Who We Are
The University Programs Council (UPC) is a student-run programming board that provides students and other members of the University and Charlottesville communities with a wide variety of entertaining and educational activities and events. We actively seek and encourage ideas while dedicating and challenging ourselves to incorporate the needs and desires of the UVA community.

Our Mission
By encouraging boundless expression, the University Programs Council strives to enhance the UVA experience through programming creative, educational and entertaining programs for diverse audiences.

Our Objectives
1. Programming creative, educational and entertaining programs for diverse audiences
2. Providing an outlet for personal growth in leadership and career goals
3. Acting as a sounding board to the student body



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UPC Co-Sponsorships

Please fill out this form to apply to co-sponsor an event with UPC.

Our UPC Ad-Hoc Outreach Committee will meet bi-weekly to approve and disapprove events.

UPC’s goals for co-sponsorships

  • Work with CIOs on events which enhance and enrich the student experience

  • Co-sponsor events with an important message alongside organizations that bring unique insight to the tables

  • Reach students who usually lack interest in attending events or do not hear about UPC events

  • Use our experience as a programming board to mentor and help other organizations jointly put on events

  • A co-sponsorship will allow a UPC committee to work directly with an external group to create an event from start to finish

Events UPC will not co-sponsor

  • Philanthropic/fundraising events

  • Events that are not open to all students (any student must have the opportunity to attend)

    • Prefer events to be free as it allows more accessibility

  • Events where alcohol is present

  • Events that only ask for marketing, funding, or usage of UPC space

UPC’s co-sponsorship process

  1. CIOs send in Co-Sponsorship request form AT LEAST 6 WEEKS IN ADVANCE

  2. UPC’s VCO & Outreach Ad-Hoc Committee reviews co-sponsorship requests

  3. Outreach Committee will send requests which meet our standards to the UPC committee best fit to be a potential co-sponsor

  4. UPC committee will decide whether to take on the co-sponsorship

If you have any additional questions about UPC’s co-sponsorship process, please feel free to reach out to Hiu Hiu Sau at hs4ah@virginia.edu with your enquiries.