To the university community,

A year ago we observed Virginia Tech’s Principles of Community Week as the pandemic was just beginning to impact the way we live, work, and learn. During the ensuing 12 months, our Principles of Community helped ground and guide us through unprecedented circumstances, and I appreciate all your efforts to support our aspirations for a more diverse and inclusive community.

As we look hopefully forward to re-establishing our campus environment with fewer restrictions and more in-person experiences, our Principles of Community will continue to inform our progress in advancing our strategic plan, The Virginia Tech Difference: Advancing Beyond Boundaries, and InclusiveVT, our institutional and individual commitment to Ut Prosim (That I May Serve) in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence.

Principles of Community Week is an opportunity for all Hokies to reaffirm their commitment to these principles and core values of Virginia Tech. This year we have opportunities to celebrate International Women’s Day, learn about Indigenous identity, hear about the experiences of a Black Southwest Virginia native, and much more.

You can learn more about these and other events on the Principles of Community Week web page. You can also find opportunities to engage throughout the year by visiting our Cultural and Community CentersWomen’s Center, and Cranwell International Center. Thank you for participating, and for supporting InclusiveVT.

Tim Sands,

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