University Statement Regarding "White Student Union"

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 10:50 -- mes3xg


The University of Virginia is aware of a Facebook page purporting to be the “UVA White Student Union” that appeared over the Thanksgiving holiday. There is no registered University student organization (CIO) by this name. It is highly likely that the creator of the page is not a member of the University community. As reported by Medium, similar Facebook pages have been affecting colleges and universities across the United States and Canada.


We are aware some UVA community members have seen this Facebook page and have found it highly distressing. These social media posts do not reflect the views and values of the University of Virginia. Diversity and inclusion are of the utmost importance to us, as is providing the University community with a safe living, learning and working environment.


The University is currently assessing the matter to explore options to address it.