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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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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.