If this is your first time visiting online, I hope you take a few moments to learn more about us and visit our Blacksburg campus or other campus locations in the state . I think you will come to appreciate the beauty of our campus and Southwest Virginia, as Laura and I do. If you happen to see us walking on campus, or cheering on our teams, or attending student events and performances at the Moss Art Center, please say hello (or “Go Hokies!”). If you are already a member of the Hokie Nation, thank you for your ongoing engagement and support. Together, we are shaping the future of higher education.
We recognize that we cannot meet the mandate of preparing students for service without equipping them with the tools and strategies they will need to work, live, and learn In a diverse and complex world. Today’s world is a world of many ideas, thoughts, perspectives, backgrounds, experiences, philosophies, and beliefs. It is a world of individuals with multiple identities – race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender identity, language, and ability. It is a world where some are privileged to serve and others are in positions to be in need of service, services, assistance, and support. It is a world that needs courageous and compassionate leaders who are committed to Ut Prosim ( that I may serve ), in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. With InclusiveVT and the Principles of Community as our core values, Virginia Tech is preparing leaders for the world.
Situated in a rigorous workshop environment with open studios and dedicated desk space, the Industrial Design Program at Virginia Tech endeavors to facilitate learning by doing and to catalyze a student's independence - thinking for oneself . The program fosters an intensive making culture, advocating experimentation and iteration. The students' experience culminates in a forward-thinking-global perspective, a capacity for both collaboration and teaching one another, and a sensibility toward ut prosim , the University's pledge for service.