Anti-Racism Statement

The Neuroscience Graduate Program at UVA affirms its committment to fighting racisim and oppression in all its forms.

The NGP is resolved to explicity confirm our identity as an anti-racist graduate program, while realizing that we are constantly learning how to improve our policies, programs, and practices with anti-racism commitment as a driving force.

We recognize that racism can be unconscious and unitentional, and are committed to understanding, identifying, acknowledging, and correcting, inequities within our community, our institution, and our greater society.  Racism is the combination of historical and contemporary social and institutional systems in place of power as well as racial prejudice, explicit and implicit.

We strive to identify and discuss challenges of race and ethnicity, and their impact on all members of our community including students, faculty, administrators and staff.

We strive to take action after identifying these issues in the development and implementation of strategies to dismantle rasicm within our academic program and community.

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