The Office of the Dean of Students/ Fraternity & Sorority Life was founded in 2001 by an initiative of the Board of Visitors to educate and support our students in recognized chapters as they shape organizations promoting principles of scholarship, leadership, service, diversity, and honor. We are committed to strengthening student self-governance and leadership on the individual chapter and governing council levels. Our office team also serves as the University liaison to alumnae, alumni and chapter headquarters´ staff.
Vicki Gist (email)
Associate Dean of Students, Vicki Gist, provides leadership for the Fraternity & Sorority Life and Multicultural Student Services units in the Office of the Dean of Students. She joined UVA in 2002, and served as an Assistant Dean of Students in Housing and Residence Life until 2016. Prior to joining UVA, she was Assistant Director of Residential Education at Dartmouth College. Born and raised in South Carolina, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration, both from the University of South Carolina – Columbia, where she was also inducted into the Iota Chi chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She currently serves as Vice President of the Black Faculty and Staff Employee Resource Group at UVA, and resides in Charlottesville with her husband, Clinton (Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.), and their two children, Hope and Miles.