This is from last year, but still proud of it! GO HOKIES!
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Ut Prosim Society | University Development | Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech adopted Ut Prosim, Latin for “That I May Serve,” as its motto in 1896, and a college seal was developed. However, the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors did not officially adopt the seal, which is still used, until 1963.
As you walk around campus or meet with student leaders or connect with members of the Hokie nation who are traveling abroad or chat with alumni of the university, Jason, what do you see/hear/sense regarding the spirit of Ut Prosim?
Alumni of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets are bound by a common experience. We came together from all walks of life and all levels of prosperity, faced the challenges of a disciplined environment, and forged friendships that last a lifetime. The cadet experience was and remains rooted in the Cadet Honor Code "a cadet will not lie, cheat, or steal, nor tolerate those who do" a code that leads to a lifetime of honor and integrity. Today's Corps of Cadets holds the same values in high regard as generations before them and support the Core Values of the university as portrayed on the War Memorial Pylons: Duty, Honor, Leadership, Loyalty, Brotherhood, Service, Sacrifice, and Ut Prosim.I couldn’t help but to be struck by a poignant demonstration of Ut Prosim that appeared in yesterday’s notice of “Virginia Tech and the News, Today, Wednesday, April 21, 2010.” (This is an update many of us receive daily letting us know of VT-related stories in the media.) Halfway down today’s edition, I found:For well over a century, the Latin phrase Ut Prosim has stood as the motto of Virginia Tech. Literally thousands of Hokies have recited the phrase, normally with a quick reference to its English translation: That I May Serve. However, for most Hokies, past and present, the real translation of Ut Prosim goes from the lips to the heart and then to the hands—from words to deeds. These deeds of service for others and to others always contribute to the betterment of individuals, families, and communities around the world. In our world where Ut Prosim isn’t a way of life for all, it’s even more important that those of us who embrace it do so with gusto. While bringing all our friends along is a lofty goal, what really matters at the end of the day is - did you achieve yours? Perhaps by being a respected example, we are also subtle motivators to others. When living a life of Ut Prosim, service no longer feels like work – it feels like enlightenment.The demonstration of Ut Prosim by Hokie great David Clowney is nothing short of remarkable. His work in Haiti and now his interest in going to Ghana to work with children is a refreshing story of an athlete leveraging fame and fortune for the benefit of others. What a shining tribute to his character and what a wonderful role model he is for all of us! It is so refreshing to read about such dedication and service. Thanks, David Clowney, for demonstrating what it means to be a Hokie! On leaving Wenona, our girls join a worldwide network of former Wenonians who are living the School motto, Ut Prosim, that I may serve.It was no accident that Miss Hooke, in 1886, selected the school motto, Ut Prosim, for Wenona. This motto was chosen to ensure that Wenonians would recognise that service and personal investment is necessary for a community to grow, to become stronger, to flourish and achieve great deeds. Do you know a student who exemplifies curiosity, integrity and self-understanding, civility, courageous leadership, or the values of Ut Prosim (That I May Serve)? Then . Students will be honored in November, February, March, and April. See the for information on nomination deadlines.On April 22, 2016 the Division of Student Affairs Aspirations for Student Learning Committees announced the newest recipients of the Aspire! Awards. Congratulations go to the following:
—Self-Understanding and Integrity
The recognize students and faculty/staff who exemplify the division’s Aspirations for Student Learning. Five students, one representing each aspiration, and one faculty/staff member representing the featured Aspiration will be honored at each breakfast in the months of October, November, February, March, and April.All year long, our committee has wanted people to look at service as more than just “community service.” Describing Ut Prosim as a way to discover, create, and cultivate relationships is a way to find opportunities to serve that resonate with us. In those times, it won’t even feel like service—it’ll feel like the right thing to do.