Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
- Mailing Address
925 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, Virginia Blacksburg, VA 24061
- (540) 231-6000
- Email address
- School Information
- "At Virginia Tech, we're reimagining how education and technology intersect. This approach transforms the ways we teach and learn, perform research, and engage with communities around the world. "Hokies collaborate with diverse team members and cross the traditional lines between fields and disciplines to tackle global-scale problems. "We push the boundaries of knowledge in order to make a difference in the world. Members of the Hokie Nation have a clear vision of how we can serve in our personal, professional, and civic pursuits. "We are a force for positive change, driven by our motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve)." The university enrolls over 34,400 students, offers over 280 academic programs, and has a 14:1 student-faculty ratio. (Source: https://vt.edu/about.html)
- General Information
- Virginia Tech is "offering grants of up to $10,000 to support short conference, symposia, or forums that take a transdisciplinary approach to compelling topics of our time. Initiatives selected to co-brand as an Advancing the Human Condition program are ones that premise equity as a driving force of its deliberations." Additionally, it has required incoming freshmen and transfer students to "complete the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion module." See developments below:
Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
"Virginia Tech requires every incoming first year and transfer student to complete the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion module. This module is part of InclusiveVT and the universities commitment to build a strong community where every one is recognized, respected and understands the importance diversity plays in their overall education at Virginia Tech. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion module covers three main content areas which include Identities, Power Privilege and Oppression and Creating a Culture of Respect."
Program and Research Funding
"The Equity and Social Disparity in the Human Condition Destination Area (ESDHC DA) is offering grants of up to $10,000 to support short conference, symposia, or forums that take a transdisciplinary approach to compelling topics of our time. Initiatives selected to co-brand as an Advancing the Human Condition program are ones that premise equity as a driving force of its deliberations."