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(left to right) Current Iris website art by Kim Salac, Iris Magazine covers from various years, and The Student as illustrated in 1853.

For much of the history of UVA, it was plausible to represent THE student with a single image. It’s time to (re)present what we mean when we say “UVA student” today. 

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Student Spotlight: Sibel Al-Barzinji

My work for the Women's Center reminds me that social justice work is never over.

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Apply Now to Join Us in 2021-22!

Join us next year as an intern, Big Sister, or Big Brother!

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It was a late night and I found myself feeling particularly disheartened at the state of the...

It was a late night and I found myself feeling particularly disheartened at the state of the...

A note to readers: The following piece was written prior to the results of the 2020 U.S....



Reading in Hues

November 30, 2020

Reading in Hues is a book club that meets monthly to celebrate and discuss literature by Women of Color. Our first meeting will be held via Zoom on November 30th, 2020 at 7pm.


Free Legal Clinic

December 02, 2020

*Those with appointments for this Free Legal Clinic will receive a phone call from the attorney. Free Legal Clinic appointments are not currently being held at the Women's Center.*

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:


Women's Center Food Pantry Pickup

December 03, 2020

The Women's Center will be providing pre-packaged, grab ‘n go bags from our Food Pantry this semester. Hygiene items will be available, too. 

For more information on Food Pantry resources at UVA, click here