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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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Students for Stop Hunger Now

To aide Stop Hunger Now in ending hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-saving aid to the world's most vulnerable and by creating a global commitment to globalize the necessary resources.

Students Helping Honduras

Students Helping Honduras is a network, a movement, and a team of college students who believe they can make a difference. The mission of SHH is to provide fundamental human needs to orphaned and impoverished children in Honduras, and to spread awareness of these needs through the student body. These fundamental needs include, but are not limited to, educational opportunities, nourishment,... More.

Students in Free Enterprise at University of Virginia

SIFE is an international non-profit organization that works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilize university students to make a difference in their communities while developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders.Our SIFE teamat U.Va. strives to improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need with the help of business concepts.... More.

Supporters Of Simoonga

Supporters of Simoonga (S.O.S.) is a student-run organization that works to help Simoonga Village, Zambia, with any needs as expressed by the people of Simoonga. Fall of 2009, Simoonga communicated its wish to develop a human waste sanitation system. Thus, in 2010, S.O.S. has served, and will serve as a site of support for C.L.S.S.Z., Community-Led Sanitation in Simoonga, Zambia. C.L.S.S.Z. is... More.

T.A.N.G.L.E.S at UVA

The purpose of this organization is to promote self-acceptance of one's own beauty and to provide information and support for African and African American women and their hair care. In addition this organization will work with adolescent females in the Charlottesville community by promoting self-acceptance and appreciation for natural beauty.

Tabs on Cancer

Tabs on Cancer collects can pull tabs to raise money for the Pull Tabs for Charity Foundation and the National Cancer Institute. All you have to do is save your can pull tabs. We collect them and recycle them and the recycling center gives us money for the aluminum, which we in turn give to Pull Tabs for Charity and the National Cancer Institute.

Tau Beta Sigma

Tau Beta Sigma is a National Honorary Band Sorority that provides service to collegiate bands, encourages the advancement of women in the band profession, and promotes and enriches an appreciation of band music through recognition, leadership development, and education of its members.

Teach For America

The purpose of Teach For America at the University of Virginia is to raise awareness and create understanding in the University community about educational inequity in our country. Our organization will encourage students to take an active role in closing the achievement gap by raising their awareness about the national organization Teach For America as one way for recent college graduates to... More.

The Autistic Self-Advocacy Network

ASAN is a non-profit organization run by and for autistic people. ASAN's supporters include autistic adults and youth, those with other distinct neurological types, and neurotypical family members, professionals, educators, and friends. ASAN provides support and services to individuals on the autism spectrum. ASAN also works to change public perception and to combat misinformation by educating... More.

The Fondu CIO

The Fondu CIO's sole purpose is to promote to the UVA community. This website acts as a venue that allows UVA students to learn about one another and if they choose to, arrange stays with one another over breaks throughout the school year.Through providing the homestay matching service the Fondu helps make the transition to college easier for international students and out-of-... More.

There's Hope in North Korea

THiNK is a chapter of Liberty in North Korea (LiNK), a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing North Korean refugees in China.

Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. (Pi Chapter)

Our mission is to promote leadership, multiculturalism, and self improvement through academic excellence, involvement in and service to the campus and community, as well as being living examples of sisterhood across different races, cultures, religions, backgrounds, and lifestyles.

Theta Tau

The purpose of Theta Tau is to develop and maintain a high standard of professional interest among its members, and to unite them in a strong bond of fraternal fellowship. Theta Tau is the oldest and largest professional engineering fraternity in the United States, with a diverse membership of men and women studying engineering at more than 40 campuses.

To Write Love On Her Arms UChapter at UVA

TWLOHA Chapter at UVA is part of the international nonprofit organization To Write Love On Her Arms, dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for those struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. We exist to inspire, encourage, and invest directly into treatment both locally and around the world. By building community, The TWLOHA Chapter at UVA hopes to organize... More.

Transfer Student Society

The goal of the Transfer Student Society is to help facilitate the transfer experience by creating a group thathelps transfer students integrate and assimilate into the University of Virginia student body. The organization hopes to achieve this goal by: Providing a place where transfer students actively participate in social networking with other transfer students; Serve as ambassadors to... More.

Trigon Engineering Society

Trigon Engineering Society is a service and social society founded at the University of Virginia in 1924. Admission is open to all engineers.

