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Invitation to voluntarily self-identify disability, ethnicity/race, and veteran status

From: Office for Equity and Accessibility and Human Resources

Virginia Tech is subject to certain nondiscrimination and affirmative action recordkeeping and reporting requirements. As such, the university is required to invite employees to voluntarily self-identify demographic information, including whether or not they have a disability, race and ethnicity, and veteran status.

Employees’ voluntarily self-identifying this demographic information helps the university fulfill our strategic priority to Elevate the Ut Prosim (That I May Serve) Difference and reinforces our core value of Diverse and Inclusive Communities.

To update demographic information, employees can log into Hokie Spa and select the Hokie Team tab then select the following links:

  • Update disability information>Update Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability Information
  • Update ethnicity/race>Update Ethnicity and Race
  • Update veterans status> eterans Classification

Providing this demographic information is voluntary; however, we encourage employees to review their information and update it if needed. Any demographic information reported in university systems will be kept completely confidential and may only be used in accordance with the provisions of applicable federal laws, executive orders, and regulations, including those that require the demographic information to be summarized and reported to the federal government for civil rights enforcement purposes.

Additional information on voluntary self-identification of demographic information is available on the Office for Equity and Accessibility website.

We appreciate our employees’ help toward ensuring Virginia Tech fulfills its commitment to Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

Discrimination or harassment on any of these bases is prohibited by Policy 1025, "Anti-Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Policy."

If you have questions, please contact the Office for Equity and Accessibility at or 540-231-2010. 

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