Batten Life Student Services Student Organizations Student Organizations United We Learn. United We Lead. As tireless instigators, our students champion organizations that keep our community curious and engaged. These groups provoke exploration into areas of passion and potential, furthering each student’s discovery of their own leadership style. Learn more about Batten student organizations by connecting with the Student Services team. CONTACT STUDENT SERVICES Batten Graduate Council Represents the needs and interests of the graduate student body–enriching their overall experience via community outreach, special events, and professional development activities. Learn More Batten Latinx Network Cultivates a community-based space for Latinx students to share resources and support one another throughout their time at Batten. Write BattenLatinXNetwork@virginia.edu for more information. LEARN MORE Batten Speaks Provides a positive, supportive environment for students to develop their public speaking and professional communication abilities. Batten Undergraduate Council Represents the needs of the undergraduate student body, providing organized opportunities for students to connect as they adjust to life at Batten. Learn More FCG Consulting Fortifies the impact of Charlottesville’s most socially-conscious organizations. Available to UVA Master of Public Policy students. Learn More Virginia Policy Review The Virginia Policy Review (VPR) is a student-run multimedia organization that promotes policy analysis and divergent thinking through its various publications, including its annual journal. Visit Website The Equity Collaborative The Equity Collaborative helps develop and implement solutions to issues minority, first-generation, and nontraditional students face at UVA. Through partnering with university administration, they seek to create sustainable initiatives that effectively and efficiently identify and address these issues at every stage of a student’s post-secondary experience. Students interested in learning more or getting involved should contact firstname.lastname@example.org. PRIDE (Policy + Rights Drive Equity) A policy-oriented club for Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy LGBTQ+ students that partners with faculty and staff to create opportunities to promote and discuss policy affecting the LGBTQ+ community. For more information, please contact Libby Scully at email@example.com. Batten Undergraduate Mentorship Program Gives third-year undergrads the opportunity to connect with fourth-year mentors on navigating Batten and the world of public policy at large. Visit Website Courageous Conversations in Policy Emboldens students of all backgrounds to have solution-driven conversations about policy issues relating to inequality, race, and social justice. Learn More In the News Read more about Batten student organizations. Leading with Humility At Batten, student organizations new and old are deepening the School’s connection to Charlottesville—and to the wider policy world. Courageous Conversations in Public Policy Student co-presidents Chloe Cohen and Ryan Alexander speak about the burgeoning new Batten program. Batten Student Group is Making the School a More Diverse and Inclusive Place Through their organization, Black Student Leaders in Policy, James Banks and Sela Carrington are working to give Black Batten students a sense of ownership.