Resources for Faculty and Staff


Faculty and Staff are encouraged to partner with the Office of Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives to maximize the recruitment and retention of graduate students. Please feel free to contact 540-231-6529 to learn about resources available to improve the recruitment and diversity strategies for your program.


Hobsons® Connect System

Logging into Hobsons® Connect System

Prospective Student Interest Page
User guide for Hobsons® Connect System Mobile Device Interest Page
Slides about Hobsons Connect System Accessing the Hobsons® Connect VIP page

Recruitment and Diversity Summit

Each year, just before the Fall semester starts, the Graduate School holds a recruitment and diversity summit meeting. Discussion topics include enrollment, the fall recruitment schedule, the Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Supporting Institutes (HBCU/MSI) Research Summit, and more.

Coordinated Site Visits Program

The purpose of the CSVP is to recruit competitive graduate students who identify as members of underrepresented groups and to implement effective retention strategies to integrate these students into the Virginia Tech community, while establishing and maintaining strong connections with faculty from minority serving institutions.  

Virginia Tech Graduate & Professional School Fair

The Graduate Student Assembly hosts an annual recruitment fair typically held in late September in Squires Student Center. Colleges, departments, and programs are encouraged to purchase a booth to recruit VT students and students from the surrounding area.