Principles of Community
Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, 研究, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, 这个国家, and the world community. Learning from the experiences that shape Virginia Tech as an institution, we acknowledge those aspects of our legacy that reflected bias and exclusion. 因此, we adopt and practice the following principles as fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members:
- 滚球app确认 the inherent dignity and value of every person and strive to maintain a climate for work and learning based on mutual respect and understanding.
- 滚球app确认 the right of each person to express thoughts and opinions freely. We encourage open expression within a climate of civility, sensitivity, and mutual respect.
- 滚球app确认 the value of human diversity because it enriches our lives and the University. We acknowledge and respect our differences while affirming our common humanity.
- 滚球app拒绝 all forms of prejudice and discrimination, including those based on age, color, disability, 性别, 性别 identity, 性别 expression, national origin, political affiliation, 比赛, 宗教, sexual orientation, and veteran status. We take individual and collective responsibility for helping to eliminate bias and discrimination and for increasing our own understanding of these issues through education, 培训, and interaction with others.
- 滚球app保证 our collective commitment to these principles in the spirit of the Virginia Tech motto of Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).
September 29, 2014
The "Virginia Tech Principles of Community" were reaffirmed on September 29, 2014 by the following eight individuals/organizations:
- Deborah Petrine, rector, Board of 访问ors
- Timothy Sands, president, Virginia Tech
- Bernice Hausman, president, Faculty Senate
- Dan Cook, president, Staff Senate
- Elizabeth Lazor, president, Student Government Association
- Greg Purdy, presidents, Graduate Student Assembly
- Matt Winston Jr., president, Virginia Tech 校友 Association
- Aaron Bond, chair, Commission on Equal Opportunity and Diversity
March 14, 2005
The "Virginia Tech Principles of Community" were first endorsed by the Virginia Tech Board of 访问ors on March 14, 2005, by the following eight individuals/organizations:
- 本J. Davenport Jr., rector, Board of 访问ors
- 查尔斯W. Steger, president, Virginia Tech
- W. Samuel Easterling, president, Faculty Senate
- Sue Ellen Crocker, president, Staff Senate,
- Sumeet Bagai, president, Student Government Association,
- 默娜C. Callison and Yvette Quintela, co-presidents, Graduate Student Assembly
- 雷蒙德V. Plaza, chair, Commission on Equal Opportunity and Diversity
- Kimble Reynolds, Virginia Tech 校友 Association