Arts Board

The Arts Board of the University of Virginia is a student-run board whose mission it is to present an outstanding artist, performance, and/or exhibition each year in a three-year rotation that includes music, visual arts, and drama. The program was created to raise students’ awareness of and appreciation for the arts. Its purpose is three-fold:

  1. To produce an arts event that will raise awareness of the arts and be an event that will have an impact on the student body,
  2. To involve students in the presentation and administration of a national/international-scale arts event and residency, and
  3. To provide an opportunity for students to interact with the arts presenter(s) selected to perform/present/exhibit.

The Arts Board is a cooperative effort between the McIntire Department of Music, the McIntire Department of Fine Art, the University of Virginia Art Museum, the Department of Drama, Vice Provost for the Arts, the Office of the Dean of Students, Student Activities, and the University Programs Council. The Arts Board is composed of twelve students and two faculty members. The student members include six from the presenting department, two students representing the arts from University Programs Council, and four students at-large. The faculty advisors include a representative from the presenting department and an advisor from the Office of the Dean of Students Student Activities. Email for more information.

The Arts Board will be releasing new information soon!

Student Council

Student Council’s purpose is to protect and improve the rights, opportunities, and quality of life of every student at the University of Virginia.

The Council is made up of elected and appointed students from across the University. There are eleven committees which provide such initiatives as the UVAirbus, Student Garden, Cavalier Education, Lighten Up Campaign and the CIO Appropriations process and Speak Up UVA.

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University Programs Council (UPC)

University Programs Council is a student run programming board that provides a wide variety of entertaining and educational activities and events. UPC is made up of ten committees and an executive board, who plan and implement programs such as

Tom DeLuca
Battle of the Bands
Stand-up Comedy
Symphony Under the Stars
Weekly Movies
Short Courses
Welcome Week Concert
CIO Cosponsored Activities

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After Hours

After Hours is part of a University-wide initiative to provide late night programs on Thursday, Friday and Saturdaynights from 10pm-2am. The University Programs Council (UPC) is an integral part of the After Hours programming initiative . UPC, in collaboration with the Student Activities team, initiated the After Hours charge in the fall of 2015, developing and implementing the University’s first late night programming model. Currently, UPC provides After Hours events on alternating Thursday and Saturday nights and every Friday night throughout the fall and spring semesters.

Public Service

Students, faculty and staff of the University of Virginia are committed to serving the local and global community.  Whether interested in ending world hunger or building a school in a village in Nicaragua, student organizations are actively serving and learning from these experiences.  Project SERVE and Service FEST are intended to assist students in seeking the right fit within the myriad of public service opportunities.

Project SERVE

UVa’s Project SERVE is an annual event with a twofold mission: to introduce incoming students to service and service learning opportunities at UVa and to familiarize participants with some of the local agencies that rely on the continued dedication and commitment of the University community. Many of our incoming students have been actively engaged in volunteer service during their high school careers and are looking for a way to continue this work while at UVa. Project SERVE provides all students with an opportunity to make these connections and form lasting friendships with like-minded volunteers.

Service FEST

Service FEST is an annual event sponsored by the University Programs Council (UPC) and Student Council. It provides students with the opportunity to learn about ways to get involved with service organizations on-grounds. The event itself take place immediately following Project SERVE, allowing CIO’s to showcase their organizations to first year students interested in ways to contribute to the UVA Community through service.

U.Va. Public Service Conference

An initiative led by Student Affairs Community Engagement, in collaboration with student organizations and other University offices (link to VPSA); the U.VA Conference on Public Service will now be hosted every year.  This conference brings together student, community and faculty partners to collaborate and share knowledge about public service, and includes components such as panel discussions, round-table discussions and presentations.

More information about the conference will be released soon.


The Office of the Dean of Students offers and supports a variety of leadership programs for University of Virginia students. Mr. Jefferson believed that his university should develop educated, civic-minded leaders who could guide a young democracy into a bright future. It is fitting that the programs developed through ODOS at the University of Virginia should strive to meet Mr. Jefferson’s ideal of developing citizens who are prepared to lead their communities with intelligence, empathy, perseverance and great vision.

To achieve this vision, the Office of the Dean of Students has targeted its programs to students at three developmental levels: Aspiring/EmergingEngaging, and Excelling/Mentoring.

As a unit of the Office of the Dean of Students, Student Activities supports the Women’s Leadership development program for aspiring|emerging leaders and the ACC Leadership Conference for excelling|mentoring leaders.

ACC Leadership Conference

The ACC Leadership Symposium is organized by the ACC Inter-institutional Academic Collaborative. The symposium is an effort to promote student leadership and encourage interaction among the member schools outside of athletics. The ACCIAC is funded by revenue from the ACC football championship and administered by the presidents of the ACC schools.  Approximately 100 students participate in the symposium each year to find common ground and share ideas about what it means to be a leader in their community.

The ACC Leadership Symposium is a three day leadership learning opportunity to engage with peers across the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Students from each participating university will be grouped with peers from their fellow ACC schools.  The symposium rotates between the different ACC institutions each year.

The 2015 ACC Leadership Symposium will be hosted at Clemson University, February 26 – February 28, 2016.

The symposium centers on social issues prevalent in the 21st century and the resources available to college students to promote inclusion, human dignity and the common good within their campuses, local and global communities. The symposium will feature interactive workshop sessions, keynote presentations and a community service experience. Participants will also engage in a hands-on group project as it specifically relates to the inclusion within our various student bodies, local and global communities.

This conference is completely funded by the ACC. We will be selecting 5 student representatives to attend the conference.

The link to the application is here. Applications are due October 28th by midnight. If you have questions, please email

Women’s Leadership Development Program (WLDP)

The Women’s Leadership Development Program (WLDP) is designed to encourage first and second year women who demonstrate great leadership potential to explore the wide range of leadership opportunities available to them at the University of Virginia. Participants have the opportunity to engage in dynamic presentations on women’s leadership, network with fellow future female leaders, and interact with female role models from the local and national community.

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Additional Office of the Dean of Students Leadership Programs