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CIOs and On Grounds Events

The majority of student organizations at UVA are Contracted Independent Organizations (CIOs). They offer educational, hobby, professional, recreational, service, and/or social opportunities to their members and are recognized by the University through an approved annual agreement. These organizations act independently of the University and are not covered by the University's risk management plans. Therefore, CIOs may not conduct events on Grounds involving minors (individuals under the age of 18) since these events pose an increased risk to the University.