Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- On Tuesday, May 11, Dr. Nina Ha, Director of Virginia Tech's Asian Cultural Engagement Center will facilitate the May Diversity Lunch and Learn to discuss a presentation by Dr. Simona C. Kwon: Asian Americans and Health Equity: Dismantling Stereotypes.
- May is:
- Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
- Jewish American Heritage Month
- Mental Health Awareness Month
- Older Americans Month
- Holidays and celebrations in the month of May:
- 2: Orthodox Easter
- 5: Cinco de Mayo
- 6: National Day of Prayer
- 9: Laylat al-Qadri
- 12-13: Eid al-Fitr (sundown to sundown)
- 16-18: Shavuot (sundown to sundown)
- 17: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia
- 21: World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
- 26: Vesak/Visakha Puja
- 31: Memorial Day
Recent Event Videos
On March 11, our Diversity Lunch and Learn event discussed the Virginia Tech Principles of Community.
Initiatives and resources
Opportunities for engagement
Faculty & Staff
Pathways to health care careers
Pathways for K-12
Pathways for undergraduate students
Article ItemVaishnavi Sridhar named 2021 Outstanding Graduating Student for the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine , article
Among her accomplishments, Sridhar earned seven Letters of Distinction, was inducted into three honor societies, and co-founded a medical student group to assist Roanoke's refugee and immigrant population. She will pursue a residency in pediatrics at the Seattle Children's Hospital.
About Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
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 three underrepresented groups:
- African American, Hispanic, and Native American populations;
- First-generation college students; and
- Socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds, also known as distance traveled.
Virginia Tech Principles of Community
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine is a college of Virginia Tech. As such, the school adopts and practice these Virginia Tech Principles of Community as fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members.