Discuss UVA @ Ohlelo: dive in and discuss with others!

Ohlelo has a place just for discussing UVA, and we invite you to use the powerful tools of the Ohlelo platform to dive into everything about the University!

Hi and welcome to UVA @ Ohlelo! 

Ohlelo has a place just for discussing UVA, and we invite you to use the powerful tools of the Ohlelo platform to dive into everything about the University! Our mission is to become the place to have great conversations about UVA and other important topics. You can find out much more below our head directly to the UVA page.

We were founded by UVA alum Ross Hunter (CLAS ‘01) who has a passion for debate and discussion, and our team has had 20 student interns from UVA. We’ve used our knowledge of UVA to map out 50+ different areas related to UVA life, each of which is a canvas to explore and discuss. Anyone from the University community – be they students, faculty, alums, administrators or Charlottesville residents – are welcome to join Ohlelo and engage with others about UVA! 

The ball is already rolling – you can explore our best content and discuss UVA!

We’ve already got great content on the University – for example, check out this article about the new UVA Memorial to Enslaved Laborers, or add your views on the top 5 bars on the Corner!  Why not join the discussion on Ohlelo? We are planning live video discussions on a preview of this year’s UVA basketball season and UVA’s Covid response, sign up to receive more information!

Below we explain all of the features of Ohlelo and how you can use them to explore your passion for UVA. Or if you’re ready to start engaging, jump directly to the UVA page!

Ohlelo connects people with shared interests to discuss and explore their passions through video, text, and audio. Write a blog, stream video, share your podcast, create video galleries and engage in live panel discussions all in one place!

How is Ohlelo different to anything else you have seen before?

  • There’s a place on Ohlelo to explore every one of your unique interests – we have over 3,000 topics and growing, including 50 from UVA, and you can create a unique space for your own particular passion if we don’t have it yet!  Think of Ohlelo as the canvas to explore your passions.
  • On Ohlelo you can engage with others who share your interests in so many ways – by discussing shared interests through text comments, recording a podcast, or jumping on a live video discussion with them. You can have great conversations about exactly what you love the most – discuss your passion about UVA!
  • Our content is created by Ohlelo members and our advanced ratings engine surfaces the best of it based on members’ input. Members also moderate the content, to ensure Ohlelo is a safe place for everyone!

And if you thought that was different enough…

  • And by the way, while we are all about connecting people with shared interests, that doesn’t mean they will have the same point of view – we aren’t fans of echo chambers! We encourage members to challenge each other’s viewpoints. If they can’t agree, they can even set up a structured video debate and see what others think of their arguments!
  • Ohlelo makes creating amazing multimedia content simple and easy with an incredible suite of tools to offer.  Write a blog, stream video, share your podcast, create video galleries and engage in live panel discussions, all in one place! 

Content curated for your specific interest in UVA

You can find our best content on your favorite topics by searching or navigating through the site, with the highest-rated discussions right at the top. UVA has over 50 subtopics where you can dive right in to specific interests related to it. So if you happen to be into the UVA sports, history, Commerce, Greek life or so many more, you can focus right in on that aspect of UVA.

Once you sign up for a membership you can participate in the discussions and create your own. So be sure to look out for your particular interests. If you don’t find them, why not launch your own discussion? Think of Ohlelo as a powerful canvas to explore your passions.

Become a member for free and start discussing UVA!

Be among the first to explore the new platform by becoming a member of Ohlelo today! 

To learn more about all the features of our product and receive the limited-time, early bird offer of a FREE premium account, all you need to do is sign up here, and be sure to use your Virginia.edu email address for additional free benefits.

We also welcome you to find out about how to get the most from the Ohlelo platform and more about us and our mission to create great conversations!

Thank you,
Team Ohlelo

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