Welcome Reception for New Provost for Inclusion & Diversity
Virginia Tech will host welcome receptions for two of the newest members of the university’s leadership team. The public is invited to welcome them to the community.
- When: Wednesday, Feb. 24, 3 to 5 p.m.
- Where: Latham Ballroom, Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center, 901 Prices Fork Road
The community is welcome to attend the receptions and no RSVP is required. For information, email Shannon Harvey or visit http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2016/02/020116-provost-welcomereceptions.html
Serve as a Delegate-at-Large: Available Immediately
- Commission on Equal Opportunity & Diversity
More info here, meets Mondays, bi-monthly, 10:30am – 12n (GLC Rm B)
- Commission on Staff Policies and Affair
More info here, monthly, 4th Tuesday, 2pm – 3:30pm (NECTR 2317)
What is a delegate-at-large?
- A delegate-at-large can be any graduate student. They are appointed by the executive board and approved by the GSA rather individual departments.
What does this position do?
Your duty in this position is to attend the meetings to represent the GSA and graduate student body. If interested contact Tara Reel
Two-Factor Log In System Changes
You may have seen the notifications regarding the two-factor login system at Virginia Tech. (see http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2015/08/081115-it-2factorauthentication.html)
The GSA will have representatives from Virginia Tech come and speak to delegates at our February 25th meeting. We will have a presentation on the rationale behind the two-factor login system and provide opportunity for students to ask questions.
Celebrate Black History Month!
It is the third week of Black History Month! Celebrations continue with events each week. Upcoming events for this week include the following:
Friday, February 19th
- Uplifting Black Men’s Conference (Free, registration required: https://goo.gl/8Z86cW)
Friday-Saturday, February 19-20th
- Community Organizing/Grassroots Training (Free, registration required: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6Wsnl59lwXmZtul)
Saturday February 20th
- Soul Food Sampling ($20, tickets by phone or at Alexander Black House & Cultural Center) Contact: Thomas Sherman, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Intercultural Engagement Center will include information throughout the month.
For more information (summary and contact info) on the events:
Health Field Day
The American Heart Association’s HeartChase here at Virginia Tech wants to encourage graduate students and the Graduate Student Assembly to take part in this fun event on April 6th.
HeartChase is a 1-day, “adult field day” with the mission of ending heart disease and stroke through fundraising and getting the community active!
Please email Savannah Kramer (Executive Chair of the American Heart Association’s HeartChase here at Virginia Tech) email@example.com for more information. Or check out their website at Health Field Day.
Open Forum with Provost Rikikas
Graduate students! You are invited to an open forum hosted by the American Association of University Professors on Friday, February 19th from 2:30 – 4:30 pm.
More information can be found here: http://vtaaup.org/2016/01/27/open-forum-with-provost-rikakis/
GSA Officers 2016-2017
Each year the members of the executive board are elected by members of the GSA. If you are interested in serving in any of the following positions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information on procedures, nominations, and elections.
Officers up for election:
|§ President||§ Vice President|
|§ Director of Programs||§ Director of Communications|
|§ Director of Finance|
Elections will be run by members of the Judiciary Committee of the GSA. Elections are held in the last meeting (April).
Navigating Schiffert Health Center
in the Summer:
Information for Graduate Students
With Spring Break fast approaching and exams in full swing, here is a refresher on mental health, academic relief, and counseling resources for all Virginia Tech students. Remember, as graduate students, especially instructors, we have a lot of interaction with students. If you or someone you know is having trouble, there is no shame is reaching out for more information and assistance:
- Anonymous & Confidential Mental Health Screening
Provides list of resources following screening
- Students in Distress: Who to Contact?
- List of Clinical Services for All Students
- Cook Counseling Non-Emergency Referral Form
*Note: This form is NOT required for services
About: Cook Counseling
- Faculty Access: Dean of Student Reporting System
If a graduate instructor, can also report via Faculty Access
Not sure if you need to refer or contact services?
Contact Office of Student Conduct: (540) 231-3787 or Online
Calls to Dean of Students Office are welcomed and encouraged.