At VMI, cadets are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities and clubs. Cadet clubs are an opportunity to serve, compete, and develop leadership skills.
Extracurricular options include Club Sports, Civil War Roundtable, Marksmanship Club, Regimental Band, Search and Rescue Squad, The Bomb Yearbook, Fishing Club, Soaring Club, Ranger Challenge, Semper Fi Society, Firefighters, Brass Ensemble, Glee Club, Ethics Club, Keydets Without Borders, and VMI Theater. In academic and professional societies, cadets plan events, invite speakers, and deliver their own scholarly papers.
Cadets write, edit, and manage The Bomb. VMI's yearbook chronicles events and experiences. The Bomb was first published in 1885 and has been published continuously since 1897.