Identities

Dance of nations
The Council of International Student Organizations (CISO) presented "Dance of Nations," an international dance night showcasing performances from a variety of countries and cultures around the globe, performed by students and community members associated with several international groups at Virginia Tech. Photo Credit: Christina Franusich

Who are you?

At Virginia Tech, we believe that the collaboration of cultures, ideas, and different perspectives is an institutional asset that brings forth greater creativity, innovation, and learning for all our community members. That is why we welcome students of all identities, backgrounds, and life experiences and provide resources, programs, and connections for them. If you are an incoming student representing one or more of the following identities, know that you are a valued part of the Hokie Nation, and that we can help make your Virginia Tech education an experience that lasts a lifetime.

students walking on campus

Are you a TRANSFER STUDENT coming to Virginia Tech from another two- or four-year institution? If so, you already have valuable experience in higher education, but we want to ensure you acclimate to Virginia Tech and begin to thrive.

Are you a VETERAN? You may need assistance with utilizing military scholarships or need different resources on campus to help you transition to life as a student.

If you are a member of a specific CULTURAL OR ETHNIC IDENTITY, Virginia Tech offers programming, resources, groups, and events to raise cultural awareness and invite the community to learn about and develop an appreciation for cultural differences.

Are you a member of the LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY? Are you seeking support for GENDER-BASED ISSUES? Check out the events, initiatives, programs, and services specifically designed for the LGBTQ+ community and for the support of gender equity.

If you are a member of a particular RELIGION, FAITH, OR SPIRITUAL GROUP, there are many organizations on campus you can join. Virginia Tech is also expanding an initiative to develop interfaith dialogue and build bridges between faith communities on campus.

students introducing themselves

Virginia Tech’s CULTURAL AND COMMUNITY CENTERS create the conditions for underrepresented student success and develop the cultural competence of every Virginia Tech student. Six important, culture-specific spaces within Squires Student Center provide a welcoming learning environment where you can join others in celebrating your heritage and/or identity designation.