The University of the Virgin Islands is alerting the community of
unauthorized solicitations being made using the University's name.
UVI received several calls from businesses in the Crown Bay area of
St. Thomas, seeking to confirm whether a UVI student was authorized
to collect cash for a new aquatic or marine center. No plans are
under way at UVI to build a new aquatic or marine center. Any such
solicitations are fraudulent and should be reported to the Virgin
Islands Police Department or to UVI's Security Department at (340)
"There are no plans for UVI to build an aquatic center at this time
and even if such plans were under way, we would never task students
with the responsibility of fundraising for a capital project by
collecting cash from businesses," said UVI's Vice President for
Institutional Advancement Dionne V. Jackson. "We thank the
representatives from the businesses who brought this matter to our
attention," Jackson added.
For more information about legitimate fundraising campaigns at UVI,
call Mitchell Neaves at (340) 693-1046 or (340) 693-1040.