Equity Center

The Equity Center will tangibly redress racial and socioeconomic inequality in university communities by advancing a transformative approach to the fundamental research mission, which will, in turn, reform institutional values, pedagogy, and operations.

Specifically, the Equity Center will change the way that UVA scholars interact with members of the surrounding community, replacing a model that has been termed “parasitic” with one that is respectful and collaborative and that conducts research benefiting communities.

For the first three years—AY 2020, AY 2021, and AY 2022—or the “incubation period” preceding achievement of independent, institute status, the Equity Center will be affiliated with and report to the Democracy Initiative, through which it will receive logistical, administrative, and advancement support.

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