Student Organizations and Groups
Advising from the Assistant Dean for Students
As the official faculty adviser for the student government, Charletta Sims Evans provides regular mentorship and advice to some student organizations and other groups as needed.Contact Charletta Sims Evans.
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 (UNC Student Chapter)
Raises awareness for the lack of access to clean, safe water around the globe; raises funds for clean water projects.
American Mock World Health Organization at UNC
UNC AMWHO runs an annual conference where we come together and assume the roles of global leaders in addressing today’s most pressing global public health issues.
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
LGBTQ+ Health Disparities Research Collaborative
LGBTQ+ Health Disparities Research Collaborative is an interdisciplinary group which brings together students and faculty to promote research, disseminate practices to other UNC research groups on SOGIE data collection and reporting and host social and educational events for our members.
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.
Biostatistics Student Association (BSA)
Offers volunteer, social and educational activities for biostatistics undergrads and graduate students.
Environmental Sciences and Engineering Student Organization (ENVRSO)
ENVRSO is responsible for representing students at faculty meetings, providing outreach opportunities and trying to help make the department a home for students. We host a variety of fun, ongoing events and other volunteer opportunities.
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.
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
Academy Health (UNC Student Chapter)
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 Bebes—Birth & Breastfeeding Evidence-Based Education and Support
Evidence-based advocacy, training and community education opportunities to support breastfeeding on campus, locally, nationally and globally.
Gillings School Student Government Association
The Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Student Government Association (Gillings SGA) disseminates information, supports student-initiated projects, and represents the concerns of public health students to the faculty, staff and university community. Gillings SGA is actively involved in community projects and its members serve on a variety of advisory boards and committees at the School and University.
Graduate Research and Intervention in the South (GRITS)
Health Care for All-UNC
Healthcare Executives Student Association
UNC-CH HESA is an organization that provides diverse opportunities for personal, professional and leadership development to prepare students for success in the healthcare industry. HESA offers opportunities to network with leaders in the healthcare field.
Hearts for the Homeless Carolina
With weekly events, Hearts for the Homeless Carolina offer a unique hands-on clinical volunteer experience for our members via free blood pressure screenings for the homeless population.
Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School (UNC Chapter)
UNC Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School Chapter is a chapter of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) Open School. The purpose of the Open School is “to provide a collaborative venue for professional health sciences students to gain fundamental knowledge and skills in healthcare quality and process improvement.”
International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology
The International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology provides an environment where students, academic faculty members, researchers, healthcare practitioners, and decision-makers interested in pharmacoepidemiology can share knowledge.
Interprofessional Education Student Interest Group
The purpose of the Interprofessional Education Student Interest Group is to provide information and opportunities for Interprofessional Education (IPE) to public health students.
Nutrition Coalition’s mission is to provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate student members to build relationships, share ideas, and perform community service in the campus and community that focus on issues related to food, food access, and promoting healthy lifestyles.
Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC)
Provides free health services to local underserved individuals and communities; partners with communities to develop and implement sustainable programs.
United Against Inequities in Disease (UAID)
UAID is a student-led initiative where college students actively participate in fundraising and volunteering for health projects.
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.
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.