Please consider making a one-time online gift or pledge to the Serpentine Society today.
Connect with us on social media, online, by joining the board or attending social and networking events, both through regional UVa Clubs and a network of regional Serp chapters, including Washington, D.C., New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
Every fall, the Serpentine Society selects recipients for two prestigious awards and presents them at the annual fall Gala Awards Dinner. Since 1999, the Bernard D. Mayes Award has recognized alumni who have made significant contributions in support of the LGBTQ causes, at the University community and beyond, in honor of the late Bernard D. Mayes, former Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The Outstanding Service Award is given annually to recognize a member of the University community who has contributed positively to LGBTQ causes on Grounds.
Presently, we administer two endowed scholarship funds, The Jeffrey L. Reider & Charles F. Otis Endowed Scholarship and the John A. Herring Scholarship Award for Social Awareness. Today, these funds collectively award three $5,000 scholarships annually to promising LGBTQ and allied students, helping them achieve their full academic and leadership potential.