About Council

Long recognized as having the most outstanding tradition of student self-governance of any university in the nation, Student Council has played a central role in this UVa tradition for generations. StudCo is composed of more than 300 of the University’s most dedicated student servants, each doing their part to bring you an unrivaled student experience.

“The official purpose of Student Council is to protect and improve the rights, opportunities, and quality of life of every student at the University of Virginia.” – Student Council Constitution

What is the difference between Student Council and Class Councils?


Student Council is comprised of many boards, commissions, and task forces:

Our official Organizational Diagram can be found here

Governed by our own Constitution, we are empowered to govern ourselves. Mr. Jefferson would be proud.  If you are interested in joining Council, please visit our Recruitment Portal to check for respective deadlines and leadership opportunities.

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