Equity Initiatives (EI) provides oversight of university affirmative action efforts and works in concert with departments to ensure adherence to equal opportunity principles as they relate to the search and selection of faculty.
Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity, inclusion, and to maintaining a work and learning environment that is free of all forms of discrimination. As a result, this institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Additionally, as a recipient of federal grants and contracts we must maintain an affirmative action program and a written affirmative action plan as required by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).
The resources and materials available in the EI section are provided to assist you in fulfilling the university’s commitment to equity and affirmative action.
The Department of Human Resources is now located on the second floor of the North End Center. Learn more.
This Workshop is designed to provide search committees with a consistent, equitable framework for making good faith efforts to develop applicant pools that may enhance the diversity of our campus community.
To learn what is working best in searches around the university, please register to attend one of the sessions noted below. Certification of your attendance to a charge meeting workshop is good for two years. To register, please visit: http://www.training.vt.edu and view by month.