Student Life and Leadership Bulletin

Add Online Locations to Events

In order to support student organizations to host events for the rest of Spring 2020, Heel Life now has an “add online location” option when creating events. We hope this will help you promote online events such as Zoom meetings that are easy to access for your members and the Carolina Community.

Carolina Jump Rope

The Jump Ahead team is seeking new volunteers and core team members for this Spring and the 2020-2021 school year. Jump Ahead is a grant-funded UNC student venture that runs an after-school program to engage local youth in physical activity and healthy eating. The program includes jump rope and interactive snack activities led by our volunteers and core team members. We have a few positions available; click this link to view brief descriptions and how to apply. This is an excellent opportunity for students to gain practical skills and work with a health-oriented organization.

If you want your organization to be featured as part of our weekly organization spotlight, all you have to do is fill out this form here!


#AskUNCStudentLife

The Student Orgs Team from the Office of Student Life & Leadership (SLL) will hold a live chat session using the hashtag #ASKUNCStudentLife every Tuesday from 3-4p on Instagram Live @sllunc and Twitter @UNC_SLL.

Each week will have a different topic to provide an avenue for the student org community to interact with each other and to engage with our team in a live Q&A session, and you can find more information on this event page. We know that officer transitions, recruitment for next year, and finances are on the minds of many so join us!

2019-2020 Deadline for New Organizations

The deadline for becoming a new student organization is fast approaching! The last day to submit your application to become a new student organization during the 2019-2020 school year will be April 1st at 11:59 pm. We may hold your new organization meeting after this date, but please have your completed application (including a constitution that meets these guidelines) as well as the advisor agreement form submitted by the deadline. No accommodations will be given, so please contact us in advance about your particular circumstance. More information about becoming a new student organization, including how to access the form can be found here.

Please note: You must become a new organization by this date in order to receive the Annual Report and apply for a table at Fall Fest.

Student Support Helping Heels

To meet the needs of Carolina students adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the University has established the Carolina Student Impact Fund.

Funds are already being deployed to help undergraduate, graduate and professional school students in need, thanks to generous gifts from Carolina alumni and friends committed to helping Tar Heels as the University takes precautions to ensure the safety of students and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

“These are challenging times for us all, but especially for those without the financial means to weather this unprecedented global event,” said Renee and John Grisham, who made a generous contribution to the Carolina Student Impact Fund. “We simply want to do our part and we are hoping others will join us to make sure our students have the resources and support to get through this.”

Gifts of all sizes are making a real and lasting impact on the lives of Carolina students. Gifts to the fund help students who budgeted carefully for the semester but now face unexpected hardships — the loss of an off-campus job due to business shutdowns; the cost of an unexpected trip home from campus; or the need to purchase urgent supplies now that dining halls and dorms are inaccessible to many students. The fund also provides assistance to students who need help returning from interrupted study abroad and exchange programs or those who need technology upgrades to complete the rest of the spring semester’s classes online.

Undergraduate, graduate and professional school students who need assistance due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 should email covidcareforstudents@unc.edu or ccfs@unc.edu.

LEAD DIY

From the makers of the LEAD Challenge, The Office of Student Life and Leadership is proud to present the LEAD DIY  (Do it yourself) Kits. Leadership development doesn’t have to look like an in person workshop or a facilitated conversation. Leadership development can also be done from the comfort of your home over video chat with your friends and family! The LEAD DIY kits give you the necessary tools to dive into leadership topics in a fun and engaging fashion. Workshops will be posted every Monday between March 30th 2020 and the end of the semester! Due to these socially distant times, the LEAD DIY activities still count towards the completion of the overall LEAD Challenge (complete a minimum of 6 workshops and receive a certificate of completion and LEAD Lapel Pin). Lastly, the workshops are all designed to be done with others, so please connect with your family, your roommates, or whoever else through in person  or virtual means and have some fun together!

We will be updating this site regularly with additional LEAD challenges so follow @carolinaunion on social media to find out when the next workshop is available!

MBTI Testing

The Office of Student Life & Leadership is providing free Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) codes and virtual consultations to students. The power of personality type within the context of leadership development comes from self-knowledge. This test is designed to help us leverage our understanding of our own patterns of behavior, preferences, and decision making, to better navigate the world around us!

Click here to sign up to receive the assessment and schedule a coaching session.

Heel Talks Podcast

Looking for something to listen to or inspire you during the Covid-19 quarantine?

The Office of Student Life & Leadership at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill brings you a podcast dedicated to leadership development and building cross-campus relationships between students, staff, and faculty through casual conversations!

The “Heel Talks” podcast is out and now available on a number of platforms: Spotify, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Radio Public and will be available on apple podcasts by tomorrow! Feel free to look us up on any of these platforms or use this link for a more direct connection

Carolina Performing Arts Venue Rentals

Starting on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 requests to reserve Memorial Hall, Gerrard Hall, Historic Playmakers Theatre, and CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio for events from July 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020 will be accepted through the online request form. Requests for events from January 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021 will be accepted beginning on Thursday, October 1, 2020.
Requests that are received at any point on April 1st will be randomly ranked for preference. All requests received after April 1st will be filled in the order in which they are received.
All events must be scheduled at least forty-five days in advance. Due to high demand, groups will be allowed a maximum of one Friday or Saturday use of Memorial Hall per semester. Please note that changing circumstances related to COVID-19 may affect the availability of spaces. All reservations will be contingent upon safe conditions, University policies, and government regulations.For more information or to inquire about the availability of specific dates before place a request, please contact Mark Steffen at msteffen@email.unc.edu.

Week of Welcome Event Proposals

WOW 2020 will take place from August 14-23, 2020. Tar Heel Beginnings and New Student & Family Programs is currently accepting event proposals from University colleges/schools/departments as well as recognized student organizations to host events and programs during WOW 2020 that welcome new first-year and transfer students to UNC.

The deadline to submit event proposals for WOW 2020 is Wednesday, April 15th, at 11:59pm.

If your group plans on hosting one (1) event, submit your proposal using the online portal found here: WOW 2020 Event Proposal Portal

If your group plans on hosting two (2) or more events, email thb@unc.edu for a template form to help organize all of your proposal information. You will then use the template as a submission in place of using the online portal.

Please note the instructions found in both the portal and template regarding proposal submissions.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q- How do I reserve a location/space for my event?
A- Please note that all organizations hosting a WOW event are responsible for completing all event facility reservations and related facility costs, as well as abiding by all University policies and procedures. Please reserve the location prior to submitting your event. You will be asked as part of your proposal submission to confirm having received confirmation of your event location space prior to being able to submit your proposal(s). Visit the Carolina Union reservation help page for information on how to reserve a space for your event(s).

Q- What kind of events happen at WOW/THB? How can my group participate?
A- Your group has the opportunity to introduce new students to the Carolina community. Events can range from informational talks to social events. Through this opportunity, your organization can help new first-year and transfer students find their interests, meet new friends, and transition into Carolina. Please review the WOW 2019 Schedule for detailed information on last year’s event calendar.

Q- How are these events promoted?
A- All WOW events will be published in print through the THB Planner that all first-year students receive in their residence hall upon move-in, as well as online via the NSFP website and the CarolinaGO app. We will be reaching out to proposal partners to ensure accuracy of information before publication in these formats. All THB events submitted prior to April 16th will be included in the THB Planner, NSFP website, and CarolinaGO app; events submitted on or after April 16th will be published on the NSFP website and CarolinaGO app. You are encouraged to promote your events as best able for your intended audience as well!

Q- My question doesn’t seem frequent. Who can I contact for more information or help with my proposals?
A- Have no fear, THB is here! Feel free to email us at thb@unc.edu and we’ll be happy to help answer any questions or guide you through our proposal process.

 

*If you are interested in including an event, leadership opportunity, or other announcement on the Weekly Bulletin, you can fill out a form by clicking HERE.

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Hosting and Promoting Events

One of the main aspects of leading an organization is holding routine meetings and events! Although you may be holding these virtually now on platforms such as Zoom, you can still create events on Heel Life!

