The IDEA Fund was established in December of 2010 as an outgrowth of the now disbanded Alumni Diversity Advisory Committee (ADAC). Where ADAC’s role provided a group of alumni and friends an opportunity to advise the ODEI.
THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA’S COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY
“Diversity stands with ethics, integrity, and academic excellence, as a cornerstone of University culture. The University promotes an inclusive and welcoming environment that embraces the full spectrum of human attributes, perspectives, and disciplines. When people of different backgrounds come together, they exchange ideas, question assumptions (including their own), and broaden the horizons for us all. A University of Virginia community rich in diversity affords every member equal respect and provides a forum for understanding our differences as well as our commonalities.” (source: http://vpdiversity.virginia.edu/)