Need-to-Knows
Diversity & Inclusion

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We know you can’t wait to begin your new life at Virginia Tech. But where to start? There are a number of things you can cross off your to-do list even before you get to campus. Start with the You’re In… Now What checklist. It’s an easy way to keep track of what you’ve done, what you need to do, and what you need to consider before moving to campus.

Coming to college is a transition for all new students, but students who identify with underrepresented populations often wonder, “Is there anything at Virginia Tech for me?” The answer is a resounding yes!

The Virginia Tech student body is composed of an array of cultures, races, ethnicities, orientations, gender identities, worldviews, personal journeys, economic statuses, and religions, and there are a variety of student organizations on campus focused on diversity and inclusion. Cultural education programs are also offered, and students are encouraged to take academic courses that foster an understanding of cultural differences.

InclusiveVT is the institutional and individual commitment to Ut Prosim (That I May Serve) in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. It’s all the work and spirit behind efforts to enhance the climate of inclusivity to the Virginia Tech community and beyond.

Principles of Community

We even have entire departments dedicated to promoting inclusive learning, such as Cultural and Community Centers and Cranwell International Center.

President Sands with students

Explore GobblerConnect to find student organizations that focus on what makes you uniquely you.

We celebrate history and heritage months and honor graduates at cultural achievement ceremonies.