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 Life

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 110 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 or on BraveConnect.

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 Campus Engagement and Leadership staff. Officers of the Student Government are elected by the student body each spring (and fall any unfilled senatorial positions) 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 SGA. The senate recommends policies and regulations necessary and proper to promote the general welfare of the student body. The vice president of the Student Government Association acts as standing senate president and officiates at senate meetings.

Pembroke Activities Council (PAC)

The Pembroke Activities Council (PAC) is a completely student-led organization that builds community and institutional affinity of campus. PAC works cooperatively with Campus Engagement and Leadership to provide entertainment, activities and special events such as comedians, magicians, bands, movies and much more! The purpose of the Pembroke Activities Council (PAC) is to plan, organize and carry out programs based on the social needs of the campus.

Honorary Organizations

Outstanding students at UNC Pembroke may become members of an honor society that represents their interests, involvement, and/or majors. These honor societies are nationally recognized and 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. Students can engage in clubs and organizations, internships, on-campus employment, service, and other co-curricular activities focused on helping students develop intellectual, social, cultural, emotional, leadership and civic competencies within a diverse and inclusive community. Students can engage in these experiences through a variety of offices designed to support student development.

Religious Organizations

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.

Cultural Programs

There are many opportunities for cultural enrichment at UNC Pembroke.

Student Inclusion and Diversity (OSID) collaborates with student organizations, campus departments and programs to promote intercultural awareness and highlight the diversity of the UNC Pembroke community. Events are held throughout the year, particularly during awareness periods such as American Indian Heritage Month (November), Asian and Asian Pacific Heritage Month (May), Black History Month (February), Caribbean Heritage Month (April), Hispanic Heritage Month (September-October), Irish American Heritage Month (March), Pride (celebrated at UNCP in April), Trans Awareness Week (November) and Women’s History Month (March). A sample of the annual events which showcases UNC Pembroke’s diversity includes the, Social Justice Symposium, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Week, Honoring Native Foodways, Lunar New Year, Hispanic Fall Festival, and the BraveNation Powwow and Gathering. OSID also hosts the Brave Dialogue Series, which features conversations around issues of diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice, and education and training such as Safe Zone Education, which promotes awareness of the LGBTQ+ community. For more information, visit uncp.edu/osid.

Campus Engagement and Leadership presents numerous cultural events including the Distinguished Speaker Series which has hosted Spike Lee, Wes Studi, Micheal Eric Dyson, Dianne Guerrero and more. The office also sponsors a number of trips including UNCP in DC during which students visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the; National Museum of the American Indian.

Student Publications

The Office of Academic Affairs provides administrative oversight for the major student publications including the newspaper, yearbook, and literary magazine.  The Office of Student Affairs oversees the student handbook.

The Student Handbook is an annual online publication from the Division of Student Affairs 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.