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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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Hoos for Open Access

Hoos for Open Access is an organization dedicated to increasing socioeconomic diversity at UVA and in higher education in general. In order to aid the University in its quest for true diversity, we have created two main goals. First, we seek to educate prospective students about the possibility of higher eduction and programs like AccessUVA. Our second goal is to enhance the college experience... More.

Hoos Open to Preventing Eating Disorders

HOPE is an organization dedicated to increasing the awareness of eating disorders and disordered eating on grounds and throughout the Charlottesville community in order to better prepare students to intervene in the lives of their friends, roommates, or loved ones.We also strive to promote body positivity and a healthy body image on grounds. HOPE is not a counseling service, but will provide... More.

Hope Food Rescue

Hope Food Rescue is an organization that is committed to acquiring and transporting food donations from local establishments to the Hope Community Center. The food will be given to low-income families, many of whom are refugee families,who frequent the Community Center and are in need of temporary assistance. The organization aims to provide aid for these families and their children until they... More.

Human Rights Film Festival

HRFF is a student-run organization at the University of Virginia that organizes and coordinates an annual film festival centering on the issue of human rights. The HRFF aims to foster awareness about human rights issues on grounds and to encourage students to think critically about and take action on these issues. HRFF endeavors to accomplish this by increasing consciousness about these issues... More.

Inter Greek Council

The Inter Greek Council is a group that consists of two representatives from all Greek Councils within UVA (IFC, ISC, NPHC, and MGC). Our duties include putting on events such as the Greek Awards, GOALS seminar, and Greek Weekend which are meant to strengthen the bonds between all representative councils and the Greek community at large.

Inter-American Health Alliance

Inter-American Health Alliance at U.Va. is dedicated to providing support for Primeros Pasos, a non-profit, independent organization that provides health care and health education to underserved communities in the Palajunoj valley of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. We work to improve access to health care, as well as health education, through fundraising, donations, and other methods.

Inter-Fraternity Council

The Inter-Fraternity Council at the University of Virginia, Inc. (the IFC) is the student organization charged with governing the 29 IFC fraternities and approximately 1,500 fraternity men at the University of Virginia.

Inter-Sorority Council

The Inter-Sorority Council at the University of Virginia is a self-governed organization comprised of member sorority chapters. Our purpose is to enhance the experience of all Greek and potential Greek women at the University by providing resources and opportunities for leadership, service, social and scholastic development in an atmosphere conducive to friendship and sisterhood.

International Clinical Excursions

International Clinical Excursions (ICE) aims to provide volunteer support to health clinics around the world while enabling premedical and biomedical students to gain international hands-on clinical experiences.

Invisible Children Schools for Schools Club

Invisible Children uses film, creativity and social action to end the use of child soldiers in Joseph Kony's rebel war and restore LRA-affected communities in central Africa to peace and prosperity. Invisible Children at UVA is dedicated to raising awareness of and money for the children affected by the violence between the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and Ugandan government in Northern Uganda... More.

Jewish Social Justice Council

The Jewish Social Justice Council is committed to the concept of Tikkun Olam, repairing the world, and strives to help build unity among the Jewish community through service projects within the greater Charlottesville community. Additionally, the JSJC is the founding sponsor of the Sleepout for the Homeless, an annual, weeklong fundraiser during which UVA students of all religions and... More.

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (Eta Sigma Chapter)

Our objectives as a fraternity are to unite college men of culture, patriotism and honor in a bond of Fraternity; to encourage honorable achievement in every field of human endeavor; to promote the spiritual, social, intellectual and moral welfare of members; to assist the aims and purposes of colleges and universities; and to inspire service in the public interest.

Kappa Kappa Gamma (Epsilon Sigma Chapter)

Kappa Kappa Gamma is an organization of women which seeks for every member bonds of friendship, mutual support, opportunities for self-growth, respect for intellectual development, and an allegiance to positive ethical principles. The Epsilon Sigma chapter at UVAis one of 135 collegiate chapters in the US and Canada, and has been a part of the Greek community here since 1974. "Kappa" at UVA... More.

Kappa Kappa Psi -Beta Chi Chapter

Kappa Kappa Psi is an National Service fraternity which recognizes student leadership and service in the University Band Program. The primary aim is to assist the Director of Bands in fostering the leadership of the Band and promoting enthusiasm for the program in general. The basic premise of the organization rests on the fact that "it is an honor to serve" this band, the department of music... More.

