Graduate Recruitment Initiative Team (GRIT)

The Graduate Recruitment Initiative Team (GRIT) at UVA exists to enhance diversity and inclusion across the graduate programs within the Biomedical Sciences Program at the School of Medicine, the Department of Biology in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.ย Students and faculty will work together to achieve this goal through increasing efforts to improve the recruitment and retention of students with disabilities, women, underrepresented minorities (URMs), and LGBTQ+ students in doctoral programs at the University of Virginia.

Examples of GRIT Events

  • Annual GRIT Day โ€“ fall semester
  • Recruiting events โ€“ spring semester
    • Dialogues on Diversity and Inclusion (BIMS, BME)
  • GRIT meetings with students and faculty to discuss ways to increase inclusion in seminars, search committees, admissions, etc.

How To Get Involved

We are always excited to have new members, so please reach out to us if you are interested in being a part of GRIT. Feel free to email any council members or our organization email to learn more about how to get involved โ€“ we look forward to working with engaged students and faculty this upcoming year!


GRIT on Twitter

TW: suicide awareness
In partnership with @uvagesc, GRIT is taking part in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's charity walk. Join us at the @UVA Amphitheater at 10am on April 10th and donate to our team (link in bio)!

We are PUMPED for @uva_bims Second Look this week!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ There's some awesome stuff planned and be on the ๐Ÿ‘€lookout๐Ÿ‘€ for emails about your GRIT buddy! We were able to match โœจ16 recruitsโœจ to current UVA students based on identity - an initiative born from #2021GRITDay! ๐ŸŽ‰

Join @UVABME @uvagesc @UVA_GRIT at the Out of the Darkness UVA Campus Walk! Show support by walking with us and/or donating. All proceeds go to @afspnational. #SuicidePrevention #SuicideAwareness #YouMatter ๐Ÿ’™

Merry Monday!!! GRIT has our general body meeting today at 1pm! Check your email for zoom information or DM us ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒบ

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