The Alumni Association strengthens the University and its work and helps develop the bond between the University and its alumni. The Alumni Association also assists and encourages connections between alumni and students, cosponsors alumni-student job fairs, administers the U.Va. Fund, houses the Jefferson Scholars Program, publishes the Virginia Magazine, and oversees other important initiatives and activities.
The Virginia Athletics Foundation, through its fundraising efforts, strives to support a preeminent intercollegiate athletics program at the University of Virginia by providing student-athletes the opportunity to achieve academic and athletic excellence. For many student-athletes, an athletics scholarship is the key that opens the door to the exceptional college education offered at the University. more >
The University of Virginia’s Cavalier Marching Band was established with a large gift made by Carl and Hunter Smith in 2003. The Hunter Smith Band Building, home to the CMB, opened in August 2011, and is located on the Arts Common on Culbreth Road across from Ruffin Hall, the new studio art building. more >
The Center for Politics is an interdisciplinary, nonpartisan unit of the University dedicated to the proposition that government works better when politics works better. To strengthen American democracy, the Center for Politics promotes the value of politics and seeks to improve civic education and increase civic participation through comprehensive research, pragmatic analysis, and innovative educational programs. more >
The Fralin Museum of Art is a vital cultural and academic resource and a valued community partner. Achieving national accreditation in 2000 and now welcoming more than 30,000 visitors each year, The Fralin presents exhibitions, public programs, and outreach activities that engage a broad spectrum of participants and volunteers. more >
The University has embarked on a comprehensive effort to ensure that the architectural legacy of Thomas Jefferson and his successors continues to inspire and sustain the pursuit of knowledge. Although restoring and preserving Jeffersonian structures is central to this endeavor, it also entails the conservation of later buildings that are essential to the quality of life at the University. more >
Thomas Jefferson believed that individual talent and initiative must be the chief qualifications for leadership; and he envisioned the University of Virginia as a training ground for those who would take on the burdens of responsibility in a free society. Mr. Jefferson’s goal of nurturing future leaders is at the heart of the Jefferson Scholars Foundation. more >
In every era since Thomas Jefferson created it in the Rotunda, the University Library has been at the heart of the educational experience for faculty and students. Today, the Library enjoys international recognition for its collections of rare materials, exceptional public service, and innovative use of technology to advance research, teaching, and learning. more >
The Miller Center, following Thomas Jefferson’s vision of the University’s public service mission, is a leading public policy institution. The center is a national meeting place where engaged citizens, scholars, students, media representatives, and government officials gather in a spirit of nonpartisan consensus to research, reflect, and report on issues of national importance. more >
The mission of the Thomas C. Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership is to identify, educate and train emerging leaders from throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia and thereby improve political leadership and strengthen the quality of governance at all levels. Sorensen programs promote the values of civility, ethics in public service, the power of bipartisanship, and a concentrated study of public policy issues. The Sorensen Institute has more than 1,000 graduates of its various programs, many in positions of community and political leadership. more >
Leading with a philosophy envisioned by Thomas Jefferson—that students learn best when they take responsibility for their community and for their individual actions—the Division of Student Affairs is committed to helping students grow academically, morally, and socially. Student Affairs people, services, and programs represent the heart of a network dedicated to building a dynamic student experience. more >
The Teaching Resource Center enhances students’ academic experiences by helping U.Va. teachers create life-changing learning experiences. For more than two decades, faculty members and graduate students have benefitted from the center’s many programs and services that promote teaching effectiveness and overall professional excellence. This pan-University center stimulates intellectual connections across the Grounds and contributes to national and international conversations on learning, teaching, and professional development. more >
The U.Va. Parents Committee, made up of parent volunteers, allocates annual funds to enrich the collegiate experience, support new University initiatives, enhance academic and student life programs, and sustain a variety of University and student organizations. The committee also plays an important role in the U.Va. community by becoming actively involved and providing leadership and service.
The mission of the Women’s Center is education, in the broad sense that Thomas Jefferson envisioned it: The center teaches students how to create positive change in their communities and their world. In advancing its priorities and furthering its programs, the center ensures that women play a prominent role in shaping the future of the University. more >