Help Recruit Prospective Students at InclusiveVT Project 2022 Yield Events
Beginning in the fall of 2017, Virginia Tech began a pilot project of the InclusiveVT Project 2022 initiative, a bold university-wide effort to make a difference. The goal, for Project 2022, is to increase the number of underrepresented students at Virginia Tech. The good news is that there is a significant increase in the number of minority student applicationsNow, we need your help even more by participating in our spring yield events with those students who are offered admission. There are several opportunities for alumni involvement. Alumni may:
Call prospective students once they are admitted in late February. Register here.
Meet prospective students at Project 2022 Yield Events in the following areas:
- National Capital Region Registration
March 5, 2017 | 4 pm - 6 pm
Virginia Tech Research Center
900 N. Glebe Rd. Arlington, VA;
- Norfolk/Virginia Beach Registration
March 6, 2017 | 7 pm - 9 pm
Norfolk Slover Public Library
235 E Plume St, Norfolk, VA
- Newport News Registration
March 7, 2016 | 7 pm - 9 pm
Hampton Inn and Suites
12251 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA
- Richmond Registration
March 8, 2017 | 7 pm - 9 pm
Hampton Inn & Suites-Virginia Center
1101 Technology Park Drive, Glen Allen VA
If you are willing to help host events with alumni to share this opportunity, please let us know.
Donate. The biggest challenge for underrepresented student enrollment is scholarships, but there is a new opportunity for giving – the Beyond Boundaries Scholars Program . To give, use the link above and select “Enter your own”. Then enter Beyond Boundaries Scholars - Access. If you can give $3,000 ($250 month), $5,000 ($416 month), or $6,000 ($500 month), it will be matched through Beyond Boundaries Scholars Program.
If you prefer to give less, you can give to the InclusiveVT Student Excellence Fund, which will be used to help recruit historically underrepresented students (including freshman and transfer students) by providing additional financial resources to support their educational goals. There's no minimum and you can schedule monthly deductions as low as $10 a month. Using the same link, select “InclusiveVT Student Excellence Fund” to give a gift any size gift.
Check out the Office for Inclusion and Diversity Fall Review to see all the changes at VT.
Share this opportunity and email with fellow Alumni! Let's make this happen!
Virginia Tech is getting national publicity for our diversity efforts. President Sands has demonstrated a strong leadership commitment to making a difference and has set aggressive goals for minority student enrollment. We hope you will join us in the effort.
"Now is the time… To dream big. To act boldly. To give generously. To make dreams come true.”
If you have questions, please reach out to:
Crystal L. Crockett '03, Director of Development for Institutional Diversity,
Office: (540)231-5664 Cell: (540) 750-1493
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Latanya Walker, ’91, Director of Alumni Relations for Diversity and Inclusion,
Office: (540) 231-8970 Cell: (540) 553-2701
Planning is underway for the 2018 Black Alumni Reunion. This reunion will mark several Virginia Tech milestones, including: ...Learn more
Join Students at a Black History Month Networking Social
You are invited to join more than 100 African American Virginia Tech students on Saturday, February 18, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., for a unique networking reception and tour of the Freedom House Museum in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. There will be a short program with several area alumni and university administrator followed by a reception with light refreshments and hors d'oeuvres. This event is FREE and the attire is Business Professional/Casual
Learn more about the Freedom House Museum, owned by the Northern Virginia Urban League. Here, visitors stand witness to the powerful stories of the enslaved in the same space where they were once held. First-person slave narratives told through video and exhibits include the story of Solomon Northup.
Point of Contact: Traci DeShazor, Director, Diversity and Inclusion, National Capital Region, Virginia Tech Alumni Association: email@example.com
Sponsored by the Black Organizations Council, Black Cultural Center, Virginia Tech Alumni Association, Office for Inclusion and Diversity, Moss Arts Center, the National Capital Region Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association and the Division of Student Affairs Presents
Theme: “Now is the time… To dream big. To act boldly. To give generously. To make dreams come true.”
InclusiveVT Project 2022 is the first of several pilots under an InclusiveVT project related to increasing student diversity. This first pilot is in collaboration with Enrollment Management, Alumni Relations, College Access Collaborative, Advancement, Black Faculty and Staff Caucus, and the Office of Inclusion and Diversity. The overall InclusiveVT objectives relate to increasing student diversity. Future pilots will focus on Native American students, Hispanic/Latino students, and first generation students. This initiative seeks to institutionalize the role of Black Alumni Societies in engagement efforts related to recruitment, in partnership with the Admissions Office, 4H programs, community organizations, the Black Faculty and Staff Caucus and the Office of Inclusion and Diversity...Learn more
The Virginia Tech Multicultural Alumni Advisory Board (MAAB) is accepting nominations for new board members for the 2015-2018 term. Learn more about the MAAB or how to make a nomination.
All nominations and applications must be submitted via the survey.
2016 Grapevine Conference for Black and African-American Women in Higher Education
The Grapevine Network's mission is to foster a community of healthy, productive, and balanced Black/African American women engaged or interested in higher education careers. The network will host a conference in Roanoke, Virginia, on Friday, April 1, 2016.
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Bruce Carver Giving Challenge
At Virginia Tech, we eagerly incorporate additional points of view. This ensures a stronger university, both for the students we have today and the promising young people we hope to attract in the years to come.
You have the opportunity to help us build upon our established strengths through the Bruce Carver Giving Challenge. Your gift to the Black Cultural Center Alumni Scholarship will provide support to students who enhance the lives of those associated with the BCC and the university community.
Where Do You Fit In?
All Virginia Tech graduates are part of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association. The question is: Are you active? The goal of every Virginia Tech alumni is lifelong service - Ut Prosim (That I May Serve.)
You Are Valued
Multicultural Alumni are a valuable resource to Virginia Tech. The university is committed to building a more diverse and inclusive learning environment to include faculty, students, staff, and alumni (www.inclusive.vt.edu). Your passion and experience is needed as we embark upon a journey that will change the lives of multicultural alumni and students at Virginia Tech. As alumni you have the opportunity to contribute to a student’s growth and success. It is multicultural alumni that have the challenge and fulfillment of relating to today’s prospective and current multicultural students. Please make a difference today by getting involved.
How to Get Involved
The Virginia Tech Alumni Association provides the opportunity to participate in your college homecoming, class reunion or other events. Plan on attending events today and stay connected.
Attend multicultural alumni programs and events.
Become active in your local alumni chapter today.
Connect with fellow Hokies where you live. Chapters are the communication link between alumni and the university and provide many opportunities to participate in events and programs within your local community.
Get involved with other alumni and students today!
Visit the Programs section to learn more.
Join the Multicultural Alumni Group page on Hokie Nation Network (once you login, you will go directly to the group page)
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