Young woman in a cap and gown looks over her shoulder laughing

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility

We are committed to building diverse and inclusive communities – starting with our own. We believe that education should be inclusive and accessible to all, a core value that is integrated throughout our academic programs, our research, and our outreach.

interviews with Civil Rights era educators archived by UVA researchers

Center for Race and Public Education in the South

This research center conducts and supports research and scholarship on issues that lie at the intersection of race, education and schooling in the southern United States. 

A group of children wearing orange T-shirts gather together in a lecture hall and pose for the camera
Charlottesville Freedom School

In partnership with Charlottesville City Schools and Albemarle County Public Schools, CRPES hosts an annual Freedom School program for local elementary students. This free 5-week summer program is aimed at developing students' literacy skills through culturally relevant practices and community and civic engagement.

Three older Black educators participate in a panel discussion
Teachers in the Movement

Educators were often at the forefront of social activism, yet their role and participation in the Civil Rights Movement has been largely ignored. This project focuses on oral history interviews with teachers and educators about their participation in and efforts during the Civil Rights Movement. 

Photo of a young Black girl sitting at a desk in a classroom and raising her hand
Educating for Democracy

Learning about the role of racism in the past can help disrupt and dismantle racism of the present. Along with its partners, CRPES created a suite of developmentally appropriate civic education materials focused on issues of race and justice in the United States, with an emphasis on civic discourse and history.

LaRon Scott speaking a group of people at the Hunter Bench Dedication ceremony

Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

ODEI leads the school’s efforts to address racism and other forms of social injustice, both internally and externally, creating and sustaining an inclusive and equitable school environment, and enhancing school-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion accountability, effectiveness, and collaboration.

Learn More

Related News: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility

Research: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility

Buffering Effects of Racial Discrimination on School Engagement: The Role of Culturally Responsive Teachers and Caring School Police

We considered both the protective and promotive effects of culturally responsive teachers and caring school police on school engagement for students exposed to racial discrimination across settings.

Related Academic Programs