Student Council is the governing organization for the student body at the University of Virginia. This organization provides a means for students to participate in issues and policies that affect the student body, while offering several services to the University at large.
The president and the executive board oversee the Council. The representative body, a council representing every University school, handles legislative matters. The president, vice presidents of administration and organizations, and the representatives are elected by the student body each February. Student Council hosts 10 standing presidential committees that develop initiatives and advocate on behalf of both graduate and undergraduate students. Membership on program committees, focusing on events such as the bicentennial or addressing salient interests such as education around the off-Grounds leasing process, is open to students both within and outside Student Council. Students also can develop leadership skills by serving as committee chairs and project directors.
Student Council maintains agency organization status through its annual allocation of around $900,000 to a diverse array of student groups. The appropriations committee reviews all funding requests, and the representative body hears any appeals after funds have been allocated. The representative body also approves the formation of new CIOs.
When classes are in session, Student Council meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m., with rotating meeting locations announced via the Student Council website. Meetings are open to the public and are covered by the student newspaper, the Cavalier Daily.
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