Last week, Vice Provost for Global Affairs Ambassador Steve Mull and Dean of Students Julie Caruccio sent a message to Russian students.
This message is going out to students whom our records indicate are from Russia.
We are writing to you in the midst of rising tensions and emotions on the occasion of the conflict in Ukraine, which we are monitoring very closely with concern. While much can and will be said about the nature of, and blame for, the conflict, our principal concern is its potential impact on you, our students. We write to assure you that there is no place at the University of Virginia for bullying, discrimination, or harassment on the basis of national origin or policies and practices of governments, over which students have no control. Please be in touch with us if there’s anything with which we can assist you during these challenging times, whether in connection with your current studies, enrollment status, and any stress and other worries you may have.
The University’s Counseling and Psychological Services is also available and ready to help in any way it can.
Russian students are an important part of our community here at UVA, and we want you to know that we are here for you with any support we can provide.