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 purpose of the CAUS Diversity Committee is to provide leadership, direction, and assistance in strengthening and sustaining a diverse environment with a supportive, nurturing climate for the college community.
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 diversity and inclusion efforts to ensure that they remain integrated, intentional, and central to the core mission of the university.
As a college we find ways to celebrate the diversity of our own students and faculty and of Virginia Tech. Some of our annual initiatives to recognize diversity have included the Diversity Competition and Showcase and the Exhibition on Cultures.