AUGUST 2017  
 
 

Dr. Marcus Martin

Dear Friends,

The acts of white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and members of the KKK in Charlottesville and on Grounds August 11th and 12th were reprehensible and not representative of the values of inclusion and diversity we strive to cultivate in our community.  Our hearts go out to the families and friends of those who lost their lives and we pray for full recovery for those injured as a result of the cowardly acts of domestic terror.  Hatred and bigotry have no place in our community and we strongly condemn individuals and organizations that perpetuate these evil acts.  Please see here for the various statements released by University officials related to the events of this weekend.

The Office of the Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity and all who stand for justice and equality at UVA are even more determined to make our community welcoming, inclusive, and safe.  We continue to encourage commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of academic, extracurricular activities, the workplace, and within the surrounding community.

A little over a year ago, President Sullivan requested that the Office for Diversity and Equity assist with completing a diversity, equity, and inclusion recommendations index to inform diversity strategic planning initiatives.  The Diversity Recommendation Index (DRI) is a review of seven reports written by either students, staff, faculty, and/or community members related to recommendations to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University.  
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IN AFTERMATH OF VIOLENCE, SULLIVAN REFLECTS ON CHALLENGING WEEKEND

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EXPLORE THE Diversity Recommendation Index

The Diversity Recommendation Index is a review of seven reports written by students, staff, faculty, and community members related to recommendations to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University.  More >

 
 

SUCCESSFUL STEM PROGRAM, LED BY UVA, NETS NEW GRANT TO EXPAND

The National Science Foundation awarded the Virginia-North Carolina Alliance a $5 million grant for its third five-year phase, which will include expansion of member organizations and of opportunities for students.  More >

 


"UNIVERSITIES, SLAVERY, PUBLIC MEMORY, AND THE BUILT LANDSCAPE"

Learn more about and register for the upcoming Bicentennial symposium presented by the President's Commission on Slavery and the University in partnership with the Slave Dwelling Project. More >




BOOK DOCUMENTS THE STRUGGLES AND TRIUMPHS OF UVA'S PIONEERING BLACK STUDENTS

UVA Press published "The Key to the Door: Experiences of Early African American Students at the University of Virginia," this spring. 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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