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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at VT NSI

At the Virginia Tech National Security Institute, we are committed to harboring a collaborative work environment, expanding our community engagement, and championing equity across the institute. Our dedicated DEI Committee is at the forefront of championing our mission to promote and support an equitable, diverse, and inclusive work environment for all VTNSI faculty, staff, and students regardless of age, race, ethnicity, country of origin, language, religion, spiritual practice, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, personality dimensions, academic interests, socioeconomic status, and mental/physical status.

The Committee embodies the meaning of Ut Prosim for an inclusive workplace and provides a welcoming environment for all people that interact with VTNSI. The Committee also works with the University Office of Inclusion and Diversity to ensure VTNSI benefits from University-level programs and activities.

If you would like to learn more about the committee or are interested in joining, please email

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Partnering with Minority Serving Institutions (MSI), especially Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), is a priority for many research institutions and organizations. To help inspire researchers to form equitable and sustainable partnerships with HBCUs, below are two tools to help initiate partnerships by identifying researchers and institutions that align with your research.

HBCUs Institution Overview:

Prototype dashboard from Virginia Tech University Libraries to help researchers learn about HBCU institutions, research strengths, research expenditures, research fields, and Virginia Tech/HBCU research overlaps to identify future collaboration opportunities with HBCU researchers. 

Virginia Tech/HBCU Collaborators by Research Impact & Intelligence:

Tool from Virginia Tech University Libraries that provides an overview of Virginia Tech Researchers collaborating with HBCU researchers. 

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