Welcome to the Office of African-American Affairs at the University of Virginia!
The office was established in 1976 with a mission of developing a welcoming, supportive environment for African-American students.
It encourages African-American students to be actively involved in all aspects of the University community. Read more.
Annual Donning of the Kente Graduation Ceremony-May 18, 2013
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The University of Virginia's Commitment to Diversity
Diversity stands with ethics, integrity, and academic excellence, as a cornerstone of University culture. The University promotes an inclusive and welcoming environment that embraces the full spectrum of human attributes, perspectives, and disciplines. When people of different backgrounds come together, they exchange ideas, question assumptions (including their own), and broaden the horizons for us all. A University of Virginia community rich in diversity affords every member equal respect – and provides a forum for understanding our differences as well as our commonalities.