What is shared governance?

Our shared governance system encompasses all major areas of the University. It involves all major groups (faculty, staff, administrative and professional faculty, undergraduate students, graduate and professional students, and administrators). This system requires an informed and knowledgeable community and allows for transparent, comprehensive, and open communication amongst governing bodies and the Virginia Tech community.

Governance 101


Review a downloadable diagram of the structure of shared governance at Virginia Tech

View Structure


The constitution and bylaws establish membership and procedures of the governance process

Constitution & Bylaws


Read answers to some frequently asked questions about governance at Virginia Tech


Governance Training

Participate in training modules that provide background and actionable insight about the history and process of shared governance at Virginia Tech.

Additional Resources