Get Involved

Organization involvement and leadership is central to the University of Virginia experience. According to the “Undergraduate First and Fourth Year Student Survey 2008,” conducted by Institutional Assessment & Studies at the University of Virginia, 81% of the student body is involved in an organization/volunteer activity. Through these experiences, students gain skills such as: managing a project through idea to implementation, facilitating a group, resolving conflicts, developing a marketing strategy and working in teams.

Student Self-Governance is a core value of the University. As such, student organizations are granted autonomy and independence from the University as Contracted Independent Organizations (CIOs).  These student organizations operate as separate entities entirely responsible for their own acts. By signing the CIO Agreement, these organizations have access to services such as meeting and activity space, Student Activities Center (SAC) and Media Activities Center (MAC) resources, and funding support. For more information go to Student Organizations Resources.

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