Announcements

Announcements

2013-14 Internships in Student Affairs

March 14th, 2013
  • Applications for the following three internships in Multicultural Student Services are now available:
    • American Indian Student Affairs
    • Middle Eastern Student Affairs
    • Hispanic/Latino Student Affairs
  • The goal of the Office of the Dean of Students is to promote the intellectual, cultural, personal, and social development of students.
  • Interns have been able to craft internship projects relevant to their personal curiosity and experience.  In addition, they get to meet community members from across Grounds and gain valuable professional experience while their work makes an impact within each respective community and our University.
  • Please visit the website to become familiar with the communities.  Write to Program Coordinator Julie Roa at julie@virginia.edu to request an application.
  • All applications are due by March 25th

Love is Love is Back!

February 11th, 2013

Why Love is Love?

The Love is Love campaign is a celebration of love that is meant to create greater social awareness at the University of Virginia and beyond. The power of its message is found in its simplicity. It is a message that can span all communities. Regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, and community-affiliation, true, committed relationships between adults are founded in love. All relationships are equal. All love is equal. Love is Love. It’s not about what it looks like; it’s about how it feels.

The Love is Love campaign is scheduled for the week leading up to Valentine’s Day, a holiday that often overlooks members of the LGBTQ community through heterosexist traditions, advertising, and greeting cards. It is also designed to help correct the common misconception that same-sex partnerships and relationships are simply based on sex and sexual attraction with no real feeling or emotion involved. It is meant to represent progress from the past and remind us of how far we still have to go.

It’s a simple message, but one that bears great meaning. Love comes in all shapes, sizes, colors, and varieties. Just because it looks differently, doesn’t mean it feels differently or should be treated differently. In the end, LOVE IS LOVE.

Show Some LOVE. Pick up a Shirt in the LGBT Resource Center (Newcomb 435) from 2/11-2/14.

Wear your shirt on February 14th!

What is a Community of Trust? A Public Conversation about Gender Violence at UVA

January 23rd, 2013

Thursday, February 7th from 6-7:30
Ern Commons

The University is pleased to welcome for this event two national experts on the issue of sexual violence on college campuses. Gina Maisto Smith, JD, an expert in university policy related to sexual misconduct, and Dorothy Edwards, PhD, expert in prevention of gender violence, will lead a public conversation about ending gender violence at the University.  What is a Community of Trust? A Public Conversation about Gender Violence at UVA will provide a unique opportunity to participate in a discussion of how the University can be a national leader in ending gender violence.   All members of the University and greater community are invited to attend.  Opening  remarks by President Teresa Sullivan.

Climate Change and Green Jobs: Indigenous Strategies for a Sustainable Future

January 16th, 2013

A Public Talk Featuring:

Winona LaDuke,
Former Green Party Vice-Presidential Candidate, Founder and Co-Director of Honor the Earth, and author of All Our Relations (1999), Recovering the Sacred (2005), and the Militarization of Indian Country (2011).

A Public Talk at the Harrison Institute at UVa’s Small Special Collections Library
Thursday, January 31, 2013, at 5:30 pm.
Open to all.
Hosted by Brown Residential College’s Visiting Environmental Writers and Scholars Series.

Hispanic/Latino Student Affairs spring internship – ODOS

November 13th, 2012

Engage in critical thought about the state of the Hispanic/Latino student experience at UVA

  • Dive more into the community; work with the Office of the Dean of Students to analyze trends and suggest new programming and improvements to current services and learn about the field of Student Affairs while becoming more engaged.
  • See details in the application (.docx)
  • Due on Friday November 30th.

University Statement in Response to Recent Facebook Posting

October 31st, 2012

University Statement in Response to Recent Facebook Posting (pdf)

Study Abroad? J-Term? Summer Session? Semester at Sea? What to do and how to pay for it!

October 10th, 2012

Monroe Hall 124
Wednesday, October 17 – 5:30 PM (dinner provided!)

Join us for an extremely informative panel featuring representatives from Study Abroad, Summer Session and J term offices, as well as our resident expert on study abroad funding from Student Financial Services. Come learn about the breadth of opportunities and the various ways that you can fund them. Even if you are not planning to study abroad until later in your career here, it is never too early to start planning. There will be plenty of time for Q & A as well, so come prepared with all of your questions.  As always, free dinner will be provided. RSVP HERE so that we can plan accordingly for food!

Financial Aid Office Hours in Peabody Hall!

October 10th, 2012

Once again this year, we are pleased to offer short-term office hours for Student Financial Services in the Office of the Dean of Students, in order to answer your financial aid questions in a convenient location on Grounds. Mr. Robert Barrett, a financial aid administrator, will hold office hours from mid-October through early November on Monday and Thursday afternoons on the 2nd floor of Peabody Hall. He will take appointments and walk-ins (as available). To make an appointment, email rab2fd@virginia.edu. All shifts are 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (10/15, 10/18, 10/22, 10/25, 10/29, 11/1, 11/5, 11/8).

Cultural Programming Board

October 1st, 2012

Cultural Programming Board (CPB) is charged by the Vice President for Student Affairs with the responsibility of supporting the development and implementation of cultural programming at the University of Virginia. The CPB seeks to accomplish this charge through support of student initiated cultural programming.

The Division of the Vice President of Student Affairs and the Office of the Dean of Students are currently evaluating the needs of students related to cultural programming support. Please contact Julie Roa, with any questions or concerns.

    ODOS and Student Activities presents: CIO Workshop Series

    September 25th, 2012

    The staff in the Office of the Dean of Students and Student Activities is excited to provide a series of workshops for CIOs this fall. These workshops are a direct result of feedback from CIOs and are designed to provide student organization leaders with the tools and resources in areas such as budgeting, website development, event planning, fundraising, membership accountability, and using applications such as The Source and Sympa.

    For a complete list of workshops and information on registration, please visit the Student Activities website for details.