Corporate Diversity Partners
Embark on a transformative journey with Virginia Tech through our Corporate Diversity Partners Program, a groundbreaking initiative informed by InclusiveVT and the Office of Inclusion and Diversity. Rooted in a legacy of 150 years, InclusiveVT is the institutional and individual commitment to Ut Prosim (That I May Serve) in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. Over the past decade, the Office for Inclusion and Diversity has played a pivotal role in shaping a more just campus community.
Now, we invite corporate leaders to join in, and have a finger print on the future of higher education. As a corporate partner, you have the unique opportunity to:
- Contribute sustainable gifts that will revolutionize the educational experiences of students, indigenous peoples, and women of color in higher education
- Gift transformational experiences, forging connections and leaving an indelible mark on communities.
Join us in making a lasting impact, connecting communities nationwide. Your support is not just an investment; it's a catalyst for positive change. Act now and become a driving force for inclusivity and excellence.
Black College Institute (BCI)
The Black College Institute is an academic summer enrichment program by Virginia Tech. It hosts talented, high-achieving and academically curious rising high school juniors and seniors. For 2024, all three sessions will be held in-person over a 4-day period for rising juniors and 5-day period for rising seniors.
By day the students are engaged in hands-on, active learning, diving into each College offerings. The participants are able to engage with every academic College on campus to be exposed to a variety of majors, faculty, and resources that can only be found at Virginia Tech. This tangible experience allows for the students to literally see themselves in the profession, and start making connections that extend into their time here at Virginia Tech.
Social Justice Projects:
Each year students are able to engage in college-level research projects. This project offers participants the opportunity to enhance their professional skillset. It allows students to research topics salient to the Black Community and as a group. They then are challenged to prepare an innovative and engaging presentation to share before a panel of professional judges and their peers.
BCI 2024 Dates:
- June 9-12, 2024
- June 16-20, 2024
- June 23-27, 2024
BCI applications for participation, go live December 2024!
The Faculty Women of Color in the Academy (FWCA)
The Faculty Women of Color in the Academy (FWCA) conference is a unique educational and professional opportunity for indigenous and women of color in higher education to network, engage, and learn with colleagues from around the country. The 12th annual installment of FWCA will feature sessions that will explore the topics of leadership, career advancement, personal well-being and scholar activism.
FWCA 2024, will be held in Arlington, VA on April 11-14, 2024!
Registration is live at inclusive.vt.edu/Programs/FWCA.html