You can use Heel Life’s event creation tool to provide dates and times for your meetings and events, have an RSVP time, and promoting the meeting code for you Zoom meeting.

These are challenging times in which to be an organization leader, but we encourage you to keep holding meetings and talking to your members. Continuing to publicize your meeting and events through Heel Life is one way you can stay organized and consistent.

If you want your organization to be featured as part of our weekly organization spotlight, all you have to do is fill out this form here!


Student Organization Services Update

Because campus is closed due to Covid-19, Student Life and Leadership we are identifying way that we can still offer RSO services we have offered in the past. Our office will not be available for walk in questions, but we are happy to still answer your questions via email! Also will not be offering scanner requests for the foreseeable future. Through our RSO Services Request Form we will still be able to honor all other requests. We will also continue to send this weekly bulletin to keep you informed about events and opportunities offered throughout campus.

You can still request mailboxes, but you will not be able to access any mail sent to them. However, you will still receive a physical address for business purposes.

Student Life and Leadership is still here to support you as officers during this stressful time. Although we are working remotely, we will still help you operate and succeed as a student organization. Feel free to contact us at studentlife@unc.edu if you have any questions.

2019-2020 Deadline for New Organizations

The deadline for becoming a new student organization is fast approaching! The last day to submit your application to become a new student organization during the 2019-2020 school year will be April 1st at 11:59 pm. We may hold your new organization meeting after this date, but please have your completed application (including a constitution that meets these guidelines) as well as the advisor agreement form submitted by the deadline. No accommodations will be given, so please contact us in advance about your particular circumstance. More information about becoming a new student organization, including how to access the form can be found here.

Please note: You must become a new organization by this date in order to receive the Annual Report and apply for a table at Fall Fest.

Student Support Helping Heels

To meet the needs of Carolina students adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the University has established the Carolina Student Impact Fund.

Funds are already being deployed to help undergraduate, graduate and professional school students in need, thanks to generous gifts from Carolina alumni and friends committed to helping Tar Heels as the University takes precautions to ensure the safety of students and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

“These are challenging times for us all, but especially for those without the financial means to weather this unprecedented global event,” said Renee and John Grisham, who made a generous contribution to the Carolina Student Impact Fund. “We simply want to do our part and we are hoping others will join us to make sure our students have the resources and support to get through this.”

Gifts of all sizes are making a real and lasting impact on the lives of Carolina students. Gifts to the fund help students who budgeted carefully for the semester but now face unexpected hardships — the loss of an off-campus job due to business shutdowns; the cost of an unexpected trip home from campus; or the need to purchase urgent supplies now that dining halls and dorms are inaccessible to many students. The fund also provides assistance to students who need help returning from interrupted study abroad and exchange programs or those who need technology upgrades to complete the rest of the spring semester’s classes online.

Undergraduate, graduate and professional school students who need assistance due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 should email covidcareforstudents@unc.edu or ccfs@unc.edu.

Heel Talks Podcast

Looking for something to listen to or inspire you during the Covid-19 quarantine?

The Office of Student Life & Leadership at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill brings you a podcast dedicated to leadership development and building cross-campus relationships between students, staff, and faculty through casual conversations!

The “Heel Talks” podcast is out and now available on a number of platforms: Spotify, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Radio Public and will be available on apple podcasts by tomorrow! Feel free to look us up on any of these platforms or use this link for a more direct connection

Week of Welcome Event Proposals

WOW 2020 will take place from August 14-23, 2020. Tar Heel Beginnings and New Student & Family Programs is currently accepting event proposals from University colleges/schools/departments as well as recognized student organizations to host events and programs during WOW 2020 that welcome new first-year and transfer students to UNC.

The deadline to submit event proposals for WOW 2020 is Wednesday, April 15th, at 11:59pm.

If your group plans on hosting one (1) event, submit your proposal using the online portal found here: WOW 2020 Event Proposal Portal

If your group plans on hosting two (2) or more events, email thb@unc.edu for a template form to help organize all of your proposal information. You will then use the template as a submission in place of using the online portal.

Please note the instructions found in both the portal and template regarding proposal submissions.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q- How do I reserve a location/space for my event?
A- Please note that all organizations hosting a WOW event are responsible for completing all event facility reservations and related facility costs, as well as abiding by all University policies and procedures. Please reserve the location prior to submitting your event. You will be asked as part of your proposal submission to confirm having received confirmation of your event location space prior to being able to submit your proposal(s). Visit the Carolina Union reservation help page for information on how to reserve a space for your event(s).

Q- What kind of events happen at WOW/THB? How can my group participate?
A- Your group has the opportunity to introduce new students to the Carolina community. Events can range from informational talks to social events. Through this opportunity, your organization can help new first-year and transfer students find their interests, meet new friends, and transition into Carolina. Please review the WOW 2019 Schedule for detailed information on last year’s event calendar.

Q- How are these events promoted?
A- All WOW events will be published in print through the THB Planner that all first-year students receive in their residence hall upon move-in, as well as online via the NSFP website and the CarolinaGO app. We will be reaching out to proposal partners to ensure accuracy of information before publication in these formats. All THB events submitted prior to April 16th will be included in the THB Planner, NSFP website, and CarolinaGO app; events submitted on or after April 16th will be published on the NSFP website and CarolinaGO app. You are encouraged to promote your events as best able for your intended audience as well!

Q- My question doesn’t seem frequent. Who can I contact for more information or help with my proposals?
A- Have no fear, THB is here! Feel free to email us at thb@unc.edu and we’ll be happy to help answer any questions or guide you through our proposal process.

 

*If you are interested in including an event, leadership opportunity, or other announcement on the Weekly Bulletin, you can fill out a form by clicking HERE.

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Student Life and Leadership Bulletin

Vote in North Carolina’s Primaries

It’s Super Tuesday, which means it’s North Carolinian voters’ time to vote! Primaries are being held for races for president, but also for NC Governor, Senator, and many down ballot races.

If you have questions about who is running in primaries and what positions they’re running for, check out this FAQ guide from Raleigh News & Observer.

Wondering where your polling place? Plug your address into this handy Polling Place Search

To view quick bios of candidates running in all primary races in NC, visit ballotpedia

Polling Places in NC close at 7:30, so go vote!

UNC Homecoming Committee

The Homecoming Committee is responsible for planning and promoting the traditional week-long Homecoming celebration for students.  Celebrations include daily Pit events, Mr. and Miss UNC elections, Banner Competition and selling the Official Homecoming T-shirt.

UNC Homecoming is currently recruiting officers for the next academic school year. Our application is available until March 18th at 11:59pm and can be found at this link. Our preference is rising sophomores and juniors, however, rising seniors will be accepted as well.

 

If you want your organization to be featured as part of our weekly organization spotlight, all you have to do is fill out this form here!


The Lab Workshop Series

Please join the Carolina Union’s Communications & Creative Services team for another edition of the Lab!

The Lab is a marketing skills workshop led by CCS professionals that are full of inspiration, useful knowledge, and hands-on activities! Videography Basics will cover the essentials of shooting great video and using it to tell clear, powerful and compelling stories. This session will feature former student employee Spencer Zachary, who now is a professional videographer for a tech company in RTP. Spencer is ready to cover everything you need to know to shoot and edit great videos! Tuesday, March 3rd, 6-7pm in Suite 1506 of the Union! Sign up here!

 

Updates from the Student Organizations Council

New Bulletin from the SOC

A new bulletin has created to keep you up-to-date on the activities and opportunities offered by the Student Organizations Council. You can find it here.

LEAD Workshops: Conflict Resolution

Challenge: Learn what it means to lead ethically and test your ethical leadership in several case study scenarios

The Student Life & Leadership’s Leadership, Education, Action, Development (L.E.A.D.) workshop series provides UNC students with the opportunity to participate in leadership workshops throughout the year that focus on development within the context of academic, personal, and professional environments through a leadership and identity-focused lens.

