Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.78
Liaison Dennis Cochrane
Submission Date Feb. 18, 2021

STARS v2.2

Virginia Tech
IN-9: Diversity and Equity Recognition

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Dennis Cochrane
Director, Office of Sustainability
Division of Campus Planning, Infrastructure and Facilities
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Has the institution been formally recognized for leadership in diversity, equity, and/or inclusion during the previous three years by a national or international program? :
Yes

A brief description of the diversity, equity, and/or inclusion recognition:

Virginia Tech was recognized by the INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine as a Diversity Champion in 2019.


Documentation affirming the diversity, equity, and/or inclusion recognition:
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Website URL where documentation affirming the diversity, equity, and/or inclusion recognition is available:
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According to INSIGHT Magazine, "Diversity Champions exemplify an unyielding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their campus communities, across academic programs, and at the highest administrative levels.

A limited number of colleges and universities across the nation have been selected for this honor.

Known for visionary leadership, Diversity Champions are institutions that set the standard for thousands of other campus communities striving for diversity and inclusion. They develop successful strategies and programs, which then serve as models of excellence for other institutions. Diversity Champion schools exceed everyday expectations, often eclipsing their own goals.

Selected institutions rank in the top tier of Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award recipients. The HEED Award is presented annually by INSIGHT Into Diversity to recognize colleges and universities that are dedicated to creating a diverse and inclusive campus environment."

Virginia Tech has been chosen as a Diversity Champion every year for the past five years. For more information on why Virginia Tech has been chosen, see this link: https://www.insightintodiversity.com/virginia-tech-fulfills-mission-through-service-to-community/

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