100 years of women

Hokies are celebrating Women's History Month and the 100th anniversary of women students at Virginia Tech.

Make sure you don't miss a moment of the celebration. We're hosting Hokie alumnae panel discussions, sharing stories about amazing Hokie women, jamming out to our playlist celebrating Hokie ladies, and more.

Women were first admitted to the university for full-time studies in 1921.

Five women—Mary Ella Carr Brumfield, Ruth Terrett, Lucy Lee Lancaster, Louise Jacobs, and Carrie Taylor Sibold—enrolled full-time and an additional seven women enrolled part-time. In 1925 those five women were the first full-time female students to graduate.

Upcoming events celebrating women Hokies

  • March 23 Sesquicentennial HokieTalks: Celebrating 100 Years of Women at Virginia Tech
  • March 24 Climate Justice, Gender, and Challenges in a Fractured World

Supporting the Virginia Tech Women's Center

Founded in 1994, we serve the students, faculty, and staff of Virginia Tech. Our mission for a quarter of a century has been to promote a Virginia Tech community that is safe, equitable, and supportive for women and that celebrates their experiences, achievements, and diversity.

100 Years of Women Gear

100 years of women t shirt

100 Years of Women Playlist

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