A Message to our current students

Dr. Barbara K. Rimer
Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH
Dean and Alumni Distinguished Professor
You’re amazing! I am so impressed by what you have accomplished while here and by your dreams for the future. We’re local and global citizens, united in a common mission to make the world safer, cleaner, greener and healthier. You’ve already begun that journey. Read full message.

Make the most of your time at Gillings.

Read on for essential information about:

  • Life at UNC, including diversity resources and health and safety resources;
  • Addressing concerns you may have, such as problems with fellow students, ways to resolve faculty/student challenges, and more;
  • Academics, including course-related forms and procedures, professional development opportunities and more;
  • Global interests such as looking for an internship;
  • Schoolwide awards and honors; and
  • Graduation and commencement info.

Events and announcements

Stay up-to-date by visiting the Gillings School’s Events and Announcements page.

Get involved!

Getting involved at the School is easy. We have more than 20 active student organizations focused upon global issues, diversity initiatives, community advocacy and healthy lifestyles. Our student organizations sponsor a number of entertaining and informative events. Current students receive a weekly e-newsletter from our office that informs them of numerous opportunities at School and around campus.

Gillings School Student Government Association

The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Student Government Association is an organization of public health student leaders spanning all departments in the School of Public Health. Its mission is to disseminate information, support student-initiated projects, coordinate schoolwide events and represent the concerns of public health students to the faculty, staff and university community.

Career services

Our students have access to a wide array of career and job-search resources through the Gillings School and UNC’s Career Services. Find helpful information about:


Each year, outstanding Gillings School students receive awards, scholarships and other honors recognizing their excellence in teaching, research and service or supporting their professional development. Visit the Awards page to learn more.

Keep up with everything happening at the Gillings School of Global Public Health by following us on social media.

Social Media

Keep up with everything happening at the Gillings School of Global Public Health by following us on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Facebook.

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Submit an Event

The Announcements form allows you to submit an event or announcement (use the Student listserv for student-only information and the SPH listserv for schoolwide information.)

Students attend a lecture in Blue Cross Blue Shield Auditorium.

Rooms, A/V Equipment

The School has numerous spaces in which faculty, staff, students and others may host classes, seminars, meetings, and other events or programs. Read more on the Room and A/V Reservations page.

Inquire about SPH Programs

Request more information about a program or degree.

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