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, , Class Councils and Trustees, students hone leadership skills that they carry for the rest of their lives.