As a department within the Division of Student Affairs our programs, policies, and personnel are aligned to uplift and examine the Aspirations for Student Learning.  Our mission is to create the conditions for underrepresented student success and to develop the cultural competence of every Virginia Tech student.  We achieve this mission in three ways: Advocacy, Advising, and Awareness.

Advocacy

  • Community Kick-Off
  • Cultural Achievement Ceremonies
  • Policy Reviews
  • Bias Incident Response
  • Community Driven Response

Advising

  • Asian American Student Union (AASU)
  • Black Organizations Council (BOC)
  • HokiePRIDE (LGBTQ+ student organization)
  • Jewish Student Union (JSU)
  • Latino Association of Student Organizations (LASO)
  • Informal Advising of any student or student organization that feels they might fit within the scope of our mission.

Awareness

  • History & Heritage Months
  • MLK Celebrations
  • Cultural Centers
  • VTInterCom: Dialogues for Social Change
  • VTAction
  • Retreats
  • Safe Zone

Cultural and Community Centers

150 Squires Student Center (0187)
290 College Avenue
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: 540-231-8584
iec@vt.edu