Purpose

  • To promote student leadership development during and after the university life of its members;
  • To promote the intellectual and personal growth of its members and general student body;
  • To work with students, faculty, staff, and alumni to develop internal and external relationships that promote positive leadership development;
  • To assist in the development of student leadership programs and opportunities through the Leadership Education Collaborative and the Division of Student Affairs; and
  • To serve in an advisory capacity to the vice president for student affairs.

History

The Order of the Gavel was founded in 1984 by Sandra Sullivan, Ph.D., former vice president for student affairs. Sullivan believed that the division and university should recognize the important contribution of the leaders of major student organizations by creating a special honor society. There were originally thirteen student organizations installed as charter members. The order was founded as an undergraduate honor society, but as time passed and the influence of graduate student organizations grew, there was a groundswell of support to include graduate organizations. These were added in mid-1990. In the fall of 2013, under the leadership of the vice president for student affairs, Patricia A. Perillo, Ph.D., the Order of the Gavel once again revisited the constitution and bylaws regarding organizational membership. Today, there are twenty-eight undergraduate and graduate student members representing major student organizations at Virginia Tech.

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  • President, Asian American Student Union, Jaclyn Marmol
  • President, Black Organizations Council, Ginai Seabron
  • President, Black Student Alliance, Gabrielle Lozama
  • Graduate Representative, Board of Visitors, Brett R. Netto
  • Undergraduate Representative, Board of Visitors, Seyi Olusina
  • Editor-in-Chief, Bugle, Caroline Mattox
  • President, Class of 2018, Chris Saunders
  • Editor-in-Chief, Collegiate Times, Matt Jones
  • Chair, Commission on Student Affairs, Chris Saunders
  • Regimental Commander, Corps of Cadets, Mairead Novak
  • President, Council of International Student Organizations, Sean Zhang
  • Chief Justice, Graduate Honor System, Erin Lavender-Stott
  • President, Graduate Student Assembly, Alex Hyler
  • President, HokiePRIDE (LGBTQ), Evan Robohm
  • President, Interfraternity Council, Chase Ginther
  • President, Jewish Student Union, Andrew B. Peck
  • President, Latino Association of Student Organizations, Leilani Kassandra Padilla
  • President, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Abigail Owusu-Ansah
  • President, Omicron Delta Kappa, Michael Sherburne
  • President, Panhellenic Council, Kristy Marie Keohane
  • President, Residence Hall Federation, Spencer Jones
  • Chair, Student Budget Board, Eryn Peters
  • President, Student Government Association, Rex Willis
  • Vice President, Student Government Association, Julia Billingsley
  • President, Undergraduate Honor System, Morgan Germaine Davenport
  • President, United Council of Fraternities and Sororities, Grey Fritz
  • President, Virginia Tech Union, Alexa Arthur
  • General Manager, WUVT, Shanice Aga
  • President, Asian American Student Union, Manjot Kaur
  • President, Black Organizations Council, Malik Keaton
  • President, Black Student Alliance, Toni Ojomo
  • Graduate Representative, Board of Visitors, Tara Reel
  • Undergraduate Representative, Board of Visitors, Gabriel Cohen
  • Editor-in-Chief, Bugle, Logan English
  • President, Class of 2016, Pat Finn
  • Editor-in-Chief, Collegiate Times, Andrea Pappas
  • Chair, Commission on Student Affairs, Matthew Chan
  • Regimental Commander, Corps of Cadets, Michael Schoka
  • President, Council of International Student Organizations, Blair Shi
  • Chief Justice, Graduate Honor System, Erin Lavender-Scott
  • President, Graduate Student Assembly, Chelsea Corkins
  • President, HokiePRIDE (LGBTQ), Mikey Erb
  • President, Interfraternity Council, Reid Thomas
  • President, Jewish Student Union, Andrew Peck
  • President, Latino Association of Student Organizations, Allison Garcia
  • President, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Joseph Owusu
  • President, Omicron Delta Kappa, Matthew Boward
  • President, Panhellenic Council, Stella Thai
  • President, Residence Hall Federation, Brett Speakman
  • Vice Chair, Student Budget Board, Darren Small
  • President, Student Government Association, Alexa Parsley
  • Vice President, Student Government Association, Rex Willis
  • President, Undergraduate Honor System, Christina Rittenhouse
  • President, United Council of Fraternities and Sororities, Jesle Choi
