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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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Warm Up America

Warm Up America is a national organization that knits and crochets afghans and distributes them to those in need. Students and volunteer groups knit or crochet 7"X9" patches that are assembled into blankets and given out through Red Cross chapters, and to other smaller community organizations. This chapter donates the blankets to the local women's shelter.

White Ribbon Campaign at UVA

This group is a campaign to end intimate partner and gender based violence. We are working on on implementing mandatory bystander education as well as raising money for the UVA Women's Center. We strive to create a solidarity in the community against this violence. Take the pledge today to stop the violence and demand your rights.

Wokai@UVA

Wokai@UVA aims to support low-income entrepreneurs to raise the standard of living in rural China by achieving three main goals. First, we hope to promote awareness of the inequality of financial opportunity in the Chinese society. We propose to empower the Chinese students' community and all other people at the University of Virginia to concern on the real situation of rural people who may... More.

Women for Women International at UVA

Women all over the world are subject to injustice and violence unknown and unimaginable to many of us. Eighty percent of all those injured or killed in war are civilians. Of those, seventy-five percent are women and children. Women are targeted for rape and violence as a tool of war. They are often forced from their homes, lose husbands and children and become the sole providers for their... More.

Women in Mathematics and Sciences

Our goals are to provide support and guidance for female mathematicians and scientists at the University of Virginia; to create awareness of issues affecting career development and success; to centralize resources available for career and personal development; and to promote service outside of the University community for young scientists.

Women's Health Virginia

Women's Health Virginia will allow members to participate in providing grassroots input to WHV's main office about issues affecting college women's wellness in order to shape WHV's education and research programs. In additon, WHV will allow students to be involved in discussion groups or presentations involving other students and faculty. They could also plan events to raise awareness of women... More.