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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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Pancakes for Parkinson's

Pancakes for Parkinson's is an annual pancake breakfast hosted by UVA students. Our main goal is to serve those suffering from Parkinson's and their families by fundraising for the Michael J. Fox Foundation. We hope to provide an event where UVA students and the Charlottesville community can come together to eat pancakes in the spirit of service!

Passionately Unite Respect Serve Understand Initiate Together

PURSUIT is a free, non-partisan conference that creates seeks to raise student activism both around grounds and beyond life at the University. We want to raise student unity around these tough social issues in hopes of solutions in the near future, therefore driving productivity, proactive behavior, and a well-informed society.

Pause 4 Paws

This organization will spread awareness with regards to animal welfare. This includes human dependency on and exploitation of animals for food, clothing, entertainment, scientific research, and as pets.

Peanuts and Crackerjacks

The mission of Peanuts and Crackerjacks is to provide underprivileged Charlottesville children with strong positive relationships through the American past-time of baseball. Mentors attend UVA baseball games with the children, and develop a strong bond over the course of the season, providing an uplifting experience that will motivate the children to strive for their dreams regardless of... More.

Phi Alpha Delta

The purpose of this Fraternity shall be to form a strong bond uniting students and teachers of the law with members of the Bench and Bar in a fraternal fellowship designed to advance the ideals of liberty and equal justice under law; to stimulate excellence in scholarship; to inspire the virtues of compassion and courage; to foster integrity and professional competence; to promote the welfare... More.

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. (Zeta Eta Chapter)

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. is a historically black Greek letter organization that was founded on January 9, 1914 at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Phi Beta Sigma is an organization focused on personal growth for the betterment of all of man kind through the ideals of brotherhood, scholarship and service. The Zeta Eta chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. was founded here at... More.

Phi Delta Theta (Virginia Beta Chapter)

The Virginia Beta chapter of Phi Delta Theta is an organization which is seeking ambitious individuals whom wish to involve themselves in a society of men who endeavor to obtain a high standard of mental cultivation, high standards of moral character, and above all else, establish lifelong friendships with our members and alumni.

Phi Gamma Delta (Fiji, Omicron Chapter)

Phi Gamma Delta exists to promote lifelong friendships, to reaffirm high ethical standards and values, and to foster personal development in the pursuit of excellence. Phi Gamma Delta is committed to provide opportunities for each brother to develop responsibility, leadership, scholarship and social skills in order to become a fully contributing member of society.

Physicians for Peace Student Chapter

The Physicians for Peace campus alliance is an organization designed to bring together undergraduate, medical, and other graduate students interested in long-term, sustainable, replicable medical education and training, as well as those interested in global health initiatives and changing lives in the developing world.

Pi Beta Phi (Virginia Epsilon Chapter)

Pi Beta Phi is a sorority at the University of Virginia that promotes friendship, develops intellect and integrity, cultivates leadership potential, and enriches lives through comminity service.

Post-Conviction Assistance Project

We assist prisoners with post-conviction issues such as appeals, writs of habeas corpus, complaints against the prison administration, and clemency, among other things. We do not help with issues regarding claims of innocence. All law students are welcome to join.


This organization aims to contribute to the eradication of sex trafficking, specifically of young women and girls, using fundraising towards global organizations formed for this purpose, including PROJECT FUTURES (Australia), the Somaly Mam Foundation (US), and AFESIP (France). Funds generated by the organization will also be directed through these global organizations toward rehabilitation... More.

Project M

Project M aims to provide practical, hands on marketing opportunities for students at the University of Virginia. Students will work in small project teams to create a marketing campaign for clients through the use of market research and market planning. Clients will include small businesses in the city of Charlottesville as well as members of the University of Virginia community (students... More.

Protect Our Planet Non-Profit Organization Worldwide

POP-NOW aims to increase knowledge and recognition of global warming. The organization utilizes the resources of the college environment in order to combine entertainment with information; exciting events are encouraged as a means for social enlightenment and useful fundraising. All POP-NOW proceeds are remitted directly to The Alliance for Climate Protection.

Public Interest Law Association

PILA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of public interest law at the University of Virginia School of Law. Toward this end, PILA sponsors various events to create a supportive community of students interested in pursuing of public interest law as a career or on a pro bono basis, to nurture the development of public interest law, and to educate the community at large of... More.