friends together;

Participate in a philanthropic event or project;

Seek to become an award winning alumni chapter; and

Promote the alumni pride and spirit of Virginia Tech.

The Chicago Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association is part of an international network of Virginia Tech alumni and friends. For more information on Hokies in other areas, visit the Alumni Association website at www.alumni.vt.edu


It’s Hokie football season and the Chicago Hokies are excited to start our annual Football Watch Parties with our sponsor bar, Tobacco Road TapRoom! Located on 2249 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60614, this ACC themed bar is the perfect place for Hokies  to gather together and watch Virginia Tech football! Check out our Facebook for more details.

Guest Speaker


Chapter Scholarship

The Chicago Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association is pleased to offer a scholarship (minimum of $1,000) to outstanding high school seniors in the Chicagoland area who will attend Virginia Tech.

The criteria for selecting our chapter’s scholarship award winner includes academic achievement, participation in school activities, community support, and a written personal experience essay. We plan to announce our selection at our annual guest speaker event during the summer.

Past Chicago Chapter Scholarship Winners

Academic Year Name Hometown
2014-2015 Elizabeth Bussert Prospect Heights, IL
2013-2014 Thomas Stockert Lake Bluff, IL
2012-2013 Melinda Morris Hinsdale, IL
2011-2012 Allison Baker Gurnee, IL
2010-2011 Kendall Carter Naperville, IL