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Fontaine retired from her dean position July 31 and is co-editing a book with colleagues while on sabbatical this year. (Photo by Jane Haley)

If there is one word that captures Dorrie Fontaine’s contributions to the University of Virginia, its School of Nursing and her leadership, it would be “compassion.”

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Jordan Smithson

Student Spotlight: Jordan Smithson

The Women’s Center provides an environment that not only facilitates connection within our UVA and Charlottesville community; it also allows huge opportunities for personal growth and professional development.

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Alex Dizon

Student Spotlight: Alex Dizon

There are many areas that need to see improvement in society, and with the Women's Center I can help facilitate some of the change that needs to be made.

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Poe's Office Hours

September 20, 2019

Stop by the Women’s Center to spend some time with our therapy dog, Poe! Poe is a six-year-old Goldendoodle, certified as a Canine Good Citizen and trained as a Psychiatric Service dog. You can find Poe and his owner, Cathy Erickson, in the lower level lounge of the Women’s Center during his office hours. Take a break from studying and come by for pets, snuggles, and refreshments!


Free Legal Clinic

September 25, 2019

The Women's Center Free Legal Clinic is staffed by local attorneys who offer pro bono legal counseling to Charlottesville community members and University employees. The Clinic is designed to provide general legal counseling and information about legal options.

An appointment is required.  You can schedule an appointment one of three ways:


YWLP Fundraiser at tavola

October 01, 2019

Eat Well - Do Good

Join us for good food & drinks, good company, and a good cause! tavola will be donate funds to our Young Women Leaders Program from the sale of drinks, appetizers and spaghetti & meatballs in their cicchetti bar this evening.

Learn more about tavola on their website