The Office of Equity and Access assists in creating and maintaining an inclusive, diverse, and respectful learning, living, and working environments. Congruently with the institution’s Diversity Strategic Plan, we not only work toward diverse representation in these environments, but with a goal to providing opportunities for each individual’s full participation and success in every facet of the campus community in a climate of respect.
Affirmative Action 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.
The Conflict Resolution program offers faculty and staff the opportunity to participate in mediation and other informal conflict resolution strategies to address a dispute with another person(s) and also to provide professional development workshops and conflict coaching opportunities to nurture individual learning and growth.
Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender (including pregnancy), genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
The Office of Equity and Access provides information on dealing with concerns about possible harassment or discrimination, as well as workshops for members of the Virginia Tech Community.
Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any educational program or activity that receives federal financial assistance. 20 U.S.C. § 1681(a). The sexual harassment of students, including sexual violence is a form of sex discrimination prohibited under Title IX. This includes, rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion. University Policy 1025 prohibition against discrimination on the basis of gender includes sex discrimination and harassment and is consistent with the requirements of Title IX.
University ADA Services facilitates equal access through individualized accommodation, consultations, physical and programmatic access, education, outreach, and review of policies and procedures.