The LEAD Challenge workshops are centered on the social change model, where leadership is viewed as a process and not a position, and promotes the values of equity, social justice, self-knowledge, personal empowerment, collaboration, citizenship, and service. The model has 3 components: 1. Individual Values 2. Group Values, and 3. Citizenship. Students would be required to attend at least 1 workshop per area of the social change model. After attending 1 per area of the model, students will have the flexibility to go to any of the other LEAD workshops throughout the year to meet the six-workshop requirement in order to complete the challenge.

Our next workshop will be March 23rd from 5:30 to 6:30 PM, and will take place in Union room 3503. RSVP Here.

 

Internships Abroad Workshop

Mar 4 2020 – 4:00pm 5:00pm
Location: Hanes Hall 239 A/B
Do you want to set yourself apart in the job search process? Do you want to improve your foreign language skills? Do you want to expand your global network? Do you want to see the world? If so, then come learn more about internships abroad! 
Open to all students, this workshop dispels myths about internships abroad, covers their significance and impact, outlines search and application process and logistics, and demonstrates how to effectively market this valuable experience during your job search process.
What will you gain from this workshop?
  • Global/intercultural fluency competency (NACE Career Readiness)
  • You will be able to begin to understand how to value, respect, and learn from diverse cultures; you will be able to begin to understand how to interact respectfully with all people and understand individuals’ differences
  • Intercultural competency (Carolina Excellence)
  • You will be able to begin to understand how to recognize diverse perspectives to support appropriate and meaningful engagement across varying interpersonal and cultural contexts

For more information, visit University Career Services’s website

 

Heel Talks Podcast

The Office of Student Life & Leadership at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill brings you a podcast dedicated to leadership development and building cross-campus relationships between students, staff, and faculty through casual conversations!

The “Heel Talks” podcast is out and now available on a number of platforms: Spotify, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Radio Public and will be available on apple podcasts by tomorrow! Feel free to look us up on any of these platforms or use this link for a more direct connection

One Act Trainings

One ACT is a Bystander skills workshop for Carolina students who are interested in preventing violence, led by peer educators, full-time or graduate student staff member.
This 2 hour workshop will give you the knowledge, skills, and confidence to recognize the early warning signs of when to take preventative action in your everyday life. We believe this training will contribute to a safer campus environment.

You can find more information about this program and RSVP to the trainings on the Student Wellness Heel Life page.

Women’s Basketball Giveaway

 

*If you are interested in including an event, leadership opportunity, or other announcement on the Weekly Bulletin, you can fill out a form by clicking HERE.

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Create Your Own Newsletter

Sometimes there’s no better way to get the word out than putting it in an e-newsletter. It’s efficient, affordable, and searchable on Google. So we’re happy to report that Heel Life also has a news option for organizations looking to get the word out about their activities.

The news option can be found on the Management page of your organization. Click the  dropdown button in the top left corner of the screen and select the “News” button. From here you can create news articles, edit ones you already have, or delete ones you don’t want anymore. These articles also have viewership options so you can have your articles visible to the campus, the world, or just the exec board.

Why is this helpful? You can post information about services your organization offers, applications you’re putting out, or even just show off some of the amazing things your members are doing. Not only that, but these news articles are searchable via the Heel Life search bar and freely available for viewing on the Heel Life “News” tab. It’s another way to keep in contact with your members and your community and to keep yourself visible on campus!

She’s the First UNC

Join us for the International Women’s Day Tea on March 1st from 3-5pm! The event will take place from 3 to 5 pm at the Carolina Inn, and will include afternoon tea, a silent auction with donations from local businesses, and a panel discussing topics related to women’s education. Proceeds will help fund the educational and health needs of young girls in India and Guatemala. Venmo $15 with your name and student email to @stf_unc to reserve your ticket.

If you want your organization to be featured as part of our weekly organization spotlight, all you have to do is fill out this form here!


Student Organizations Spaces Application

The application for the 2020-2021 allocation of student organization space within the Frank Porter Graham Student Union is now open.

If your organization would like to be considered for space next yearthe primary contact of your organization must submit the application by February 29, 2020, at 5:00pm.  Status as a current occupant does not guarantee space again next year.  All groups, even those with space currently, must submit an application to be considered for next year.

Late applications will not be accepted; incomplete applications will not be considered.
Details and the application are found here

 

The Lab Workshop Series

Please join the Carolina Union’s Communications & Creative Services team for another edition of the Lab!

The Lab is a marketing skills workshop led by CCS professionals that are full of inspiration, useful knowledge, and hands-on activities! Videography Basics will cover the essentials of shooting great video and using it to tell clear, powerful and compelling stories. This session will feature former student employee Spencer Zachary, who now is a professional videographer for a tech company in RTP. Spencer is ready to cover everything you need to know to shoot and edit great videos! Tuesday, March 3rd, 6-7pm in Suite 1506 of the Union! Sign up here!

 

Updates from the Student Organizations Council

New Bulletin from the SOC

A new bulletin has created to keep you up-to-date on the activities and opportunities offered by the Student Organizations Council. You can find it here.

LEAD Workshops: Conflict Resolution

Challenge: Learn what it means to lead ethically and test your ethical leadership in several case study scenarios

The Student Life & Leadership’s Leadership, Education, Action, Development (L.E.A.D.) workshop series provides UNC students with the opportunity to participate in leadership workshops throughout the year that focus on development within the context of academic, personal, and professional environments through a leadership and identity-focused lens.

The LEAD Challenge workshops are centered on the social change model, where leadership is viewed as a process and not a position, and promotes the values of equity, social justice, self-knowledge, personal empowerment, collaboration, citizenship, and service. The model has 3 components: 1. Individual Values 2. Group Values, and 3. Citizenship. Students would be required to attend at least 1 workshop per area of the social change model. After attending 1 per area of the model, students will have the flexibility to go to any of the other LEAD workshops throughout the year to meet the six-workshop requirement in order to complete the challenge.

Our next workshop will be March 23rd from 5:30 to 6:30 PM, and will take place in Union room 3503. RSVP Here.

 

One Act Trainings

One ACT is a Bystander skills workshop for Carolina students who are interested in preventing violence, led by peer educators, full-time or graduate student staff member.
This 2 hour workshop will give you the knowledge, skills, and confidence to recognize the early warning signs of when to take preventative action in your everyday life. We believe this training will contribute to a safer campus environment.

You can find more information about this program and RSVP to the trainings on the Student Wellness Heel Life page.

Phi Beta Chi Continuous Open Bidding

 

*If you are interested in including an event, leadership opportunity, or other announcement on the Weekly Bulletin, you can fill out a form by clicking HERE.

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Rebranding Your Organization

Is your organization trying to re-market itself? Are you tired of your organization’s old name? The Office of Student Life and Leadership can help! Through the RSO Service Request Form, you can submit a name change and our office can change your organization’s name. We will only do it if the primary contact is the one who submits the form. The form can be accessed here.

Agapé Campus Ministry

At Agapé Campus Ministry, we seek to worship Jesus Christ, to grow as individuals and as a community and to impact this generation for the glory of God. Throughout the semester, we have weekly men’s and women’s small groups where we study God’s word, pray and share our lives with one another and we gather together every Sunday at the Union to worship the Lord together.

We also have joint meetings with students from the other Agapé campus ministries at Duke and NC State and we also join with students from the other Agapé campus ministries located along the East Coast for our Fall and Spring College Conferences. If you are looking for a campus ministry to grow with, we’d love for you to join us!

You can view all of Agapé’s upcoming events here.

If you want your organization to be featured as part of our weekly organization spotlight, all you have to do is fill out this form here!


Student Organizations Spaces Application

The application for the 2020-2021 allocation of student organization space within the Frank Porter Graham Student Union is now open.

If your organization would like to be considered for space next yearthe primary contact of your organization must submit the application by February 29, 2020, at 5:00pm.  Status as a current occupant does not guarantee space again next year.  All groups, even those with space currently, must submit an application to be considered for next year.

