About CRs at UVa

Read about our organization's values and mission.

Here at the University of Virginia, our College Republicans chapter works tirelessly to promote Republican values in every way we can. Whether we are campaigning for our candidates, writing op-eds for the Cavalier Daily, or volunteering in our community, we aim to be influential in an increasingly blue state. We take a bilateral approach to our efforts by focusing on campaigns and creating spaces for discussion between students and hosted speakers. 

Who We Are

      College Republicans at the University of Virginia is a Contracted Independent Organization (CIO) of UVa. Founded in 1954, we have a long history at UVa. We are the premier conservative organization on Grounds and are regarded as one of the most active chapters across the Commonwealth. Comprised of a seven member Executive Board, we govern ourselves based on our organization's written Constitution, which can be found under "About" tab in the header.

What We Do

      During Fall 2019, our members campaigned for various State Senate and House of Delegate campaigns by knocking doors and making phone calls. Members went canvassing nearly every Saturday during the Fall semester, and met weekly to make phone calls. For each election that happens, this chapter works hard to ensure that Republicans are elected, as that is the first step in promoting legislation that works for our values.

      Members are not only interested in supporting politicians, but also in supporting specific legislation. Our weekly meetings are a time for Republicans on Grounds to come together and have open and honest discussions about the policy issues impacting our daily lives. Recent speakers include Delegate Nick Freitas, RPV Chairman Rich Anderson, and Congressman Denver Riggleman. Additionally, we host our local politicians, such as Delegate Rob Bell, to gain insight into our state’s politics. 

       Between speakers and campaigns, the chapter stays busy, but we always find time for some fun. Each semester, we make an effort to volunteer with organizations in Charlottesville that promote our values. We also host social events, to give conservative students on Grounds a chance to bond and form connections that will last a lifetime. Those bonds are made even stronger on deployments and trips such as the College Republican Federation of Virginia Conference in Richmond, and the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor. 

Our Partners

Disclaimer: Although this organization has members who are University of Virginia students and may have University employees associated or engaged in its activities and affairs, the organization is not a part of, or an agency of, the University. We are a separate and independent organization which is responsible for and manages its 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.

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