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About Virginia Western

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity is a core value at Virginia Western Community College. We are committed to promoting a culture and practice of inclusion and empowerment.

Virginia Western defines diversity as the celebration of the unique contributions of all individuals, stemming from, but not limited to, the traditional categories of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation and socio-economic status.

We are Western--a college community united in our individuality.

ShaWanda in the Culinary/Baking Program  Small Group Learning

Did you know?

  • Our diverse student body is comprised of students from 8 major ethnic groups.
  • The mission of Virginia's Community Colleges is to "give EVERYONE the opportunity to learn and develop the right skills so lives and communities are strengthened."
  • There are 5 minority-majority institutions in the Virginia Community College System.
  • The Office of Disability Services assists in facilitating accommodations for all eligible students.
  • Virginia Western has numerous student clubs and organizations. If you can't find one that matches your interests, you can start a new one! Click on "Student Clubs & Organizations" below for more information.

Diversity @ VWCC

Graduation

Mission, Values, Goals
Virginia Western Events Calendar
Student Demographics
Student Life Office
Student Clubs and Organizations
Student Events
Military Student Center
Disability Services
ADA Campus Map
International Students
Intervention Counselor
TRiO Pathways

Diversity Photo Gallery
Welcome Back! Photo Gallery
Heather

I'm Heather...

  • I am a New Student Advisor at Virginia Western and joined the College in January 2012. I also teach SDV 101 (Student Development) as an Adjunct in the School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.
  • I am from Dublin, VA.
  • I came to the Roanoke area in 2001.
  • I enjoy spending time with my husband, daughter and fur baby, as well as working out and competing in strongman and powerlifting competitions. I am a huge advocate of using the weight room to enhance not only physical strength, but mental strength as well.
  • I love the sense of community that VWCC fosters and building relationships with co-workers and students. I love that, whether you are a student straight out of high school or someone who has been in the workforce for years, the College offers a plethora of opportunities to fit educational and employment needs. There is nothing like supporting students right where they are on their journey and being an advocate for their success.

Click here to see more of Virginia Western's Spotlight on Diversity.

Diversity @ VCCS

Virginia Community College System Diversity and Inclusion
Minority Professional Teaching Fellows

Bukuru at the Music Lab  Graduation Valedictorian

Diversity in the Roanoke Valley

Roanoke Demographics
Roanoke Valley Diversity Resources
Welcoming Roanoke

Other Diversity Resources

Diversity Calendar
NEA Diversity Tool Kit

Students on the Bridge  Graduation

Contact Us

Phone: 540-857-VWCC (8922)
24/7 Student Support Center - 855-874-6690

Address:
3094 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015

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Around the Campus

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