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
- Carmen Giménez Smith awarded Guggenheim Fellowship Popular television makes for an unexpected muse for this poet’s latest award-winning project. Jun 17, 2019
- Multicultural heritage of Solitude to be commemorated A Mountains of Music Homecoming event on June 8 will both explore Solitude as contested space and celebrate the people who lived there across the centuries. Jun 06, 2019
- Virginia Tech’s strategic plan approved by Board of Visitors The Virginia Tech Difference: Advancing Beyond Boundaries guides initial steps to achieving the university’s Beyond Boundaries vision for becoming a comprehensive global land-grant university. Jun 04, 2019
- New Moss Arts Center season celebrates ideas of home and the power of fierce women The center’s 2019-20 season is filled with a range of exceptional performances, including multiple international artists and programs. Subscriptions for the new season will be available at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 29. May 28, 2019
- 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
- Virginia Cooperative Extension to hold Generation NEXT workshops to help families plan land transfers Jun 21, 2019
- 'Sneezing' plants contribute to disease proliferation Jun 20, 2019
- Noise amplification alert: 4-H Congress 2019 Jun 20, 2019
- Virginia Tech researcher discovers cellular contributor of Lyme arthritis that could open door to treatment Jun 17, 2019