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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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Fashion For A Cause

The purpose of the organization is to present to the University of Virginia and the Greater Charlottesville Community an organization that works to connect artistic interests with community service. Through various events hosted at the University of Virginia, Fashion For a Cause will donate the majority of the proceeds to service the needs of the Charlottesville community through: UVA Children... More.

Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children

Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children FIMRC is dedicated to fundraising for est. and developing pediatric hospitals and clinic that are in need of financial assistance. Our projects serve to donate financial resources for purchasing med. equipment and for the construction of facilities where medical care can be delivered.

Freedom of Expression Watch

The organization's purpose is to create public awareness regarding the current suppression of freedom of expression and journalist prosecution in any form or manner around the world. The organization aims to expose ill treatment, abuse, threat or bribery directed to the manipulation and control of venues of expression of speech.

Future Civic Leaders

FCL is a nationwide organization, and this year will be the initiation of the college chapter here at UVA. This organization focuses on engaging youth in civic and political leadership. The chapter at UVA will be assisting high school chapters in the area with being involved in their community, and help them build leadership skills.

Gaining Understanding Through Support

The purpose of GUTS is to aid incoming first-year women in their adjustment to the University. Through a network of upperclass-first-year pairs, G.U.T.S. hopes to ease the potential difficulties girls may encounter when integrating into this entirely new environment by providing the insight of girls who have lived through their first year at U.Va. It is the hope of the group that this will... More.

Gamma Sigma Tau

Founded in 2009, Delphic of Gamma Sigma Tau Fraternity Inc. is the first and only multicultural fraternity at University of Virginia. We thrive topromote brotherhood, academics, community service, and most importantly, multiculturalism.

Get $mart: Financial Education

The purpose of the aforementioned organization is to empower residents to achieve economic self-sufficiency and create a more financially viable future for their families. By taking an education-based approach, we will develop and implement a financial education class, held at the Hope Community Center for the nearby low-income residents. The classes will be held in conjunction with financial... More.

Girls Excited About Math and Science

GEMS is a service organization whose main goal is to close the gender gap in math and science subjects. We encourage these subjects to middle school girls in the Charlottesville Area by conducting math and science experiments with them.

Global Architecture Brigades

GAB at UVA is affiliated with Global Architecture Brigades, which is part of Global Brigades, Inc. GAB is a network of volunteers that applies architectural design and construction skills to bring about socially responsible change to developing communities around the world. Our students collaborate with local planners, architects and community leaders to create and implement innovative... More.

Global Brigades

Global Brigades is the world's largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. Comprised of secular, international service programs, we mobilize student volunteers and professionals to empower communities in developing countries with programs that improve quality of life while respecting local culture.

Global Business Brigades

UVA Global Business Brigades is a chapter of Global Brigades which is the world's largest student-led sustainable development organization. We plantrips to Torti Abajo, Panama where we provide business as well as personal finance consulting to families within the community. During the school year, we hold regular meetings to educate our members on the Panamanian community, business and... More.

Global Development Organization

The Global Development Organization exists at UVA to foster a community of students interested in and able to reduce global poverty and inequality and to make globalization work for the poor. How do we do this? Through an event series (of speakers, discussions and debates, career panels, presentations, etc.), research support, the major in global development studies, and public service events... More.

Global Environmental Brigades

Environmental Brigades at University of Virginia is a chapter of Global Brigades, the world's largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. The UVA chapter systematically works with more than 300 other university groups around the world to deliver and implement one of nine skill-based programs that benefit more than 130,000 Honduran and Panamanian community... More.

Global Medical Dental Brigades

Our mission is to provide a holistic model for sustainable health care in underserved villages with limited access to medicine by conducting a preliminary needs assessment, treating patients to the highest ethical standards, sponsoring referrals to those with needs beyond our capability, recording data for the production of quantitative reports, and working to improve the water, sanitation,... More.

Global Medical Training

Global Medical Training is an international humanitarian organization, providing free medical services to underprivileged communities in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Global Medical Training club at The University of Virginia will co-ordinate trips, fundraise, teach about tropical diseases and prepare students and members of the UVA communityfor the travel and work at GMT sites.... More.

Global Microfinance Brigades

Our MFB club at UVA is affiliated with Global Microfinance Brigades, which is part of Global Brigades, Inc. Global Microfinance Brigades is a socially conscious network of volunteers that participate in real micro lending transactions and engage in the lives of daily borrowers around the world. The organization empowers college students with the materials, know-how, and support to perform... More.

Global Public Health Brigades

Our mission is to provide volunteers with the opportunity to make a tangible impact on communities while gaining real life experience in the field of public health and international development. Volunteers receive an introduction to Honduras' public health challenges and its political, economic, and geographical context. On trips, students will spend a week working alongside community members... More.

Global Student Council

The Global Student Council (GSC) at UVA aims to forge relationships and create a common platform for all the current international students, in order to identify and resolve the main issues that impact the international community and strengthen their relationship with the University, as well as to facilitate current international student relationships and support the University in building a... More.

Global Water Brigades

Global Water Brigades, a discipline of Global Brigades, is a movement of passionate students and professional volunteers from around the world dedicated to improving access to clean water and sanitation. Our students collaborate with water experts and community leaders to create and implement new and innovative solutions to water problems. Along with affiliate groups at other distinguished... More.

Globemed at the University of Virginia

One billion people across the world lack access to health care systems. Each day, more than 36,000 people die preventable deaths. Without addressing poverty and poor health, we cannot break this cycle of suffering. University students have the passion and energy to help tackle this challenge. GlobeMed aims to meet this challenge by engaging and training students to work with grassroots... More.

Grandparent Stories

Grandparent Stories unites generations through the arts. UVA students partner with both elementary school students and senior citizens in the Charlottesville community for a year-long project. In the fall semester, the organization sponsors a writing contest in local elementary schools where students submit stories about their grandparents. In the spring, these stories are turned into scripts... More.

Greek Recycling Program

The Greek Recycling Program's mission is to divert waste from local landfills through the reduction, reuse and recycling of reclaimable material from all fraternities and sororities at UVA under the jurisdiction of IFC/ISC. The program, by virtue of this mission, seeks not to serve as an extension of the Greek Governing Councils-- which would presuppose membership limited to Greek affiliation... More.

Green Grounds Group

The Green Grounds Group is dedicated to educating and advocating for sustainable planning, design, implementation and operations on the grounds of the University of Virginia. Formed in 2004 by planning and architecture students to address green design at the University, the group sponsors projects that encompass a range of sustainable design ideas - from green roofs to energy use to... More.

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.