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.
- Inter-American Health Alliance
Inter-American Health Alliance at U.Va. is dedicated to providing support for Primeros Pasos, a non-profit, independent organization that provides health care and health education to underserved communities in the Palajunoj valley of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. We work to improve access to health care, as well as health education, through fundraising, donations, and other methods.
- Inter-Fraternity Council
The Inter-Fraternity Council at the University of Virginia, Inc. (the IFC) is the student organization charged with governing the 29 IFC fraternities and approximately 1,500 fraternity men at the University of Virginia. The IFC is comprised of the following three bodies: Executive Committee ' includes the President and the four Vice Presidents Governing Board ' includes the Executive Committee and the 11 Committee Chairmen Presidents' Council ' includes the Governing Board and the 29 IFC Presidents All of these bodies meet on a weekly basis to support the three functional branches of the IFC: the patrolling branch; the judicial branch; and the policy-making branch. The Patrolling Branch The Inter-Fraternity Council Party Patrol is one component of the patrolling branch of the IFC. Led by the IFC Vice President for Risk Management, patrollers walk in pairs to each of the fraternity houses every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night to ensure that the IFC Standards for Parties and Social Event policies are being followed. These rules include noise limits, proper door procedure, and not allowing underage persons to drink alcoholic beverages. If there are violations, patrollers collect the pertinent details and forward the information on to the Inter-Fraternity Council Judiciary Committee. Representatives from every IFC chapter serve as patrollers. The other component of the patrolling branch deals with trash cleanup, which is headed by the IFC Chairman for Sustainability. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday morning, this officer visits all the fraternity houses to ensure that trash has been removed from around the premises. When violations occur, the fraternities at fault are fined. The Judicial Branch The Inter-Fraternity Council Judiciary Committee is the judicial branch of the IFC. Led by the IFC Vice President for Judiciary, this committee is made up of investigators, counselors, and judges who investigate alleged cases of fraternity misconduct, represent the parties involved, and hear the cases in trial. Under the Vice President for Judiciary are IFCJC Executive Committee members who act as trial chairmen and lead the support officer pools, among other administrative tasks. Anyone can file a complaint with the IFCJC, and each semester, approximately 20-25 cases are heard. The Policy-Making Branch Led by the IFC Vice President for Membership and the IFC Vice President for Administration, the IFC Committee Chairmen are involved with all other daily activities of the IFC, and collectively make up much of the policy-making branch. These areas of concern include Sustainability, Alumni and Faculty Relations, Diversity Outreach, Membership Education and Scholarship, Community Service, Inter-Greek Relations and Diversity Outreach, and Public Relations. On a weekly basis, the Committee Chairmen work to further the interests of fraternities and the community in these areas, and they make and enforce policies to achieve this end.
- International Clinical Excursions
International Clinical Excursions (ICE) aims to provide volunteer support to health clinics around the world while enabling premedical and biomedical students to gain international hands-on clinical experiences.
- Invisible Children Schools for Schools Club
Invisible Children uses film, creativity and social action to end the use of child soldiers in Joseph Kony's rebel war and restore LRA-affected communities in central Africa to peace and prosperity.
Invisible Children at UVa is dedicated to raising awareness of and money for the children affected by the violence between the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and Ugandan government in Northern Uganda. The money we raise goes to the Invisible Children SchoolsforSchools program, a branch of the overall organization which is dedicated to raising money for the re-building of 11 secondary schools in Northern Uganda. The quality of these schools is CRUCIAL, because education is one of the only means the children of Northern Uganda have to move forward from the violence they have experienced for most, if not all, of their lives. The school Invisible Children Schools for Schools sponsors is Lacor Secondary School. Invisible Children itself is a non-profit organization, and one of its primary goals is to provide quality education to the children of Northern Uganda through the re-building of secondary schools in that region. Another important aim is to raise awareness and support for the need for a PEACEFUL end to the 24-year long civil war in Northern Uganda between the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and the Ugandan government, where thousands of children have been abducted to fight for the LRA as captive child soldiers. Invisible Children also aims to provide mentorship to the children affected by the violence (including, but not limited to, former child soldiers), aid in the resettlement from Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps, and provide financial stability to the region.
Recently, the violence at the hands of Joseph Kony and the LRA has moved out of Northern Uganda and into the surrounding regions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Southern Sudan, and the Central African Republic (CAR). In conjunction with Kony's continued atrocities, the LRA Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act has been proposed. However, the Act is still in the process of gaining support by legislators. Recently, the Senate passed the Act unanimously. Now it's up to the House of Representatives to keep the momentum going. To learn more about the Act, go to www.resolveuganda.org. It pledges financial and political aid to the regions affected by LRA violence, with a focus on the re-building of Northern Uganda, and emphasizes the need for an end to Kony's reign of terror with pledged U.S. support.
For more information, please contact Katie Salvaggio (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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