The Office of Graduate Student Diversity Programs is committed to the identification, retention, mentoring, and graduation of a highly talented and diverse graduate student population.  We firmly believe that a community of diverse graduate students at the University of Virginia is integral for maintaining our position as a global leader in education, advancing scholary pursuits and academic quality, and fostering an environment of inclusiveness and support.

Graduate Diversity Programs

UVA Student Helps Build Soundtrack for Smithsonian African-American Museum

Among the many historic artifacts and stories on display when the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture opens this weekend, visitors will be treated to exhibits celebrating 400 years of African-American music, many of them carefully researches and curated by University of Virginia Ph.D student Steven Lewis.

UVA Joins Research Effort to Improve Lives of Black Girls and Women

The University of Virginia is among 25 institutions joining the newly created Collaborative to Advance Equity through Research, announced Friday at a White House forum.





UVA Grad Student Receives Major Scholarship

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation named Samantha Melinda Perez, a University of Virginia graduate student, a Health Policy Research Scholar, which will provide her with $30,000 annually for up to four years. She is one of two students who are the first engineers to be named Health Policy Research Scholars.