As an academic entity, the College of Architecture and Urban Studies is identified with insightful planning, place-making, community, creative design, and visual and construction arts. Through these physical and visual arts, we put into play the concepts and applications that encourage, build, and embrace the multi-cultural diversity of our world.
The CAUS Diversity Committee provides leadership, direction, and assistance in strengthening and sustaining a diverse environment with a supportive, nurturing climate. It also initiates and sponsors guest speakers and faculty panel discussions throughout the year. The committee maintains an active, growing collection of photo-narratives as part of the CAUS Community Narratives project which features faculty, staff, and students in the college.
The model for Inclusive Excellence at Virginia Tech has four dimensions: Access and Success, Campus Climate and Intergroup Relations, Education and Scholarship, and Institutional Infrastructure. The dimensions create a framework that helps the institution monitor the progress of inclusion and diversity efforts to ensure that they remain integrated, intentional, and central to the core mission of the university.