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The Center for

Citizen Leaders and Sports Ethics

The Center for Citizen Leaders and Sports Ethics will be located in the new Olympic Sports Center and is a critical component of the Athletics Master Plan.

In collaboration with the vast resources offered by the University, ranked as one of the nation's top three public universities for the last 28 years, this Center will feature industry-leading programming in the areas of career development, leadership development, personal development, community engagement and academic achievement.

The $180 million fundraising target to create the master plan facilities does not include annual operational funding to operate the new Center for Citizen Leaders and Sports Ethics. To create a best in class approach, we will need to identify new revenue streams, including significant donor support.

Academic Achievement

Our student-athletes have excelled in the classroom for decades and have been fixtures on the annual ACC Honor Roll. We need to bolster our tutoring and mentoring programs and improve the technology, testing and other learning tools available to our student-athletes. In addition, we need to meet the demands for student- athletes to attend summer school.

Leadership Development

Athletics seeks to launch a Leadership Academy in collaboration with academic units on Grounds to develop curriculum designed to enhance leadership skills in student-athletes. This Academy will include a speakers' series that will bring leaders across multiple industries to Grounds.

Personal Development

To fully develop well-rounded citizens, the athletics department desires to create comprehensive programming related to financial literacy, substance abuse, relationship violence, hazing, sexual assault, resiliency, stress management, and many other areas.

Career Development

Intercollegiate athletics provides significant opportunities to develop skills that are valued in the workplace. However, without proper career preparedness programming, including assessment and planning tools; faculty, alumni, and employer engagement opportunities; and support for professional development travel and internship opportunities, these skills cannot be maximized to their fullest extent. Customized career coaching for each student-athlete will be an essential element of the program.

Community Engagement

The most exciting and high-impact opportunities for our student-athletes include several community outreach opportunities in the Commonwealth and beyond. Programming includes an elementary school program designed to engage UVA student-athletes with the community by promoting the importance of education as well as service learning opportunities in underserved communities in the U.S. and abroad.

Naming Opportunities

Other program naming opportunities are available. Please call the VAF office for more details.

Facility Naming Opportunities
Center for Citizen Leaders and Sports Ethics $10,000,000
Career Development Suite $100,000
Multi-Purpose Classroom $100,000
Study Lounge $100,000
Tutor Rooms (12) $50,000
Staff Offices $50,000
Endowment Opportunities
Academic Achievement Program $15,000,000
Summer School Program $10,000,000
Community Engagement Program $5,000,000
Leadership Development Program $3,500,000
Career Development Program $3,500,000
Personal Development Program $2,000,000
Senior Level Staff Positions $500,000 each
Assoc., Asst. and Dir. Staff Positions $250,000 each