[for the period 08/16/17 to 12/31/17]
Commitment to Inclusion and Diversity - The University of Virginia supports and promotes an inclusive and welcoming environment that embraces the full spectrum of human attributes, perspectives, and disciplines. We have found that when people of different backgrounds come together, they exchange ideas, question assumptions (including their own), and broaden the horizons for us all. A community rich in diversity affords every member equal respect and provides a forum for understanding our differences as well as our commonalities.
I begin this message with a warm welcome to our new students. We look forward to introducing you to the UVA family and all the opportunities that await you as a member of this community. I've enjoyed meeting you and your parents over the summer, and I am anticipating the many ways in which you will be contributing to this special place.