A Commitment to Inclusion and Diversity

It has been said we learn the most from those with whom we have the least in common. Diversity enhances any learning experience and fosters a free exchange of ideas from different perspectives. That is why the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine embraces inclusion and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The school actively promotes an environment of inclusiveness and mutual respect within its doors as well as in the broader community. Its commitment to celebrating individual differences enhances its powerful, thought-provoking learning environment.

The school’s diversity policy targets four underrepresented groups:

  • African American, Hispanic, and Native American populations;
  • Women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics);
  • First-generation college students; and
  • Socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds, also known as distance traveled.

“When we cultivate diversity, we become something greater than an academic institution. We become a voice of mindfulness and respect within our community, the nation, and the world.”

Dr. David Trinkle, associate dean of community and culture Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

CONTACT US

Office of Inclusion and Diversity
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
2 Riverside Circle
Roanoke, VA 24016
InclusiveVTC@carilionclinic.org

Karen Eley Sanders, EdD
Chief Diversity Officer
540-231-5499
kesande1@vt.edu

Read about Dr. Sanders’ appointment


Diversity Events

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
"Introduction to Strengths"
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
M210
Reservations

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
"Communicating Respectfully in the Workplace"
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
M210
Reservations

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
"Who Moved My Cheese: Managing Organizational Change"
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
M210
Reservations

Thursday, December 14, 2017
"Fundamentals of Diversity: Appreciating Differences"
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
M210
Reservations