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.


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 2017 ACC Leadership Symposium will be hosted at Wake Forest University, February 24 – February 26, 2017.

The symposium will utilize the Social Change Model of Leadership and Wake Forest University’s Wellbeing Initiative “THRIVE” to empower participants to be effective leaders on their campus and in their surrounding communities by igniting change that enhances the lives and wellbeing of others.

This conference is completely funded by the ACC. We will be selecting 5-7 student representatives to attend the conference.

The link to the application is here. Applications are due November 15th by 11:59 p.m. 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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Blueprint Leadership

Blueprint is a leadership program for first and second-year students and transfer students who demonstrate leadership potential and interest in developing their personal organizational skills in an intentional, educational, and reflective team environment. This 6-week program begins with a retreat at the beginning of the spring semester followed by education programs on a variety of leadership topics. Topics include self-awareness, personality styles, ethical decision-making, personal mission, time and priority management, conflict and communication, developing leadership goals and applying leadership to student self-governance. Applications are available late fall semester.