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Service Events and Opportunities


Town Hall Meetings on Prevention, Response, and Culture

March 2-4

Working groups focused on prevention, response, and culture invite students, faculty, and staff to offer input as they gather information before developing recommendations for the President’s Ad Hoc Group on University Climate and Culture. The Town Hall sessions are scheduled for: (1) Prevention Working Group: March 2, 4 to 6 p.m., Newcomb Hall South Meeting Room; (2) Response Working Group: March 3, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Garrett Great Hall; and (3) Culture Working Group: March 4, noon to 2 p.m., Special Collections Library Auditorium ...

Fear 2 Freedom

March 3, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Newcomb Ballroom

Fear 2 Freedom is returning to Grounds for its “Celebration Night." At this event, Fear 2 Freedom will empower students to “Be the Change” and “Restore the Joy” by showing compassion to victims of sexual assault through assembling F2F kits. Students will have the opportunity to hear a message from President Sullivan and an uplifting story from a forensic nurse, and they will assemble about 200 F2F kits for the community. The event is hosted by One Less ...

Site Leader for The Big Event

Deadline: March 6
The Big Event: April 11, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

If you're a University of Virginia student interested in volunteering as a site leader for The Big Event with Madison House (formerly, Cavs Care), the application is now online! What's The Big Event, you ask? It's a day where 300+ members of the UVa community will come together to say thank you to the community through acts of service ...


Featured Center


YOUTH-NEX is the Center to Promote Effective Youth Development — a new trans-disciplinary center devoted to promoting healthy youth development through focused research, training, and service. The cross-University center’s work encompasses a wide range of areas including health management, civic engagement, education, and social responsibility. Housed within the Curry School of Education, the center focuses on the assets of young people, their schools, communities, and relationships. YOUTH-NEX also aims to prevent youth problems such as violence; physical and mental health issues; substance abuse and school failure.