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.

Q&A with Stigma Free Carolina founders


Two years ago, graduate students Nelson Pace and Nikhil Tomar founded Stigma Free Carolina to reduce stigma surrounding mental health concerns. 

Trans woman of color talks race, prison and survival


CeCe McDonald is a trans woman of color, and in 2011, she was aggressively pursued by a neo-Nazi, transphobic man. After defending herself and killing another attacker, McDonald was sentenced to 41 months in prison.

New club brings wildlife to UNC


A new student organization will use reptiles and amphibians to teach people how to properly care for wildlife and nature.

UNC Urban Gaming Club's 'Room Escape' fosters teamwork

What sounds more enjoyable than getting locked in a room with five of your friends for 35 minutes as you try to solve puzzles and codes to escape?

TEDxUNC inspires reflection


TEDxUNC returned to campus for its fifth year on Saturday to discuss the human body.

Students want real food to be real issue


Only in recent years has the university known where the food they are serving comes from.

Microfinance finds a new name and a new focus


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


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


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


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


Change happens through powerful stories.

TARDIS becomes safe space for UNC nerds


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


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.