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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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ManiCURE for Muscular Dystrophy

Aside from buying supplies, 100% of the money MMD raises goes directly to MMDC. This objective of MMDC is to raise money for children with Muscular Dystrophy. Every year, the Muscular Dystrophy Association has a free one-week-long camp in Wakefield Richmond to give the kids an opportunity to blend in with others who have a similar disabilities. It is a great opportunity for them to learn... More.

March of Dimes at The University of Virginia

Our Collegiate Council's mission is to fulfill the local duties of the March of Dimes as a leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. These duties include improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. By working closely with the March of Dimes national office and regional director, we plan to advocate, raise awareness, and... More.


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Mid-Autumns Carnival

Mid-Autumns Carnival is an organization that puts on a carnival every year in the fall semester. Its mission is to bridge the gap between the Charlottesville community and the UVA student community, while also raising money for Building Tomorrow and UAPO (both organizations that support efforts in Uganda). The carnival allows students to dedicate time and effort into getting to know... More.

Minority Rights Coalition

The purpose of the Minority Rights Advocacy Coalition at the University of Virginia is to provide services and activities to its members and the community as a whole to create a greater understanding between people of all minority status, whether because of ethnic status, gender, or sexual orientation.

Model Congress at University of Virginia

The primary purpose of Model Congress at UVA is to hold an annual simulation conference of the workings of the US government for middle and high school students to promote awareness and engagement with governmental institutions and politics. We aim specifically to focus on the workings of Congress by simulating the lawmaking process at the committee and full house levels, having students deal... More.

Monroe Society

The Monroe Society is a student-run organization serving to arrange overnight stays for prospective high school students interested in visiting the University of Virginia.

Moot Court at the University of Virginia

Moot court is a public speaking competition involving hypothetical legal arguments at the appellate level. What that means is that the actual trial in the hypothetical case has concluded already, and the side that lost is now appealing to an appellate court, or to the Supreme Court, asking for the decision below to be overturned/reversed. The factual record has already been developed, so the... More.

Multicultural Greek Council

The Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) focuses on unifying and creating opportunities for all of its member organizations. The MGC and its members work together in an on-going effort to serve as the governing body of the organizations approved for membership within the Multicultural Greek Council at the University of Virginia. The MGC educates and supports the current and emerging expressions... More.

Musicians On Call

Members of Musicians On Call have the opportunity to use their musical talents for the benefit of the Charlottesville community. In coordination with a program that has already been established at the University hospital, participants of Musicians on Call volunteer their performance skills to create a soothing atmosphere in the hospital setting. In addition, our organization is expanding its... More.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People at UVA

The mission of the NAACP Youth & College Division at UVAshall be to inform youth of the problems affecting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities; to advance the economic, education, social and political status of African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities and their harmonious cooperation with other peoples; to stimulate an appreciation of the African... More.

National Pan-Hellenic Council

We, the representatives of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., and Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc., recognizing the need for unity and coordination of activities of... More.

National Society of Black Engineers

Our mission is "to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community." We strive to fulfill our mission through professional development, community service, pre-college initiatives, academic excellence programs, and conferences.

Nicaraguan Orphan Fund

The Nicaraguan Orphan Fund is a CIO that cares for specific Nicaraguan communities of children who are emotionally and financially impoverished.Each year, we make a trip down to Managua, Nicaragua over spring break, where University students interact with and love children from orphanages, refugee camps, and dump communities. This trip exposes students to severe poverty, and gives them the... More.

Nursing Students Without Borders

Nursing Students Without Borders empowers under-served communities through health education, the creation of networks to access health care resources and the distribution of material donations--while expanding the perspective of the nursing student.

ONE Campaign Chapter at the University of Virginia

TheONE Campaign at the University of Virginia, we are a grassroots campaign formed with the advocacy mission of eradicating hunger, poverty and preventable disease in Africa. ONE is strictly an unaffiliated, nonpartisan advocacy and our chapter will run under those guidelines. Cofounded by Bono, the ONE campaign is backed by over 2 million members. As the campus chapter of ONE at UVA, we... More.

One in Four

One in Four is an all-male sexual assault peer education group at U.Va. We present a one-hour program, "How to Help a Sexual Assault Survivor: What Men Can Do," to any group of men who will listen -- sports teams, residence hall students, student organizations, fraternities, off campus groups -- anyone. We also perform for coed audiences from time to time under special circumstances.

Operation Smile

Operation Smile is a non-profit organization that sends groups of doctors to developing countries to perform free surgeries on children who have cleft palettes and cleft lips. Here at UVA we raise money and awareness for the organization, primarily through our fall fundraiser called S'mores for Smiles where we give out free S'mores to children during Trick or Treat on the Lawn and collect... More.

Operation Warm at U.Va.

Operation Warm at U.Va. seeks to provide winter coats to underprivileged children in the Charlottesville area through cooperation with the national non-profit Operation Warm, Inc.

Organization of African Students

The Organization of African Students welcomes EVERYONE who has an interest in or love for Africa. We strive to bring together those who share similar experiences and those who are looking for new experiences, creating a welcoming and comfortable environment for Africans at the university, while also embracing non-Africans who are interested in learning about the continent or being a part of... More.

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.