Meriwether Lewis Institute





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Student self-governance has been a part of the University of Virginia since its earliest days. Today’s students take this core value to heart, and it remains a foundational part of their UVA experience.

The Meriwether Lewis Institute aims to put this value into practice: as a rigorous, multi-year fellowship program,  the Lewis Institute equips students to take on roles as leaders and innovators while on Grounds. Students have the opportunity to contribute to the University and their community in meaningful ways, embracing this experience as a training ground for a lifetime of citizen leadership.


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