Cultural Programming Board


The Cultural Programming Board is charged with the responsibility of supporting the development and implementation of cultural programming at the University of Virginia.
In allocating funding to student-run events and programs, we aim to:

  • Promote learning across the various cultures found within our University community
  • Foster collaboration among students of different backgrounds
  • Increase the presence and impact of underrepresented cultural perspectives
  • Stimulate creative thinking about culture, inclusiveness and community

CPB Members

The Board is comprised of six student members and two UVA faculty member:

Michelle Sawwan: Staff Co-Chair
Scott Rheinheimer: Staff Co-Chair
Bijan Morshedi: Student co-chair (Student at Large)
Ee-Wern Yap
Sara Surface
Gloria Roh
Carrie Myatt
Lilly Crown


Fall Hearing Dates and New Application Procedure

Our 2015-2016 Cultural Programming Board has been fully convened! Hearings for Fall 2015 will be held every Tuesday night from 8:00-9:00 until December 1st. Accordingly, our hearing dates are:

October 20th

October 27th

November 3rd

November 10th

November 17th

November 24th

December 1st

We will post our dates for Spring 2016 when the schedules of our board members have been finalized.

We also have a new procedure for applying for funding. Instead of the old Excel sheet, we now request that all funding proposals be submitted to our GoogleForm (UVa login required). Once you have finished, please be in contact with the Graduate Assistant for Multicultural Student Services and Programs, Aida Barnes (amb7hh). Aida will review your application and be in touch regarding the next step. Please only apply if your event is OVER TWO WEEKS AWAY. Otherwise, CPB will not have time to adequately respond to your application.

The Cultural Programming Board looks forward to hearing from you.




Upcoming List of Members and Fall Hearing Dates

CPB will have its list of members and fall hearing dates as soon as we are able to confirm them.
Please stay tuned.

Spring Hearings

2.2.15 CPB hearings are starting for the spring semester on a rolling basis and we are now accepting applications for spring funding requests. For more information please contact Michelle Sawwan at

Now Accepting Funding Applications


The Cultural Programming Board is now accepting applications for funding for the Fall 2014 semester. Please view the application and dates page for details.

Important to keep in mind

It is important to prepare for your hearing.  You will present about how your event and goals fit the mission of the CPB.  You will also field questions about the purpose, budget, logistics and execution of your event.  The CPB reserves the right to provide full, partial or no funding.  Feel free to direct questions to Michelle Sawwan at