Promoting, Respecting, and Embracing Difference in the Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
In the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, "diversity" recognizes the desirability and value of many kinds of individual differences while at the same time acknowledging and respecting that socially constructed differences based on certain characteristics exist within systems of power that create and sustain inequality, hierarchy, and privilege. These characteristics include, but are not limited to ability, age, body size and condition, class, color, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, geographical and cultural background, health status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, and veteran status. The College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences is determined to eliminate forms of inequality, hierarchy, and privilege in our programs and practices. In this sense, diversity is to be actively advanced because it fosters excellence in learning, discovery, and engagement.
- CLAHS Diversity Strategic Plan 2009
- Diversity Committee Members
- Virginia Tech Principles of Community (PDF)
- Diversity Fellow
- CLAHS Diversity Reports: 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
The CLAHS Undergraduate Research Symposium on Diversity:
Date: Friday, May 3rd, 2013
Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Torgersen Hall Museum (Torgersen 1100)
"Improving Local and Global Communities Through Enhancing Diversity", will bring together undergraduate students from CLAHS who have conducted or are currently pursuing research related to diversity. Our aim is to showcase research related to diversity, discuss key issues surrounding diversity, and set the stage where symposium attendees, including faculty, staff, and other students, can have candid conversations about identity formation, equitable access to goods and services, and deconstructing privilege and societal hierarchies as they pertain to diversity in the broadest sense. All presentations will be in the form of oral presentations. For questions, please contact Ryan Rideau at email@example.com