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The Office for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB)

The Office for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB)

University President Tim Sands, Virginia Tech

diversity (n)

The visible and invisible characteristics and experiences that make people different. Everyone is diverse.

equity (v)

Identifying and addressing imbalances and barriers that inhibit group and individual full engagement and success.

inclusion (v)

The act of ensuring all groups and individuals have equal access to resources and opportunities.

belonging (n)

The nexus of diversity, equity and inclusion where all groups and individuals feel welcomed, valued, and are empowered to be active members in the community. 

Meet Our Team

As a team, the "Fab Five" believes they are a team who promotes excellence. The team focuses on driving strategic, innovative practices with results. The team is purpose-driven and creates an inclusive society. The team views themselves as visionary trailblazers who are making a difference in the Pamplin College of Business and beyond.

About Us

Charles Schwab Financial Planning Suite, Classroom, Class, Learning, Lecture, Listening, Teaching, Derek Klock, Associate Professor, Pamplin College of Business

Teaching in the Finance


Inspire a sense of belonging for students and stakeholders using inclusive and innovative practices to elevate the human experience by developing culturally informed community leaders.

Chris Zobel, Professor, Pamplin College of Business, Business Information Technology

MGT students


Transform leaders through strategic initiatives and programming that integrates models of excellence in cutting edge research, service, and business education.


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