Share Your Wealth

We need your financial support to sustain our quality programming. Annual gifts of any size demonstrate your recognition of the value of your degree and your desire to see the Department of Religion and Culture thrive. Please designate your annual gifts to the Department of Religion and Culture. 

If you wish to make a major gift, please contact Dan Cleveland, our assistant dean of advancement, by emailing him or calling him at 540-231-5380.

Share Your Expertise

Each of you has tremendous knowledge and experience to share with our students. We’re always looking for new internships and externships and opportunities for our students.

If you are willing to sponsor an internship, please send specifics to Brian Britt, who will post the information for our students.

We also are looking for externship sponsors. An externship is a shadowing program, in which a student would observe you at work for a few days during a break between semesters. You can sign up through Career Services. You can also sign up to be a Career Link mentor, which enables you to network with current Hokies, by clicking on the Career Link on the Career Services webpage.

If your organization would be interested in participating in career fairs, please contact our assistant dean for recruitment and career development, Monica Kimbrell.

Other ideas? Email Brian Britt.

Hammond Lectureship in Religious Ethics and Society

The Hammond Lectureship in Religious Ethics and Society was endowed by an anonymous donor in 1995 to honor Guy B. Hammond, who retired in that year, after 38 years of service at Virginia Tech, having served as head of two academic units in the College of Arts and Sciences (the Department of Philosophy and Religion and the Department of Religion) and transition leader of a third (the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies). Dr. Hammond's scholarly interests and accomplishments are represented in his three books: two on the Protestant theologian Paul Tillich (Man in Estrangement and The Power of Self-Transcendence: An Introduction to the Systematic Theology of Paul Tillich) and a third more broadly in the field of religious ethics and society (Conscience and its Recovery: From The Frankfurt School to Feminism). The Hammond Lecturer gives a public address and meets with faculty and students in classes and workshops during a two-day campus visit.

Previous Hammond Lecturers

2015 Gary Dorrien, Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics, Union Theological Seminary
2013 Laura S. Nasrallah,  Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, Harvard Divinity School
2011 Peter C. Phan, Ellacuria Chair of Catholic Social Thought, Georgetown University
2009 Bart D. Ehrmann, James A. Grey Distinguished Professor of Religion, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
2007 Jonathan Schofer, Assistant Professor of Comparative Ethics, Harvard Divinity School
2005 Stanley Hauerwas, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics, Duke Divinity School
2002 Ronald Cole-Turner, H. Parker Sharp Professor of Theology and Ethics, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
2000 Elizabeth Bounds, Associate Professor of Christian Ethics, Candler School of Theology, Emory University
1999 Katie Geneva Cannon, Associate Professor of Religion, Temple University
1996 Jean Bethke Elshtain, Laura Spelman Rockerfeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics, University of Chicago 

Malcolm and Diane Rosenberg Program in Judaic Studies