Leading Each Other Forward

The University wasn’t created just to educate. It was created to prepare a new generation and a new nation to govern and to lead—producing a culture that places responsibility, along with the power to change, directly in your hands.

More than a nice idea, UVA’s groundbreaking model of self-governance provides you with opportunities to govern much of life on Grounds—from responsibility for residence halls to serving on the Honor Committee to reporting to our Board of Visitors.

From this culture of leadership and responsibility you’ll take a lasting sense of initiative, decisiveness, and self-confidence.  And those qualities will empower you to make a positive impact on the world.

Stepping Up

At UVA, your opportunities to lead are endless. From day one, you are called upon to take charge.  As part of Class and Student Councils, you’ll work to foster a sense of community and advocate on behalf of peers. Join the Judiciary Committee, and strive to uphold the University’s standards of conduct. Or serve on the Honor Committee, where you’ll work tirelessly to support the University’s Honor System.

Here, leadership isn’t just an elective. It’s a way of life.