The UNCP community encourages participation in a variety of campus clubs, organizations, governance, and other activities. Most departments have clubs for their majors. With over 90 student organizations on campus, there are plenty of opportunities for students to get involved. The websites of all recognized student organizations are available at www.uncp.edu/leadership.
Student Government Association
The mission of the Student Government Association (SGA) is to champion the concerns of the student body and to ensure that the rights of the students are upheld.
All students attending UNCP automatically become members of the Student Government Association. Student Government functions through its elected representatives and is advised by the Student Involvement and Leadership staff. Officers of the Student Government are elected by the student body each spring according to the constitution and bylaws of the organization. Although discipline is the legal responsibility of the administration, the principle of Student Government is fully supported by the administration and faculty.
The Legislative Branch of the Student Government Association, the Student Senate, functions as the policy‑making body of the SGA. The Senate recommends policies and regulations necessary and proper to promote the general welfare of the student body. The President of the Senate is the Vice President of the Student Government Association.
Association of Campus Entertainment
The Association of Campus Entertainment (ACE) is the student programming organization on campus. ACE works cooperatively with the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership to provide entertainment, activities, and special events such as comedians, singers, bands, movies, and other special events.
Outstanding students at UNC Pembroke may become members of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society and of many other national honor societies that are active within the UNCP community.
Co‑curricular and Service Activities
The UNCP community encourages students to share their talents by becoming involved in co‑curricular activities at the University, which complement the academic programs. Co-curricular activities include AWARE (peer leadership), University Marshals, Student Ambassadors, University Band, Pep Band, Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, Jazz Choir, Jazz Ensemble, Gospel Choir, WNCP‑Television, The Indianhead (yearbook), The Pine Needle (student newspaper), The Aurochs (literary magazine), University Theatre, and many others.
UNC Pembroke religious organizations provide opportunities for spiritual enrichment, social activities, and religious service. They seek to integrate spiritual values, intellectual pursuits, and personal development.
Miss UNCP and Mr. and Miss Homecoming
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke Scholarship Pageant, a tradition since 1953, is held on campus each year. The Miss UNCP Pageant honors the personal commitment and talent of outstanding UNCP women in support of their continuing education. Miss UNCP is selected by a panel of judges.
Selected each fall by popular vote of the student body, the Homecoming Court consists of the Homecoming King and Queen and Mister and Miss Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior.
Miss UNCP and the Homecoming Court represent the University at various functions, including parades and local pageants.
There are many opportunities for cultural enrichment at UNCP. The University Theatre produces two mainstage plays each year, plus numerous studio theatre productions.
The Department of Music provides a significant number of programs throughout the academic year including the Moore Hall Recital Series, a UNCP Ensemble Series, as well as student and faculty recitals. The Moore Hall Series involves three to four programs each semester featuring solo artists, chamber groups, instrumental and vocal jazz ensembles, and even small operatic/musical theatre productions. These performing artists are known throughout the state, region, and beyond. The Ensemble Series involves an array of varied performances by the Concert Choir, Pembroke Chamber Singers, University Band, University Jazz Choir, University Jazz Ensemble, UNCP Orchestra, Guitar Ensemble, etc. These ensembles are open to all students regardless of major.
The Office of Student Affairs provides administrative oversight for the major student publications including the newspaper, yearbook, literary magazine, and student handbook.
The Indianhead, published annually at the end of the spring semester, is the student-published yearbook of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Its staff strives to provide an accurate account of the year’s activities and events associated with all aspects of student life at UNCP.
The Pine Needle is a bi-weekly student-published campus newspaper at UNCP. It records the weekly activities associated with the student body and the greater University community. Through its news, sports coverage, etc., the staff keeps the University community well-informed of what is happening at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke and also covers issues of regional and national concern.
The Aurochs is the annual student-published literary magazine of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. It features original poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, photography, and artwork created and submitted by UNCP students.
The Student Handbook is an annual online publication from the Student Affairs Office designed to familiarize the student body with the purpose of the University, the rules and regulations that govern the student body, and, in general, answer the many questions that students have.