Student-Self Governance

The University of Virginia began as a bold experiment – a place created to cultivate citizen leaders to govern an infant democracy. Today, we continue this work, fostering a culture that places responsibility – along with the power to change – 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 Honor Committee, University Judiciary Committee, Student Council, Class Councils and Trustees, students hone leadership skills that they carry for the rest of their lives.