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.
Advancing the Human Condition
Nov. 28-30, 2017
The Inn at Virginia Tech
October 10, 2017
Diversity in Agriculture and Life Science Panel Discussion
April 25, 2017
Inclusion in Action
- Registration open for cultural achievement ceremonies and receptions Virginia Tech Cultural and Community Centers will host eight cultural achievement ceremonies and receptions to honor spring 2018 graduates. Registration is required to attend. Apr 25, 2018
- Collaboration brings international culture to Auburn High School International students from the Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute are taking part in a new collaboration with Auburn High in Riner, Virginia, about 20 miles south of Blacksburg. Apr 25, 2018
- Brandy Faulkner receives Diggs Teaching Scholars Award Faulkner has taught classes ranging from the required undergraduate research methods course to public administration, constitutional and administrative law, and the politics of race, ethnicity, and gender. Apr 25, 2018
- Amanda Morris receives Presidential Principles of Community Award Morris is dedicated to serving as a role model and increasing diversity in the research enterprise of the Department of Chemistry. Apr 25, 2018
- María del Carmen Caña Jiménez receives Presidential Principles of Community Award Jiménez is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for diverse groups on campus and in the surrounding community. She received a Departmental Diversity Grant from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences to recruit underrepresented and underserved students to Virginia Tech. Apr 25, 2018
- John Gray Williams receives Presidential Principles of Community Award As a student at Virginia Tech from 2005 to 2008, Williams was heavily involved in diversity and inclusion efforts. Since returning to Virginia Tech as a professional, Williams has continued his inclusion efforts. Apr 25, 2018
- 2018 Graduate School Diversity Scholars share their work on Reading Day Apr 26, 2018
- In memoriam: Richard B. “Dick” Vasey, former assistant dean and professor emeritus Apr 26, 2018
- Virginia Tech students to run coast-to-coast for cancer awareness Apr 25, 2018
- Tabitha Hartman receives President's Award for Excellence Apr 25, 2018