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
Consciousness: Caribbean Feminisms and the Politics of Knowledge
Dr. Tonya Haynes
Tuesday, Feb. 19
Friday, Feb. 22
Lavery Hall 350
Transformative Perspectives in Agriculture: A Personal Narrative
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
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
Tuesday, Feb. 26
LGBTQ+ Q*mmunity Support Group
Mondays, 5:30-7 p.m.
Squires 227, the LGBTQ+ Resource Center
Inclusion in Action
- Record four students awarded Randolph L. Grayson Outstanding CALS Diversity Scholar Award A record-breaking four winners of the annual Randolph L. Grayson Outstanding CALS Diversity Scholar Award were announced by the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Diversity Council. Jul 02, 2020
- In memoriam: Tom Wilson, longtime TRIO Programs director and university tour bus driver For more than 30 years, Wilson worked passionately with the Upward Bound and Talent Search programs to provide educational opportunities for all students. Later, he helped guide prospective students around campus as a tour bus driver for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Jun 24, 2020
- Landscape architecture professor empowers through inclusive approach to design and engagement C.L. Bohannon encourages students to inspire innovation for the good of everyone and to embrace community collaboration as integral to the design process. Jun 23, 2020
- Commission for Equity, Opportunity, and Diversity issues statement of support for Juneteenth Jun 23, 2020
- New York Philharmonic clarinetist and justice activist Anthony McGill performs free online concert Presented in part by the Moss Arts Center, experience McGill’s expressive, passionate, and masterful musicmaking during an exclusive livestream event on Friday, June 26. Jun 22, 2020
- From President Tim Sands: Principles of Community Week reaffirms our commitment to inclusion and diversity We mark Principles of Community Week at this time each year to publicly reassert our commitment to inclusion and diversity and acknowledge that “important work remains.” Jun 19, 2020
- Record four students awarded Randolph L. Grayson Outstanding CALS Diversity Scholar Award Jul 02, 2020
- Interested in learning about Lyme disease? Jul 02, 2020
- Northern Neck Master Gardeners protect local shorelines Jun 29, 2020
- COVID-19 research projects propelled by Rapid Response Seed Fund Jun 26, 2020