Gillings School Student Government

The 3rd Bayes, a softball team run through UNC Gillings' biostatistics department , are the 2016 intramural champs.

The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Student Government is a group of public health students across the School of Public Health. The Student Government Board is made up of an executive board, two representatives from each department within the School of Public Health and members-at-large from various student groups within the School.

Our Mission

Our mission is to disseminate information, support student-initiated projects and represent the concerns of public health students to the faculty, staff and university community.

Faculty, staff, students and alumni are invited to nominate current
faculty members to receive the following awards for 2017:

John E. Larsh Jr. Award for Mentorship
and
Edward G. McGavran Award for Excellence in Teaching

Click here for to submit a nomination

Each year the student government puts on schoolwide events. Here are some that we have planned for the upcoming school year.

At the annual Gillings Games, students enjoy an Olympic-style field day with a series of relay and team events.

At the annual Gillings Games, students enjoy an Olympic-style field day with a series of relay and team events.

Gillings Games

Each year the Student Government hosts the Gillings Games. Participants are divided into teams to play outdoor field games like ultimate frisbee, soccer, kickball and many more. Participants can donate money to a local charity to enter a drawing for various prizes.

This year the event will be held during the Fall 2016 semester.

GillingsX

In collaboration with the Student Global Health Committee, GlobeMed and Universities Allied for Essential Medicines, GillingsX offers and exciting platform for five of Gillings’ most innovative and inspiring students to share their stories of work locally and around the globe. This event also offers the unique opportunities to highlight cultural music and dances.

The date for this event is yet to be determined for the 2016-2017 school year.

End-of-the-Year Block Party

Participants in a flash mob dance in Armfield Atrium.

Participants in a flash mob dance in Armfield Atrium.

In collaboration with the Dean’s Office and the School of Public Health Alumni Association, Student Government has organized the End-of-the-Year Block party for students, staff and faculty.

Calendars

Click here to see the Office of Student Affairs Event Calendar.
Click here to see the UNC Academic Calendar.

Other Great Events in the School

Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS: First-Gen Friday

The Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS invites all first-generation graduate students to attend First-Gen Friday. Join us for appetizers and informal conversation. This is sponsored by Carolina Union Activities Board (CUAB).
Friday, Aug.26
4-6 p.m.
TRU Deli & Wine Bar

Diversity Orientation

This orientation will connect new students from diverse backgrounds and experiences with both Gillings School and University resources. There will be several sessions meant to assist students in transitioning to a new chapter in their lives. Find more information here.

Aug. 19
8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
2301 McGavran-Greenberg Hall


Schoolwide Orientation

Meet and engage with faculty, students, staff and future colleagues. Learn essential information about programs at UNC Gillings. Have questions answered. Connect with people, projects, jobs, upcoming events and student groups. Find your way around the Gillings School, UNC and the town of Chapel Hill. Find more information here.

Aug. 22
8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Armfield Atrium, Michael Hooker Research Center


Student Organizations Leaders Orientation

The Gillings School’s Office of Student Affairs offers a variety of services to assist student organizations. This orientation will outline the services offered to University-recognized organizations that can help prepare for a successful year of planning and implementation. Find more information here.

Aug. 26
2-4 p.m.
Blue Cross Blue Shield Auditorium (0001 Michael Hooker Research Center)


Welcome Back Social

Join this event, sponsored by the Dean’s Office, to kick off an exciting new school year! Enjoy delicious, healthy food, reconnect with classmates, friends and colleagues and welcome new faces. Find more information here.

Aug. 29
3-4 p.m.
Armfield Atrium, Michael Hooker Research Center


Student Organizations Activities Fair

Student organizations attend this fair to explain their work and invite Gillings School students to join them. Each organization will have a table with displays and handouts. Find more information here.

Aug. 31
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Armfield Atrium, Michael Hooker Research Center


Students get some studying done on a grassy knoll outside UNC Gillings.
Resources for Students

Students get some studying done on a grassy knoll outside UNC Gillings.

