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Students for Non-Violence

Students for Non-Violence (SNV) is a student-run organization affiliated with the Center for Peace Studies & Violence Prevention. The club was first created in the wake of the tragedy of April 16, 2007, to foster a climate of peace at Virginia Tech and in the community near and far. Over the years it has evolved into a service organization that also explores ways to create positive and caring community, and fostering fellowship with each other. 

Vision:

To promote a united and focused community, cultivating peace and non-violence through compassion, awareness, and service.

Mission:

To serve the university, local, and global communities by:

  • Promoting peace and non-violence through education.
  • Promoting diversity.
  • Creating opportunities for leadership and to serve the community.

Officers:

President: Caitlyn McClurg
Undergraduate Vice President:  TBD
Graduate Vice President: Lori Hall, Sociology
Secretary and Treasurer:  TBD

For more information, please contact Lori Hall, llhall@vt.edu.


Activities:

Fall 2010 Activities:

Spring 2009 Activities:

  • Co-sponsor for guest speaker, Greg Mortenson, author of Three Cups of Tea
  • Pennies for Peace campaign
  • Co-sponsor for a Non-Violent Communication Workshop