Jun 23, 2024  
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 2021-2022 Catalog 
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Affairs Departments

The Division of Student Affairs consists of 13 departments, each of which is responsible for providing a variety of student support services, involvement opportunities, educational programs and facilities. Each department offers services that serve residential, commuter and online students.

Each department is designed to integrate students into the university experience and to promote total student development. Specifically, student affairs practitioners work to foster intellectual, social, cultural, emotional, leadership, civic and personal development within a safe, inclusive and diverse community. 

Staff members are dedicated to facilitating student access and sustaining a rich learning environment in a community of care and mutual respect that leads to student success.

The departments are as follows:

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 curricular 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 such as Welcome Week, Homecoming, Festival at Old Main and travel programs (Charlotte Hornets, Carolina Hurricanes, Fayetteville Marksmen and more).

Fraternity and Sorority Life: With over 20 Greek-lettered organizations and 6 councils-including All Greek Council, Diversified Greek Council, Hok Nosai, Interfraternity Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council and National Panhellenic Conferenc-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, the Distinguished Speaker Series and leadership certificate programs.

Student Organization Development: Campus Engagement and Leadership supports 110+ 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.  The mission of SGA is to champion the voice of the student body and ensure the rights of all students are upheld. 

Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation believes 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.


Cultivating a safe and supportive campus environment is the responsibility of all university employees. The CARE Team was created to formalize the university’s existing processes and facilitate communication, collaboration and coordination of concerns related to student wellness and behavior. The CARE Team and affiliated CARE referral process provide a centralized resource for bringing concerns about students to the attention of the people on campus and/or in the community who can best assist that student. 

The CARE Team meets weekly to consult and determine optimal support strategies for students who may be experiencing personal challenges and coordinate an appropriate response action plan. Central to the CARE Team process is coordinating campus communication and information sharing to detect patterns of behavior that in isolation may seem insignificant, but when viewed holistically, may indicate a more critical concern.

The UNC Pembroke CARE Team seeks to:

  • Identify, assess and support students who display concerning behavior
  • Initiate appropriate measures to support the student and campus community  
  • Coordinate activities with other departments/programs to support students
  • Educate and empower the campus community to recognize, report, manage and effectively address concerning, problematic, disruptive, threatening, and/or harmful behaviors
  • Provide consultation, support, recommendations and intervention assistance to campus members to help students and manage situations or behaviors, preferably before they repeat, escalate or become threatening or acts of harm to self or others
  • Collect, assess and track reports and information about student behaviors to identify and respond to patterns of behavior or trends, including gaps in service(s) and support for students

The CARE Team seeks to connect students to the department(s) that will provide the best resource(s). CARE referrals are reviewed during normal business hours by people who are trained to assess and act. The CARE Team case manager conducts an initial assessment on every CARE referral. In many cases, the outcome of the initial assessment is simply to offer support and resources to either the individual who reports the concern, the student of concern or both. Each situation is different and requires an individualized approach. CARE case managers help students cope with complex situations using creativity, compassion and culturally sensitive approaches. One way a case manager may help students is by helping identify barriers to academic and personal success, providing information about appropriate resources and services and collaborating to create a personalized plan of action based upon stated needs and goals. Case managers empower students to reach their academic potential and maximize positive outcomes.  The CARE Team is located in the UC Annex, Room 217A. For more information, visit uncp.edu/CARE, call 910.775.4180 or email care.team@uncp.edu. Office hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. 

Career Center

The Career Center is located in the Chavis University Center, Room 220. The Center assists students and alumni with preparation for professional careers, the graduate and professional school application process, and 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; research graduate and professional 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 uncp.edu/career, call 910.521.6270 or email career@uncp.edu. Office hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. For career counseling services, schedule an appointment on Handshake or drop in Monday-Friday from 2-4 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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.

Counseling and Psychological Services

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke believes that education includes the development of the whole person. At UNCP, the mission of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is to provide clinical mental health services to support the well-being and academic success of students and contribute to a healthy campus climate. 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.

CAPS offers: confidential individual 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.

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 fire and life safety 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 safety@uncp.edu or by phone at 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 https://www.uncp.edu/campus-life/environmental-health-and-safety/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 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 visit https://www.uncp.edu/campus-life/environmental-health-and-safety/livesafe-mobile-app for information and instructions on how to download the LiveSafe App.

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 website at www.uncp.edu/housing. This application and your enrollment 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.

Housing is also available during both terms of the summer session.

Police and Public Safety

Police and Public Safety is a full-service law enforcement agency. UNC Pembroke 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 agreements with all municipal departments within Robeson County including the Sheriff’s Department and NC Highway Patrol. Police and Public Safety also maintains mutual aid agreements with all 17 universities within the UNC System.

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-four (54) 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 press 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.

Phone: 910.521.6235

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.

E-mail: police@uncp.edu

Anonymous and Confidential Online Form: https://www.uncp.edu/campus-life/police-and-public-safety/safety-information/report-crime


Student Conduct

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 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact the office by phone at 910.521.6851.


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. The Student Health Fee covers access to health professionals, health education programs and events. The Student Health Fee will also help cover co-payments and deductibles due for primary care services. Student Health Services will bill students’ insurance plans for services rendered. A current, validated student ID card and insurance card are 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:

  1. Off-campus courses
  2. Evening courses
  3. Weekend courses
  4. No more than four traditional day credit hours in on-campus courses.

Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity

Inclusion and a sense of belonging is a critical component of student success. The Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity (OSID) is committed to working with all campus constituencies to develop interculturally competent students and celebrate diversity in an inclusive campus community where differences are embraced as strengths and all persons are valued. OSID employs collaborative, innovative, data-driven and student-centered programming to foster awareness, equity, mutual respect and social justice in relation to, and at intersections of: race, age, ethnicity, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, faith, religion, national origin, citizenship, social and economic class, ideology and other identities present in the institution’s diverse community. As a result of this commitment to intercultural engagement, students will be better prepared to engage in and contribute to a diverse and interdependent global society.

OSID’s space features a student lounge, study areas, a audio/visual equipment,, comfortable seating and a conference room. The spaces are open to the campus community Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. To inquire about reserving the spaces, please contact OSID at 910.521.6508, osid@uncp.edu, on social media @InclusiveUNCP or visit OSID in Room 124 of Old Main.

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 gathering spaces, programs, activities services, 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 Hawks 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.