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.
- Camp Kesem at the University of Virginia
Camp Kesem is a free weeklong summer camp for kids whose parents have or have had cancer. Throughout the year, student volunteers fundraise, attend camper reunions, participate in PR events, and more. Camp Kesem self-sustaining through the work of dedicated volunteers! The goal of Camp Kesem is to bring magic to families in Virginia that are affected by cancer and to provide a week of support and nurturement for the children of those families.
- Campus Girl Scouts
Campus Girl Scouts is an organization comprised of University students who want to stay involved with Girl Scouting, but don't necessarily have the time to devote to leading a troop. Our primary activities are planning events for local Girl Scouts and volunteering in our community. Past events have included Father Daughter Dance, Mother Daughter Tea and Badge Workshops.
- Cards for Kids
We play poker. All proceeds are donated in support of our local and international community.
- Cavs & Panthers Mentorship and Enrichment Program
Cavs & Panthers is a program that pairs university students with students at Red Hill Elementary in need of academic help for weekly tutoring and mentoring. The program also incorporates enrichment activities at Red Hill Elementary and field trips around the Charlottesville area to further develop realtionships between Red Hill students and UVa mentors.
- CAVS and the Market
In a conversation with the city market manager, Ms. Anderegg-Maloy, she voiced the concern that the city market fails to attract the amount of students it should. The market serves as a center where the Charlottesville community gathers every week and supports local commerce, and we feel that students at the University (especially first years) have developed a sort of bubble, the horizons of which end after the fraternities and the corner.
We'd like to pop that bubble- by serving as a liason between the City Market officials and the University community, we would organize events to get different student groups down to the city market, as well as bring elements of the city market to grounds.
This collaboration would not only facilitate interaction between the University and the Charlottesville community, but also integrate UVA students into the already existent healthy, locally conscience community in Charlottesville, which would be a mutually beneficial relationship.
- Challah for Hunger
Challah for Hunger is a national organization that raises money and awareness for hunger and disaster relief through the production and sale of challah bread by students on college campuses. We are creating a chapter at UVa through the Brody Jewish Center. Next year, a group of students will bake the challah at the BJC every Wednesday night and ask for donations for the challah the following day from students and community members. Half of the profits will go to the American Jewish World Service's Sudan Relief and Advocacy Fund and the other half will go towards different local organizations we will choose each month.
- Chemistry LEAD Program
- Chi Omega (Lambda Gamma Chapter)
Chi Omega Fraternity
- Chi Phi (Alpha Chapter)
Since 1859, the men of the Alpha Chapter of the Chi Phi Fraternity have stood for truth, honor, and personal integrity at the University of Virginia. The brotherhood demonstrates its dedication to the University community through academic excellence, volunteer efforts, athletic involvement, and social engagements. From the time of recruitment to the Graduation processional walk down the Lawn, the men of the Alpha Chapter develop a strong character and sound values through their involvement in the fraternity.
- Child Advocacy Research & Education
CARE is a service group that takes a legal approach to issues affecting children, including education, juvenile justice, foster care and immigration. Through partnerships with local and national children’s law and advocacy organizations and CARE-generated projects, we assist in the direct representation of children and strive for broader systemic change through policy research and advocacy.
- Co-Presidents: Najla Long, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Christina Guidry, email@example.com
- Vice President: Ese Okuma, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Pro Bono Coordinator: Gillian Barkins, email@example.com
- Speaker Coordinator: Amorya Orr, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Public Relations Manager: Shannon Parker, email@example.com
- Circle K International
Circle K is an international collegiate service organization that offers leadership, fellowship and service opportunities to young adults. Circle K currently has over 12,000 members on 507 campuses in more than 13 countries. The mission of Circle K International is to develop college and university students into responsible citizens and leaders with a lifelong commitment to serving the children of the world.
- Co-Operative Housing at UVA
CHUVA is for people interested in making co-operative housing happen in Charlottesville! We are a fledgling student housing co-op, renting three houses in our third year; ultimately we hope to buy a house, which will be jointly owned by co-op members. Most of our members are graduate students, but we welcome undergrads and non-students as well. Like all co-operatives, we value community, democracy, and responsibility. Resident and non-resident members alike meet frequently for meetings and fun events such as field trips, speakers, and our yearly yard sale.
- College Republicans
The College Republicans chapter at the University of Virginia is a political organization dedicated to promoting Republican principles, electing Republican officials, and providing fun and entertaining speakers, debates, parties, and more.
- Collegiate 100 Society of Virginia
Receiving its charter on Nov. 4th, 2011, the Collegiate 100 Society is a student service organization at the University of Virginia.
Our motto is: "what they see, is what they'll be." We serve as mentors to K-12 African American males in central Virginia public schools, motivating them to achieve.
We each seek to serve as leaders and role models in our community, using the diverse talents of our membership to empower others and create positive change.
And above all, we serve the University and Charlottesville communities, seeking to improve the quality of life and enhance educational opportunities.
- Community Consultants of Darden
CCoD is an incorporated non-for-profit corporation founded in 1956 at the Darden Graduate School of Business.
CCoD provides marketing, operational, and strategic evaluation and planning services to visionary non-profit organizations and small businesses in the Charlottesville community.
CCoD adds value to our clients’ businesses and provide practical learning opportunities to our members.
CCoD values professionalism and respect for all individuals regardless of business expertise and open communication among our members and clients.
- Conference on Public Service and the Law
The Conference on Public Service and the Law is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of public interest law through the administration of an annual public interest law conference at the University of Virginia School of Law. The Conference brings together students, faculty, attorneys, and policy makers for an exploration of public interest issues facing the legal community. The Conference aims to spark scholarly debate on subjects related to public interest law, to illustrate for students the wide variety of ways that lawyers can and do become involved in public service, and to increase student and alumni involvement in the public sector.
- Crafting for Conservation
Members of "Crafting for Conservation" will create aesthetically pleasing art and crafts out of recyclable materials during weekly meetings, thus supporting the recycling cause and promoting friendship and creativity. These crafts will most likely be sold in a C.F.C. craft show, in which the proceeds collected will go towards a green cause or group and/or towards C.F.C’s finances. Through its products, mission, and activities, “Crafting for Conservation” will serve to raise awareness about the environmental benefits of recycling and living green, and will hopefully inspire others to act in more eco-friendly ways.