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Cultural Programming Board

The Cultural Programming Board is charged with the responsibility of supporting the development and implementation of cultural programming at the University of Virginia.

In allocating funding to student-run events and programs, we aim to:

  • Promote learning across the various cultures found within our University community
  • Foster collaboration among students of different backgrounds
  • Increase the presence and impact of underrepresented cultural perspectives
  • Stimulate creative thinking about culture, inclusiveness and community



The spring application process is now open.  Please submit your funding request by 8:00AM on Thursday and at least two weeks in advance of your event.

CPB Members

The Board is comprised of at least seven undergraduate student members (one of whom serves as co-chair of the CPB), as well as a graduate assistant (co-chair), and a faculty/staff advisor:

Vicki Gist, Assistant Dean of Students (faculty/staff advisor/co-chair)
Melissa Perez, 2nd year CLAS, CPB Student Co-Chair 

Kelvin Huynh, 3rd year, College of Arts and Sciences - University Programs Council (UPC) representative

Allejah Kerr, 2nd year, College of Arts and Sciences, CPB Secretary

Sarah Shah, 3rd year, College of Arts and Sciences - Minority Rights Coalition (MRC) representative

Veronica Sirotic, 3rd year, College of Arts and Sciences

Sam Stapleton, 2nd year, College of Arts and Sciences