Diversity and Social Justice Education
Multicultural Peer Educators serves as a collaborative and diverse group of students who aim to educate their peers on culture and issues of social justice. The MPE program exists to meet the growing needs of multicultural awareness across the University of Virginia. While many organizations, offices, and individuals seek to engage, support, and guide our academic community around topics of diversity and inclusion, this program aims to provide a peer-educational atmosphere for University members to participate in honest, insightful activities and discussions. MPE receives ongoing trainings by professional staff and have the opportunity to facilitate impactful conversations highlighting social justice issues, promoting an inclusive community, and expanding cultural competency.
NCORE constitutes the leading and most comprehensive national forum on issues of race and ethnicity in American higher education. The conference focuses on the complex task of creating and sustaining comprehensive institutional change designed to improve racial and ethnic relations on campus and to expand opportunities for educational access and success by culturally diverse, traditionally underrepresented populations. Multicultural Student Services partners with the UVA Office of the Provost to sponsor student attendance at NCORE.
Through this one-credit course, students will engage in topics that allow them to explore their own identities, and how privilege impacts identity development and manifestations of oppression at different levels of society.
The LGBTQ Center currently offers three workshops for University faculty, staff, students, and community members who are committed to learning more about LGBTQ+ advocacy.