Who are we?
CEM students, faculty and staff come from a variety of cultural, ethnic and racial backgrounds. We ascribe to a variety of political affiliations and faiths. We come from a variety of different places. We all have different experiences that shape our world view.
We stand united in the shared belief that our diversity is our strength.
Our diversity reflects the diversity in our professional world - in the board rooms and on the construction site. We strive to create an inclusive and welcoming space for all, so that we're able to better learn from each other's experience.
Our diversity allows us to think about problems in new ways and create better solutions together. Our recognition of how people contribute differently makes us more effective teammates, leaders, thinkers and engaged citizens.
The CEM Program supports the Virginia Tech Principles of Community