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.
- Lambda Phi Epsilon (Associate Chapter)
Lambda Phi Epsilon continues to establish and perpetuate Brotherhood and fellowship among its members. Part of that brotherhood is expressed in our motto "To Be Leaders Among Men." We not only seek to bring together a diverse group of men who share interest, concern, backgrounds and culture, but who believe that the strength of many are forged into the power of being one. Grounded on the principles of wisdom, honor, and courage; our Active Division continues to teach young men principles of leadership and strong moral character. Our Alumni Division then provides a forum in which brothers may apply these beliefs and become true leaders of society. It is that unique life long commitment to lead in every life that makes "the Lambdas" the most respected organization of its kind.
- Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. (Gamma Alpha Chapter)
Mission: The purpose of Lambda Theta Alpha shall be to provide a sisterhood based on Unity, Love, & Respect. To develop strong Leaders who will then provide and practice political, social and cultural activities. To promote minority Unity through charitable and educational programs. To maintain a high standard of learning and serve as a voice for the universal women. We take pride in the diversity of our organization...."Latin by Tradition, Not by Definition" Founded in 1974 at Kean University in NJ, Lambda Theta Alpha became the First Latina Sorority and today is the largest one in the nation. Goals: Scholarly excellence, empowerment of the universal woman, cultural and political awareness, and community activism. Principles: Unity, Love and Respect Colors: Burgundy and Grey.
- Latino Student Network at McIntire
The mission of the Latino Student Network at McIntire (LSN) is to form a network of Latino students, in which we can represent the voice of the Latino community at the Comm School. Through this organization we hope to provide our members with opportunities and solutions to different issues. We hope to strengthen and empower the Latino community at the Comm School so that they can be a support system to each other and help each other reach their maximum potential. The purpose of this organization is to serve as guidance to those who are interested in business but are not yet in McIntire, as well as those who are. With the growing importance of Latin America, our club serves as a gateway for students to learn more about the region. We also aim to provide our members with the tools and resources necessary to succeed in their future. We want to provide information about important events or professional opportunities related to Latin America. Furthermore, we want to help them develop their connections for the future, since we know how important networking is.
- Legal Assistance Society
The Legal Assistance Society is dedicated to helping underprivileged people in Charlottesville and the surrounding area. LAS is an umbrella organization that provides funding and administrative support to UVA Law School volunteer groups. Through its six projects, the Domestic Violence Project, the Legal Education Project, the Migrant Farmworkers Project, the Native American Law Project, the Rappahannock Legal Services Clinic, and the Volunteer Income Tax Association, LAS provides varied opportunities for its members to gain practical legal experience. Many of the projects are in conjunction with a legal organization in the area. The individuals who seek help from LAS projects do not generally have easy access to legal assistance.
- Let's Lick Cancer
Let's Lick Cancer is a group committed to raising money for the Emily Couric Cancer. The bi-annual event will consist of local ice cream shops donating ice cream then having an entry fee for unlimited ice cream.
- Livestrong Army
The LIVESTRONG Army is a community based "branch" of the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) and we are committed to helping get to those goals. The Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) is committed to supporting the cancer fight and offering concrete ways for survivors to help make cancer a national priority. Join us and other cancer groups to end the suffering caused by cancer.
- Lose the Shoes
Lose the Shoes is an annual, student-run 3 vs. 3 co-ed barefoot soccer tournament on the grounds of UVA. All proceeds from the event benefit Grassroot Soccer (GRS), an international 501(c)(3) non-profit that uses a unique activities-based curriculum in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Founded in 2002, GRS provides African children with the knowledge, skills and support to live HIV/AIDS free and has graduated over 100,000 youths from its sports-based prevention programs in sixteen sub-Saharan African countries.