Topics: Student Groups and Organizations

There are hundreds of student groups and organizations on UNC’s campus. Categories include academic, cultural, religious, fraternity and sorority, ideological, political, media and performance. Find out more about the groups available on the student life website.

Microfinance finds a new name and a new focus

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With a new name, Build the Hill, a Campus Y committee formerly called Carolina Microfinance Initiative, is looking to localize its work. 


Two pairs campaigning to be Campus Y co-presidents debate

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Standing in front of a full house, four candidates explained how they would push to make the Campus Y more inclusive in the upcoming year.


All three candidates debate for the first time

"The Great South Campus Debate," hosted by the Black Student Movement, the Carolina Hispanic Association and the Residence Hall Association, added one more presidential candidate to the mix. 


With a new financial structure, SafeWalk is growing

With stable money now provided by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, SafeWalk is increasing outreach and expanding its program to help people get home safely.



Teach-in discusses the importance of campus voting

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Tuesday night’s Voting Right’s Teach-In incorporated nine speakers, included an opportunity to register to vote and to sign a petition for an on-campus polling place, and ended on a sweet note with Ben & Jerry’s Americone Dream ice cream.


DiPhi debates claim Margaret Spellings should resign

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No rhetoric was spared at Monday night’s Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies’ meeting. The topic of the debate: UNC-system President-elect Margaret Spellings should resign.


The Siren feminist magazine’s fall issue highlights UNC activists

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Change happens through powerful stories.


TARDIS becomes safe space for UNC nerds

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If UNC students want to wear their Chewbacca costumes after seeing the new “Star Wars” movie, they can talk to Alec Niccum. The junior is working toward creating Chapel Hill’s very own Comic Con. 


UNC White Student Union says it hopes to seek University recognition

Tension has risen on campus with racially motivated protests and spray paintings this year, and the newest group associated with UNC — a white student union — is already attracting protests.


BSM discusses what should change to improve UNC experience for black students

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Members of Black Student Movement met in the Upendo lounge Wednesday night to discuss things they would like to see from the University administration to improve the lives of black students.


Final finance committee reviews fall semester

In its last meeting of the semester Tuesday, Student Congress's Finance Committee looked back on its fall legislative cycle.


Walk-Ons, Cypher conflict leads to concert

On most weeknights around 10 p.m., the Pit is primarily trafficked by students either filing out of the library, visiting the Student Union or walking home across campus. On Wednesdays, though, the Pit resembles a stage, complete with live music and a captive audience.


Long Story Short features small plays by UNC students

For the fifth year in a row, the writing for the screen and stage minor will give aspiring screenwriters and playwrights an experience ordinarily reserved for the most successful professionals in entertainment. 


UNControllables host spray paint workshop

The street art workshop put on by the student-run organization known as the UNControllables and started off with an introduction to the difference in the meaning and implication of “street art” and “graffiti."


Business by day, improv by night: A Day in the Life of Luke Miller

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As the Chapel Hill Players concluded their Tuesday rehearsal before their show this Friday evening, the group of eight sat in a circle in a performance space at the Center for Dramatic Art discussing the night’s high points and pitfalls.


Event to bring attention to sexual assault and violence

At Speak Out!, Project Dinah members share stories of sexual assault and violence through the words of survivors.


Latina/o community at UNC promotes awareness of HIV

By Maria Prokopowicz

Staff Writer 

At the “Spread the Knowledge, Not the Virus” event free condoms and lots of information about sexually transmitted diseases were given to students. 

The event was held last night as a part of the Carolina Latina/o Collaborative’s on-going celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

The event hosted by the Phi Chapter of Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. and the Almighty Alpha Chapter of Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc., was meant to increase awareness and inform students about the spread of HIV in the Latina/o community.


UNC students gather for opening ceremony of 'Hurston Hall'

By Acy Jackson

Assistant University Editor

Followed by the music of Nina Simone, student activists called for the end of white supremacy on UNC’s campus. 

Students gathered on the steps of the currently named Carolina Hall to hold an opening ceremony for Hurston Hall, the name that activists have been pushing for since last year. 

Over the summer, the Board of Trustees voted to change the name of the building from Saunders Hall to Carolina Hall along with a 16 year moratorium on renaming historic buildings, despite activists efforts calling for the building to be named after Zora Neale Hurston. 

"'Carolina Hall' is a sugar-coating of Saunders Hall updated for the aesthetics of 21st-century white supremacy: color blindness and multicultural diversity," said the statement released by the Real Silent Sam Coalition after the decision to rename the building. 

"This isn’t justice, it’s pageantry. We named this building after Zora Neale Hurston precisely because racist and sexist admissions policies excluded her and other Black women from UNC.” 

Friday’s event began with senior June Beshea reading out the released statement. 

“We will not honor William Saunders, an architect of white supremacy.


Big plans: BSM's first general body meeting

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The Black Student Movement kicked off a new year with discussion, reflection and pizza Wednesday evening.