  • President, Virginia Tech Union, Nala Chehade
  • General Manager, WUVT, Cypress Beach​
  • President, Asian American Student Union, Panisa Jiumdumneankij
  • President, Black Organizations Council, Tara Schokley
  • President, Black Student Alliance, Toni Ojomo
  • Graduate Representative, Board of Visitors, Mohammed Seyam
  • Undergraduate Representative, Board of Visitors, Morgan Sykes
  • Editor-in-Chief, Bugle, Logan English
  • President, Class of 2015, Luke Carroll
  • Editor-in-Chief, Collegiate Times, Ricky LaBlue
  • Chair, Commission on Student Affairs, Jackie Fisher
  • Regimental Commander, Corps of Cadets, Samantha Reed
  • President, Council of International Student Organizations, Noha Elsherbiny
  • Chief Justice, Graduate Honor System, Nathan Carter
  • Chief Justice, Undergraduate Honor System, Antonia Myers-Burton
  • President, Graduate Student Assembly, Matt Chan
  • President, HokiePRIDE (LGBTQ), Megan Nguyen
  • President, Interfraternity Council, Thomas Sefcik
  • President, Jewish Student Union, Zach Greenwald
  • President, Latino Association of Student Organizations, Nathalia Osorio
  • President, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Devin Vandyke
  • President, Omicron Delta Kappa, Savannah Bailey
  • President, Panhellenic Council, Kaleigh Leal
  • President, Residence Hall Federation, Kyle Anderson
  • Vice Chair, Student Budget Board, Regine Parks
  • President, Student Government Association, Tanushri Shankar
  • Vice President, Student Government Association, Danny Strock
  • President, United Council of Fraternities and Sororities, Nicole Nguyen
  • President, Virginia Tech Union, Hannah Thomas
  • General Manager, WUVT, Shaun Zirges
  • President, Asian American Student Union, Brian Tran
  • President, Black Organizations Council, Rudney Danquah
  • President, Black Student Alliance, Samra Mekonen
  • Graduate Representative, Board of Visitors, Ashley Francis
  • Undergraduate Representative, Board of Visitors, Austin Larrowe
  • Editor-in-Chief, Bugle, Logan English
  • President, Class of 2015, Jeán-Luc Ford
  • Editor-in-Chief, Collegiate Times, Cameron Austin
  • Chair, Commission on Student Affairs, Joe Edens
  • Regimental Commander, Corps of Cadets, Andrew George
  • President, Council of International Student Organizations, Noha Elsherbiny
  • Chief Justice, Graduate Honor System, Nathan Carter
  • Chief Justice, Undergraduate Honor System, Baker Martin
  • President, Graduate Student Assembly, Greg Purdy
  • President, HokiePRIDE (LGBTQ), Ethan Poole
  • President, Interfraternity Council, Adil Dittmer
  • President, Jewish Student Union, Lester Schonberger
  • President, Latino Association of Student Organizations, Ricardo Zalles
  • President, Multicultural Greek Council, Nikki Chahal
  • President, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Jamaica Sykes
  • President, Omicron Delta Kappa, James Flanagan
  • President, Panhellenic Council, Madeleine Gordon
  • President, Residence Hall Federation, C.J. Caudill
  • Vice Chair, Student Budget Board, Max Frischman
  • President, Student Government Association, Elizabeth Lazor
  • Vice President, Student Government Association, Tanushri Shankar
  • President, Virginia Tech Union, Anisha Thadani
  • General Manager, WUVT, Pierce Sprague
  • President, Asian American Student Union, Andy Hsu
  • President, Black Organizations Council, Morgan Esters
  • President, Black Student Alliance, Bria Fletcher
  • Graduate Representative, Board of Visitors, Nick Warrington
  • Undergraduate Representative, Board of Visitors, Erica Wood
  • Editor-in-Chief, Bugle, Caroline Doss
  • President, Class of 2014, Jay Tucker
  • Editor-in-Chief, Collegiate Times, Priscilla Alvarez
  • Chair, Commission on Student Affairs, Kylie Gilbert
  • Regimental Commander, Corps of Cadets, Peter Nettekoven
  • President, Council of International Student Organizations, Marwa Abdullatif
  • Chief Justice, Graduate Honor System, Jordan Booker
  • Chief Justice, Undergraduate Honor System, Baker Martin
  • President, Graduate Student Assembly, Shaimaa Abdaliah
  • President, HokiePRIDE (LGBTQ), Caroline Sapyta
  • President, Interfraternity Council, Christopher Atkins
  • President, Multicultural Greek Council, Nikki Chahal
  • President, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Yasir Hussein
  • President, Omicron Delta Kappa, Andrew Nadler
  • President, Panhellenic Council, Vickie Mai
  • President, Residence Hall Federation, Kylie Gilbert
  • Vice Chair, Student Budget Board, Lorraine Feury
  • President, Student Government Association, Brent Ashley
  • Vice President, Student Government Association, Anjelica Smith
  • President, Virginia Tech Union, Adam Taber
  • General Manager, WUVT, Amanda Dove