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Principles of Community Week

March 11th - 16th, 2024

The Virginia Tech Principles of Community is an aspirational statement that speaks to what we want to be as an institution. At its core is the belief that Virginia Tech is a community built on respect for all people and each of its members share in the responsibility for upholding its values. Every March during the week following spring break the Office for Inclusion and Diversity organizes Principles of Community Week to commemorate and reaffirm our commitments. 

Discover the history of the Principles of Community.
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Read the Principles of Community Here.

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Use this guide to Remember, Recognize, and Reaffirm the Principles of Community.
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The Deceit of the Racial Integrity Act Symposium

Saturday, March 16

Morning Session
9AM to 12 Noon 
Afternoon Session 
1:30 PM to 5:PM 
*limit of 60 at each session for in person attendance 

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Gabrielle Tayac 
Eugenics and Native Removal

A symposium to discuss the repercussions of the Racial Integrity Act and Sterilization Act in Virginia and beyond.

Partners include:  Office for Inclusion and Diversity, Office for Equity and Accessibility, University Ombuds Office, Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS), Department of Human Resources, Center for Cooperative Problem Solving, Graduate School Office of the Ombuds, and Office for Learning Partnerships.


Please share information about your event related to Principles of Community Week(March 11-16).  The event does not have to be within the designated week, it just needs to be related to the Principles of Community.  Please complete one form per event.