Late applications will not be accepted; incomplete applications will not be considered.
Details and the application are found here

 

Updates from the Student Organizations Council

New Bulletin from the SOC

A new bulletin has created to keep you up-to-date on the activities and opportunities offered by the Student Organizations Council. You can find it here.

LEAD Workshops: Microaggressions

Challenge: Learn what it means to lead ethically and test your ethical leadership in several case study scenarios

The Student Life & Leadership’s Leadership, Education, Action, Development (L.E.A.D.) workshop series provides UNC students with the opportunity to participate in leadership workshops throughout the year that focus on development within the context of academic, personal, and professional environments through a leadership and identity-focused lens.

The LEAD Challenge workshops are centered on the social change model, where leadership is viewed as a process and not a position, and promotes the values of equity, social justice, self-knowledge, personal empowerment, collaboration, citizenship, and service. The model has 3 components: 1. Individual Values 2. Group Values, and 3. Citizenship. Students would be required to attend at least 1 workshop per area of the social change model. After attending 1 per area of the model, students will have the flexibility to go to any of the other LEAD workshops throughout the year to meet the six-workshop requirement in order to complete the challenge.

Our next workshop will be February 24th from 5:30 to 6:30 PM, and will take place in Union room 3503. RSVP Here.

 

Diversity Awards Update

This is a reminder that the deadline to submit nominations for the Diversity Awards has been extended to Friday, Feb. 21st.

Please consider nominating individuals and group collaborations for the annual Diversity Awards. This is an opportunity to recognize people who have given their time and effort to further diversity, equity and inclusion at Carolina and in our surrounding community.Awards will be given in these six categories:

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Undergraduate Student
  • Graduate/Professional Student
  • Alumni
  • Intergroup Collaboration (an effort by units/groups/programs to bring together multiple perspectives to address a critical issue of equity or diversity at Carolina)
Nominations should reflect the ways a nominee has:
  • Advocated for diversity, equity and inclusion;
  • Demonstrated a sustained commitment to the advancement of diversity, equity and inclusion at UNC-Chapel Hill and/or in the community;
  • Modeled respect or inclusive treatment when interacting with others; and/or
  • Implemented an initiative, event or program which cultivates diversity and inclusion
Nominations should be submitted electronically to UNC 2020 Diversity Awards Nomination. 
 
Further details about the award and the nomination process are available here. For further information, please contact the University Office for Diversity and Inclusion at diversity@unc.edu.

Host a Heel

The “Host a Heel” program allows students to gain exposure to a variety of career fields and explore industries they may not have considered yet. The program’s partners include The Link Group and Northwestern Mutual. Both employers will accept five and six students respectively over the Spring Break.

Applications close on February 21 and can be found in Handshake

 

Spring Job Fairs

 

One Act Trainings

One ACT is a Bystander skills workshop for Carolina students who are interested in preventing violence, led by peer educators, full-time or graduate student staff member.
This 2 hour workshop will give you the knowledge, skills, and confidence to recognize the early warning signs of when to take preventative action in your everyday life. We believe this training will contribute to a safer campus environment.

You can find more information about this program and RSVP to the trainings on the Student Wellness Heel Life page.

Spring Student Orgs Involvement Fair

Applications to have a table at the Spring Involvement Fair have been closed, but the fair is still a great way to talk to other organizations and SLL staff.

The fair is Wednesday, February 19th from noon to 3pm in the Union’s Great Hall.

CCPS Public Service Awards

Currently, the Carolina Center for Public Service is seeking nominations for annual Public
Service Awards. Recipients receive recognition and a monetary award for their outstanding work, and nomination deadlines have been extended to February 14

2/14 – Robert E. Bryan Awards
Nominations are being accepted for the Robert E. Bryan Public Service Awards. Five Bryan Awards will be given for a specific effort (rather than an overall record) exemplifying outstanding engagement and service to the state of North Carolina. Bryan awards will be given to recognize an outstanding undergraduate student, graduate student, faculty member, staff member and officially recognized student organization. The award requires a brief two-paragraph nomination submitted by Feb.14. Selected nominees will be invited to complete a more detailed submission about their work by Feb. 28. Final selection will be based on both the initial nomination and the nominee application. Nominations are accepted through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. Recipients will receive a $500 award.

 

*If you are interested in including an event, leadership opportunity, or other announcement on the Weekly Bulletin, you can fill out a form by clicking HERE.

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2020 Spring General Elections

The 2020 Spring General Election is TODAY. Go to Heel Life to vote for Student Body President, RHA President, CAA President, Senior Class Officers, Undergraduate Senators, GPSF Senator (Public Policy), and a Student Body Referendum. A list of certified candidates (those who will appear on the ballot) and information on the referendum can found here.

Polls will be open midnight until 11:59pm on February 11 for all offices except Undergraduate Senate and Senior Class Officers. The polls for Undergraduate Senate and Senior Class Officers will close at 8:00pm.

If you want your organization to be featured as part of our weekly organization spotlight, all you have to do is fill out this form here!


Student Organizations Spaces Application

The application for the 2020-2021 allocation of student organization space within the Frank Porter Graham Student Union is now open.

If your organization would like to be considered for space next yearthe primary contact of your organization must submit the application by February 29, 2020, at 5:00pm.  Status as a current occupant does not guarantee space again next year.  All groups, even those with space currently, must submit an application to be considered for next year.

Late applications will not be accepted; incomplete applications will not be considered.
Details and the application are found here

 

The Lab: Graphic Design for Social Media

The next session of The Lab series will be February 17th from 3-4 pm. The Lab is a series of marketing skills workshop led by professionals at the Carolina Union’s office of Communications & Creative Services (CCS). Workshops are full of inspiration, useful knowledge, and hands-on activities! Specially designed for members and leaders of student organizations, we want to help your student org amplify its unique story even better so you can have your most successful year yet!

Graphic Design for Social Media is a primer on creating eye-catching and informative graphic designs for social media. We will explore the fundamentals of social media specs, design best practices, and messaging hierarchy. Please join us for this fun and informative session! You can RSVP here.

 

Updates from the Student Organizations Council

New Bulletin from the SOC

A new bulletin has created to keep you up-to-date on the activities and opportunities offered by the Student Organizations Council. You can find it here.

LEAD Workshops: Microaggressions

Challenge: Learn what it means to lead ethically and test your ethical leadership in several case study scenarios

The Student Life & Leadership’s Leadership, Education, Action, Development (L.E.A.D.) workshop series provides UNC students with the opportunity to participate in leadership workshops throughout the year that focus on development within the context of academic, personal, and professional environments through a leadership and identity-focused lens.

The LEAD Challenge workshops are centered on the social change model, where leadership is viewed as a process and not a position, and promotes the values of equity, social justice, self-knowledge, personal empowerment, collaboration, citizenship, and service. The model has 3 components: 1. Individual Values 2. Group Values, and 3. Citizenship. Students would be required to attend at least 1 workshop per area of the social change model. After attending 1 per area of the model, students will have the flexibility to go to any of the other LEAD workshops throughout the year to meet the six-workshop requirement in order to complete the challenge.

Our next workshop will be February 10th from 5:30 to 6:30 PM, and will take place in Union room 3503. RSVP Here.

 

Spring Job Fairs

 

One Act Trainings

One ACT is a Bystander skills workshop for Carolina students who are interested in preventing violence, led by peer educators, full-time or graduate student staff member.
This 2 hour workshop will give you the knowledge, skills, and confidence to recognize the early warning signs of when to take preventative action in your everyday life. We believe this training will contribute to a safer campus environment.

You can find more information about this program and RSVP to the trainings on the Student Wellness Heel Life page.

 

The Carolina Union is Hiring!

 

Tax Basics for Student Orgs

Confused about how tax season affects you as a student organization? The Office of Student Life and Leadership in partnership with Student Legal Services is hosting a tax workshop for you! Fran Muse, Director of Carolina Student Legal Services, will discuss tax basics for student orgs, as well as give practical tips on minimizing financial and other types of risk for your organization. This workshop will take place in Union room 3503 on February 11 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. Free pizza will be provided.

