This article explains:
VT Google Workspace shared drives are a way to store and access files necessary for a group's collaboration efforts. They are owned by a department, but they are managed by anyone assigned to the Manager role within the drive.
The storage allocated by a shared drive comes from the department's storage allotment. It can be increased or decreased by an organizational unit (OU) admin. If the storage necessary exceeds the department's storage allotment, then additional storage can be purchased.
A Manager is a member of a shared drive who is in the Manager role. There can be multiple members who have this role for a shared drive. They have full control of the drive regarding its content, configuration, and membership. Only other managers can assign or remove a manager. If you need to change who is a manager of a shared drive, first contact an existing manager. If that is not possible, you can use Make Someone Manager of a Google Shared Drive (vt.edu). You can view who is the Manager by going into the shared drive and viewing its membership.
An Owner of a shared drive is only set by an organizational unit admin (OU Admin) within the CCS Admin Tool (CAT). There can be only one Owner, and it can only be an OU. Owners of a shared drive are responsible for the storage limit applied to a shared drive. Ownership is viewable within CAT.
Shared drives can only be requested by faculty or staff on behalf of a department or unit. The Departmental Google Workspace Shared Drive Service Catalog entry is available to make the request. You will no longer be able to create shared drives from the New menu within VT Google Drive.
*The university discourages the purchase of third-party storage options such as Dropbox because Virginia Tech already has options in place with OneDrive and Google Drive and many of these options, including Dropbox, are not approved for use.
Google Workspace Program Search Term: GWP