Student Affairs is responsible for the management and coordination of Housing and Residence Life, Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Health Services, Career Center, Office for Diversity and Inclusion, Community and Civic Engagement, University Center and Programs, Campus Engagement and Leadership, Campus Recreation, Student Conduct, Police and Public Safety, and Environmental Health and Safety.
Student Housing and Residence Life
Housing and Residence Life is an integral part of the educational program at UNCP. Campus housing is considered to be more than merely a place to sleep; it is “home” for many students. Its mission is to provide reasonably priced living communities that are safe, attractive, sustainable, and well maintained. Its communities complement, support, and encourage student development and academic success through purposeful programs and services. Well trained, upper-class students are employed as resident advisors within the residence halls and are available to provide information, assist with the transition to on-campus living, and assist with developing community.
Campus housing is located within walking distance of all campus facilities including classrooms, library, dining hall, University Center, bookstore, post office, and recreational facilities. A wide selection of campus recreation facilities and programs is available to all students. Students are encouraged to become involved in the different activities and student organizations on campus.
A Housing Agreement/Application must be completed by all students entering UNCP who request to live on campus. An application can be obtained from the web site at www.uncp.edu/housing. This application and a $150 deposit must be on file before a room assignment can be considered. All students moving into campus housing must have paid room and board fees before keys can be issued to rooms. Neither returning students nor new students will be guaranteed a specific roommate, a specific room, or a specific assignment.
First-year freshmen students are required to live on campus for their initial academic year.
Room and board are available during both terms of the summer session.
Counseling and Psychological Services
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke believes that education includes the development of the whole person. At UNCP, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is central to the overall mission of the university. These services help students to achieve their educational goals, learn the process of problem solving, increase and enhance their capacity for satisfying interpersonal relationships, and make full use of their potential for continued growth beyond their educational experience. The mission of CAPS is to help students define and accomplish personal and academic goals while maintaining balance in their lives.
The center offers confidential individual, couples, and group counseling; educational workshops; psychiatric evaluations and medication monitoring; clinical assessments; and advocacy for interpersonal/sexual assault violence. Licensed professionals provide counseling services for UNCP students without cost. Typical concerns addressed are stress, depression, anxiety, family concerns, substance use issues, and self-esteem. Services are typically provided through walk-in and by appointment; when a crisis occurs, urgent care needs can be addressed immediately.
Student Health Services
Student Health Services is staffed Monday 8 a.m. - Friday 5 p.m. during the academic year. Available medical services include primary medicine, routine gynecologic examinations and contraceptive health education, confidential HIV testing, allergy injections, laboratory services, nursing services, minor injury treatment, and health education programs. A nurse practitioner is available during selected hours. Seriously ill students and emergencies are referred to local medical facilities as necessary. Students should be aware that student health fees do not cover off-campus treatment. A current, validated student ID card is required for all visits. All registered students taking six (6) or more credit hours are required to purchase the student injury and sickness insurance plan, with the following exceptions: distance education students and students who submit evidence of equivalent coverage satisfactory to the policyholder may waive coverage.
Medical History and Immunizations: N.C. Law requires that each student provide proof of immunizations. Any student who does not have the mandated immunizations and/or does not furnish the required medical statement within thirty (30) days of the first day of class will be withdrawn from classes. The university has no authority to waive these requirements and/or give extension on the thirty (30) day time limit. A medical history, which includes the required immunization documentation, should be submitted online as part of the admission requirement prior to registration. This information must be completed by the student at the following patient portal: https://uncp.medicatconnect.com This law applies to all students except the following: students residing off campus and registering for any combination of
- Off-campus courses
- Evening courses
- Weekend courses
- No more than four traditional day credit hours in on-campus courses.
The Career Center is located in the Chavis University Center, Room 220. The Center assists students and alumni with their career planning, graduate school application, internship and job search needs. Career counselors help students decide on a major; assess interests, values, and skills; explore career options; develop internship and job search strategies; apply to graduate schools; and market their qualifications through resume, cover letter, and personal statement writing and interview skills practice. The Career Center coordinates the on-campus student employment program through Handshake for students seeking on-campus jobs.
The Center’s website provides 24/7 resources including How-to Guides, What Can I Do with This Major?, and Handshake used by employers to post positions and for students to post their resumes, view internship and job listings, and network with recruiters. Workshops are offered throughout the year on a wide range of career planning and professional development topics. The Career Center develops partnerships with recruiters from business, industry, government, health care, public education, and graduate schools to increase the quality of internship, job, and graduate school opportunities. Events are scheduled annually including career panels, etiquette dinners, networking, and career fairs to help students and alumni connect with recruiters and apply for internship, job, and graduate school opportunities.
For more information, view the Career Center’s website at www.uncp.edu/career, call 910-521-6270 or email email@example.com. Office hours are 8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m., Monday - Friday. For career counseling services, schedule an appointment on Handshake or walk in on Mondays - Fridays from 2:00p.m. - 4:00pm and on Wednesdays from 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.
