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The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is committed to creating a climate that reflects the diversity of its students, staff, and faculty in its teaching, research projects, Extension programs, and international activities. Likewise, the college respects individuals for their unique qualities and their many contributions toward enhancing a culturally rich environment at the university.    

The College Diversity Council provides college-wide leadership to promote diversity, guides the recruitment and retention of employees, and supports the inclusion of all people in educational programs and services.

The council’s goal is to support Virginia Tech in its quest to be a supportive academic environment that is fully cognizant of individual differences. The council is also committed to help each person fulfill his or her potential for academic excellence.


Black History Month
Feb. 1 – 28
Events university-wide

Consciousness: Caribbean Feminisms and the Politics of Knowledge
Dr. Tonya Haynes
Tuesday, Feb. 19
7-9 p.m.
Fralin Auditorium

Reimagining Trans
Robin Dembroff
Friday, Feb. 22
4-6 p.m.
Lavery Hall 350

Transformative Perspectives in Agriculture: A Personal Narrative
Nate Looney
Monday, Feb. 25
6:30 p.m., followed by reception
Holtzman Alumni Center Auditorium

Transformation Perspectives in Agriculture: A Discussion with Nate Looney
Tuesday, Feb. 26
2-3 p.m.
Join via Zoom or via Skype for Business

The Other Nègre: The Treatment of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People in Uganda and South Africa
Nathalie Etoke
Tuesday, Feb. 26
7-9 p.m.
Fralin Auditorium

El Centro Latinx Symposium
March 21-22
Call for proposals and poster sessions

LGBTQ+ Q*mmunity Support Group
Mondays, 5:30-7 p.m.
Squires 227, the LGBTQ+ Resource Center


    Chair, Diversity Council

    Vice Chair, Diversity Council

    Karen Barnhart
    Recording Secretary, Diversity Council

    Chevon N. Thorpe
    Assistant Dean of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity
    1350 Litton-Reaves Hall, Virginia Tech
    175 West Campus Drive
    (540) 232-8702