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Principles

The principles seen below are guiding our decisions as we prepare for a fall semester that is as close as possible to the traditional Virginia Tech experience.

  • We affirm our highest priority is the safety, health, and well-being of our community, and we are committed to science and the recommended public health practices as we transition to an on-campus learning and research environment.
  • We remain committed to our tripartite teaching, research, and outreach mission and its transformational impacts on the intellectual development of students and the economic vitality of the communities that we serve.
  • We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and reaffirm the Principles of Community and InclusiveVT, our individual and collective commitment to Ut Prosim (That I May Serve) in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence.
  • We will be guided by the values and aspirations expressed in our strategic plan, “The Virginia Tech Difference – Advancing Beyond Boundaries.”
  • We acknowledge the value of the Virginia Tech student experience.
  • We will continue to rely on internal and external input from a wide array of stakeholders to guide our holistic, principles-based approach to the fall semester.
  • We pledge to communicate in a transparent, authentic, and timely manner so that all of Virginia Tech’s stakeholders can make informed decisions as we meet the challenges ahead.
  • We will make informed, data-driven decisions and operate within our resource capacity.
  • We will be flexible and prepared with resiliency and a sense of service that permeates the Hokie Nation.