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  • OID Fall 2021 Newsletter
    (Virginia Tech, 2021)
    This newsletter from OID contains updates on new hires, upcoming events, diversity education, and the Cultural and Community Centers.
  • Diversity Strategic Plan 2013-2018
    (Virginia Tech, 2012)
    The 2013-18 Diversity Strategic Plan (DSP) builds on the work envisioned and accomplished by the Virginia Tech community since the first plan was developed in 2000. This plan defines the needs and directions for the next stage in Virginia Tech’s growth as an inclusive and diverse academic institution and echoes the university’s core commitment to diversity.
  • Virginia Tech Principles of Community
    (Virginia Tech, 2014)
    Virginia Tech Principles of Community affirmed in 2014 by President Sands and representatives of seven university organizations: Board of Visitors, Faculty Senate, Staff Senate, Student Government Association, Graduate Student Assembly, Alumni Association, Commission on Equal Opportunity and Diversity
  • Initial Appointments 2014/2015: InclusiveVT: A New Approach to Inclusion and Diversity
    (Virginia Tech, 2014-09-26)
    President's Inclusion and Diversity Executive Council, Inclusion Coordinators, Advisory Committee, Provost’s Office
  • Inclusive Excellence Model
    (Virginia Tech, 2014)
    At Virginia Tech our approach to diversity is informed by the concept of Inclusive Excellence (Williams, D., Berger, J., & McClendon, S., 2005; see
  • InclusiveVT: A New Approach to Inclusion and Diversity Information Forum
    (Virginia Tech, 2014-09-29)
    How can colleges, vice presidential areas, and other university units contribute to the success of the model? What kind of ideas/resources can you share with the university community? What developing or needed initiatives would you like to see implemented? What partnerships could be developed to meet those needs?
  • Let's Talk: Student Forum
    (Virginia Tech, 2014-12-10)
    Includes notes of student feedback and personal stories shared during the open mic portion of the event. It is not reflective of table conversations or conversations that continued afterward in the Black Cultural Center and the Multicultural Center in Squires.
  • InclusiveVT Timeline
    (Virginia Tech, 2015)
  • InclusiveVT Definitions
    (Virginia Tech, 2015)
  • Forum on Inclusive Excellence: Summary Comments
    (Virginia Tech, 2014)
    Roughly 600 Comments were received from 28 Tables and divided into the four Inclusive Excellence areas.
  • Inclusive VT: Beyond your wildest dreams
    (Virginia Tech, 2015-04-06)
    Inclusive VT is Virginia Tech's new approach to revitalize inclusion and diversity efforts by the university's communities. The model calls for every student, staff, and faculty member to take personal and collective responsibility for inclusive excellence. Senior leaders will develop and be accountable for initiatives designed to advance inclusion and diversity.
  • Inventory of Inclusion and Diversity Activities
    (Virginia Tech, 2015)
    This is a list of inclusion and diversity activates that are taking place around Virginia Tech. Descriptions have been gathered directly from university program websites and a brochure developed by the Division of Student Affairs.
  • University Diversity Plan 2000-2005: Strategic Goals
    (Virginia Tech, 2001)
    ...The University Diversity Strategic Plan is our guide to assuring that issues of equity, diversity, and multiculturalism are ongoing considerations as we implement our important academic, research, and outreach goals and initiatives. One of the reasons for Virginia Tech’s success to date is our ability to be thoughtful about what we want to do, to take responsibility for getting it done, and to hold ourselves mutually accountable for making reasonable progress over a specified period of time. This plan provides us with an opportunity once again to demonstrate the efficacy of this process...
