InclusiveVT is the institutional and individual commitment to the university’s motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. InclusiveVT builds upon the strong foundation provided by the Principles of Community as Virginia Tech seeks to actualize its vision of being a welcoming, affirming, inclusive, accessible, and safe community.
In order to realize our motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech has an obligation to prepare our students to be of service to anyone, at any time, and anywhere. This responsibility, known as the Ut Prosim Imperative, guides our efforts to create sustainable transformation that increases representational diversity, ensures a welcoming and inclusive climate, and embeds issues of identity and equity into the academic mission.
We recognize that we cannot live out our motto unless we prepare students to be leaders in the global community, confidently engaging with different identities, backgrounds, cultures, experiences, perspectives, values, and beliefs.
Only through recognizing, honoring, respecting, and valuing difference are we able to find the common humanity that connects us all.
The focus on humanity is reflected in the Strategic Growth Area of Equity and Social Disparity in the Human Condition. This area is devoted to identifying, analyzing, and addressing issues that impact the human experience in society through applied scholarship and experiential learning.
As an integral part of the academic mission, the Pathways core area of Critical Analysis of Equity and Identity in the United States is a required curricular component of every student’s education at Virginia Tech. In addition, every student at Virginia Tech is required to complete a pre-enrollment course on issues of identity and human diversity.
Centrally coordinated, with decentralized responsibility and accountability, InclusiveVT is an integral part of the fabric and culture of Virginia Tech.