Office for Diversity and Inclusion
The Office for Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) provides leadership and advocacy at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke to support cultural diversity and to prepare students to interact in a diverse world. ODI actualizes a dimension of the university’s core value of diversity by empowering UNC Pembroke’s diverse student populations and facilitating cross-cultural interactions through educational opportunities, programmatic initiatives for the university community, and adhering to the basis of respect and inclusion. ODI is in the business of ensuring that every UNCP student is equipped and linked to the right resources and services that the university and community at large have to offer. ODI is located on the first floor of historic Old Main, in the Multicultural Center, Room 128. Office hours are 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday.
Multicultural Center: The University’s Multicultural Center seeks to promote the globalization of the campus by providing a means to increase awareness about other cultures and to help people from other cultures have meaningful experiences with the University. The Multicultural Center strives to reach the first of these goals by providing special events, exhibits, and workshops that provide an understanding into other cultures. In order to meet the second goal, the Center serves as a resource for all UNCP students, faculty, and staff. The Center is also available for scheduled meetings of student, faculty, and staff groups.
Office for Community and Civic Engagement
The Office for Community and Civic Engagement (CCE) is located in Jacobs Hall, Suite K. The CCE office provides opportunities for students to develop their knowledge and understanding of community and civic responsibility through educational programs, co-curricular service opportunities, and academic service-learning. The CCE staff advises students on volunteerism, community service, social justice, civic engagement, and responsible citizenship.
CCE provides an experiential learning approach to student development and active, responsible citizenship. The core curriculum provides education, awareness, and service opportunities for students to become actively engaged in social justice issues and civic responsibility. CCE builds and maintains partnerships with community agencies to provide students with these opportunities. In addition, the office hosts days of service, monthly service opportunities, and alternative break trips and works with the Division of Academic Affairs to develop academic service-learning opportunities. Service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy that enriches academic and life-long learning by engaging students in meaningful service to the community while gaining valuable knowledge and skills that integrate with course objectives. Students enrolled in service-learning courses are provided with opportunities to apply the concepts, skills, and information learned in the classroom to real world problems in the community.
Students may document their participation in civic development education and service opportunities via UNCP Serve, an online volunteer management system, to create a service transcript.
University Center and Programs
University Center and Programs includes the James B. Chavis University Center, the University Center Annex, and Pine Cottage. University Center and Programs is committed to facilitating the educational process by providing services, programs, activities, and facilities where students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests can build community, create culture, and develop character.
The James B. Chavis University Center is the hub of campus activities and houses offices for the Career Center; Campus Engagement and Leadership, which includes Fraternity and Sorority Life; the Student Government Association; and the Pembroke Activities Council. Service areas within the University Center include a computer lab, an Information Station, the Hawk’s Nest game room, the Dining Hall, Chick-fil-A, student lounges, four conference rooms, and a meditation room.
The University Center Annex is the main programming venue on campus and includes three conference rooms and a multi-purpose assembly room with two dressing rooms and a catering kitchen. The Annex houses the Division of Student Affairs and the office for Student Conduct.
Pine Cottage, which opened in 2013, is a two-story facility with outdoor space located in a six-acre sanctuary on the northwest side of campus. The building and grounds serve multiple purposes as a Campus Garden, disc golf course, conference site, and more.
Campus Engagement and Leadership
Campus Engagement and Leadership (CEL), located in the University Center, is a major component of the Division of Student Affairs, serving the campus community and beyond. In particular, the office is responsible for engaging students with appropriately designed opportunities to develop their leadership capacity, cultivating peer-to-peer connections that foster a sense of belonging and institutional affinity, providing an opportunity for membership in organizations committed to values-based leadership, and involving students in the planning and implementation of co- and extra-curricular activities. CEL supports four main areas for direct involvement within the campus community-campus programming, fraternity and sorority life, leadership education, and student organization development.
Campus Programming: In concert with the Pembroke Activities Council (PAC), CEL produces over 50+ programs and experiences annually. Additionally, CEL is responsible for large-scale events and programs like Welcome Week, Homecoming, Festival at Old Main, and the Distinguished Speaker Series.
Fraternity and Sorority Life: With over 18 Greek-lettered organizations and 6 councils, including All Greek Council, Diversified Greek Council, Hok Nosai, Interfraternity Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, and National Panhellenic Conference, fraternity and sorority life provides an opportunity for lifetime membership in a fraternity or sorority committed to values-based leadership. The cornerstones of fraternity and sorority life are academic excellence, leadership, community service and philanthropy, and brotherhood and sisterhood. The fraternity and sorority community is committed to creating a holistic experience, believing that through our values we can exceed expectations.
