Diversity and Recruitment Summit I & II

This summer, the Graduate School’s Office of Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives (ORDI) will host a Graduate Diversity and Recruitment Summit I and II. Your participation is important as this will be an interactive and collaborative exchange of information and ideas.


Summit I will take place Thursday, June 16, 2011 from 10-noon in the GLC room F and 401 NVC.

The agenda will include the following:

·         Snapshot of graduate applications from 2010-2011

·         Are we growing in numbers and diversity?

·         Current recruitment efforts

·         Future recruitment efforts

·         Brainstorm about best practices and ways to improve


Summit II will take place Wednesday, July 20, 2011 from 2-3:30pm in the GLC room F.

The agenda will include the following:

·         2011-2012 ORDI Initiatives

·         Coordinated School Visits Program forecast

·         Campus recruitment schedule

·         Marketing of our graduate programs

·         Climate and retention


Please participate to learn about and contribute to the graduate student diversity and recruitment efforts. Please share this email with others as needed.


*National Capital Region will have the ability to participate, more details to come.

Contact Dannette Gomez Beane with questions at dannette@vt.edu.

Graduate School Summer Hours

Starting Monday, May 16, the Graduate School’s Blacksburg offices in the Graduate Life Center (GLC) will operate with summer hours, opening at 9:00am each day and closing at 4:00pm. The summer schedule will be in effect through Friday, July 29. Regular business hours (8-5) will resume on August 1. When the Graduate School is open but the GLC is closed, access Graduate School offices through the entrance door facing Squires Student Center.

The Graduate Life Center will remain accessible 24/7 to all graduate students with a valid Hokie Passport.