Student organizations foster student leadership, professional and personal networking and community building within the School. To add your organization to this list, please send an email, including a link and a short organization description to the School's Office of Student Affairs.
Student Organizations by Category
Resources for Student Organizations
Carolina Breastfeeding: Evidence-based Education and Support (Carolina BEBES)
The purpose of Carolina BEBES is to provide an opportunity for interested students to learn more about birth and breastfeeding and to advocate for supportive practices on campus, locally, nationally and globally. Through participation, students will have the opportunity to get involved in evidence-based advocacy, training and community education opportunities. The organization also serves as a mechanism for students to get involved in supporting the efforts of the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute.
SHAC is a student led organization whose mission is to: Provide free health services to local underserved individuals and communities, Partner with communities to develop and implement sustainable programs, and Create an interdisciplinary service learning environment for students in the health science programs at UNC.
Biostatistics Student Association (BSA)
BSA is open to all undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Biostatistics in the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. We encourage interaction outside of the classroom through volunteer, social, and educational activities and create a stronger community within our department and throughout the School of Public Health.
Environmental Sciences and Engineering Student Organization (ENVR-SO)
ENVR-SO provides a forum for the diverse ENVR student body. Here we can discuss issues and affect change within the department. We also interact socially and professionally with other students. ENVRSO is open to any student in the department.
Epidemiology Student Organization (ESO)
The Epidemiology Student Organization (ESO) is concerned with student life in the department. The objectives of ESO are to provide academic support, social support, and community involvement. Some of our activities include: 1) sponsoring an annual panel discussion on a topic of interest, 2) planning social events, 3) purchasing a subscription to the American Journal of Epidemiology, and 4) maintaining student computers and student rooms. If you have any questions about ESO, please email us.
Nutrition Coalition has been founded for the purpose of promoting healthy lifestyles in the community, UNC campus, and the School of Public Health through volunteer, social, and educational activities. This organization is open to students in all degree programs who have an interest in health eating. The Coalition brings about an exchange of knowledge, thereby uniting students and the surrounding community. Our objectives are carried out through four volunteer-based committees.
Health Sciences LGBTQ Alliance
The Health Sciences Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Alliance is an association of students, faculty, and staff from the schools of the health sciences (Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Social Work) working to promote the health and well-being of people in LGBTQ communities. The Alliance works to increase training and exposure of Health Sciences students to the concerns of LGBTQ people by sponsoring speakers, panels, and conferences at these schools throughout UNC-Chapel Hill.
Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (undergraduates)
MAPS at UNC-CH is the undergraduate leg of the Student National Medical Association at the UNC School of Medicine. Our mission is to provide undergraduate students, usually from underrepresented backgrounds, with resources and support toward successfully becoming the health professional of their choice. We strive to make each member a more competitive applicant to their respective professional program.
Minority Student Caucus
The Minority Student Caucus (MSC) is for all students of color in the School and anyone else interested in supporting the Caucus' mission. MSC advocates for issues of concern to students of color in the School (e.g., diversity among faculty and students) and promotes research and programs aimed at addressing public health issues that particularly affect people of color (e.g. health disparities). The MSC is also responsible for organizing and managing the Annual Minority Health Conference (the Conference). The Conference was launched by the MSC in 1977 and has been conducted nearly every year since then, making it the oldest - and largest - student-run conference in the country. Find out more and learn how you can get involved by visiting our website or emailing Kat Tedford or Gayatri Ankem at email@example.com.
A Drink for Tomorrow raises awareness of the lack of access to clean, safe water that affects 884 million people around the globe and creatively raises funds for clean water projects. We encourage the campus community to use the drinks they consume today to help provide clean water for someone in a developing country tomorrow.
Engineers Without Borders
The Daniel A. Okun Chapter of Engineers Without Borders at UNC is dedicated to involving students from all disciplines in improving quality of life for people in resource-poor communities around the world. In collaboration with local professionals and colleagues from other universities, we collect data, design, and implement sustainable infrastructure projects to improve health and alleviate poverty. Since 2004, our chapter has worked in Cambodia, Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, and Moldova on projects ranging from water supply to solar electricity. During the school year, we raise funds to support project activities and conduct seminars and field trips that explore the role of technical professionals in international development work. We encourage dedicated students from all backgrounds and disciplines to join.