 

CCPS Public Service Awards

Currently, the Carolina Center for Public Service is seeking nominations for annual Public Service Awards. Recipients receive recognition and a monetary award for their outstanding work, and nomination deadlines have been extended to February 14

2/14 – Robert E. Bryan Awards
Nominations are being accepted for the Robert E. Bryan Public Service Awards. Five Bryan Awards will be given for a specific effort (rather than an overall record) exemplifying outstanding engagement and service to the state of North Carolina. Bryan awards will be given to recognize an outstanding undergraduate student, graduate student, faculty member, staff member and officially recognized student organization. The award requires a brief two-paragraph nomination submitted by Feb.14. Selected nominees will be invited to complete a more detailed submission about their work by Feb. 28. Final selection will be based on both the initial nomination and the nominee application. Nominations are accepted through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal. Recipients will receive a $500 award.

 

*If you are interested in including an event, leadership opportunity, or other announcement on the Weekly Bulletin, you can fill out a form by clicking HERE.

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Dean of Students Care Referral Form

The Dean of Students Care Referral Form is one of many tools you have as a student at UNC, and it can also be a helpful tool for addressing your concerns as a member of a student organization. You are encouraged to submit a Care Referral Form to report any concerns you have for a student. Your referral will be assigned to a member of staff in the Office of the Dean of Students for review and response within two business days. Please include as much relevant information as possible.

If you would like to speak with a staff member during normal business hours to discuss your concern, please call 919-966-4042.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc

Delta Sigma Theta will be hosting a Womxn’s Health Conference on Thursday, February 6th from 5 to 8:30 PM in the Union’s Great Hall. The event will include mini-lecturers and a resource fair that will include resources to help improve all aspects of women’s health including physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

 

 

 

If you want your organization to be featured as part of our weekly organization spotlight, all you have to do is fill out this form here!


Student Organizations Spaces Application

The application for the 2020-2021 allocation of student organization space within the Frank Porter Graham Student Union is now open.

If your organization would like to be considered for space next yearthe primary contact of your organization must submit the application by February 29, 2020, at 5:00pm.  Status as a current occupant does not guarantee space again next year.  All groups, even those with space currently, must submit an application to be considered for next year.

Late applications will not be accepted; incomplete applications will not be considered.
Details and the application are found here

 

Updates from the Student Organizations Council

Student Organizations Council Funding

The Finance Committee of the Student Organizations Council (SOC) will be accepting funding requests for on-campus programs beginning Jan 13th. The SOC is working in collaboration with the Carolina After Dark Initiative to serve as the submission point for CAD funding requests as well.

Requests will be reviewed on a first come, first serve basis. Details including the Request Form can be found on the SOC Heel Life page.

Questions? Email the SOC Finance Committee.

LEAD Workshops: Leadership Strengths

Challenge: Learn what it means to lead ethically and test your ethical leadership in several case study scenarios

The Student Life & Leadership’s Leadership, Education, Action, Development (L.E.A.D.) workshop series provides UNC students with the opportunity to participate in leadership workshops throughout the year that focus on development within the context of academic, personal, and professional environments through a leadership and identity-focused lens.

The LEAD Challenge workshops are centered on the social change model, where leadership is viewed as a process and not a position, and promotes the values of equity, social justice, self-knowledge, personal empowerment, collaboration, citizenship, and service. The model has 3 components: 1. Individual Values 2. Group Values, and 3. Citizenship. Students would be required to attend at least 1 workshop per area of the social change model. After attending 1 per area of the model, students will have the flexibility to go to any of the other LEAD workshops throughout the year to meet the six-workshop requirement in order to complete the challenge.

Our next workshop will be February 10th from 5:30 to 6:30 PM, and will take place in Union room 3503. RSVP Here.

 

Spring General Elections

The 2020 Election Season is here and there is still time to register, collect signatures, and run for office! 

Do you want to make change? Have you ever experienced an issue on campus that you would like to fix? Do you think your concerns are not sufficiently represented to the University administration? Have you ever wanted to be involved in governing the University? Do you want to have say in how student fees are spent? Do you just want to meet a bunch of other like-minded people interested in helping the University be a better and more inclusive place for all students? You can address all these issues and more by becoming involved in student government.

You can still run as a write in candidate, and the first step is to completer the Online Candidate Training Mechanism. This mechanism will walk you through the rest of the steps to run as a candidate. If you have additional questions please reach out to Board of Election by emailing boe@unc.edu

 

Spring Job Fairs

 

One Act Trainings

One ACT is a Bystander skills workshop for Carolina students who are interested in preventing violence, led by peer educators, full-time or graduate student staff member.
This 2 hour workshop will give you the knowledge, skills, and confidence to recognize the early warning signs of when to take preventative action in your everyday life. We believe this training will contribute to a safer campus environment.

You can find more information about this program and RSVP to the trainings on the Student Wellness Heel Life page.

The Carolina Union is Hiring!

 

Carolina Union Communications and Creative Services Art Gallery Reception

Tax Basics for Student Orgs

Confused about how tax season affects you as a student organization? The Office of Student Life and Leadership in partnership with Student Legal Services is hosting a tax workshop for you! Fran Muse, Director of Carolina Student Legal Services, will discuss tax basics for student orgs, as well as give practical tips on minimizing financial and other types of risk for your organization. This workshop will take place in Union room 3503 on February 11 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. Free pizza will be provided.

 

*If you are interested in including an event, leadership opportunity, or other announcement on the Weekly Bulletin, you can fill out a form by clicking HERE.

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Tax Basics for Student Orgs

Confused about how tax season affects you as a student organization? The Office of Student Life and Leadership in partnership with Student Legal Services is hosting a tax workshop for you! Fran Muse, Director of Carolina Student Legal Services, will discuss tax basics for student orgs, as well as give practical tips on minimizing financial and other types of risk for your organization. This workshop will take place in Union room 3503 on February 11 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. Free pizza will be provided.

If you want your organization to be featured as part of our weekly organization spotlight, all you have to do is fill out this form here!


SPRING RE-REGISTRATION CLOSES JAN 31st!

The Spring Re-Registration time period is officially opened for the spring semester and we want to make sure that you have all of the information to complete this process to remain registered with the university. Please carefully read the information below as the registration process is detailed.

Annual Registration Process

Registered student organizations must re-apply for registration annually. You have received this message because your organization is required to register in the spring registration time period, which runs December 9 through January 31stClick here for more details regarding the requirements of registration. The organization’s registration form will not be approved if you have not completed the three components outlined below:

  1. Submit the Online Registration Form and complete any necessary edits by communicated deadline. View below new instructions on how to navigate to the form.
  2. Student organization advisor (not the student org officer) must complete the online Advisor Agreement Form by the registration deadline (Jan 31st), click here to access the form (submissions from students will not be accepted). It can also be found on the ‘Office of Student Life & Leadership’ Heel Life page. The advisor must login with their ONYEN to submit.
  3. Two officers (president and treasurer) must attend least one Officer Orientation Session. Two officers (president and treasurer) are required to attend (one person can receive credit for multiple organizations). If an officer cannot attend then please send another officer that can attend and serve as a proxy.

During that time period, if you go to the ‘Manage’ section of the organization’s page you will see a blue ‘Re-Register’ button to access the registration form for that organization (if you do not see the registration tab, then your organization registers in the fall semester). More instructions are outlined below the OO Session table.

Below are the Spring Registration Officer Orientation Sessions – RSVP Here by searching ‘Officer Orientation Session’ and identify the event that you can attend.

