Diversity & Inclusion
We promote and nurture an inclusive community of students, visitors, staff, and faculty. Together, we are building a department that represents our society and educates and mentors students from diverse backgrounds and underrepresented groups. We welcome everyone who wants to help in this work.
Principles of Community
Virginia Tech adopts and practices our Principles of Community as fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members.
Disrupting Academic Bullying
To maintain a culture of civility throughout the graduate education experience, academic bullying is unacceptable and should not be tolerated.
Cultural and Community Centers
Established in 1998 as the Safe Zone program, the Cultural and Community Centers office was created as a collaborative effort between the Dean of Students; HokiePRIDE of Virginia Tech; the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Caucus (LGBT Caucus); and the Office for Equity and Access (formerly the Office of Equal Opportunity). Their purpose is to offer advocacy, advising, and cultural awareness .
Virginia Tech commits to: working toward ending abuse and violence on campus, supporting the abused, and holding perpetrators accountable.
Safe Zones are welcoming spaces created by people who are committed to acceptance, equity, and full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and queer communities, and their allies.