Student Leadership Opportunities

We encourage you to explore a number of leadership opportunities, including agency and special status organizations, CIOs, mentorship and volunteer opportunities, leadership development programs, such as the Meriwether Lewis Institute, and more. Explore ways to develop and cultivate effective leadership skills, contribute positively to your communities, and foster a culture of collaboration and innovation on Grounds.

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Meriwether Lewis Institute

The Meriwether Lewis Institute for Citizen Leadership at the University of Virginia is a multi-year fellowship that prepares students for a lifetime of leadership at the University and beyond.

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Blueprint Leadership Program

Blueprint is the premier leadership development organization at the University of Virginia.

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Women’s Leadership Development Program

The WLDP is designed to encourage UVA undergraduate women to further their leadership knowledge and experience.

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This premier leadership development program is designed for students who hold significant leadership roles within various university organizations, involving representation and responsibility across diverse university-wide groups. University leaders frequently collaborate with these students to address shared priorities and important matters.

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Peer Mentoring and Support

Need health, career, or cultural support from someone who has been exactly where you are...and made it through? Get connected to a peer mentor today!

Roadmap Scholars Initiative

Roadmap Scholars

Roadmap Scholars, a UVA Law program for second-year undergraduates, is from the 2022 MLI cohort.

What is the Meriwether Lewis Institute for Citizen Leadership?

The Meriwether Lewis Institute for Citizen Leadership at the University of Virginia is a multi-year fellowship that prepares students for a lifetime of leadership at the University and beyond.

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Join an Organization, Club, or Other Student Group

Find your community by following your passion. If you don't see what you're looking for among the 650+ student organizations at UVA...start your own!

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Identity-Based Leadership Development

How does identity influence leadership? Identities such as race, gender, class, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, or religious affiliation carry particular significance given their influence on our social, cultural, political, and economic experiences within a specific historical or geographical context.

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Rise Together Mentoring Program

Looking for a way to give back? Channel your experience into service by mentoring K-12 youth in Albemarle County through tutoring and leadership/workforce readiness training.

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Get involved in Greek Life

Learn about UVA's four Greek Councils and how they provide opportunities to pursue scholarship, leadership, service, and diversity.

Public Service

Volunteering and Service

Looking for a way to serve while doing what you love? Whether it's online tutoring, park restoration, or animal rescue, connect with a volunteer opportunity just right for you!

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Orientation & Transition Programs

Orientation & Transition Programs helps first-year, second-year, and transfer students adjust to academic and social life at the University. We're glad you're here!