Student Chapters

SHRM student chapters have regular meetings with scheduled programs designed to help members learn more about HR and the real world of business.

Elected student officers run the chapters with the assistance of a chapter advisor and sponsoring professional SHRM chapter members. Chapters invite local business people to speak to the members about current developments in the business world and how they will impact future workers. Beyond the regular meetings, chapters organize a variety of activities including company tours, student conferences, resume-writing and interviewing workshops, fundraisers, internship programs, and social events. These activities allow students to learn more about human resource management while building relationships with local professionals and other students.

Locate Virginia Student SHRM Chapters

If traveling outside of the Virginia area, locate a local chapter here:
Locate a Student SHRM Chapter Nationally

Virginia Student Chapters
Bluefield College
Chapter #5252
Main Area: Bluefield
Bridgewater College
Chapter #5577
Main Area: Bridgewater
Roslyn Vargas
Bryant & Stratton College
Chapter #5633
Main Area: Hampton Roads
Bryant & Stratton College
Chapter #5687
Main Area: Richmond
Christopher Newport University
Chapter #5553
Main Area: Newport News
College of William and Mary
Chapter #5534
Main Area: Williamsburg
George Mason University
Chapter #5375
Main Area: Fairfax
James Madison University
Chapter #5303
Main Area: Harrisonburg
Angela Heavey
Liberty University
Chapter #5342
Main Area: Lynchburg
Colleen A. McLaughlin, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Ph.D.
Marymount University
Chapter #5402
Main Area: Arlington
National Louis University
Chapter #5467
Main Area: McLean
Norfolk State University
Chapter #0351
Main Area: Norfolk
Old Dominion University
Chapter #5224
Main Area: Norfolk
Jennifer Klinger
Radford University
Chapter #5315
Main Area: Radford
Roanoke Valley
Chapter #5299
Main Area: Salem
Saint Leo University
Chapter #5354
Main Area: Hampton Roads
Saint Leo University
Chapter #5500
Main Area: Virginia Peninsula
Saint Leo University
Chapter #5315
Main Area: Petersburg
Shenandoah University
Chapter #5423
Main Area: Winchester
Strayer University
Chapter #5001
Main Area: Arlington
Strayer University
Chapter #5604
Main Area: Hampton Roads
Troy University
Chapter #5080
Main Area: Norfolk
University of Richmond
Chapter #5463
Main Area: Richmond
Gretchen Flynn Morris, SHRM-SCP, GPHR, IMBA
University of Virginia
Chapter #5438
Main Area: Charlottesville
Virginia Commonwealth University
Chapter #5027
Main Area: Richmond
Russell Smith
Virginia Polytechic Institute & State University
Chapter #5105
Main Area: Blacksburg
Barry O'Donnell
Virginia Union University
Chapter #5422
Main Area: Richmond
Virginia Western Community College
Chapter #5596
Main Area: Roanoke
Kaplan University
Chapter #5628
Main Area: Virtual

Chapter Resources

Hilton Norfolk - The Main
Norfolk, VA

Attendee Tips:

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April 7-10, 2019
2019 Virginia SHRM State Leadership Conference
The Stonewall Jackson Hotel
Staunton, VA

Attendee Overview:

  • 6PM, Thursday, January 10 – 1st QTR Council Meeting
    – Dinner during meeting; Coffee & dessert afterward
  • Friday, January 11 – Day One; Saturday, January 12 – Day Two

We will seek SHRM PDU’s and HRCI credits for sessions.

January 10-12, 2019
2019 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition
World Renowned HR Event

There is no better place for HR professional development than SHRM’s Annual Conference & Exposition. By attending, you’ll gain the tools and resources you need to implement successful HR practices – which help your company succeed.

June 23-26, 2019
Regional Diversity & Inclusion Conference
5th Annual Eastern Virginia

Details on the 2019 Conference details will be posted HERE when available.

November 1, 2018

HR Virginia SHRM partners for the ninth year with Virginia Business Magazine and The Virginia Chamber of Commerce to bring you a state-wide survey and competition. If you think your organization has what it takes to be honored on the “Best Places to Work in Virginia” list or if you simply want to learn more about the project, we invite you to visit