  • Virginia Tech Peer Institution Diversity & Inclusion Comparative Study: A Review of Virginia Tech Peer Institutions’ Compositional Dynamics, Organizational Structures, and Assessment, Planning and Evaluation Practices
    Dunkenberger, Mary Beth; Lo, Suzanne (Virginia Tech, 2013)
    A systematic review of Virginia Tech’s peer institutions and the institutions’ organizational contexts for diversity and inclusion programs has been undertaken for the purposes of benchmarking Virginia Tech’s processes for assessment, planning and evaluation. Comparative analysis has increasingly been utilized by institutions of higher education to inform decision-making, resource allocation and organizational change (Trainer, 2008). However, little, if any, comparative research has been focused on the organizational structures, programs and processes for the promotion of diversity and inclusion within our institutions of higher education. This study and its findings seek to begin to fill this informational gap and to assist Virginia Tech leadership in supporting its diversity and inclusion structures.
  • Strategies for the Recruitment and Retention of Underrepresented Minority Faculty: A Former Chair’s Perspective
    Roy, Lucinda H. (Virginia Tech, 2014)
    This report has been compiled for use by the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost. During the spring semester, I devoted time to working on the recruitment and retention of underrepresented minority faculty. What follows are my own impressions, observations, and suggestions; they do not necessarily reflect those of a particular office or department... For the purposes of this report, I have focused on tenure-track instructional faculty at Virginia Tech. I am acutely aware of the narrowness of the scope of this report, and the fact that I focus mainly on underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities—though it should be emphasized that the successful recruitment and retention of a wide range of underrepresented minorities among faculty, staff, and students (veterans, those with disabilities, members of the LGBT community, etc.) is of equal importance.
  • InclusiveVT: Past, Present, Future
    (Virginia Tech, 2015)
    On September 29, 2014, Virginia Tech held a forum on its new institutional approach to inclusion and diversity. This report summarizes the comments from that forum within the historical context of Virginia Tech’s prior planning and new InclusiveVT structure. The result is a narrative reflecting public input from the initial hiring of a Chief Diversity Officer to current structural change. The report investigates questions and recommendations raised over the past 15 years and explores progress made and challenges that remain.
  • 2014/2015 Report on Inclusion and Diversity
    (Virginia Tech, 2015)
    When InclusiveVT was officially launched with a public forum for all members of our campus community, Virginia Tech officially began a new phase in the process of building an inclusive and diverse campus with the goal of distinguishing Virginia Tech as an example of the modern land-grant research university. In designing InclusiveVT, we stressed unit-level initiative, transparency, accountability, and visible leadership at the highest levels of university administration. Now we have an opportunity to take a look back on how far we’ve come, and consider our future directions.
  • LGBTQ Climate Survey Report
    Schnitzer, Marcy H.; Fang, Fang (Virginia Tech, 2015)
    This report is based upon findings from the 2014 LGBTQ Climate Survey sponsored by Virginia Tech’s Department of Human Resources and the former Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion. The survey was the direct outcome of a 2012 report, Considerations for Assessment of the Campus Climate for LBGTQ Faculty and Staff at Virginia Tech, which addressed concerns about whether Virginia Tech’s diversity strategic planning process was fully inclusive of all constituency groups, particularly Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Faculty and Staff.
  • A Black Woman’s Search for the Transdisciplinary Applied Social Justice Model: Encounters with Critical Race Feminism, Black Feminism, and Africana Studies
    Pratt-Clarke, Menah (Itibari M. Zulu, 2012-03)
    This work examines my journey, as a descendant of the Creoles of Freetown, Sierra Leone, on my father’s side, and former enslaved Africans of rural Texas on my mother’s side, to construct and develop the Transdisciplinary Applied Social Justice (TASJ©) model. The TASJ model is an Afrocentric, praxis-oriented, theoretical, and methodological approach for addressing the marginalization, exclusion, and disenfranchisement of people of color, and women of color, in particular. This article documents the development of the TASJ model using personal narrative and demonstrates its connections to Black Feminism and Critical Race Feminism. In addition, the model’s contribution to Africana Studies is examined. Key contributions include its transdisciplinary focus; its recognition of the importance of intertwined identities, including race and gender; and its commitment to social justice activism and social movements.