Allen W. Groves
Allen W. Groves has served as University dean of students at UVA since 2007. He oversees Student Activities; Housing & Residence Life; Fraternity & Sorority Life; Orientation & New Student Programs; Newcomb Centers & Services (student union); and Peabody Hall. Groves received his juris doctor degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, and he holds a bachelor of arts degree in history from Stetson University. Prior to joining UVA, Groves held a partnership in the national law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP, where he served as Atlanta office litigation practice group chair and hiring partner. In 2014, Mr. Groves received the “Outstanding Virginian” award from Equality Virginia, an LGBT advocacy organization. He has also received the 2013 “Outstanding Administrator” award from the Black Student Alliance and UVA NAACP. He is a strong advocate of students’ rights to freedom of speech and association, and was instrumental in helping the University achieve a “green light” free speech rating from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education in 2010.