Spring Officer Orientation Sessions Time/Location
Tuesday, January 28 6:30p – 7:30p / CU Auditorium
Thursday, January 30 5:30p – 6:30p / CU Auditorium

If you have any questions about this process, you can email us at studentlife@unc.edu, visit our office in Union Room 2501 Monday-Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM, or watch this video which shows you how to find the different forms needed to complete this process:

 

Volunteer with SafeWalk

Need service hours for your organization? Volunteer by walking with SafeWalk! In this new program from SafeWalk, volunteers work during normal nightly operations with a SafeWalk staff member and accompany fellow classmates and colleagues to their destination while engaging in meaningful and collaborative conversation. Two volunteers are required to sign-up each night, so get a friend to sign-up with you! Volunteer shifts start with a short orientation at 9:45 pm and go until 2 am.

A shift consists of the following: 

  • Arriving at the office at 9:45 pm to retrieve a bike and a helmet 
  • Interacting with students exiting your assigned library to see if they would like a SafeWalk 
  • Walking and socializing with any walkees to their destination before biking back to the library where you were posted 
  • Return bikes and helmets once the shift ends at 2 am

For more information about this program and the application to volunteer, visit SafeWalk’s website.

The Lab Workshop Series

This semester, the Carolina Union is launching a new workshop series called The Lab. Led by marketing professionals on our Communications & Creative Services team, The Lab is designed to help student organizations build their marketing skills. Each workshop will be full of inspiration, useful knowledge, and hands-on activities.

Graphic Design for Social Media | February 17th, 2019 3:00pm
A primer on creating eye-catching and informative graphic designs for social media. We will explore the fundamentals of social media specs, design best practices, and messaging hierarchy.

Videography Basics | March 3, 2019 4:00pm
A workshop that covers the basics of quick shooting and editing to create videos that look and feel polished. We will explore in-phone filming as well as use of DSLR cameras, to help your organization create short films that show you at your best.

Updates from the Student Organizations Council

New! Office Hours for the SOC

The goal of the Student Organization Council as a part of Student Life and Leadership is to provide support for all Registered Student Organizations at UNC-CH. If your organization needs any kind of help such as funding, resources, or conflict consultation, feel free to register for a 30 minute help session. Please send Mingjun Xia at xia.melody0219@gmail.com the topic or question you’d like to discuss at least two days in advance for an effective session.

Student Organizations Council Funding

The Finance Committee of the Student Organizations Council (SOC) will be accepting funding requests for on-campus programs beginning Jan 13th. The SOC is working in collaboration with the Carolina After Dark Initiative to serve as the submission point for CAD funding requests as well.

Requests will be reviewed on a first come, first serve basis. Details including the Request Form can be found on the SOC Heel Life page.

Questions? Email the SOC Finance Committee.

LEAD Workshops: Leadership Strengths

Challenge: Learn what it means to lead ethically and test your ethical leadership in several case study scenarios

The Student Life & Leadership’s Leadership, Education, Action, Development (L.E.A.D.) workshop series provides UNC students with the opportunity to participate in leadership workshops throughout the year that focus on development within the context of academic, personal, and professional environments through a leadership and identity-focused lens.

The LEAD Challenge workshops are centered on the social change model, where leadership is viewed as a process and not a position, and promotes the values of equity, social justice, self-knowledge, personal empowerment, collaboration, citizenship, and service. The model has 3 components: 1. Individual Values 2. Group Values, and 3. Citizenship. Students would be required to attend at least 1 workshop per area of the social change model. After attending 1 per area of the model, students will have the flexibility to go to any of the other LEAD workshops throughout the year to meet the six-workshop requirement in order to complete the challenge.

Our next workshop will be February 10th from 5:30 to 6:30 PM, and will take place in Union room 3503. RSVP Here.

Apply to be Board Chair of the Carolina Union

The Carolina Union seeks student candidates to apply for the position of 2020-21 Chair of the Board of Directors. This high-profile position offers an opportunity to provide strategic vision for the Carolina Union and build a lasting impact on student life at UNC, while leading an organization that is essential to creating positive experiences for UNC students and the Carolina community.

The board chair will uphold the mission of the Carolina Union by leading and empowering the board to make critical decisions that will strengthen the experiences, programs, facilities, and services that the Union offers.

Interested candidates should complete the application by February 3.

More information including a position summary can be found here.

12th Annual Diversity Awards

The University Office for Diversity and Inclusion has opened nominations for the 12th Annual Diversity Awards. This is an opportunity to recognize people and group collaborations who have given their time and effort to further diversity, equity and inclusion at Carolina and in our surrounding community. Awards will be given in these six categories: faculty, staff, undergraduate student, graduate/professional student, alumni and intergroup collaboration. Nominations should reflect the ways a nominee has:
  • Advocated for diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Demonstrated a sustained commitment to the advancement of diversity, equity and inclusion at UNC-Chapel Hill and/or in the community;
  • Modeled respect or inclusive treatment when interacting with others; and/or
  • Implemented an initiative, event or program which cultivates diversity and inclusion

Nominate a Candidate by Friday, Feb. 14.

Map the System

Hello Tar Heels!

For the first time, UNC CH will be participating in Map the System–a global competition that challenges you to think differently about social or environmental change. Students on our campus are passionate about so many different issues and this competition allows you to share that! Research a social or environmental problem that matters to you and gain the skills in systems thinking to understand ways to address it. Finalists will have the chance to compete for cash prizes in a prestigious competition organized by Saïd Business School, University of Oxford with all expenses covered!

For more information and to register online, visit this link. Feel free to email mapthesystem@unc.edu with any questions you have. Teams have until February 5, 2020 to register!

Carolina Union Communications and Creative Services Art Gallery Reception

Womxn of Worth Summit & Brunch

Let’s kick off 2020 feeling empowered! The Womxn of Worth Initiative invites you to attend our Womxn’s Empowerment Summit and Brunch on February 2nd, 2020. Join us as we connect and re-connect with other womxn of color from across campus to start the year off right. Register today – this is an event that you do not want to miss!

 

*If you are interested in including an event, leadership opportunity, or other announcement on the Weekly Bulletin, you can fill out a form by clicking HERE.

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Chalking on Campus

If you hold events on campus, table in the pit, or really do anything as an organization, the University’s Facilities Use Policy can apply to your actions. The policy covers how students and student organizations can interact with the physical spaces of the University. You can read the entire policy here and a synthesized version on the Carolina Union website, but an especially relevant part of this policy is the chalking guidelines.

To chalk on campus you do not need to go through Event Services, but there are a few restrictions on where you are allowed to chalk. You can chalk on the ground where it can be reasonably expected to be washed away by rain (so not under overhangs, etc). Chalking cannot be done on vertical surfaces, and must be 10 feet way from the entrance of a building.

UNC Cypher

Hark the Sounds is a music showcase hosted by UNC Cypher. The event will be held on Friday, January 24th in the Union Great Hall starting at 7pm. The showcase aims to give a platform to student musical artists, talents, and creatives.

The lineup of talent includes the following performers:

  • UNC Cypher, the campus’ freestyle rapping collective who will also be performing original individual and group tracks
  • K.A.L, a student R&B and Pop artist on the rise
  • Rowdy, a hip-hop artist and former student who started the UNC Cypher
  • flwgd and Karma, two student artists from the Student Hip Hop Organization (SHHO)
  • Greg Davis II, a student hip-hop artist making a name for himself.

The event also serves as an album debut for the release of Pit Preachin’, the forthcoming album from UNC Cypher which is slated to hit streaming services January 23rd. The Showcase will be from 7pm to 10pm. Doors open at 6:45pm. You can RSVP here.

If you want your organization to be featured as part of our weekly organization spotlight, all you have to do is fill out this form here!


Spring Re-Registration Now Open

The Spring Re-Registration time period is officially opened for the spring semester and we want to make sure that you have all of the information to complete this process to remain registered with the university. Please carefully read the information below as the registration process is detailed.

