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.
- Madison House
Madison House is a non-profit organization, which provides approximately 3,000 students with regular volunteer opportunities at over 90 sites in the Charlottesville/Albemarle area. Madison House serves as an umbrella organization for 19 programs. Run by over 200 student program directors, each of these programs is unique in its mission and in its role in the community.
- Male Educators on Disordered Eating
- ManiCURE for Muscular Dystrophy
Aside from buying supplies, 100% of the money MMD raises goes directly to MMDC. This objective of MMDC is to raise money for children with Muscular Dystrophy. Every year, the Muscular Dystrophy Association has a free one-week-long camp in Wakefield Richmond to give the kids an opportunity to blend in with others who have a similar disabilities. It is a great opportunity for them to learn skills and stay positive in life. The camp always needs contributions from various organizations, we, along with other organizations try our best to make each year's camp an improvement from the last.
- March of Dimes at The University of Virginia
Our Collegiate Council's mission is to fulfill the local duties of the March of Dimes as a leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. These duties include improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. By working closely with the March of Dimes national office and regional director, we plan to advocate, raise awareness, and fundraise for a great cause.
- MEDLIFE at U.Va.
- Model Congress at University of Virginia
The primary purpose of Model Congress at UVA is to hold an annual simulation conference of the workings of the US government for middle and high school students to promote awareness and engagement with governmental institutions and politics. We aim specifically to focus on the workings of Congress by simulating the lawmaking process at the committee and full house levels, having students deal with current issues such as illegal immigration, the national debt, and security issues such as Iran. The club will spend its activities every year preparing for this conference by planning programs, arranging logistical things, and recruiting schools across the commonwealth and country.
- Monroe Society
The Monroe Society is a student-run organization serving to arrange overnight stays for prospective high school students interested in visiting the University of Virginia.
- Moot Court at the University of Virginia
Moot court is a public speaking competition involving hypothetical legal arguments at the appellate level. What that means is that the actual trial in the hypothetical case has concluded already, and the side that lost is now appealing to an appellate court, or to the Supreme Court, asking for the decision below to be overturned/reversed. The factual record has already been developed, so the only issues in dispute are issues of law, not fact. In a moot court “round,” two schools, each representing a different party in the case, argue against each other.
- Multicultural Greek Council
The Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) focuses on unifying and creating opportunities for all of its member organizations. The MGC and its members work together in an on-going effort to serve as the governing body of the organizations approved for membership within the Multicultural Greek Council at the University of Virginia. The MGC educates and supports the current and emerging expressions of Greek-lettered organizations. The MGC unifies the goals and ideals of member organizations in relation to the educational mission of the University of Virginia. The MGC promotes the fraternity and sorority ideals of scholarship, service, leadership, culture, and brotherhood or sisterhood. The MGC cooperates with the members of the Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC), the Inter-Sorority Council (ISC), and the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), and educates them on the purpose of the Multicultural Greek Council.
The Multicultural Greek Council promotes community service events, professionalism, and scholarship. Many of the organizations sponsor or co-sponsor educational programs regarding hazing, discrimination, and personal safety. All member organizations stress their commitment to the University and Charlottesville communities. Informational sessions about the fraternities and sororities are held throughout the year.
Currently, the MGC consists of Latin, Asian, multicultural and local fraternities and sororities. The sororities and fraternities of the Multicultural Greek Council are:
alpha Kappa Delta Phi Sorority, Inc
Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc.
Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.
Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc.
Sigma Lambda Upsilon Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc
Delphics of Gamma Sigma Tau Fraternity, Inc.
Lambda Phi Epsilon Fraternity, Inc.
La Unidad Latina Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc.
If you would like to be put in contact with any of these organizations, please contact the President of the Multicultural Greek Council Jessica Hines, firstname.lastname@example.org and she will forward you to the right person.
- Multicultural Greek Council Chapters
- Musicians On Call
Members of Musicians On Call have the opportunity to use their musical talents for the benefit of the Charlottesville community. In coordination with a program that has already been established at the University hospital, participants of Musicians on Call volunteer their performance skills to create a soothing atmosphere in the hospital setting. In addition, our organization is expanding its services to local retirement homes within the local community. Our membership consists of students from a wide range of musical backgrounds and all years and schools of the University.