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Council of International Student Organizations (CISO)

The Council of International Student Organizations (CISO) is an umbrella organization representing all international student organizations at Virginia Tech. CISO currently includes students from over 110 countries attending Virginia Tech. Together with the Cranwell International Center, CISO officers try to make students feel at home in Blacksburg. One of the missions of CISO is to represent the interest and voices of international students to the university's committees and commissions.

Nominations are now being accepted for Council of International Student Organizations (CISO) Board Members. The objectives of CISO are:

1. To represent and promote the international student organizations and their interest both individually and collectively.
2. To serve as a liaison between the international student organizations and the university administration, campus organizations, wider university, and the Blacksburg community.
3. To provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and dissemination of information.
4. To coordinate collective activities of the international community by promoting cultural awareness ideas and diversity
5. To support the integration of international students within the university campus

Nominations for CISO Board Members will be collected March 17 through March 31, 2014 at the following link:

To be eligible to be nominated a candidate must be one of the following:

  • A student in one of CISO’s member organizations AND/OR
  • A non-immigrant student visa holder

In addition, you should be a student in good academic standing who will be enrolled for the entire 2014-15 academic year.

You may nominate yourself or another Virginia Tech student for the offices of: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Event Coordinator, Public Relations Officer and Webmaster. The nomination form will require a name and email address for anyone you wish to nominate. They will be contacted at the conclusion of the nominating period and asked to participate in the ballot by offering a written statement of their candidacy.

Contact Information

Cranwell International Center at Harper Hall
240 West Campus Drive
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: 540-231-6527
Fax: 540-231-3808