Click here and explore the tabs on the Gillings Office of Student Affairs website.

The student organizers of the 2016 GillingsX event (UNC Gillings' version of TED Talks) pose outside the venue with representatives from the Gillings Global Gateway.
Resources for Student Groups

The student organizers of the 2016 GillingsX event (UNC Gillings' version of TED Talks) pose outside the venue with representatives from the Gillings Global Gateway.

Click here for more information on Resources for Student Groups.

Other Great Resources On Campus

The UNC Graduate School Diversity Diversity Success Page

Find information about student groups on campus, centers and organizations that may be of interest, professional development, and events here.

Carolina Grad Students F1RSTS
Are you the first in your family pursuing a Master’s or Doctoral degree? If so, the Graduate School provides opportunities and resources for Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS to aid in their academic success, build community, navigating academic culture as a graduate-level scholar, and thriving as an advanced student.Find our more on there website here.

Student Government Meeting Minutes

The Student Government Board meets each month to discuss student issues and plan events.

This where we will be posting meeting minutes from those monthly Student Government Board meetings.

September 16, 2016 Meeting Minutes

October 14, 2016 Meeting Minutes

If you’re interested in attending Student Government meetings, please contact sphstudentgovernment@email.unc.edu for times and locations.

Student Government Forums

Each semester the Student Government Board holds an forum open to all Gillings students.
This is where we will post information about topics covered in these open forums as well as any relevant follow-up reports.

2016-2017 Student Government Board

Executive Board Position

Name

Email Address

Executive Board Position

Co-President

Name

Kristin Voltzke

Email Address

krisv@email.unc.edu

Executive Board Position

Co-President

Name

Ranjitha Ananthan

Email Address

ranjitha@live.unc.edu

Executive Board Position

Communications Coordinator

Name

Jazra Standley

Email Address

standley@live.unc.edu

Executive Board Position

Treasurer

Name

Katherine Gora Combs

Email Address

kgcombs@live.unc.edu

Executive Board Position

Secretary

Name

Amina Garba

Email Address

agarba@live.unc.edu

Executive Board Position

Events Coordinator

Name

Shane Alexander

Email Address

shanela@live.unc.edu

Department

Name

Email Address

Department

Biostatistics Department Representative

Name

(this position is open)

Email Address
Department

Biostatistics Department Representative

Name

(this position is open)

Email Address
Department

Environmental Science & Engineering Department Representative

Name

Virginia Bass

Email Address

vbass@email.unc.edu

Department

Environmental Science & Engineering Department Representative

Name

(this position is open)

Email Address
Department

Epidemiology Department Representative

Name

Sinead Isaacson

Email Address

sineadi@email.unc.edu

Department

Epidemiology Department Representative

Name

(this position is open)

Email Address
Department

Health Behavior Department Representative

Name

(this position is open)

Email Address
Department

Health Behavior Department Representative

Name

(this position is open)

Email Address
Department

Health Policy & Management Department Representative

Name

(this position is open)

Email Address
Department

Health Policy & Management Department Representative

Name

(this position is open)

Email Address
Department

Maternal & Child Health Department Representative

Name

April Aviles

Email Address

aaviles@email.unc.edu

Department

Maternal & Child Health Department Representative

Name

(this position is open)

Email Address
Department

Nutrition Department Representative

Name

Mikayla Bowen

Email Address

mbowen97@live.unc.edu

Department

Nutrition Department Representative

Name

(this position is open)

Email Address
Department

Public Health Leadership Program Department Representative

Name

(this position is open)

Email Address
Department

Public Health Leadership Program Department Representative

Name

(this position is open)

Email Address
Members-At-Large

Student Group

Name

Email Address

Student Group

Minority Student Caucaus

Name

April Aviles

Email Address

aaviles@email.unc.edu

Can’t find what you need? Do you have suggestions on how to improve this website? Please contact sphstudentgov@gmail.com.

Please feel free to like our Facebook page to learn more about our organization and about upcoming school-wide events.