UNC’s Board of Trustees is the campus’ top decision-making body. It advises the UNC-system Board of Governors and the chancellor on a number of issues including athletics, finance and public relations.
The Board of Trustees is comprised of 13 members. Eight are elected by the UNC Board of Governors, four are appointed by the governor and the remaining member is the student body president.
Recently, the board has discussed the University’s sexual assault policy, the state budget cuts and the academic-athletic scandal.
Student groups also speak to the board and ask them to make changes at the University. In May 2014, the Real Silent Sam Coalition asked the trustees to rename Saunders Hall. The hall is named after William L. Saunders, who was a UNC alumnus and a Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan. The board renamed the building Carolina Hall on May 28, 2015.