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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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Habitat for Humanity

More than 3,000 homes around Charlottesville qualify as "substandard," according to the Albemarle County Housing Advisory Committee. More than half of these homes are owned or occupied by low-income families that are unable to afford repairs. Habitat for Humanity @ UVA is part of a worldwide nonprofit organization that helps solve the problem of substandard housing, one family at a time.... More.

Harry Potter Appreciation Club at the University of Virginia

HPAC is a club based on a love for Harry Potter. We wish to hold HP-themed social and charitable events and further our love for JK Rowling's creation.

Helping Advocate Rights Through Stories

Our nation is in a state of utter confusion and disparity. Our politicians and officials are submitt faulty policy that becomes approved. While us, the generation of this time, the millennials, are forced to reap the consequences of these newly implemented laws. We are the citizens that range from the ages of 15-24; we comprise the nation's high schools, universities, and we stand as the... More.

Hispanic American Network at Darden

The Hispanic American Network at Darden is a student run organization that benefits its membershipby providingvolunteer, networking, social, and academic services and events.

Hoos for a Cure

Hoos for a Cure is a Club at the University of Virginia. Hoos for a Cure raises money for donation to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk, to raise awarenessabout blood cancers and the Society's goals, and to coordinate efforts at the University of Virginia aimed at contributing to the Light the Night Walk. Our funds support the... More.

Hoos for Memory

Hoos for Memory is a group of students passionate about raising funds and awareness for Alzheimer's research. We intend to work closely with groups both on and off Grounds with a similar interests for fundraising and advocacy purposes. Namely, we will work with the Alzheimer's Association of Central and Western Virginia. Additionally, we hope to develop a close relationship with area nursing... More.

Hoos for Obama

Hoos for Obama is a student-run group dedicated to helping Barack Obama secure victory in the 2012 elections. Through canvassing, voter registration, and grassroots campaigning Hoos for Obama will work toward keeping Barack Obama in the White House.

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.