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Public Service at the University of Virginia

Student Organizations Directory

The student organizations listed here are involved in service through local, national, and international community service activities, fundraising, and activism. Students self-select the public service category through the student organization registration process, and staff assign this category to administrative organizations.

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Bake-Off for Breast Cancer

Bake-Off for Breast Cancer is a friendly baking competition that brings together members of the UVA and Charlottesville community to raise money and support breast cancer research and awareness. Individuals or groups may compete in a variety of baking categories to win prizes. The UVA and Charlottesville community is encouraged to come out to not only taste the these delicious treats but to... More.

Battleground Faith

We are Battleground Faith/Princess Club. We are an organization that aims to uplift members of the Charlottesville community, specifically the young girls of the West Haven community. We base our means of reaching out to the community on Christian principles.

Be the Match

Every year, thousands of people of all ages are diagnosed with blood cancers like leukemia or lymphoma, sickle cell anemia or other life-threatening diseases. Many of them will die unless they get a bone marrow or cord blood transplant from amatching donor. Seventy percent of people do not have a donor in their family and depend on our Be The Match Registry to find a match to save their life.... More.

Best Buddies at UVA

The Best Buddies chapter at UVA is a branch of the international non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships with University students. Our chapter upholds the mission of Best Buddies by matching UVA students in one-to-one friendships with adults with intellectual disabilities from the... More.

Black Girls RUN!

The mission of Black Girls RUN! is to encourage African-American women to make fitness and healthy living a priority. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 80% of African-American women are overweight. BGR! wants to create a movement to lower that percentage and subsequently, lower the number of women with chronic diseases associated with an unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle.

Blue Ridge Mountain Rescue Group

The Blue Ridge Mountain Rescue Group (BRMRG) is a volunteer Search and Rescue organization comprised of UVA students and members of the community. It is one of nine member groups of the Appalachian Search and Rescue Conference (ASRC). Our members respond to search and rescue emergencies throughout the mid-Atlantic region, from Pennsylvania through northern North Carolina, providing life saving... More.

Brothers United Celebrating Knowledge & Success

Brothers United Celebrating Knowledge and Success strives to not only involve students at the University of Virginia, but also members of the local Charlottesville Community. B.U.C.K.S. has reached out to the residents of Charlottesville through such projects as 'My Brother's Keeper', a mentoring program where University students forge a bond with high school students and inspire them to look... More.

Building Goodness in April

The BGiA project is led by students from UVA's Darden Business School and has been serving the community since 1991. Students work in partnership with the Building Goodness Foundation, raise funds and lead the collaboration with over 20 local Charlottesville organizations to execute Build Day. Build Day is the culmination of this effort and encompasses over 300 volunteers, skilled journeymen... More.

Building Tomorrow

Building Tomorrow is a non-profit initiative aimed at giving University of Virginia students the opportunity to raise funds and awareness for infrastructure projects benefiting vulnerable children impacted by poverty and HIV/AIDS in Uganda.