Student Organizations and Groups
Want to learn more about how Gillings School faculty, staff and students apply their expertise in North Carolina?
Visit the Get Involved page to learn more about connecting the classroom to the community.
Interested in cultivating the next generation of public health professionals?
Get involved with introducing high school students and undergraduates to public health through the School’s outreach initiatives.
Want to learn more about our service organizations and student groups?
Join us for the annual Student Activities Fair in August.
A Drink for Tomorrow (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Student Chapter)
Raises awareness for the lack of access to clean, safe water around the globe; raises funds for clean water projects.
The Daniel A. Okun Chapter of Engineers without Borders
Facilitates UNC student involvement in international engineering and health projects approved by Engineers without Borders-USA.
GlobeMed (UNC Student Chapter)
Fosters student leadership and awareness through a partnership with Raising the Village, an NGO in rural Uganda, to help alleviate poverty through community based development.
Student Global Health Committee
Creates awareness of and finds solutions for health issues that affect populations around the world by creating opportunities for education, advocacy and service.
Diversity and Inclusion
Health Sciences LGBTQ Alliance
An association of students, faculty and staff from the schools of the health sciences at UNC working to promote the health and well-being of people in LGBTQ communities.
Minority Association of Pre-Health Students at UNC (undergraduates)
The undergraduate leg of the Student National Medical Association at the UNC School of Medicine. Provides students, usually from underrepresented backgrounds, with resources and support toward successfully becoming the health professional of their choice.
Minority Student Caucus (MSC)
Advocates for issues of concern to students of color in the School and promotes research and programs aimed at addressing public health issues that particularly affect people of color. Open to students of color and anyone else interested in supporting the MSC mission.
Discipline Specific Groups
UNC Biostatistics Student Organization
Offers volunteer, social and educational activities for biostatistics undergrads and graduate students.
Environmental Sciences and Engineering Student Organization (ENVR-SO)
All ENVR students are invited to join this organization for social and professional interaction as well as discussions to help evolve the department.
Epidemiology Student Organization (ESO)
Offers academic support, social support and community involvement. Open to all Epidemiology students.
HPM Master’s Student Council
Provides students with opportunities to get involved with other students, faculty, professionals and members of the UNC-Chapel Hill community through service, social activities, professional development and more.
Connects students with hands-on public health experience and provides North Carolina’s local and state health departments with needed surge capacity.
Public Health Leadership Student Association (PHLSA)
Our organization seeks to provide social, academic and community service opportunities for students in the Public Health Leadership Program and other individuals within the University interested in multidisciplinary leadership in public health.
Various Groups within the Gillings School
A leading, non-partisan resource for the best in health research and policy. Provides students with professional development as health services researchers, policy analysts and practitioners.
Carolina Breastfeeding: Evidence-based Education and Support
Evidence-based advocacy, training and community education opportunities to support breastfeeding on campus, locally, nationally and globally.
Carolina Center for Public Service
Carolina’s clearinghouse for students and faculty to explore service opportunities, learn new skills and find ways to link academic endeavors to activities that make a difference in communities across North Carolina.
Healthcare Improvement Group
Provides a collaborative venue for professional health sciences students to gain fundamental knowledge and skills in healthcare quality and process improvement.
Health Executives Student Association
Provides students with professional development and networking opportunities, including an annual trip to the American College of Healthcare Executives Congress in Chicago.
NC-HCAP Health Careers Club (undergraduates)
Promotes awareness and interest in health professions, provides opportunities for engagement in service projects and helps prepare members to successfully apply to graduate degree programs.
Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC)
Provides free health services to local underserved individuals and communities; partners with communities to develop and implement sustainable programs.
Student Government at the Gillings School
The Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Student Government (SPH-SG) disseminates information, supports student-initiated projects, and represents the concerns of public health students to the faculty, staff and university community. Membership is comprised of all students registered within all departments of the Gillings School. SPH-SG is actively involved in community projects and its members serve on a variety of advisory boards and committees at the School and University.
Gillings School undergraduate and graduate students may be recognized for their efforts and accomplishments by a variety of honorary societies. To nominate a student who you think deserves recognition, see the information below.
Delta Omega – Theta Chapter
Delta Omega is the national honorary society for graduate studies in public health. Students and faculty are eligible for nomination. For more information, contact Dr. Lewis Margolis.
The Frank Porter Graham Honor Society
Recognizes outstanding service provided to the University and community by graduate and professional students enrolled at UNC-Chapel Hill. Further, it recognizes the contributions of faculty, staff and friends of UNC who have made significant contributions to the development of graduate and professional education at the University.
The Order of the Golden Fleece
Recognizes individuals – students, faculty, staff members and alumni – of demonstrably high character and who have made some specific long-lasting, innovative and extraordinary contribution to the University community.
The Order of the Grail-Valkyries
Recognizes students of outstanding character who have made significant contributions to our university’s academic climate through excellence in scholarship, dynamic leadership and innovative service.
The Order of the Old Well
Recognizes students of high character who demonstrated exemplary and generous humanitarian service and who have served in a capacity such that their service contributions have not been previously recognized.
UNC Student Groups
Explore other opportunities for engagement with any of UNC’s 600+ campus-wide student organizations.