Annual Registration Process

Registered student organizations must re-apply for registration annually. You have received this message because your organization is required to register in the spring registration time period, which runs December 9 through January 31stClick here for more details regarding the requirements of registration. The organization’s registration form will not be approved if you have not completed the three components outlined below:

  1. Submit the Online Registration Form and complete any necessary edits by communicated deadline. View below new instructions on how to navigate to the form.
  2. Student organization advisor (not the student org officer) must complete the online Advisor Agreement Form by the registration deadline (Jan 31st), click here to access the form (submissions from students will not be accepted). It can also be found on the ‘Office of Student Life & Leadership’ Heel Life page. The advisor must login with their ONYEN to submit.
  3. Two officers (president and treasurer) must attend least one Officer Orientation Session. Two officers (president and treasurer) are required to attend (one person can receive credit for multiple organizations). If an officer cannot attend then please send another officer that can attend and serve as a proxy.

During that time period, if you go to the ‘Manage’ section of the organization’s page you will see a blue ‘Re-Register’ button to access the registration form for that organization (if you do not see the registration tab, then your organization registers in the fall semester). More instructions are outlined below the OO Session table.

Below are the Spring Registration Officer Orientation Sessions – RSVP Here by searching ‘Officer Orientation Session’ and identify the event that you can attend.

Spring Officer Orientation Sessions Time/Location
Wednesday, January 22 5p – 6p / CU Auditorium
Thursday, January 23 6p – 7p / CU Auditorium
Tuesday, January 28 6:30p – 7:30p / CU Auditorium
Thursday, January 30 5:30p – 6:30p / CU Auditorium

If you have any questions about this process, you can email us at studentlife@unc.edu, visit our office in Union Room 2501 Monday-Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM, or watch this video which shows you how to find the different forms needed to complete this process:

 

Volunteer with SafeWalk

Need service hours for your organization? Volunteer by walking with SafeWalk! In this new program from SafeWalk, volunteers work during normal nightly operations with a SafeWalk staff member and accompany fellow classmates and colleagues to their destination while engaging in meaningful and collaborative conversation. Two volunteers are required to sign-up each night, so get a friend to sign-up with you! Volunteer shifts start with a short orientation at 9:45 pm and go until 2 am.

A shift consists of the following: 

  • Arriving at the office at 9:45 pm to retrieve a bike and a helmet 
  • Interacting with students exiting your assigned library to see if they would like a SafeWalk 
  • Walking and socializing with any walkees to their destination before biking back to the library where you were posted 
  • Return bikes and helmets once the shift ends at 2 am

For more information about this program and the application to volunteer, visit SafeWalk’s website.

 

Spring Involvement Fair

Is your org still looking for marketing and engagement opportunities? Still looking to recruit new members? Sign up today to secure a table for your org at the Spring Involvement Fair. The fair will be held in the Great Hall of the Carolina Union on February 19th from 12-3 PM, and there is no cost associated with signing up!

Apply Here

Event Details Here

The application is first-come first-serve, so if you want a table, sign up early!

 

The Lab Workshop Series

This semester, the Carolina Union is launching a new workshop series called The Lab. Led by marketing professionals on our Communications & Creative Services team, The Lab is designed to help student organizations build their marketing skills. Each workshop will be full of inspiration, useful knowledge, and hands-on activities.

You can sign up for the first session here.

Content Planning and Strategy | January 22nd, 2:00pm
An exploration of how to connect your organization’s mission to communications goals and objectives, as well as creating a content plan that supports your efforts. We will look at different content types and how to effectively use multiple platforms to engage audiences in fun and unexpected ways.

Graphic Design for Social Media | February 17th, 2019 3:00pm
A primer on creating eye-catching and informative graphic designs for social media. We will explore the fundamentals of social media specs, design best practices, and messaging hierarchy.

Videography Basics | March 3, 2019 4:00pm
A workshop that covers the basics of quick shooting and editing to create videos that look and feel polished. We will explore in-phone filming as well as use of DSLR cameras, to help your organization create short films that show you at your best.

Updates from the Student Organizations Council

Student Organizations Council Funding

The Finance Committee of the Student Organizations Council (SOC) will be accepting funding requests for on-campus programs beginning Jan 13th. The SOC is working in collaboration with the Carolina After Dark Initiative to serve as the submission point for CAD funding requests as well.

Requests will be reviewed on a first come, first serve basis. Details including the Request Form can be found on the SOC Heel Life page.

Questions? Email the SOC Finance Committee.

LEAD Workshops: Know Thy Selfie

Challenge: Learn what it means to lead ethically and test your ethical leadership in several case study scenarios

The Student Life & Leadership’s Leadership, Education, Action, Development (L.E.A.D.) workshop series provides UNC students with the opportunity to participate in leadership workshops throughout the year that focus on development within the context of academic, personal, and professional environments through a leadership and identity-focused lens.

The LEAD Challenge workshops are centered on the social change model, where leadership is viewed as a process and not a position, and promotes the values of equity, social justice, self-knowledge, personal empowerment, collaboration, citizenship, and service. The model has 3 components: 1. Individual Values 2. Group Values, and 3. Citizenship. Students would be required to attend at least 1 workshop per area of the social change model. After attending 1 per area of the model, students will have the flexibility to go to any of the other LEAD workshops throughout the year to meet the six-workshop requirement in order to complete the challenge.

Our next workshop will be January 27th from 5:30 to 6:30 PM, and will take place in Union room 3503. RSVP Here.

Apply to be Board Chair of the Carolina Union

The Carolina Union seeks student candidates to apply for the position of 2020-21 Chair of the Board of Directors. This high-profile position offers an opportunity to provide strategic vision for the Carolina Union and build a lasting impact on student life at UNC, while leading an organization that is essential to creating positive experiences for UNC students and the Carolina community.

The board chair will uphold the mission of the Carolina Union by leading and empowering the board to make critical decisions that will strengthen the experiences, programs, facilities, and services that the Union offers.

Interested candidates should complete the application by February 3.

More information including a position summary can be found here.

 

12th Annual Diversity Awards

The University Office for Diversity and Inclusion has opened nominations for the 12th Annual Diversity Awards. This is an opportunity to recognize people and group collaborations who have given their time and effort to further diversity, equity and inclusion at Carolina and in our surrounding community. Awards will be given in these six categories: faculty, staff, undergraduate student, graduate/professional student, alumni and intergroup collaboration. Nominations should reflect the ways a nominee has:
  • Advocated for diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Demonstrated a sustained commitment to the advancement of diversity, equity and inclusion at UNC-Chapel Hill and/or in the community;
  • Modeled respect or inclusive treatment when interacting with others; and/or
  • Implemented an initiative, event or program which cultivates diversity and inclusion

Nominate a Candidate by Friday, Feb. 14.

Map the System

Hello Tar Heels!

For the first time, UNC CH will be participating in Map the System–a global competition that challenges you to think differently about social or environmental change. Students on our campus are passionate about so many different issues and this competition allows you to share that! Research a social or environmental problem that matters to you and gain the skills in systems thinking to understand ways to address it. Finalists will have the chance to compete for cash prizes in a prestigious competition organized by Saïd Business School, University of Oxford with all expenses covered!

For more information and to register online, visit this link. Feel free to email mapthesystem@unc.edu with any questions you have. Teams have until February 5, 2020 to register!

 

Womxn of Worth Summit & Brunch

Let’s kick off 2020 feeling empowered! The Womxn of Worth Initiative invites you to attend our Womxn’s Empowerment Summit and Brunch on February 2nd, 2020. Join us as we connect and re-connect with other womxn of color from across campus to start the year off right. Register today – this is an event that you do not want to miss!

 

*If you are interested in including an event, leadership opportunity, or other announcement on the Weekly Bulletin, you can fill out a form by clicking HERE.

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The Lab Creative Learning Series

For the past semester we have been sharing weekly tips from the Union’s Communication and Creative Services (CCS) team. If you’re interested in further strengthening your organization’s marketing and branding efforts you should check out CCS’s new workshop series!

The Carolina Union’s office of Communications & Creative Services is hosting a workshop series called The Lab to help you do just that. The first session will be January 22 at 2pm in the CCS Conference Room and will be all about helping you build out and execute an effective content plan. These workshops will be led by experienced professional marketers on the CCS staff, and will give you useful and practical skills. Visit their site to learn more and register!

