Student Organizations

Latinx Graduate Student Alliance

The Latinx Graduate Student Alliance is committed to cultivating an inclusive, supportive, and empowering community for Latinx graduate students at UVA by coordinating cultural and social engagements, professional development, and community outreach. 

The purpose of the Latinx Graduate Student Alliance at UVA is to: 

1. Cultivate an inclusive, supportive, and empowering community for Latinx graduate students at UVA. 

2. Promote the advancement of Latinx graduate students at UVA through cultural and social engagements, professional development, community outreach, and peer recruitment and retention. 

3. Highlight and celebrate the academic and professional achievements of Latinx graduate students at UVA. 

For more information please visit: 

LGSA Facebook Public Page: https://www.facebook.com/LGSAatUVA/ 
LGSA Facebook Private Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/UVAgradLatinX/ 

Contact:
Samantha Perez, President
smp7ya@virginia.edu 


Shades of Sisterhood

The purpose of Shades of Sisterhood (SOS) is to create and encourage community between Female Graduate and Professional students within the Black Diaspora across UVa's grounds. SOS provides an inclusive open forum where students of this particular intersection can come together and fellowship over shared experiences. Shades of Sisterhood also provides an opportunity for Black Female Graduate and Professional students to interact with Black Female Faculty and Staff from across grounds to discuss challenges and triumphs they can expect as they continue their professional careers. 

Contact: 
Revay O. Corbett, Co-Founder
roc2ab@virginia.edu 
Email: shadesofsisterhood.uva@gmail.com 


The Organization for UnderRepresented Students 

The Organization for UnderRepresented Students (OURS) is focused on providing a safe space for Ph.D. students from underrepresented backgrounds to come together and discuss the unique challenges we face. OURS hosts a lunch every other month where students come together to share their struggles as underrepresented students, celebrate success, and discuss solutions that would make the pursuit of a Ph.D. more equitable. 

Contact:
Maria Ali, Founder 
oursuva@virginia.edu