Office of Student Affairs
We coordinate major schoolwide programs such as orientations, a student activities fair, a career and internship fair, and professional development workshops. OSA works to recruit excellent students; coordinates diversity outreach programs to expose high school, undergraduate students and professionals to the field of public health; and offers career services for current students and recent alumni.
Getting involved is easy at the Gillings School. We have more than 20 active student organizations. These organizations focus on global issues, diversity initiatives, community advocacy and healthy lifestyles. Our student organizations sponsor educational, philanthropic and just-plain-fun events including:
- Gillings X, a series of TEDx-like talks by students about global health issues;
- The Gillings Games, a fall mini-Olympics that allow students to get acquainted while exercising together;
- Journal clubs, lectures and tailgating socials, among other events.
We also want to make sure students excel in the classroom. OSA coordinates the Academic Enrichment Program (PDF), which aims to provide quality academic support in a group setting for students experiencing difficulty in entry-level biostatistics and epidemiology courses. We are dedicated to enhancing student development by providing a safe, supportive environment in which students can achieve academic, social and professional success.
Keep up with all that’s going on through our Events and Announcements page. Enrolled students also will receive weekly reminders of news, announcements and relevant deadlines for the school and campus through an emailed newsletter called OSA Weekly.
- Academic Enrichment Program
- Advocacy on behalf of students
- Early Intervention Network
- Schoolwide Awards Committee
- Support of student groups and training
- Academic advising
- Alumni Career Services
- Undergraduate admissions and application questions
- Connecting students to additional resources
- Coordination of Orientation, Commencement, and Undergraduate Open House Events
- General student questions
- Room reservations
- Office operations and student workers
- Website content management
- Coordination of all schoolwide events for prospective and current students – Orientation, Open Houses, Organizations Fair, Chat with the Deans and Commencement Events
- Leadership for diversity programs and recruitment
- Recruiting and outreach
- Collaborates with SPH leaders and staff on the School’s commitment to diversity and inclusion
- Prospective student inquiries
- Career counseling and job search support
- Programming and career fair management
- Employer development
- General graduate admissions/application questions
- School SOPHAS representative
- Managing the Gillings Program Search (GPS) Tool
- Coordination of Graduate Open House, Gillings Information Sessions and Experience Gillings Events
The poster printer is available 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Come to 263 Rosenau Hall to sign up for a 30-minute session.
The Lost and Found is located in 204 Rosenau Hall. Contact Brent Wishart at (919) 843-8101 if you have any questions.
Visit the Room and AV Reservations page for help with booking a room or reserving multimedia equipment.