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Join us on February 6 as we celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day and the 50th Anniversary of Title IX. The passage of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 changed the landscape of women’s athletics, opening up expansive opportunities for women and girls to participate in sports.

Panel Discussion with UVA Leaders
Sunday, February 6
1 pm

Carla Williams, Athletic Director
Jane Miller, long-time administrator (retired)
Meredith Smith, Title IX Coordinator
Shannon Wells, Volleyball Head Coach

By: Leigh Ann Carver | January 29, 2022 | Awards

Since joining our staff in August of 2021, Taylor Nichols has begun collaborating with students as well as colleagues in many other offices and organizations around Grounds to coordinate our Gender Violence & Social Change program and diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. We caught up with Taylor as she prepares to launch her new office after-hours, Tea with Taylor, for the Spring 2022 semester. Read on to learn more about Taylor and the experiences that inform her work. 

Spring 2022: Drop in for Tea with Taylor - Tuesdays, 4-6:30pm!


| January 14, 2022 | DEI, GVSC

This spring two members of our Counseling & Wellness Services Team are teaching Body Dignity and Intersectionality, an elective course for BSN and CNL students. The course will focus on evaluating the current Body Positive narrative through a social justice lens via historical and contemporary narratives of bodies, diversity, and systemic oppression.

| December 23, 2021 | Body Positive, counseling

As Rachel Davies prepared to complete her 2-year term as a college advisor last spring, the transition was eased by learning that Tenisha Alston (CLAS 2021), the new VCAC advisor arriving to work with her Charles City High School students, had served in YWLP as an undergrad at UVA. “I felt so much better leaving my students in her hands knowing that she's coming from this background,” Rachel said. 

INTERN with Us in 2022-2023

Internship applications for 2022 - 2023 are open through March 1. Learn more on the Internship Program pages of this site. 


Join One of Our COMMUNITY MENTORING Programs

YWLP and MLP are both currently accepting applications. Apply now to finalize your fall schedule!

Class Year: 2022

Major: Anthropology

Hometown: Lorton, VA

1.    What brought you to the Women's Center?

Last year, I was training and working as a PHE (Peer Health Educator) on Grounds, and got a chance to do a collaboration with the Women's Center for the Iris Magazine. I enjoyed the process so much that I wanted to return as an intern.

2.    What is your favorite memory of UVA thus far?

| December 02, 2021 | iris, interns

At a recent pop-up that we hosted to engage students with our (re)present exhibit, one of the students who stopped by our table told me, “You're lying!” Her incredulity was in response to my assertation that there were women studying at UVA before 1970. This was definitely not the story that she had heard.

By: Abby Palko | December 01, 2021 | Palko POV

As the first of three verdicts in trials involving racial/racialized violence has just come out (Kyle Rittenhouse's trial today, with the Charlottesville trial of the Unite the Right organizers and the trial of the men who killed Ahmaud Arbery anticipated within the next few days), this is a moment to be especially attentive to community and self-care.

By: Abby Palko | November 19, 2021 | Palko POV, counseling

Class Year: 2023

Major: Media Studies

Hometown: Ashburn, VA

1.    What brought you to the Women's Center?

I heard about it from a friend, and loved reading Iris Magazine.

2.    What is your favorite memory of UVA thus far?

I would actually say it was helping put on the first in-person open mic of this semester with the other executive members of Flux Poetry and Spoken Word. It was so amazing to see everyone and listen to some amazing work.

| November 17, 2021 | iris, interns

The virtual book club founded by interns on our Engaged Scholarship team in the 2020-2021 school year continues to thrive. This year’s books were selected through a poll to provide interested students with a voice in the selection process. The club began the year with a discussion of Mary H.K. Choi’s Yolk. November's session will be a discussion of Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia on Thursday, November 18.

| November 16, 2021 | engaged scholarship