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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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Camp Kesem at the University of Virginia

Camp Kesem is a free weeklong summer camp for kids whose parents have or have had cancer. Throughout the year, student volunteers fundraise, attend camper reunions, participate in PR events, and more. Camp Kesem self-sustaining through the work of dedicated volunteers! The goal of Camp Kesem is to bring magic to families in Virginia that are affected by cancer and to provide a week of support... More.

Campus Girl Scouts

Campus Girl Scouts is an organization comprised of University students who want to stay involved with Girl Scouting, but don't necessarily have the time to devote to leading a troop. Our primary activities are planning events for local Girl Scouts and volunteering in our community. Past events have included Father Daughter Dance, Mother Daughter Tea and Badge Workshops.

Cards for Kids

We play poker. All proceeds are donated in support of our local and international community.

Cavs & Panthers Mentorship and Enrichment Program

Cavs & Panthers is a program that pairs university students with students at Red Hill Elementary in need of academic help for weekly tutoring and mentoring. The program also incorporates enrichment activities at Red Hill Elementary and field trips around the Charlottesville area to further develop realtionships between Red Hill students and UVA mentors.

CAVS and the Market

In a conversation with the city market manager, Ms. Anderegg-Maloy, she voiced the concern that the city market fails to attract the amount of students it should. The market serves as a center where the Charlottesville community gathers every week and supports local commerce, and we feel that students at the University (especially first years) have developed a sort of bubble, the horizons of... More.

Challah for Hunger

Challah for Hunger is a national organization thatraises money and awareness for hunger and disaster relief through the production and sale of challah bread by students on college campuses. We are creating a chapter at UVA through the Brody Jewish Center. Next year, a group of students will bake the challah at the BJC every Wednesday night and ask for donations for the challah the following... More.

Chi Phi (Alpha Chapter)

Since 1859, the men of the Alpha Chapter of the Chi Phi Fraternity have stood for truth, honor, and personal integrity at the University of Virginia. The brotherhood demonstrates its dedication to the University community through academic excellence, volunteer efforts, athletic involvement, and social engagements. From the time of recruitment to the Graduation processional walk down the Lawn,... More.

Child Advocacy Research & Education

CARE is a service group that takes a legal approach to issues affecting children, including education, juvenile justice, foster care and immigration. Through partnerships with local and national children's law and advocacy organizations and CARE-generated projects, we assist in the direct representation of children and strive for broader systemic change through policy research and advocacy.

Circle K International

Circle K is an international collegiate service organization that offers leadership, fellowship and service opportunities to young adults. Circle K currently has over 12,000 members on 507 campuses in more than 13 countries. The mission of Circle K International is to develop college and university students into responsible citizens and leaders with a lifelong commitment to serving the... More.

Co-Operative Housing at UVA

CHUVA is for people interested in making co-operative housing happen in Charlottesville! We are a fledgling student housing co-op, renting three houses in our third year; ultimately we hope to buy a house, which will be jointly owned by co-op members. Most of our members are graduate students, but we welcome undergrads and non-students as well. Like all co-operatives, we value community,... More.

Coalition Against Cancer

The purpose of the Coalition Against Cancer is to unite the fundraising efforts of all CIOs at the University of Virginiawhose purpose relates to the fight against cancer. Our mission has three parts: to increase awareness of cancer-related CIO's, to support the individual efforts and events of said CIOs, and to increase the fundraising capabilities of the University of Virginia student body... More.

College Republicans

The College Republicans chapter at the University of Virginia is a political organization dedicated to promoting Republican principles, electing Republican officials, and providing fun and entertaining speakers, debates, parties, and more.

Collegiate 100 Society of Virginia

Receiving its charter on Nov. 4th, 2011, the Collegiate 100 Society is a student service organization at the University of Virginia. Our motto is: "what they see, is what they'll be." We serve as mentors to K-12 African American males in central Virginia public schools, motivating them to achieve. We each seek to serve as leaders and role models in our community, using the diverse talents of... More.

Collegiate 4-H

4-H is a community of 6 million young people across America that meets to learn leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H'ers participate in fun, hands-on learning activities that are focused on three areas called Mission Mandates: science, engineering and technology, healthy living and citizenship. Collegiate 4-H at the University of Virginia seeks to continue the 4-H program at the... More.

Community Consultants of Darden

CCoDis an incorporated non-for-profit corporation founded in 1956 at the Darden Graduate School of Business. CCoD provides marketing, operational, and strategic evaluation and planning services to visionary non-profit organizations and small businesses in the Charlottesville community. CCoD adds value to our clients' businesses and provide practical learning opportunities to our members. CCoD... More.

