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.
The president and the executive board oversee the Council. The representative body, a council representing every University school, handles legislative matters. All of these positions are elected by the student body on a yearly basis.
Fifteen Student Council committees deal with every facet of student life and develop initiatives to serve the U.Va. community. The variety of the committees means that students can choose to work on any issue they are passionate about. Students also can develop leadership skills by serving as committee chairs.
Student Council also allocates more than $750,000 to student groups through its appropriations process. The appropriations committee reviews all funding requests, and the representative body hears any appeals after funds have been allocated.
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.