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
- Virginia Tech Beyond Boundaries Scholars program inspires and empowers Hundreds of students across the classes of 2021 and 2022 have benefited from the Beyond Boundaries Scholars program, which in August will expand to benefit incoming members of the class of 2023. May 22, 2019
- Cultural Achievement Ceremonies highlight underrepresented communities across campus The 10 ceremonies include a spectrum of underrepresented populations on campus, as well as graduates within the recovery community and military veterans. Students are encouraged to attend ceremonies for the multiple communities with which they identify. May 14, 2019
- Cultural achievement ceremonies open to the public May 13, 2019
- Alumna Melanie Pearson Hurley inducted into College of Science’s Hall of Distinction Hurley has worked as an environmental professional at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in Washington, D.C., for the past 28 years. She currently is a project manager responsible for environmental remediation and waste management policy and programs at multiple sites across the DOE. May 13, 2019
- Class of 2019: First-generation student Annalicia DaSilva put her passion for creating welcoming, inclusive communities into action When DaSilva put her passion for creating welcoming communities into action through Student Affairs, she helped other Hokies feel even more at home, gained valuable leadership experience, and found her future. May 07, 2019
- Virginia Tech draws one of its largest, most diverse, and most competitive classes ever The announcement of the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia became a high-profile recruitment tool for Virginia Tech and showcased its position as a magnet for leading tech talent development, research, and education. May 03, 2019
- Altria awards Southern Piedmont Agricultural Research and Extension Center $609,000 to expand research capabilities May 21, 2019
- Student team earns second place overall in National Soil Judging Championship May 20, 2019
- Three faculty members named to lead planning for university shared research facilities May 20, 2019
- Virginia Tech has record-breaking year with Fulbright student awards May 20, 2019