The University of Lynchburg is recognizing Black History Month in 2023 with a variety of events for students and the broader community.
Office of Equity and Inclusion
The University of Lynchburg will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with three big events the week after Martin Luther King Day, when classes resume. All events are free and open to the public.
The Office of Wellness and Health Promotion will celebrate University of Lynchburg’s LGBTQ+ community with its annual Lavender Week’ Oct. 17-21. Lavender Week’s events provide several opportunities for all students to learn about the LGBTQ+ community and how to be an ally.
The University of Lynchburg’s Office of Multicultural Services hosted its fourth Multicultural Gala on Saturday, April 30. The popular, student-planned event — a rare opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to get dressed to the nines and literally walk the red carpet — was held in Hall Campus Center’s Memorial Ballroom. Two-hundred-twenty people from across campus and the surrounding community attended.
During a ceremony on Monday afternoon, University of Lynchburg officials formally acknowledged that the campus sits on land once belonging to the Monacan Indian Nation. They also announced a special scholarship for incoming students who are members of the Monacan tribe.
On Thursday, Feb. 24, the University of Lynchburg will host Dr. Kelley Fanto Deetz and Cheyney McKnight for a Black History Month lecture, “History as Power: Racial Reconciliation and Restorative Justice through Storytelling.”
The University of Lynchburg is paying tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in 2022 by honoring the past, celebrating the present, and inspiring the future.
There’s a new peer mentoring program at the University of Lynchburg, thanks to a $139,000 grant from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund.
Gov. Ralph Northam’s latest slate of appointments includes the University of Lynchburg’s Dr. Robert Canida II, vice president for inclusive excellence. Canida was appointed to Northam’s library board last week.
After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Lynchburg’s Office of Multicultural Services presented its annual Multicultural Gala on Saturday, May 1. The event was livestreamed from Hall Campus Center’s Memorial Ballroom.