Carolina outside the classroom

Find your place at Carolina

At UNC-Chapel Hill, we think the best education includes finding ways to explore your passions.

You won't have to look too far to find a student group that matches your interests. Clubs here focus on topics such as music or computer science or politics or sustainability and so much more.

Discover the unique opportunities Carolina has to offer. Go, have fun!

  • More than 800student groups
  • 70%of students participate in at least one student organization
  • 178academic groups
  • 140service groups

Celebrating the arts

Interested in the arts? There’s a student group waiting for you. Carolina is home to clubs that focus on everything from music to dance to comedy to crafts.

In particular, Carolina boasts nearly a dozen a cappella groups with styles ranging from R&B and pop hits to religious and Asian fusion. Groups have become a staple of Carolina traditions with performances at Convocation, Sunset Serenade and Commencement.

The University’s first a cappella group, the Clef Hangers, formed more than four decades ago and led the way for groups like the Harmonyx and many others.

Supporting the community

Tar Heels give back. Heel Life hosts a plethora of service-based organizations so students can find ways to make a positive difference in their communities.

You can use your own musical talents to teach free music classes to young community members for Musical Empowerment or you could modify toys to help a disabled child play with CATCH. Student groups are helping Tar Heels use their gifts to better our community.

Students work to modifiy a toy's wiring.

Staying active

Carolina varsity athletes aren’t the only ones competing in Chapel Hill.

Thousands of Tar Heels find plenty of ways to stay active through student groups, Campus Recreation’s Sport Clubs program and intramural sports. With a variety of teams, ranging from quidditch to tennis to wallyball to flag football, it’s easy to find a sport that is a good fit for you. 

 

Heel Life

  • Intramural sports

    With competitions ranging from flag football and volleyball to wallyball and cornhole, the intramural sports program provides structured leagues for the entire Carolina community. Each semester, the program hosts more than a dozen co-ed leagues and tournaments for 6,000 students, faculty and staff.

  • WXYC student radio

    Broadcast out of the Student Union, WXYC is the University’s free-form radio station, which covers more than 900 square miles in North Carolina.

  • Heeling in Harmony

    Heeling in Harmony is a music performance-based student organization that seeks to promote healing and help improve the quality of life through music. Members of the group visit local retirement communities and hospitals to perform music and interact with residents.

  • Esports

    Whether you are a hardcore competitive gamer or a casual player, there is a place for you in UNC Esports.