SEPTEMBER 2016  
 
 

Dr. Marcus MartinDear Friends, 

Greetings, and welcome to the first edition of Our Grounds: Dimensions of Diversity, a quarterly newsletter published by the Office for Diversity and Equity at the University of Virginia.

The responsibility to promote an inclusive, welcoming, and respectful environment rests on the shoulders of everyone in our UVA community.  To help accomplish this goal, the Office for Diversity and Equity collaborates with academic and administrative units, students, staff, and faculty across Grounds as well as with members of the greater Charlottesville community.  We encourage the exchange of ideas, provide insights, and develop strategies to make UVA the place for inclusion. Top level administration strongly support and are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion at UVA.   President Sullivan and Provost Katsouleas are very engaged in our efforts.  Deans are now asked to submit diversity plans for their schools, which will lead to increased accountability and opportunities to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion at UVA.  

We are happy to report progress in first-year student diversity. Overall, 31.9% of students in the UVA’s Class of 2020 are minorities. More >

 




 

2020 vision: a look at the class of 2020 and the many perspectives they bring to grounds

The number of first-year students from ethnic and racial minority groups has increased from 26.5 percent to 31.9 percent in last five years with more than 1,175 members of the Class of 2020 self-identifying as minorities. More >

 

 

GROUP HONORS MCDOWELL, SAULS FOR PROMOTING DIVERSITY ON GROUNDS

UVA's Black Faculty and Staff ERG recognized members of the faculty and staff who actively and enthusiastically seek to bring great diversity to the University community.  More >

 
 

NEW SUMMER PROGRAM HELPS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS GRASP LEGACIES OF SLAVERY

High school students came to UVA for the first-ever Cornerstone Summer Institute, a residential camp where they delved into American history, focusing on historical research, archaeological excavation, and community engagement related to slavery and its aftermath.  More >

 
 

IMMEASURABLE EXPERIENCE: MINORITY STUDENTS RAVE ABOUT SCIENCE RESEARCH

About 20 minority students from colleges and universities participated in an unprecedented collaboration between UVA programs including the Leadership Alliance, the Virginia-North Carolina Alliance, and an astronomy professor’s grant.  More >

 


UVA Diversity Efforts Earn National Recognition

UVA is among 83 institutions nationwide – and only three from Virginia – to receive the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, presented by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. More >




ALUMNI JOIN FORCES TO FIGHT FOR DIVERSITY, FROM SILICON VALLEY TO THE BELTWAY

Two members of the UVA IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access) Fund have teamed up to create a coast-to-coast alliance committed to more vibrant, diverse workplaces. More >




 

Links


 
UVA's Diversity Statement

 

Office for Diversity & Equity

 

Diversity Data Dashboard

 

Community MLK Celebration

 

President's Commission on Slavery and the University

 

VA-NC Alliance

 

UVA IDEA Fund

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