GlobeMed (UNC Student Chapter)
GlobeMed chapters strengthen long-term partnerships through frequent communication, fundraise through innovative initiatives for health projects that help partner organizations achieve their mission, educate students about global health issues through a signature curriculum, and intern on-site with partner organizations. GlobeMed at UNC works to promote our mission through our partnership with Health Alert Uganda, an NGO in Gulu, Uganda, that is committed to increasing access to quality community based care and support services for children infected and affected with HIV/AIDS in Uganda.
The Student Global Health Committee is committed to creating awareness of and finding solutions for health issues that affect populations around the world by creating opportunities for education, advocacy, and service.
Healthy Heels introduces students to delicious and nutritious meals that they can make in their own dorm rooms through the organization of cooking demos in the dining halls, programs in residence halls and free cooking classes on campus. For more information on how to get involved or to see our upcoming events, join our Facebook group.
SPH Running Club The SPH Running Club, which has student, professor and faculty membership, is an organization focused on physical activity! We have walkers, joggers, runners, as well as half and full marathoners. Anyone interested in becoming or staying physically active in the next year should visit our website or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AcademyHealth (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Student Chapter)
AcademyHealth is an organization representing health services researchers, policy analysts, and practitioners and a leading, non-partisan resource for the best in health research and policy. The mission of the UNC Student Chapter of AcademyHealth is to establish a student organization associated with the Academy to promote and facilitate the professional development of students interested in all aspects of health services research and health policy. Students have the opportunity to travel to the National Health Policy Conference in Washington DC, attend lectures, and be involved in social activities including our annual Pedal for Policy bike ride. We look forward to meeting you soon!
UNC's Healthcare Improvement Group
UNC's Healthcare Improvement Group is a chapter of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's (IHI) Open School. The purpose of the Open School is "to provide a collaborative venue for professional health sciences students to gain fundamental knowledge and skills in healthcare quality and process improvement." We work towards this end through Lunch 'n' Learns, quality improvement projects at UNC Hospitals, an independent study, socials and much more!
Health Executives Student AssociationThe University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Health Executive Student Association (UNC HESA) is a professional society that provides a network for students to further develop professional, educational and leadership skills while encouraging high ethical standards and conduct. Providing its membership with professional development and networking opportunities including its yearly trip to the American College of Healthcare Executives Congress in Chicago, HESA ensures that its members have the tools to succeed professionally.
HPM Masters Student Council
Health Policy and Management (HPM) Masters Student Council is an organization composed of students, for students, and therefore to be effective requires participation and commitment by students. Student Council provides an excellent way to get involved with other students, faculty, professionals, and members of the UNC-Chapel Hill community. It is comprised of a number of different committees including Academic Standards, Fundraising/Social, Community Service, Orientation, Admissions, and Professional Development.
NC-HCAP Health Careers Club (undergraduates)
The Health Careers Club is sponsored by the North Carolina Health Careers Access Program and was formed to promote awareness and interest in health professions, provide opportunities for engagement in service projects and help prepare members to successfully apply to graduate degree programs.
Promoting Health & Improving Technology
Promoting Health & Improving Technology (phIT) is a collaborative, professional student organization dedicated to the promotion of health through the use of technology. Our mission is to equip the future leaders of our health-care system and its policies with the skills necessary to better create symbiotic relationships between technology, health behaviors, and health infrastructure through education, networking, resource sharing, and community service.
SPH-SG disseminates information, supports student-initiated projects, and advocates on behalf of public health students to the faculty and staff and the university community.
SPH Undergraduate Student Council
SPH Undergraduate Student Council (SPH USC) supports student academics, admissions, professional development, and social needs. We strive to enrich the learning experience of all undergraduate students from all four departments, including Health Policy and Management, Biostatistics, Nutrition, and Environmental Sciences and Engineering. Through campus and service involvement, the organization strives to unite BSPH students and the UNC community.
(For more information, please contact the Office of Student Affairs.)
Other student activities and organizations at UNC
Graduate and Professional Student Federation (GPSF)
Advising from the assistant dean for students
Student organizations may use the OSA copier to generate publicity and other event materials. Occasionally, they may also use office supplies. Copies can be made free of charge. Please adhere to the following copying guidelines:
Any student leader involved with one of these organizations may belong to the accompanying Sakai site, which features links to resources, contact information for each organization and other important information for student organizations.
Leadership workshops are offered for officers in public health-related student organizations. Attendance is optional.
|Last updated September 25, 2013|