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.

Peer Health Educators

The Peer Health Educators (PHEs) are a diverse group of 70+ UVA students trained to empower their peers to practice holistic health and well-being in a positive, supportive, interactive, and nonjudgmental manner. Comprehensive training prepares PHEs to facilitate dynamic outreach programs; to guide confidential patient education sessions; to plan and implement evidence informed awareness events; and to promote a healthy and inclusive culture at UVA.

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.