Student Opportunity & Achievement Resources Program

Student Opportunities & Achievement Resources Program

SOAR

Vision

Our vision is to create a socially just and inclusive community, where students thrive in their experiences with diversity.

 

Mission

A holistic support program dedicated to welcoming and retaining underrepresented minority students at Virginia Tech and promoting their success through campus collaborations. 

Virginia Tech has set forth ambitious goals as part of InclusiveVT efforts. In the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence, InclusiveVT is the institutional and individual commitment to Ut Prosim (that I may serve). One initiative of InclusiveVT is Project 2022, which is the first of several pilots related to increasing student diversity. Project 2022 seeks to increase underrepresented minority student enrollment to 25% by 2022. In addition, Virginia Tech seeks to eliminate the graduation gap for underrepresented minority students. To complement existing resources and offices, the Student Opportunities and Achievement Resources (SOAR) program, implemented in spring 2019, is a unique partnership with the academic colleges, as part of the InclusiveVT structure.