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.
- STRATEGIC DIVERSITY PLAN Spring 2013
- CLAHS Diversity Strategic Plan 2009
- Diversity Committee Members
- Virginia Tech Principles of Community (PDF)
- Diversity Fellow
- CLAHS Diversity Reports: