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  • What is GradSTAR?

    Grad-STAR is an OAAA initiative to support African American students’ academic excellence and to promote students’ personal growth and involvement in all UVa activities and programs. Grad-STAR helps African American students create opportunities to gain knowledge and skills to succeed in a global society.

    Grad-STAR is an OAAA initiative to support African American students’ academic excellence and to promote students’ personal growth and involvement in all UVa activities and programs. Grad-STAR helps African American students create opportunities to gain knowledge and skills to succeed in a global society.

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    All About the Office of African-American Affairs (OAAA)

  • peer advisors

    2014- 15 Peer Advisors

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    UVA-OAAA Donning of the Kente Graduation Stoles

  • Project RISE Intern

    2015 Project RISE Leadership Intern

    Nuhame Mulugeta, a rising 4th year, is the incoming undergraduate, student-director of Project RISE. Nuhame represents leadership in motion as she is actively involved in the Peer Advisor program, Project RISE, and the Ethiopian Student Union

    Nuhame Mulugeta, a rising 4th year, is the incoming undergraduate, student-director of Project RISE. Nuhame represents leadership in motion as she is actively involved in the Peer Advisor program, Project RISE, and the Ethiopian Student Union

  • LPJ House

    Luther P. Jackson Continues to Guide New Leaders

    Luther P. Jackson was a tireless advocate for Blacks throughout the first half of the 20th century.He was a prolific scholar and for his writings have educated generations of leaders.  As Director of LPJBCC, Dean Mason has a charge to move the legacy of Dr. Jackson forward.  

    Luther P. Jackson was a tireless advocate for Blacks throughout the first half of the 20th century.He was a prolific scholar and for his writings have educated generations of leaders.  As Director of LPJBCC, Dean Mason has a charge to move the legacy of Dr. Jackson forward.  

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    Luther P. Jackson Black Male Initiative Retreat

    Conversations in the Commonwealth: Forum for Black Men

    Conversations in the Commonwealth: Forum for Black Men

  • Hoos Helping Hoos

    HOOS Helping HOOS

    Hoos Helping Hoos was launched to broaden the reach of Project RISE's culturally relevant peer counseling framework. Any student can request to enroll in EDHS 3895 to gain early experience with helping profession principles, theory, and technique.

    Hoos Helping Hoos was launched to broaden the reach of Project RISE's culturally relevant peer counseling framework. Any student can request to enroll in EDHS 3895 to gain early experience with helping profession principles, theory, and technique.

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    UVA South Lawn

The Luther Porter Jackson Black Cultural Center

A commitment to preserving and disseminating information and ideas about the rich cultural heritage of African Americans and African people.