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DEI Resources


Diversity Resources at UVA

  • Chief Diversity Officer: Kevin G. McDonald
  • Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Arts and Sciences: Keisha John
  • Faculty Senate Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement Committee
  • Equity Center: The Equity Center tangibly redresses racial and economic inequity in university communities by advancing a transformative approach to the fundamental research mission, which reforms institutional values, pedagogy, and operations.
  • LGBTQ Center: Located in the center of Grounds, in Newcomb Hall’s Lower Level (just past the Multicultural Student Center), the LGBTQ Center is a welcoming physical safe space and a programming center for the University of Virginia.
  • Women’s Center: The Women’s Center contributes to the full flourishing of UVA’s students, faculty, and staff, as well as the Charlottesville community. The Women’s Center develops strong women leaders and those who work beside them in order to bring social justice, especially gender and racial justice, to our world.


Affinity and Working Groups for Faculty and Staff

  • Black Faculty and Staff Employee Resource Group: The Black Faculty and Staff-Employee Resource Group (BFSERG) will actively engage in the recruitment, mentorship, collegiality, professional development, and retention of its members as well as promotion of an inclusive environment that will benefit all UVA faculty, administrators, staff, and the Charlottesville community.
  • Latinx Employee Resource Group: The Latinx Employee Resource Group will actively engage working to recruit, welcome, and retain Latinx employees across Grounds through resource sharing, social events, and positive networking opportunities. Its members will work to foster a more inclusive environment for all Latinx members of faculty, administration, and staff. Its members will also build networks and engagement with the Latinx community around Charlottesville and the surrounding areas.
  • Military Service Veteran Employee Resource Group: The primary purposes of the UVa Military Veterans Community group are to provide networking opportunities, education and informational resources, support and community building, as well as provide an opportunity to serve as an advocate for the veteran community with university leadership as necessary.
  • Organization of Employees from Africa: A non-profit organization and resource group of people from the 55 African countries working at UVA.
  • Disability Advocacy & Action Committee: As a subcommittee of the Diversity Council, the purpose of this committee is to serve as a think-tank for improving access, in its broadest sense, at the University of Virginia.
  • LGBT Committee: The LGBT Committee is charged with discussing and addressing items of interest to the LGBT community, reviewing best practices of other institutions, making regular reports to the diversity council about the work of the group, providing recommendations where appropriate to the Diversity Council and/or senior administration, and strategizing as to how to implement recommendations.


UVA Dual Career Program

  • Assists partners of faculty with employment resources at UVA and in local community.



Inclusive Teaching- Center for Teaching Excellence


New Faculty and Candidate Resources


Affinity Groups in Charlottesville

  • Contemplative sciences: The mission of the Contemplative Sciences Center (CSC) is to advance the study and application of human flourishing at all levels of education—K-12, undergraduate, graduate, professional, and lifelong. In particular, we are focused on how educational institutions can better understand and facilitate the types of knowledge, mindsets, and practices that promote flourishing.
  • Cville Pride: Cville Pride aims to create a vibrant, visible, and inclusive LGBTQ community presence in Charlottesville, Albemarle, and the surrounding region that promotes equality through events, education, outreach, and advocacy.
  • Jefferson School African American Heritage Center: The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center’s mission is to honor and preserve the rich heritage and legacy of the African- American community of Charlottesville-Albemarle, Virginia and to promote a greater appreciation for, and understanding of, the contributions of African Americans and peoples of the Diaspora locally, nationally and globally.
  • Together Cville: Together Cville works to ensure that everyone in the Charlottesville community is safe, secure, heard, and has access to needed resources.
  • Showing up for Racial Justice: Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multiracial movement for justice with passion and accountability. SURJ provides a space to build relationships, skills, and political analysis to act for change.


UVA Dependent Care Resources

Whether you need full-time childcare, short-term back-up care for a loved one, or extra support for schoolwork, there are resources available to support your caregiving needs offered by UVA or from local community programs.


Parental and other leaves

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