The University of North Carolina at Pembroke excels in athletics in both men's and women's competition. Recognition is achieved through competition in the Peach Belt Athletic Conference, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA Division II). Seven men's sports and nine women's sports give UNC Pembroke recognition at the local, state, and national levels. Men's varsity sports are sponsored in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, indoor and outdoor track and field, and wrestling while women's sports include basketball, softball, volleyball, cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field, golf, soccer, and swimming and diving. In addition to varsity sports, the Athletics Department also provides support to the Spirit Squad (cheer and dance).
The purposes of the intercollegiate athletic program at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke are to promote the roles of athletics in support of the stated mission of the university and to promote the education and development of students through participation in intercollegiate athletics. Such participation is seen as a direct contributor to "changing lives through education," an experience which enhances and enriches the social and physical lives of students. The athletic program encourages broad student involvement and is committed to protecting and developing the physical and educational welfare of the student-athletes who participate as players as well as the students who participate as spectators.
Student-athletes are expected to strive toward becoming effective, contributing members of society, to be positive role models both on campus and in the university community, and to carry out their academic responsibilities as they follow a normal progression toward meeting requirements for a degree.
The Peach Belt Conference begins its twenty-sixth year as an all-sports conference this fall. In 1991, the conference held championships in men's and women's basketball, but now conducts championships in fifteen sports. As a conference, the Peach Belt has been very successful at the national level with thirty-sixNational Championships. UNC Pembroke has been very competitive in the Peach Belt Conference. UNC Pembroke's history is steeped with a very rich tradition, while the university's programs have seen success at the conference level and have advanced to compete at the national level.
Athletic grants‑in‑aid, as established by the NCAA, are offered in all of UNCP's intercollegiate sports programs for both men and women upon recommendation of the head coach and approval of the Director of Athletics.
UNCP Dining Service
The UNCP Dining Hall is an all you care to eat facility that provides a variety of restaurant quality dishes seven days a week. The Dining Hall stations include Deli, Entrée, Exhibition Cooking, Grill, Hibachi, Mindful, Pizza, Salad Bar, Soup, and Vegetarian, as well as an extensive dessert and beverage variety. Campus restaurants include Brave's Place Subs, Café 641 at Livermore Library, Chick-fil-A, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Papa John's Pizza, and Starbucks. In addition, the dining hall grill reopens Monday through Thursday 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. for Hawk's Burgers delicious selections.
Students residing in a residence hall are required to purchase a residential meal plan from the selections below. All students are initially placed on the 12 Meal Plan but may select another plan from move-in day to the add/drop day for classes each semester.
Unlimited 7: Unlimited meal swipes available to use seven (7) days a week in the dining hall.
Unlimited 7 + $150 Flex Dollars: Unlimited meal swipes available to use in the dining hall, plus an additional $150 flex dollars to use throughout the semester.
12 Meals: 12 meal swipes per week into the dining hall, plus an additional $375 flex dollars to use per semester.
10 Meals: 10 meal swipes per week into the dining hall, plus an additional $415 flex dollars to use per semester.
Students living in on-campus apartments may purchase one of the above plans or may select a commuter meal plan. Only freshmen residing in on campus apartments are required to have a commuter meal plan. Unused meals expire at the end of each semester. Unused flex dollars roll-over from the fall to spring semester and expire at the end of the academic year. Unused Dining Dollars never expire until a student withdraws or graduates from the university.
50 Meals: 50 meal swipes plus $300 flex dollars per semester.
25 Meals: 25 meal swipes plus $150 flex dollars per semester.
$745 Dining Dollar Plan: $745 in Dining Dollars which provide a 10% discount in all dining locations except Chick-fil-A. This is only available for sign-up from move-in day to the add/drop day for classes each semester.
Guest passes are additional meal swipes that are included in all meal plans. Guest passes can be used by the student themselves or for a guest. Five guest passes are allowed each semester, but do not roll over from semester to semester.
Meal exchange allows use of a meal swipe at campus retail locations. This is available once per meal period at Braves Place (lunch 11:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and dinner 4:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.) and once per week at other retail locations including Café 641, Chick-fil-A, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Papa John's Pizza, and Starbucks.
Flex dollars offer additional dining variety by allowing food purchases in any campus dining venue.
All meal plans are valid seven days a week in accordance with the university dining calendar. A valid UNCP Braves card is required to be presented at each meal. Braves cards are nontransferable and can only be presented by the owner. If a customer misplaces or loses his/her meal card, a temporary replacement or permanent new card can be obtained from the Braves Card office located in the Auxiliary Services Building.
Parking and Vehicle Registration
UNC Pembroke offers parking for current students, faculty, staff and visitors. Each motor vehicle, including two‑wheeled vehicles, driven or parked on campus by students, faculty or staff must be registered with the Traffic Office and must display a valid parking permit. Fees are established annually, and appropriate notification is provided.
North Carolina Senate Bill 627 requires all students to submit proof of motor vehicle insurance prior to purchasing a parking permit. In order to comply with this legislation, students must provide the following: 1) Name of Insurance Company; 2) Policy Number of Insured; and 3) Certification that the insurance meets the minimum needs established by North Carolina: $30,000 for bodily injury to one person, $60,000 for bodily injury to two persons or more, $25,000 for property damage.
All students, faculty and staff members are subject to traffic rules and regulations. It is each individual's responsibility to obtain a copy of the Traffic Rules and Regulations when registering a vehicle. These regulations are strictly enforced by the campus police. Fines must be paid before any records will be released from the university. Conviction of a violation of the traffic laws while operating a vehicle on campus has the same effect on your driver's license as a conviction for the same offense on the public highways. The speed limit on campus is 20 mph, unless otherwise posted, and is enforced.
It is a privilege and not a right for a person to keep or operate a motor vehicle on campus. Each student, faculty or staff member must agree to comply with the traffic rules and regulations before keeping or operating a vehicle at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. The university reserves the right to withdraw motor vehicle privileges from any person at any time.
All parking fines are due to be paid within three (3) days of the issuance date, unless they are appealed within those three days. If appealed, payment of assessments will not become due until notification of the Traffic Appeal Board to the person being assessed of its decision not to reverse the citation, at which time payment must be made within three (3) days. Information regarding the Traffic Appeal Board is contained in the Traffic Rules and Regulations Handbook.
Reserved Parking: The University of North Carolina at Pembroke has set aside reserved parking spaces located throughout campus for which faculty/staff only may apply when submitting a faculty/staff permit application. These reserved spaces are issued on a yearly basis (August 31 until August 31 of the following year) and are issued on a first request, first issued basis. The permits can be purchased at a cost of $405.00. Any vehicle not properly registered for reserved parking areas will be subject to towing.
Traffic Violations: Violations of traffic laws on the campus of the university (excluding parking violations) are violations of the motor vehicle laws of the State of North Carolina. All moving violations are processed through the state court system. After a citation has been issued, the matter is in the court system and cannot be resolved at the university. Conviction for a violation of the traffic law while operating a vehicle on the campus has the same effect on the driver's license as a conviction for the same offense on the public highway. The speed limit on campus is 20 mph on all public streets and 10 mph in parking areas and is enforced.
Traffic Appeals Board: The Traffic Appeals Board is appointed each year by the chancellor. The board consists of two students, one faculty member and one staff member. The Board has the authority to review violations to determine whether or not a violation has been properly established. The Board has the authority to void or reduce any citation when a violation of the campus traffic regulations is not shown but does not act as a substitution for public authority when it applies.
The Traffic Office can be reached weekdays at 910.521.6795, or contact the University Police at 910.521.6235.