Chapel Thrill Escapes

Chapel Thrill Escapes, the first permanent escape room on a college campus, is looking for your help. We are looking for leaders for our executive team to drive the future vision of the organization. We are also looking for creatives of all kinds for our building and design team. If you are passionate about creating whether it is through coding, painting, or constructing, please consider applying. Check out our application here!

If you want your organization to be featured as part of our weekly organization spotlight, all you have to do is fill out this form here!


Spring Re-Registration Now Open

The Spring Re-Registration time period is officially opened for the spring semester and we want to make sure that you have all of the information to complete this process to remain registered with the university. Please carefully read the information below as the registration process is detailed.

Annual Registration Process

Registered student organizations must re-apply for registration annually. You have received this message because your organization is required to register in the spring registration time period, which runs December 9 through January 31stClick here for more details regarding the requirements of registration. The organization’s registration form will not be approved if you have not completed the three components outlined below:

  1. Submit the Online Registration Form and complete any necessary edits by communicated deadline. View below new instructions on how to navigate to the form.
  2. Student organization advisor (not the student org officer) must complete the online Advisor Agreement Form by the registration deadline (Jan 31st), click here to access the form (submissions from students will not be accepted). It can also be found on the ‘Office of Student Life & Leadership’ Heel Life page. The advisor must login with their ONYEN to submit.
  3. Two officers (president and treasurer) must attend least one Officer Orientation Session. Two officers (president and treasurer) are required to attend (one person can receive credit for multiple organizations). If an officer cannot attend then please send another officer that can attend and serve as a proxy.

During that time period, if you go to the ‘Manage’ section of the organization’s page you will see a blue ‘Re-Register’ button to access the registration form for that organization (if you do not see the registration tab, then your organization registers in the fall semester). More instructions are outlined below the OO Session table.

Below are the Spring Registration Officer Orientation Sessions – RSVP Here by searching ‘Officer Orientation Session’ and identify the event that you can attend.

Spring Officer Orientation Sessions

Time/Location

Tuesday, January 14

5:30p – 6:30p / CU Auditorium

Thursday, January 16

5:30p – 6:30p / CU Auditorium

Wednesday, January 22

5p – 6p / CU Auditorium

Thursday, January 23

6p – 7p / CU Auditorium

Tuesday, January 28

6:30p – 7:30p / CU Auditorium

Thursday, January 30

5:30p – 6:30p / CU Auditorium

If you have any questions about this process, you can email us at studentlife@unc.edu, visit our office in Union Room 2501 Monday-Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM, or watch this video which shows you how to find the different forms needed to complete this process:

 

Volunteer with SafeWalk

Need service hours for your organization? Volunteer by walking with SafeWalk! In this new program from SafeWalk, volunteers work during normal nightly operations with a SafeWalk staff member and accompany fellow classmates and colleagues to their destination while engaging in meaningful and collaborative conversation. Two volunteers are required to sign-up each night, so get a friend to sign-up with you! Volunteer shifts start with a short orientation at 9:45 pm and go until 2 am.

A shift consists of the following: 

  • Arriving at the office at 9:45 pm to retrieve a bike and a helmet 
  • Interacting with students exiting your assigned library to see if they would like a SafeWalk 
  • Walking and socializing with any walkees to their destination before biking back to the library where you were posted 
  • Return bikes and helmets once the shift ends at 2 am

For more information about this program and the application to volunteer, visit SafeWalk’s website.

Spring Involvement Fair

Is your org still looking for marketing and engagement opportunities? Still looking to recruit new members? Sign up today to secure a table for your org at the Spring Involvement Fair. The fair will be held in the Great Hall of the Carolina Union on February 19th from 12-3 PM, and there is no cost associated with signing up!

Apply Here

Event Details Here

The application is first-come first-serve, so if you want a table, sign up early! 

Updates from the Student Organizations Council (SOC)

Student Organizations Council Funding

The Finance Committee of the Student Organizations Council (SOC) will be accepting funding requests for on-campus programs beginning Jan 13th. The SOC is working in collaboration with the Carolina After Dark Initiative to serve as the submission point for CAD funding requests as well.

Requests will be reviewed on a first come, first serve basis. Details including the Request Form can be found on the SOC Heel Life page.

Questions? Email the SOC Finance Committee.

LEAD Workshops: Know Thy Selfie

Challenge: Learn what it means to lead ethically and test your ethical leadership in several case study scenarios

The Student Life & Leadership’s Leadership, Education, Action, Development (L.E.A.D.) workshop series provides UNC students with the opportunity to participate in leadership workshops throughout the year that focus on development within the context of academic, personal, and professional environments through a leadership and identity-focused lens.

The LEAD Challenge workshops are centered on the social change model, where leadership is viewed as a process and not a position, and promotes the values of equity, social justice, self-knowledge, personal empowerment, collaboration, citizenship, and service. The model has 3 components: 1. Individual Values 2. Group Values, and 3. Citizenship. Students would be required to attend at least 1 workshop per area of the social change model. After attending 1 per area of the model, students will have the flexibility to go to any of the other LEAD workshops throughout the year to meet the six-workshop requirement in order to complete the challenge.

Our next workshop will be January 27th from 5:30 to 6:30 PM, and will take place in Union room 3503. RSVP Here.

12th Annual Diversity Awards

The University Office for Diversity and Inclusion has opened nominations for the 12th Annual Diversity Awards. This is an opportunity to recognize people and group collaborations who have given their time and effort to further diversity, equity and inclusion at Carolina and in our surrounding community. Awards will be given in these six categories: faculty, staff, undergraduate student, graduate/professional student, alumni and intergroup collaboration. Nominations should reflect the ways a nominee has:
  • Advocated for diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Demonstrated a sustained commitment to the advancement of diversity, equity and inclusion at UNC-Chapel Hill and/or in the community;
  • Modeled respect or inclusive treatment when interacting with others; and/or
  • Implemented an initiative, event or program which cultivates diversity and inclusion

Nominate a Candidate by Friday, Feb. 14.

Map the System

Hello Tar Heels!

For the first time, UNC CH will be participating in Map the System–a global competition that challenges you to think differently about social or environmental change. Students on our campus are passionate about so many different issues and this competition allows you to share that! Research a social or environmental problem that matters to you and gain the skills in systems thinking to understand ways to address it. Finalists will have the chance to compete for cash prizes in a prestigious competition organized by Saïd Business School, University of Oxford with all expenses covered!

For more information and to register online, visit this link. Feel free to email mapthesystem@unc.edu with any questions you have. Teams have until February 5, 2020 to register!

UNC Makeathon

UNC’s second-annual Makeathon is a creative, cross-campus competition which accelerates innovative ideas into physical and digital prototypes that promote positive social impact in just two weeks. Undergraduate or graduate students form academically diverse teams of 3-5 members and compete in one of four tracks: early or late-stage digital product development, or early or late-stage physical product development. Competing in the Makeathon grants participants special access to on-campus maker spaces, app labs, workshops, and expert mentors to design, reiterate, and enhance their products, business models, and pitches. In addition to their prototypes, students will also build a network of peers and community members who are skilled in innovating, making, and entrepreneurship, which will serve them well beyond the competition.

The Makeathon starts on January 26th and culminates in a final pitch event on February 9th where expert judges are invited to evaluate and provide feedback to teams. At the end of the event, the winning teams will receive cash prizes! Apply by January 19th HERE

NOTE: If you are interested in competing in the Makeathon but need help finding teammates, please attend the Makeathon Match and Mingle + Carolina Challenge Networking Night on January 15th from 6-8 pm in BLUE (1st floor of Carmichael Dorm) and fill out the Teammate Finder Interest Form!

Womxn of Worth Summit & Brunch

Let’s kick off 2020 feeling empowered! The Womxn of Worth Initiative invites you to attend our Womxn’s Empowerment Summit and Brunch on February 2nd, 2020. Join us as we connect and re-connect with other womxn of color from across campus to start the year off right. Register today – this is an event that you do not want to miss!

 

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