Conference on Public Service and the Law

The Conference on Public Service and the Law is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of public interest law through the administration of an annual public interest law conference at the University of Virginia School of Law. The Conference brings together students, faculty, attorneys, and policy makers for an exploration of public interest issues facing the legal community. The... More.

Crafting for Conservation

Members of "Crafting for Conservation" will create aesthetically pleasing art and crafts out of recyclable materials during weekly meetings, thus supporting the recycling cause and promoting friendship and creativity. These crafts will most likely be sold in a C.F.C. craft show, in which the proceeds collected will go towards a green cause or group and/or towards C.F.C's finances. Through its... More.

Creative, Raw, And Very Edgy

The purpose of this club is to organize and present an annual fashion that raises money for a local cause and entertains the community. We bring students together in the interest of fashion and provide a space for creative outlet. Members are taught the fundamentals of modeling and how to showcase their personalities while wearing the clothing of professional designers.

Crochet for Cancer

Crochet for Cancer is a student-led service organization that crochets caps for children with cancer who are currently undergoing chemotherapy. Hats will be sent to participating cancer centers throughout the state, and each time a child goes in for a new chemo treatment, he or she will get to pick out a new hat as a reward for their bravery. These colorful caps are a fun way to reach out to... More.

Dance Marathon at UVA

Each year, UVA students take on the challenge to stay on their feet for 15 consecutive hours for Dance Marathon - an event that raises money to benefit the Children's Miracle Network at the University of Virginia Children's Hospital. Since its inception, our event has raised over $500,000 for the Hospital. In addition to dancing the night away with the line dance, the rave and the greek dance... More.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

The Kappa Rho Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated has served the Grounds of the University of Virginia since 1973, staying true to its goals of scholarship, sisterhood, and service.

Delta Upsilon (Virginia Chapter)

Delta Upsilon is located at 180 Rugby Road next to Beta Bridge. DU brothers are focused on friendship, philanthropy, and having a great time.

Diabetes Club atUVA

Diabetes Cluba t UVA aims: (1) to raise funds that will be donated to JDRF -fundraising will done by members of the Entrepreneurial Branch. Members will given the freedom to develop their own methods of fundraising and will inform members ofthe General Body of oppurtunities to provide ground support (2) to create support groups and advocate for diabetics on and off Grounds -events will be... More.

Domestic Violence Project

The Domestic Violence Project strives to address the problem of domestic violence both directly (through pro bono service) and indirectly (through educational efforts to raise awareness and understanding of the issue). DVP educates the law school community about issues of domestic violence through speakers, discussion panels, films, and other events. DVP volunteers also monitor domestic... More.

Down's Syndrome Alliance at UVA

Down syndrome Alliance at U.Va. is a recreation club for those UVA Students interested in advocating knowledge about Down syndrome and furthering the cause in the community by creating friendships with and enriching the lives of children and young adults who have Down syndrome, as well as with their families. In addition, we will host fundraising events throughout the year in order to plan... More.

Dream Corps International

Dream Corps at U.Va. is part of Dream Corps International. Our mission is to promote education equity in China through quality resources and sustained participation. We work to improve the learning and developing environment for underprivileged children in China and to foster their dreams, so that their lives are not held hostage to existing economic, educational, and technological divides. We... More.

Engineering Students without Borders

Engineering Students Without Borders is an organization that promotes the application of engineering to community development by providing resources to its membership. The members of ESWB share a common interest in finding feasible and sustainable ways to implement development strategies and engineering design methodologies to meet basic human needs. The organization is dedicated to helping... More.

Ethiopian Student Union

The Ethiopian Student Union will strive to achieve but will not be limited to the following objectives: 1. To increase the number of Ethiopian students at UVA by actively recruiting and serving as a resource during the application process. 2. To bring together Ethiopian students and alumni at UVA and work towards specific goals set by the members. 3. To foster a sense of service toward... More.

European Society

The purpose of the European Society is to develop, foster and maintain communication between students from Europe and bond them with the members of the university community whom are affiliated, interested or involved in matters related to Europe. Our activities revolve around promoting European culture, history and politics as well as highlighting the countries from Europe that are represented... More.


FACE AIDS is a student campaign to fight AIDS in Africa. We organize fundraising and awareness campaigns on Grounds and throughout the Charlottesville community centered on the distribution of beaded AIDS awareness pins. We are working together to change the way our generation thinks about AIDS in Africa. Every student wearing his or her pin is part of a youth movement dedicated to fighting... More.