RISE – University of Cincinnati Chapter

is a student organization founded in 2018.  We work with RISE, a 501c3 nonprofit that supports acid attack survivors and survivor organizations around the world. RISE UC raises awareness about acid violence among students and faculty at UC.  We host guest speakers on the topic of acid violence.  We also raise funds to support sustainable, income-generating projects for survivor organizations in Uganda and Nepal.

We are an interdisciplinary organization with the mission to activate the potential of individuals, both acid attack survivors and activists. We see the importance of every individual and want each member to RISE as they help acid attack survivors around the world RISE.

Students: Interested in joining RISE UC?  Contact us!

Faculty: Interested in learning more about opportunities for your students to get involved with RISE UC or RISE?  Contact us!

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Current project: Sewing Machines for Sustainability

RISE UC is raising funds to supply the End Acid Violence office in Uganda with five sewing machines.  These machines will be rented out to acid attack survivors and community members in the Kampala area.  Money earned from these rentals will  be used to fund EAV operations.



RISE UC Leadership Team

President: Divya Vinod

Vice President: Meghna Chandorkar

Secretary: Shivani Tumunkuntula