The Yellow Journal

"Economizing the Truth Since 1912"

The Yellow Journal is UVA's oldest/secretest/premier/only satire publication. Since its inception in 1912 A.D., the Yellow Journal's name has struck fear into the hearts of hapless administrators, humorless students, and anyone else unfortunate enough to draw the ire of our wicked pen.

We publish new issues—jam-packed with fighting words and depraved witticisms—at the end of each semester. You can keep up to date with our hijinks by following our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


The Yellow Journal ... [is] scurrilous and indecent in the extreme.

— UVA Administrative Council, 1934

...a delicate and dangerous mixture of existential whining [and] sexual repression.

Spy Magazine, 1991

...diabolically cunning. People tolerated The Yellow Journal with good humor that occasionally turned to anger, for people were terrified of appearing in it.

— Julian Green, 1994


You... want to read our stuff? Wow. We're humbled, like, really. Knock yourself out, champ.

For your entertainment alone, we've decided to digitize a few of our diabolical works


Studies have shown that a dollar in the prudential hands of the Yellow Journal does more good in your community than with almost anyone else. Feel free to kick a couple bucks our way at @Yellow-Journal on Venmo.


At the beginning of each semester, we welcome applications from those brave souls who seek to join our scurrilous covenant.

Think you're spicy enough? Inquire for an application at

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.