Cultural and Community Centers are important spaces for Virginia Tech. Research affirms three main goals of effective cultural centers in US Higher Education:
There is a strong relationship between levels of campus comfort and retaining students of color;
Cultural-specific, multicultural and intercultural centers offer opportunities for scholarship, research, and faculty enrichment in areas of race, culture and ethnicity across all disciplines; and
Cultural centers represent a major way to improve campus race relations by generating a wealth of lectures, dialogues, and exhibits that are useful in educating the campus community.
Diverse Issues in Higher Education
CCC hosts five centers, all within the Squires Student Center.
American Indian & Indigenous Community Center (#VTAIICC) in 122
Black Cultural Center (#VTBCC) in 125
El Centro (#VTElCentro) in 309
LGBTQ+ Resource Center (#VTLGBTQRC) in 312
Multicultural Center (#VTMCC) in 140
Students of every culture are encouraged to visit the centers and engage in conversation.