Undergraduate Babysitters

Undergraduate Babysitters is a student-run volunteer organization that matches undergraduate students with full-time UVA students with children (undergraduate or graduate). Volunteers provide a few free hours of babysitting a week (usually between 2 and 5) to the student-parents, to provide them time to run errands, study, etc.

Unite for Sight

Unite For Sight, Inc., a member of the National Healthy Vision 2010 Consortium, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that works nationally and internationally to develop sustainable solutions to reduce health disparities. Unite for Sight also collects used eyeglasses to donate to eye clinics in developing countries.


UNiTED at UVA seeks to promote the mission of UNiTED (Unifying Neighbors Through Education and Development) by raising awareness in the University community about the need for improved health education in Kpando, Ghana while fundraising and providing students with the opportunity to directly impact affected communities through volunteering abroad.

United Nations Children's Fund at UVA

The United Nations Children's Fund at the University of Virginia is an organization for those interested in the welfare and rights of children and their betterment under affiliate status of the United States Fund for UNICEF. The mission of UNICEF at UVA is to raise funds for international and local child survival projects funded by the US Fund, to educate and address the rights of children in... More.

United Nations Women at UVA

The United Nations Women USNC at the University of Virginia aims to increase awareness of UN Women's community service programs in the United States that benefit underprivileged, oppressed women worldwide. It works to give more authority to women by helping improve women's economic security and social rights, abate violence against women, reduce HIV/AIDS amongst women, and give them a stronger... More.

United Sisters

United Sisters (US) is a group of African American women committed to uplifting each other and young black females to prepare them to take on leadership roles in the African-American community. On-grounds US will have weekly discussions and activities on various issues facing black women at UVA and elsewhere. The women of US will also serve as mentors to young black women at Charlottesville... More.

University Democrats

The University Democrats at the University of Virginia serve as the arm of the Democratic Party here at UVA. Through campaigning and educational programs, we seek to inform students and the community about the values of the Decratic Party. Furthermore, UDems is committed to service and holds annual events aimed at aiding the Charlottesville community. Finally, no club would be complete... More.

University Scouting Association at the University of Virginia

We are the University Scouts, founded on the principles of Scouting, as a Venture Crew committed to active service. We strive to help others in providing opportunities for local scouting units as well as providing volunteers for local community service groups. We are University affiliated Students, Faculty, and Staff who have had previous experience or interest in scouting. We are registered... More.

University Student Docent Program

The University of Virginia Student Docent Program is an independent student run organization which provides guided tours of the University of Virginia Art Museum to the University and Charlottesville communities. The student docent program is dedicated to furthering the educational and cultural development of both its members and the University community, as well as increasing the visibility... More.

Up Til Dawn

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital treats children with catastrophic illnesses at no cost to their families. Up 'Til Dawn is a nationwide organization that raises money to support St. Jude. Over 150 campuses participate in Up Til Dawn and have raised more than $10 million to help St. Jude combat childhood cancer. Join the Up 'Til Dawn cause to raise money through a letter writing campaign... More.

Virginia Friends of Sentebale

Sentebale supports orphans, physically and mentally disabled children, and the blind and the deaf in Lesotho. In fact, the word "Sentebale" means forget-me-not in Sesotho to refer to the neglected children of the country. Lesotho is a unique and beautiful country, but one in desperate need of help, facing both extreme poverty and the third highest rate of HIV/AIDS in the world. Of Lesotho's... More.

Virginia Innocence Project Student Group

VIPS recruits law student volunteers to investigate claims of individuals imprisoned in Virginia who claim to be innocent. Those who seek help from VIPS have in almost all cases exhausted the remedies that they have under the legal system and are desperate for assistance. VIPS volunteers will have the opportunity to work for justice for these people. VIPS operates under the guidance of the UVA... More.

Virginia Socialists

The Virginia Social Democrats is a group devoted to the promotion of equality and democracy. In order to further these goals, VSD will press for the dissemination of new social ideas and interaction between members of the community.


Since 2007, VITA at Virginia Law, in cooperation with CASH at Madison House, has assisted lower-income taxpayers in the greater Charlottesville community with preparing their federal and state income tax returns. Volunteers also ensure that taxpayers receive all tax credits to which they are entitled. Services are provided for free and are provided in conjunction with the IRS's Volunteer... More.