Student Organizations Directory
The student organizations listed here are involved in service through local, national and international community service activities, fundraising and activism. Students self-select the Public Service category through the student organization registration processes and staff assign this category to administrative organizations.
- Battleground Faith
We are Battleground Faith/Princess Club. We are an organization that aims to uplift members of the Charlottesville community, specifically the young girls of the West Haven community. We base our means of reaching out to the community on Christian principles.
- Be the Match
Every year, thousands of people of all ages are diagnosed with blood cancers like leukemia or lymphoma, sickle cell anemia or other life-threatening diseases. Many of them will die unless they get a bone marrow or cord blood transplant from a matching donor. Seventy percent of people do not have a donor in their family and depend on our Be The Match Registry to find a match to save their life.
The National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP), a nonprofit organization, is the global leader in providing bone marrow and umbilical cord blood transplants to patients in need. As Be The Match at the University of Virginia, we operate to contribute to Be The Match Registry, the world’s largest listing of potential marrow donors and donated cord blood units and raise funds to help provide transplants to all patients through the Be The Match Foundation. BTM at U.Va. will contribute to the registry by working to advocate the registration of potential marrow transplant donors. Be the Match will not only add people the National Marrow Donor Registry, but will also educate the community about the importance of marrow transplants.
- Beta Theta Pi
- Black Girls RUN!
The mission of Black Girls RUN! is to encourage African-American women to make fitness and healthy living a priority. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 80% of African-American women are overweight. BGR! wants to create a movement to lower that percentage and subsequently, lower the number of women with chronic diseases associated with an unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle.
- Blue Ridge Mountain Rescue Group
The Blue Ridge Mountain Rescue Group (BRMRG) is a volunteer Search and Rescue organization comprised of UVA students and members of the community. It is one of nine member groups of the Appalachian Search and Rescue Conference (ASRC). Our members respond to search and rescue emergencies throughout the mid-Atlantic region, from Pennsylvania through northern North Carolina, providing life saving services to lost persons and downed aircraft. No previous training or experience is required, we will provide opportunities for all necessary training, generally at no cost to the member. For more information, visit our official website at www.brmrg.org. Please direct all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Brothers United Celebrating Knowledge & Success
Brothers United Celebrating Knowledge and Success acquired its name on Friday, May 9th, 1997. What began as a group of friends celebrating the end of the 1996-1997 academic year at the University of Virginia has matured into an organized cadre of black males and females concerned about the well being of the Black community in today's Society. The seven founding members, Mr. Marc K. Carroll, Mr. Ryan F. Coleman-Ferebee, Mr. John T. Green, III, Mr. Aaron A. Lockhart, Mr. Cameron D. Wadley, Mr. Ryan J. Wallace, and Mr. Les H. Williams, Jr. spent many a late night during the 1997-1998 academic year in order to fortify the goals of the organization. The ultimate goal of these meetings was to establish a constitution which would be submitted to the University in hopes of obtaining CIO status (and get a real name, not just an acronym). On Wednesday April 29, 1998 the endless nights of work paid off. At 3:08pm, Brothers United Celebrating Knowledge and Success became a CIO at the University of Virginia. Brothers United Celebrating Knowledge and Success strives to not only involve students at the University of Virginia, but also members of the local Charlottesville Community. B.U.C.K.S. has reached out to the residents of Charlottesville through such projects as 'My Brother's Keeper', a mentoring program where University students forge a bond with high school students and inspire them to look towards higher education. Organization members mentor local middle school children and help them prepare for SOL testing through the 'Young B.U.C.K.S.' after school program at Jouett Middle School. B.U.C.K.S. also oversees B.U.C.K.S. Labs where organization members supervise computer labs and activities in low-income areas of Charlottesville. B.U.C.K.S. has the desire to educate its members and the community by giving them a sense of pride and motivation through teaching them about the many contributions which African-Americans have made throughout the history of this country. Today B.U.C.K.S. boast a strong membership of both black males and females who act as leaders of the UVA community and as role models for young African-Americans in Charlottesville. Brothers United Celebrating Knowledge and Success--A proud history and a lasting legacy at the University of Virginia and Beyond.
- Building Goodness in April
The BGiA project is led by students from UVA’s Darden Business School and has been serving the community since 1991. Students work in partnership with the Building Goodness Foundation, raise funds and lead the collaboration with over 20 local Charlottesville organizations to execute Build Day. Build Day is the culmination of this effort and encompasses over 300 volunteers, skilled journeymen and general contractors coming together on one Saturday in April to rebuild 10 to 15 houses in the Charlottesville community.
- Building Tomorrow
Building Tomorrow is a non-profit initiative aimed at giving University of Virginia students the opportunity to raise funds and awareness for infrastructure projects benefiting vulnerable children impacted by poverty and HIV/AIDS in Uganda.