To serve students and the University as a whole by:
- Fostering the respect, safety, and dignity of women and girls;
- Developing leadership and compassion through academic community engagement;
- Building powerful partnerships for social change;
- Working for gender justice on Grounds and across the globe, and celebrating those who join us.
A diverse University of Virginia community provides every member respect and a safe place for understanding our differences as well as our likenesses. Fostering the safety, dignity, and respect of women and girls is central to the mission of the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center. We believe that an environment that welcomes and supports people of different backgrounds, beliefs, ages, identities, ethnicities and worldviews best accomplishes these goals. At the Women’s Center, we actively engage in discussions about social change and bias, challenging our assumptions and exchanging ideas. We invite others to join us in these discussions at our events, in our classes, and by social media.