Student Groups

Culture of Respect Educators (CORE)

CORE is a CIO* dedicated to sexual assault prevention in the Charlottesville community. CORE exists to educate the community about healthy relationships and promote a safe and respectful community of trust at UVA.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team (ADAPT)

ADAPT is dedicated to addressing the issues of alcohol and other drug abuse in the UVA community. As peer educators, ADAPT promotes awareness, provides educational outreach, and serves as accessible resources for fellow students. The primary purpose is to minimize the abuse of alcohol and other drugs and their effects in an effort to promote a healthier environment at UVA.

Peer Health Educators

The Peer Health Educators (PHEs) are a group of UVA students trained to educate their classmates about college health and wellness issues in a positive, interactive, fun, and non-judgmental manner. Comprehensive training prepares the PHEs to provide confidential patient education sessions; facilitate dynamic outreach programs; encourage physical, mental, and spiritual health; create informative awareness events; and promote community support to create a healthy campus culture. Outreach can be conducted on any of the following four topics: mental wellness and stress; healthy eating and active living; alcohol and other drugs; and sexual health.

Take Back The Night

Take Back The Night (TBTN) is a CIO* that creates a series of events in mid-April each year to educate the public, support survivors, and make a loud call to end gender violence in our community. Applications for the executive board are solicited in the spring semester each year.

*Contracted Independent Organizations (CIOs) are not a part of or an agency of the University of Virginia. They are separate and independent organizations. They are responsible for and manage their own activities and affairs. The University does not direct, supervise, or control the organization and is not responsible for the organization's contracts, acts, or omissions.