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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 8. Education

8VAC105. Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University




Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is the Commonwealth's largest doctoral and research institution. It serves over 30,000 students.  The University offers curriculum relating to agriculture, engineering, mechanic arts, scientific and classical studies and military tactics. The main campus is located in Blacksburg with off-campus locations throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia and internationally.

Among other statutory duties, the Board of Visitors is authorized to make regulations and policies concerning the institution; adopt regulations or institution policies for parking and traffic on property owned, leased, maintained, or controlled by the institution; adopt regulations or institution policies for the employment and dismissal of professors, teachers, instructors, and other employees; adopt regulations or institution policies for the acceptance and assistance of students; adopt regulations or institution policies for the conduct of students in attendance and for the rescission or restriction of financial aid, suspension, and dismissal of students who fail or refuse to abide by such regulations or policies; to provide care, preservation, and improvement of the property belonging to the University and with the protection and safety of students and other persons residing on such property.  Pursuant to such duties, the board may change roads or driveways on the property belonging to the University or entrances to such property, close temporarily or permanently the roads and driveways on such property and entrances to such property, prohibit undesirable and disorderly persons from entering such property, eject such persons from such property, and prosecute under state law trespassers and persons committing offenses on such property.  §§23.1-1301, 2603, Code of Virginia.

Regulations may be obtained and reviewed in the office of University Legal Counsel, 236 Burruss Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0121.  Internet address:

Rev. 7/2024


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