LGBT Committee

LGBT Committee


The LGBT Committee, a subcommittee of the University of Virginia Diversity Council, was established in 2011 by Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity & Equity Marcus Martin.  The committee is charged with:

  • Discussing and addressing items of interest to the LGBT community;
  • Reviewing best practices of other institutions;
  • Making regular reports to the Diversity Council about the work of the group;
  • Providing recommendations, where appropriate, to the Diversity Council and/or senior administration; and
  • Strategizing as to how to implement recommendations.

To learn more about UVA’s inclusion of the LGBT community and our committee’s accomplishments since its inception, please see this resource.


Each year, several events of interest to the LGBT community at UVA and in Charlottesville take place, including:

  • An annual Welcome Reception for New and Returning LGBT UVA employees, which takes place early in the fall semester. To receive notice of this event, subscribe to the UVA Pride listserv (link at bottom of page).
  • The Cville Pride Festival, which takes place each year in September. For more information, see:
  • UVA LGBT Employee Resource Group (ERG) social events. To receive notice of these events, subscribe to the UVA Pride listserv.
  • The Serpentine Society's Annual Fall Weekend. For more information, see:
Courtesy of


Gary Nimax, Committee Chair
Meghan Faulkner, Committee Staff

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