The Policy Strategic Growth Area (SGA) is part of Virginia Tech’s Beyond Boundaries initiative, which envisions the future of the university. Strategic Growth Areas (SGAs), along with the Destination Areas (DAs), integrate natural strengths at the university with novel and innovative strategies to solve local, regional and global problems.

The Policy SGA serves as a dynamic space for faculty and students developing novel approaches to policy development, implementation, and analysis to address complex decisions across multiple settings. 

Working at the intersection of scientific evidence, governance, and analyses, Policy SGA affiliates translate scholarship to practice and examine the interplay between the two.

The research and scholarship, curriculum development, and community engagement efforts of the Policy SGA are guided by a Stakeholder Committee and its working committees as well as collaborations with other DAs and SGAs.  The Institute for Society, Culture and Environment (ISCE) is the administrative home of the Policy SGA.