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Student Involvement & Activities

There are so many student services available to you that they cannot all be listed here, but the following are some of the major services (not listed elsewhere on this site) that may be of great assistance to you.

Please also note that Laurie Casteen, Associate Dean in the Office of the Dean of Students serves as a point person for AccessUVA students to assist in locating resources and helping students with a variety of concerns or problems. She can be reached at (434) 924-7133 &

Accessibility and Disability Resources and Services
The University of Virginia is committed to equal opportunity in educating persons with disabilities and complies with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  On this website, you will find resources and services available for students including point persons on Grounds for questions about accommodations.

Office of the Dean of Students
The Office of the Dean of Students supports student learning and interpersonal growth that creates engaged citizen leaders. On the second floor of Peabody Hall, students will find a team that is available to assist in navigating and developing a unique student experience, grounded in the history and traditions of one of the finest higher education institutions in the world.  Below are links to offices and services housed within the Office of the Dean of Students.

Dean on Call
The Office of the Dean of Students provides 24-hour crisis management services to University students.  To reach the dean on call – contact 911 and the University police will connect you.

Incident Reporting and Response 
Just Report It! is a system that allows students to report hate or bias-related incidences they have witnessed or experienced. There are multiple ways to report these occurrences. Please review the website for further details.

Programs and Services
The Office of the Dean of Students provides a multitude of services and programming for students from various backgrounds to support their learning and interpersonal growth while attending UVA. Below is a list of the services offered, but more details can be found at the link above.

General Support for Students

Fraternity and Sorority Life
Leadership Development Programs
LGBTQ Support Services
Transfer Student Support

Multicultural Student Support and Outreach

Office of African-American Affairs
Asian/Asian Pacific American Student Services and Programs
Hispanic/LatinoNative American, and Middle Eastern Student Services
International Student Support in conjunction with the International Studies Office

Student Engagement
Student Engagement provides resources that help students turn their ideas into reality. Since self-governance encourages students to learn by participating and leading, Student Engagement's mission is to promote learning and community engagement through student involvement. Student Engagement's staff helps students find their place at UVA through involvement in student organizations, events, student government, or in creating something new.

Contracted Independent Organizations
Contracted Independent Organization (CIO) is how UVA defines student-run organizations. CIOs exist and operate independently of the University. This website provides information regarding all of the CIOs that exist on Grounds. 

University Career Services
University Career Services (UCS) provides guidance and resources for all students in their career-related pursuits.  Having trouble deciding what to select as your major?  Visit UCS to learn about great resources to help you discover your interests.  USC also provides opportunities for career exploration, resume review, health professional and pre-law advising, internships, interview preparation and much more! It is never too early in your undergraduate career to begin working with USC!

There are also a number of schools at UVA that provide career-related support to students enrolled in their school/college.  In addition to accessing UCS and any of their career-related events, know that your individual school may offer opportunities specific to your career goals.  Check out the websites below for more information on the resources these schools offer.

Center for Engineering Career Development in SEAS
College of Arts and Sciences Career Resources
Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy – Office of Career Services and Professional Development
McIntire School of Commerce Career Services
School of Architecture Career Services
Curry School of Education Career Services
School of Nursing Career Services

University ID Card Office
If you have lost or had your student ID stolen or if it has become deactivated, visit the University ID Card Office in the Observatory Hill Dining Hall for replacements/activation.