Campus Updates

Message from University leadership on DACA

Dear Campus Community: We are deeply disappointed and saddened by President Trump’s decision regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This change in federal policy is contrary to our own and Carolina’s heartfelt commitment to all members of our community, and it opens questions and concerns for students, their families, friends and others.…

School of Government recognized for service by statewide association

The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) has honored the UNC School of Government with its Distinguished Service Award. Established in 1970, the award celebrates an individual or an entity that “has rendered a truly outstanding and distinctive service to the cause of improving local government above and beyond his usual duties or occupation.” Dean Mike Smith…

Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt on outside speaker decision

Dear Campus Community: Because of serious concerns about campus safety, I have declined a request from the National Policy Institute to rent space for Richard Spencer to speak on campus. I made this decision after consultation with UNC Police and local and state law enforcement agencies who have thoroughly assessed the risks such an event…

Message from University leadership on Hurricane Harvey

Dear Campus Community: Over the past few days, we have watched the catastrophic flooding resulting from Hurricane Harvey along the Texas coast grow even worse, and our hearts ache for those who are suffering. In North Carolina, we know all too well these difficulties. It was just a year ago that our state experienced flooding…

Statement from Board of Trustees on Confederate Monument

As the current and former chairs, we are writing to address misinformation about the state law governing the Confederate Monument, commonly referred to as Silent Sam, and to express our support for the ways the Chancellor and the University have been handling this complex matter. We are making this statement because we are surprised and…

Carolina in Sierra Club ‘Cool Schools’ ranking

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks 28th among more than 200 participating colleges and universities nationwide, according to the Sierra Club “Cool Schools” annual sustainability report. The “Cool Schools” ranking serves as a guide for prospective students to compare schools’ commitment to sustainability. This year’s report reflects accomplishments through June 2016. Carolina…

Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt on possible rally

Dear Campus Community: We are writing to let you know we are aware of a possible rally at the Confederate Monument, better known as Silent Sam, tomorrow evening, Tuesday, Aug. 22. The rally is being promoted by groups not affiliated with Carolina but we realize this event may garner interest among those on our campus.…

Carolina Ranks 33rd in 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks 33rd in the world and 23rd in the United States among global universities, according to the 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) released by the Center for World Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University on August 15. “Global rankings such as AWRU confirm that the creativity and innovation we see across…

Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt on recent events

Dear Campus Community: At this time of year, I am normally writing to our community, many of you for the first time, welcoming you to campus and sharing my excitement about the opportunities that await you. I will be doing that in the coming days, and taking as many opportunities as possible to meet and…