Statement from Dean Greg Roberts on Student Walkouts

The University of Virginia Office of Undergraduate Admission, like UVA itself, is committed to helping students develop as scholars and citizens. We seek students who fight for what they believe in and strive for justice, equity, and peace.

We grieve with the students and families affected by the horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School; we share the national frustration and sorrow over gun violence across the country; and we admire and are grateful for student activists who are leading the charge for change. Of course we will not penalize students for their participation in these peaceful civic protests. They need and deserve our respect and support.