Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. Darden’s club, as a school club, has Gavel status with Toastmasters International, meaning the program and procedures operate in the same way as a Toastmasters Club but members do not enjoy the full benefits of Toastmasters participation because of the dues waiver.
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. It is 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.