Leadership Education: CEL holds that leadership is a process and not a position, so the office provides experiences for students to practice leadership in a values-based, relational, and collaborative process where people in a supportive community work to create positive change. Programs offered include but are not limited to peer mentor programs and training, Leadership Living Learning Community, and leadership certificate programs.
Student Organization Development: Campus Engagement and Leadership supports 80+ student organizations that cover a wide variety of interests and opportunities including fraternity and sorority life, club sports, honorary organizations, co-curricular and service groups, religious organizations, social organizations, and more. Student Government Association is also a key component of CEL, as it serves as the governance body for all UNC Pembroke students. SGA is the champion of the student body and ensures the rights of all students are upheld.
Campus Recreation believes that leisure physical activity and enjoyment are vital to a person’s total well‑being. Based upon this belief, Campus Recreation provides a broad and diversified program of recreational activities for the university’s students, faculty, and staff. Patrons have the opportunity to participate in over a dozen intramural activities, multiple club sports, group fitness classes and activities, and outdoor adventure trips associated with the Adventureships Program co-sponsored by Campus Engagement and Leadership. Campus Recreation also provides access to non-organized avenues of recreation through the use of the Campbell Wellness Center, Aquatics Center, Auxiliary Gym, and Disc Golf Course. Through the many programs of the department, the goal is to provide patrons with the opportunity to develop lifetime recreational skills, gain an appreciation for healthy choices, and develop positive social interactions that lead to lifelong relationships.
Student Conduct’s mission is to administer a developmental and educational campus student discipline program that encourages accountability, critical reflection, and active decision making.
Through programming, advisement, and interaction, Student Conduct seeks to increase awareness of university expectations of student behavior, encourage civility, and promote self-responsibility.
Student Conduct believes in promoting an environment which encourages students to make positive and impactful choices for their personal and professional lives and continuously strives to provide a comprehensive student discipline program that encourages all students to develop into productive members of society.
The Office of Student Conduct is located in Suite 207 in the University Center Annex. Office hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information, contact the office by phone at 910-521-6851.
Police and Public Safety
Police and Public Safety is a full-service law enforcement agency. UNCP officers are trained professionals, certified by the North Carolina Justice and Standards Commission. These officers are vested with all powers of arrest within the university community and all property owned or leased by UNC Pembroke and that portion of any public road or highway passing through campus or adjoining the campus. The Police and Public Safety Department has mutual aid agree ments with all municipal departments within Robeson County including the Sheriff’s Department and NC Highway Patrol.
Motorist Assistance: Students, faculty, staff, and/or visitors on campus who find themselves in need of emergency vehicle service should call the University Police Department (910-521-6235) for assistance or contact the police via emergency call boxes located on campus. Emergency supplies such as air tanks, jump boxes, gas cans, and devices for unlocking automobile doors are available.
Campus Escort Service: The University Police provide an escort service aimed at pedestrian safety on campus. To obtain an escort, a student should dial 910-521-6235.
Emergency Call Boxes: The University Police communications system allows the campus population the ability to contact officers directly 24 hours a day via telephone at 910-521-6235 or via Emergency Call Boxes. There are fifty (50) additional Emergency Call Boxes located at various sites on campus and within residence halls. These call boxes are easily identifiable by the “Emergency” markings, and outdoor boxes have blue strobe lights mounted on top. To use these devices, a caller must depress the call button, and the device connects directly to the University Police. Police Dispatchers are available to dispatch officers to calls for service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
There are multiple avenues available for the university community to report a crime or request services.
In Person: Police and Public Safety is located in the Auxiliary Services building on Faculty Row behind the UNCP bookstore, directly across from the Oak Hall residence hall.
Anonymous and Confidential Online Form: www.uncp.edu/police/report_crime/form.htm
Environmental Health and Safety
The Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) is dedicated to reducing injuries and incidents, reducing the environmental impact of the campus, and achieving regulatory compliance within all campus departments. It strives to achieve this by providing high quality and informative training, comprehensive workplace evaluations, emergency response, guidance on proper hazardous materials and hazardous waste management, and promulgating applicable regulatory guidance across campus.
The EH&S office provides many direct services to faculty, staff, and students and offers an array of training courses and related services. Contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at either 910.521.6792 or 910.775.4772.
Accident Reporting: Please report all incidents (no matter how small) involving faculty, staff, students, contractors, or visitors to Accidentreporting@uncp.edu . Fillable forms used to report incidents can be found at http://studentaffairs.uncp.edu/health-safety/resources/accident-reporting/ .
LiveSafe Mobile App: All faculty, staff, and students are highly encouraged to download the LiveSafe Mobile App for their iPhone or Android device. This free app allows the campus community to contact Campus Police and Public Safety directly (or anonymously) to report crime or safety issues on campus. It also allows the user to be notified of events on campus that may pose a danger to the campus community. Please visit http://studentaffairs.uncp.edu/health-safety/livesafe-mobile-app/ for information and instructions on how to download the LiveSafe App.