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Sense of Belonging Panel Discussion: Featuring International Students from Asia

September 13, 2022 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm EST
Graduate Life Center, Room F (in-person, limited capacity!)

Join the Graduate School in a panel discussion to enhance international graduate students’ sense of belonging by listening to academic and social experiences, challenges, and success hints from experienced international students from their cultures and ethnic backgrounds. FREE lunch provided.

Registration is required

Contact: Graduate School-ORDI,

Conversation on Fostering Inclusion

September 13, 2022 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
150 Squires Student Center

As part of InclusiveVT Welcome: A Celebration of Inclusion and Belonging, join us for an informal conversation on fostering inclusion. Participants will share experiences as they are comfortable and learn ways to make their organizations and the university more inclusive.

Contact: Alicia Cohen,

Tipping the Pain Scale

September 14, 2022 | 6:30pm - 9:30pm EST
GLC Auditorium

Movie viewing, Q&A, and Panel with Joseph Green, Jon Dance, Mike Wade, and more!

Addiction isn't a choice. Compassion is.

Workshop with Judith Heumann in Introduction to Disabilities Study class

September 15, 2022 | 11:00am EST
Closed Workshop

Ebony Women of Excellence: Meet & Greet

September 15, 2022 | 6:00pm - 7:15pm EST
BCC (Black Cultural Center)

Need a safe community that allows for authenticity, empathy and relevant problem solving specific to your experience? This support group is for you!

Refreshments will be served

For more information and to make an accomodation request, visit

Keynote presentation by Judith Heumann

September 15, 2022 | 7:00pm EST
Location: Zoom

Register Here for Zoom Link

InclusiveVT Event for SVPCBO Employees: First Generation Film Viewing

September 16, 2022 | 1:00pm EST
Location: Latham Ballroom at the Inn at Virginia Tech

The Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer’s (SVPCBO) Diversity and Inclusion Committee will be hosting an enterprise wide panel discussion for members of the SVPCBO area on Friday, September 16, 2022, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Latham Ballroom at the Inn at Virginia Tech, based on the film First Generation. We invite all interested employees to watch the film. The film can be viewed on YouTube; the film is one hour and 34 minutes in length. This film and event are being organized by the SVPCBO Diversity and Inclusion Committee, which is comprised of members representing SVPCBO divisions and areas.

Contact: Joyce Landreth,


Coffee and Conversation: Anti-bullying in Graduate School

September 16, 2022 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
GLC Multipurpose Room (in-person)

Join us in a coffee and conversation on anti-bullying in graduate school. We will share resources and best practices for graduate students who have experienced peer-to-peer, mentor-to-mentee, advisor-to-student, and other forms of bullying in academia.

Registration is required

Contact: Graduate School-ORDI,

Day Hike - Accessible

December 3, 2022 | 10:30 AM EST
Venture Out Center (540 Beamer Way)

Let’s take a hike! On this trip we will travel to a local trailhead for a group hike. Transportation, food, and instruction are included. During the trip we will play games, take in the scenery, walk along a gentle path, listen to the sounds of nature, learn about local plants and wildlife, and discuss how to care for the environment. We will provide guidance to help form a supportive group that enjoys the outdoors together.

This hike is designed to be accessible. The hiking trail we choose will meet Forest Service accessibility guidelines, meaning it will be an even stable surface (crushed rock, pavement, or stable soil), be at least 36 inches in width, and have a slope of no more than 5%. There will be spots to rest and admire the scenery along the hike as well as a planned picnic lunch. We encourage people with disabilities to register.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, we are here to help! Please contact Venture Out at or 231-4982 during regular business hours at least five business days prior to the event.

If you desire that a caretaker or personal aide accompany you during the event, please contact us so that we can plan for their attendance at no additional cost. This trip will meet at 10:30am at the Venture Out Center.

Registration is required

Contact: Venture Out - VT Rec Sports,