The University of Virginia’s Commitment to Diversity
“Diversity stands with ethics, integrity, and academic excellence, as a cornerstone of University culture. The University promotes an inclusive and welcoming environment that embraces the full spectrum of human attributes, perspectives, and disciplines. When people of different backgrounds come together, they exchange ideas, question assumptions (including their own), and broaden the horizons for us all. A University of Virginia community rich in diversity affords every member equal respect – and provides a forum for understanding our differences as well as our commonalities.” University of Virginia, Office of the President
BIMS faculty and students come to UVa from across the country and around the world, representing many states and countries. Below is a partial list of diversity resources at UVA.
- African-American Student Organizations
- Black Graduate and Professional Student Organization
- Hispanic/Latino Resources Page
- LGBT: Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender
- Office of the Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity
- Summer Medical Leadership Program (SMLP)
- Summer Research Internship Program in Biomedical Research (undergraduate)
- Voices of Diversity at UVa
- Diverse Living in Charlottesville
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