King's Question 'Where Do We Go From Here?' Frames This Year's MLK Events

Posted: January 6, 2021, 12:00am

Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?” could easily be written about our divided nation today, but it’s the title of a book Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. published more than 50 years ago.

Taking the title of King’s 1967 book as the theme of the 2021 Community MLK Celebration, the University of Virginia’s Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is planning a series of virtual events Jan. 18 through 31. (READ MORE)

Source: UVA Today (Anne Bromley)

UVA Opens Community Partnerships Office Downtown

Posted: November 18, 2020, 8:52am

The University of Virginia now has a presence in downtown Charlottesville focused on connecting the University’s community-focused initiatives and strengthening its relationship with the broader community.

The new Center for Community Partnerships at UVA will serve as both a front door to the University for community members and a collaborative space for UVA’s existing community efforts.

The center will be anchored by UVA’s Equity Center, and will also be staffed by members of the University’s offices for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Academic Outreach; and Community Partnerships at UVA Health. (READ MORE)

Source: UVA Today (Wesley Hester)

2020 Election Programs and Events

Posted: October 29, 2020, 12:17pm

We're less than a week away from Election Day, and there is plenty of programming to participate in at UVA. Stay involved at UVA with events before, during, and after the election. 

The Office of the Provost is maintaining a list of events on their website. The list encompasses a wide variety of programming offered by UVA’s schools and other academic entities. If you wish to submit an event to add to this list, email

Supporting the Community Through the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign

Posted: October 26, 2020, 12:00am

Oct. 1 marked the kickoff of the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign. As the state’s largest annual workplace giving drive, the CVC plays a vital role in raising donations for nearly 1,000 nonprofits in our community and across Virginia. For more than 20 years, the University of Virginia has led statewide participation in the campaign, raising nearly $1 million a year for nonprofits, the bulk of them here in our community.

“CVC provides an important opportunity to be a good neighbor and partner, to support our community through an especially difficult time, and to live our espoused values,” says Kevin McDonald, UVA’s vice president for diversity, equity, inclusion, and community partnerships. (READ MORE

Source: UVA Today (Shannon Reres)

University Expands McDonald’s Role to Include Community Partnerships

Posted: September 28, 2020, 12:00am

As part of an ongoing effort to strengthen the University of Virginia’s community engagement initiatives and the University’s relationship with the Charlottesville community, Kevin McDonald will take on an expanded role as vice president for diversity, equity, inclusion and community partnerships.

McDonald, who joined the University as vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion in August 2019, will now serve as a connection point for a variety of community-based initiatives across Grounds and will work closely with the President’s Council on UVA-Community Partnerships. (READ MORE

Source: UVA Today (Wesley Hester)