Students study in the Human and Agricultural Biosciences Building 1.

Virginia Tech Principles of Community

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world community. Learning from the experiences that shape Virginia Tech as an institution, we acknowledge those aspects of our legacy that reflected bias and exclusion.

Therefore, we adopt and practice our Principles of Community as fundamental to our ongoing efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members.

Office of Equity and Access

The mission of Human Resources' Office of Equity and Access is to assist in creating and maintaining diverse, inclusive, and respectful environment for all Virginia Tech employees.


InclusiveVT is a university-wide effort to advance inclusion and diversity initiatives on campus.

Student Overview

See a breakdown of the student population by race and gender.

Diversity Strategic Plan

University Organizations

Documents and Reports

The provost's website archive includes extensive records of Virginia Tech's ongoing commitment to campus diversity and multiculturalism.

Mission Statement

The faculty, employees, and students of Virginia Tech seek to

  • Develop and sustain an increasingly diverse and inclusive community of learners
  • Develop an appreciation for and understanding of the benefits of a multicultural perspective
  • Establish a set of policies, programs, practices, and resources necessary to achieve excellence, equity, and effectiveness in the research, teaching and learning, and outreach activities of the university