Student-Self Governance

The University of Virginia began as a bold experiment 鈥 a place created to cultivate citizen leaders to govern an infant democracy. Today, we continue this work, fostering a culture that places responsibility 鈥 along with the power to change 鈥 directly in students' hands.

UVA takes a groundbreaking approach to self-governance, providing students with a variety of opportunities to govern almost every aspect of life on Grounds. Through the , , , , students hone leadership skills that they carry for the rest of their lives.