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The Office of Equity and Access assists in creating and maintaining an inclusive, diverse, and respectful learning, living, and working environments. Members of the team work toward ensuring diverse representation in these environments by providing opportunities for each individual’s full participation and success in every facet of the campus community.

Affirmative Action

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.

Conflict Resolution

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.

Harassment and Discrimination

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 and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

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 Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization of 2013 (VAWA) requires institutions of higher education to comply with certain campus safety and security-related requirements as a condition of participation in the Title IV, Higher Education Act programs.

The university requires new employees and faculty to receive training on this subject matter, including their responsibilities when they become aware of behaviors or actions associated with Title IX or VAWA.  

University ADA Services

facilitates equal access through individualized accommodation, consultations, physical and programmatic access, education, outreach, and review of policies and procedures.

Contact Us

Department of Human Resources
Office of Equity and Access 
300 Turner Street NW (0318)
Blacksburg, VA 24061

  • University ADA Services: 540-231-2850
  • Conflict Resolution: 540-231-1824
  • Affirmative Action: 540-231-7518
  • Compliance (Discrimination/Harassment): 540-231-2850

Inclusion and Diversity at Virginia Tech

Learn more about the university's efforts to create an inclusive and diverse community. 

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