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PLEASE NOTE: Fall undergraduate courses will begin on Tuesday, August 25. Information and FAQs are available on the Return to Grounds website and the Fall 2020 Student Resource website, which will be updated frequently.

All events on Grounds are cancelled until at least August 15.

Training & Development Opportunities

Hoos Leading

A leadership development series hosted by Student Engagement that provides content on various leadership skills to student organization members and officers (CIOs, SSOs, etc). Advisors are also encouraged to attend.

These sessions (both in-person and via online engagement) aim to build upon UVA students’ existing leadership skills and challenge them to become stronger & more effective leaders.



Positive Organizations Expectations Program (POE) 

A 1-hour program that leads student organizations through an open discussion about the values of their organization and the impact of hazing on students. If your organization is struggling with hazing, wants to learn more about the risks associated with hazing, and/or desires to help with hazing prevention at UVA, then check it out! Get involved as a facilitator or request a presentation for your organization. 

Contact: Rachel Kiliany, Health Promotion Specialist,


CAPS Training 

CAPS (Counseling & Psychological Services) staff can provide presentations on a variety of topics including CAPS services, how to help a friend in need, suicide awareness, etc. Depending on the style of the presenter and the interest of the group, they can accommodate most needs. Here’s a link to the Outreach page on the website for more information. 

Contact: Nicole Fischer, Assistant Director for Outreach,


Safe Space Training

The Safe Space network is made up of University faculty, staff, and students who are committed to being allies to the entire LGBTQ community. All members complete a two-hour training that consists of general information about the LGBTQ population and how to be an ally.

Contact: Alex Winkowski, Program Coordinator for LGBTQ Student