Kids Acting Out

KAO is a service organization dedicated to directing local children in theater productions. We put on a play each semester with second, third and fourth grade students at Clark Elementary School. We practice with them for one hour per week. It is a lot of fun and the kids are so talented and adorable! We do everything with the kids from playwriting, directing, making costumes, sets, and... More.

KiVa Microfinancial Action

The purpose of KiVA is to generate interest in and funding for underfunded entrepreneurs in Third World countries. Unlike other micro-financial interest-groups around Grounds, KiVA will actually grant loans to those in need of funding. By utilizing the innovative web site, kiva.org, we will target driven business people based on their community goals and business plans. KiVA will use the... More.

Lambda Phi Epsilon (Associate Chapter)

Lambda Phi Epsilon continues to establish and perpetuate Brotherhood and fellowship among its members. Part of that brotherhood is expressed in our motto "To Be Leaders Among Men." We not only seek to bring together a diverse group of men who share interest, concern, backgrounds and culture, but who believe that the strength of many are forged into the power of being one. Grounded on the... More.

Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. (Gamma Alpha Chapter)

Mission: The purpose of Lambda Theta Alpha shall be to provide a sisterhood based on Unity, Love, & Respect. To develop strong Leaders who will then provide and practice political, social and cultural activities. To promote minority Unity through charitable and educational programs. To maintain a high standard of learning and serve as a voice for the universal women. We take pride in the... More.

Latino Student Network at McIntire

The mission of the Latino Student Network at McIntire (LSN) is to form a network of Latino students, in which we can represent the voice of the Latino community at the Comm School. Through this organization we hope to provide our members with opportunities and solutions to different issues. We hope to strengthen and empower the Latino community at the Comm School so that they can be a support... More.

Leaders of Vital Education

Leaders of Vital Education (L.O.V.E.) aims to break down the social barriers that separate middle and high school students through interactive workshops, known as "challenge days," that stress love, unity, acceptance, and the breaking down of the harmful social structures that plague the American school system.

Legal Advisory Workshops for Undergraduate Students

LAW for US is a mentoring program for undergraduate students run by Law School students. The program matches law students with undergraduates who are interested in becoming attorneys. Mentors help mentees navigate each level of the process of preparing for law school admissions.

Legal Assistance Society

The Legal Assistance Society is dedicated to helping underprivileged people in Charlottesville and the surrounding area. LAS is an umbrella organization that provides funding and administrative support to UVA Law School volunteer groups. Through its six projects, the Domestic Violence Project, Legal Education Project, Migrant Farmworkers Project, the Native American Law Project, the... More.

Let's Lick Cancer

Let's Lick Cancer is a group committed to raising money for the Emily Couric Cancer. The bi-annual event will consist of local ice cream shops donating ice cream then having an entry fee for unlimited ice cream.

Livestrong Army

The LIVESTRONG Army is a community based "branch" of the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) and we are committed to helping get to those goals. The Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) is committed to supporting the cancer fight and offering concrete ways for survivors to help make cancer a national priority. Join us and other cancer groups to end the suffering caused by cancer.

Lose the Shoes

Lose the Shoes is an annual, student-run 3 vs. 3 co-ed barefoot soccer tournament on the grounds of UVA. All proceeds from the event benefit Grassroot Soccer (GRS), an international 501(c)(3) non-profit that uses a unique activities-based curriculum in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Founded in 2002, GRS provides African children with the knowledge, skills and support to live HIV/AIDS free and has... More.

Lynch Syndrome Association

Lynch Syndrome Association is a group that provides information and support about the genetic disease, Lynch Syndrome. This is a rare genetic disorder that accounts for 3 to 7 percent of all instances of colon cancer in the United State, and also puts a person a high risk for other cancers. The purpose of this organization is to raise awareness about Lynch Syndrome's risk factors, causes, and... More.

Machik Chapter at University of Virginia

We are a university chapter of Machik. Machik is a national non-profit organization which supports initiatives that advance innovative and solution-oriented approaches to the challenges of community revitalization and sustainability for people on the Tibetan Plateau.

Madison House

Madison House is a non-profit organization, which provides approximately 3,000 students with regular volunteer opportunities at over 90 sites in the Charlottesville/Albemarle area. Madison House serves as an umbrella organization for 19 programs. Run by over 200 student program directors, each of these programs is unique in its mission and in its role in the community.

Male Educators on Disordered Eating

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Man Up at the University of Virginia

Man Up at the University of Virginia is a volunteer mentoring association that serves to develop healthy conceptions of masculinity through formation of one-on-one and group mentoring relationships between UVA students and Charlottesville-area young men. Through the formation of these ties it is the hope of the program to facilitate mutual and constructive learning opportunities and lay the... More.

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