Jun 21, 2024  
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 2023-2024 Catalog 
    
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Affairs Departments



The Division of Student Affairs consists of 11 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’s (CEL) mission is to provide meaningful cocurricular and extracurricular development and educational opportunities for students in a values-based and student-centered environment. Guided by the university’s core values, Campus Engagement and Leadership is committed to enhancing the overall educational experience of students by: (1) engaging students with appropriately designed opportunities to develop their leadership capacity; (2) cultivating peer-to-peer connections that foster a sense of belonging and institutional affinity; (3) providing an opportunity for membership in organizations committed to values-based leadership; and (4) empowering students in the planning and implementation of cocurricular and extracurricular activities. The Office for Campus Engagement and Leadership hosts events, provides opportunities for leadership development, and works with all student organizations, including fraternities and sororities, to provide opportunities to connect to campus and become engaged as a leader. If you have questions about becoming more involved on campus, please visit Suite 243 in the James B. Chavis Student Center.

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. Through the use of our online registration platform IMLeagues (located in BraveWeb) our patrons have the opportunity to participate in over a dozen intramural activities, multiple club sports, group fitness activities, and  trips associated with the Adventureship. 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 these programs, Campus Recreation complements the learning experience by providing our diverse campus community the opportunity to develop a healthy active lifestyle through positive social interactions, lifelong wellness education and innovative and inclusive recreational programming. .

CARE Team

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) 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 Student 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 for students seeking on-campus jobs. The center’s website provides 24/7 services including how-to guides and an online Handshake software  students to post their resumes, apply for internships and jobs, network with employers and develop effective career planning skills. The What Can I Do With This Major software on the Career Center’s website helps students identify all of the career options related to their degree. The Career Resource Center (UC, Room 221) can also be reserved for class presentations, employer events and interviews. The Interview Room (UC, Room 219B) can be reserved for student’s or employer’s in-person, phone or online interviews.

Workshops are offered throughout the year on a wide range of career planning topics.. Events are scheduled annually including career panels, etiquette dinners, networking and career fairs to help students and alumni explore career options, connect with recruiters and  achieve their career goals.

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

For more information, view the Career Center’s website at uncp.edu/career, call 910.521.6270 or email career@uncp.edu.

Community and Civic Engagement

Community and Civic Engagement (CCE) is located in Dogwood Building. CCE 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. 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 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.

CCE houses the CARE Resource Center and Brave Foundations Mentoring Program. The CARE Resource Center is UNCP’s on-campus food pantry and professional clothing closet, and Brave Foundations is a community and university partnership dedicated to empowering and enhancing all forms of literacy in our local communities through meaningful service opportunities and mentorship. Both are located in the Ebert House at 34 Dogwood Lane.

Counseling and Psychological Services

UNCP Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is central to the mission of the university. CAPS assists students in achieving their educational goals by fostering resilience and guiding students toward increased capacity for positive relationships and life-long learning.

The mission of 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. This is accomplished by providing individual and group counseling, crisis management, consultation and referral, and prevention education to the campus community.

The center offers confidential therapy and psychiatric evaluation by licensed providers and clinical trainees to UNCP students at no cost. Services are provided through triage, scheduled appointments, and/or crisis contact.

Prevention education programs are provided throughout the year, and upon request, covering a variety to topics such as Mental Health First Aid, bystander intervention, suicide prevention, alcohol and drug misuse, and much more.

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, Chavis Student 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.

There is a first-year freshmen and a sophomore residency requirement for new students beginning in fall 2022.

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

Student Conduct

Student Conduct’s mission is to administer a developmental and educational  student discipline program that encourages accountability, critical reflection and active decision making. Through programming, advisement and interaction, we seek to increase awareness of university expectations of student behavior, encourage civility and promote self-responsibility. We believe in promoting an environment which encourages students to make positive and impactful choices for their personal and professional lives. We continuously strive to provide a comprehensive student discipline program that encourages all students to develop into productive members of society.

Student Conduct is located in Suite 207 in the 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 (SHS), located on the first floor in the Brave Health Center, is committed to providing affordable, accessible and high-quality health care services to those eligible through health promotion and disease prevention programs. SHS provides a variety of confidential clinical health services including the diagnosis and treatment of general and acute medical problems, women’s health, men’s health, departmental required physicals, allergy injections, STI counseling, screening & treatment, COVID-19 testing, laboratory services and limited pharmaceuticals. Students enrolled at UNCP pay a Student Health Fee as part of their tuition each semester. The Student Health Fee covers access to health professionals, health education programs and copayments for services rendered at SHS. Student Health Services also bill students’ health insurance plans for services rendered. Students referred for hospitalization, specialty care and diagnostic services not offered through SHS are responsible for the cost of these services, unless covered by health insurance. Student Health Services is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. For after-hours nursing advice, students should call the After-Hours Nurse Line at 1.888.267.3675. The student health insurance plan (SHIP) includes telehealth services for additional after-hours care. For emergencies, dial 911 or call Police & Public Safety at 910.521.6235.

INSURANCE

All registered students taking six (6) or more credit hours are required to purchase the student health insurance plan (SHIP), with the following exceptions: distance education students and students who submit evidence of equivalent coverage satisfactory to the university coverage. Students who do not submit a waiver online, will automatically purchase the Student Health Insurance.

IMMUNIZATIONS

All registered students taking four (4) or more credit hours are required to submit immunizations upon registration of classes, with the following exemptions: distance education, evening/weekend courses and/or medical/religious exemption. All students who do not submit immunizations by the deadline will be administratively withdrawn from the University. View the Student Immunization Policy (from Student Health Services) online: uncp.edu/pr/pol-114001-student-immunization-policy.

CONFIDENTIALITY

The student’s confidential medical record is available only to the professional staff of SHS and may only be released with written permission by the student. Records are retained in SHS 11 years after the student leaves the university and subsequently are destroyed.

Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity

Diversity enriches students’ educational experiences and holistic development. Student Inclusion and Diversity (OSID) is committed to developing interculturally competent students and celebrating diversity in an inclusive campus community where differences are embraced as strengths. 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 office features a student lounge, which includes study areas, a television, dry erase board and additional seating and a conference room. The spaces are open to the campus community Monday-Friday from 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 us in Room 124 of Old Main.

James B. Chavis Student Center

The James B. Chavis Student Center 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 Chavis Student Center include a computer lab, an Information Station, the Hawks Nest game room, the Dining Hall, Chick-fil-A, student lounges, and multiple conference and meeting rooms.

The University Center Annex is the main programming venue on campus and includes conference rooms and a multi-purpose assembly room with two dressing rooms and a catering kitchen. The Annex houses the Division of Student Affairs, Dean of Students, and Student Conduct offices.