What is the Virginia Review of Politics?
The Virginia Review of Politics, also known as “The Review” or “VRoP” (pronounced vee-rop), is an undergraduate political magazine at the University of Virginia.
The Review publishes wide-ranging content that aims at a middle ground between undergraduate academic journals and student newspaper opinion sections. We take a broad approach to the term politics – in addition to covering formal and electoral politics, our writers examine arts and literature, science and technology, social movements, public health, the environment, and a host of other topics. In doing so, we seek to prompt discussion among policy wonks and newcomers alike.
The Review is an omni-partisan platform, which means that our pieces span a diverse array of intellectual and political backgrounds. By giving students an outlet for creative expression and experimentation, we hope to widen the scope of who is allowed to speak on contemporary affairs. We do not deny that our content is politically charged – in fact, that is one of our defining features. However, the articles we publish are meant to reflect only the opinions of their authors, and not the official stance of the Review.
The Review releases regular content online, as well as semesterly print editions, which you can find here. We recruit new staff writers and editors each fall and spring, but we also welcome guest submissions at any time.
Although this organization has members who are University of Virginia students and may have University employees associated or engaged in its activities and affairs, the organization is not a part of or an agency of the University. It is a separate and independent organization, which is responsible for and manages its own activities and affairs. The University does not direct, supervise or control the organization and is not responsible for the organization’s contracts, acts or omissions.
The Virginia Review of Politics does not restrict its membership, programs, or activities on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family and genetic information. Notwithstanding these requirements, a CIO may petition to restrict its membership based on gender (e.g. all-male or all-female a cappella groups) or an ability to perform the activities related to the organization’s purpose by filing a written request with the Office of the Dean of Students. In evaluating any such requests, the University will look not merely to the constitution of an organization but to its actual practices and operations.
Our constitution and by-laws can be accessed here.