Faculty Senate Resolution Regarding the University of Virginia's Current Admissions Policies, October 4, 1999
The Faculty Senate recognizes the value of diversity in the classroom and throughout the University and underscores the importance of maintaining that diversity. We also recognize U.Va.'s successful history of minority recruitment, retention, and graduation. Equal opportunity must be one of the stated goals of higher education. The consideration of race, as one of many factors for admission to the University, is both appropriate and justified. The University's policies which have led to these achievements have created a rich and diverse educational environment absent from the one-gender, one-race classrooms of the past. Consequently, we endorse the educational goals of equal opportunity and diversity.