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
- SGA president Adil Sageer aims to strengthen student and administration connections Sageer, a junior majoring in computational modeling and data analytics in the College of Science, wants to put student and university relations at the forefront. Sep 17, 2019
- A force for first-generation success Through peer mentors, faculty and staff advisors, and special programming, Virginia Tech is establishing a comprehensive support system for Hokies who are first in their family to attend college. Sep 17, 2019
- Fall Family Weekend offers fun for Hokies and their families This year’s Fall Family Weekend, Sept. 20-22, allows families the chance to visit their students and experience all that Virginia Tech and Blacksburg have to offer. Sep 16, 2019
- Female a cappella group Nobuntu fuses soul-stirring sounds, traditional African instruments, and joyful dance With a performance filled with energy, spiritedness, and music ranging from traditional Zimbabwean songs to Afro-jazz to gospel, the ensemble will share the beauty of its culture at the Moss Arts Center on Sept. 26. Sep 16, 2019
- Diversity Summit 2019 gathers more than 300 campus stakeholders During the summit, InclusiveVT Insights, which is described as a micro-learning approach to diversity education, was announced as a new initiative. Sep 10, 2019
- President Tim Sands spotlights Virginia Tech's goals and growth In his fourth State of the University address, President Tim Sands explained to the campus and community crowd that Virginia Tech’s growth is happening in many ways and in many places. Sep 06, 2019
- Extension and cooperatives hold 43rd annual Forestry and Wildlife Field Tours Sep 16, 2019
- Beef cattle industry giant to be honored at Virginia Tech Sep 13, 2019
- Kevin Boyle named Agricultural and Applied Economics Association fellow Sep 12, 2019
- Best-selling author Roger Thurow to speak about the global food crisis Sep 12, 2019