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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

From the day we were founded in 1789 as the nation's first state university, UNC-Chapel Hill has helped people reach their potential. Today, we're one of the most prestigious universities in the country and a leader in educational programs, technological innovation and scientific discovery.

Here, in one of America's most beautiful college settings, we offer exceptional careers in richly diverse fields. Come explore what UNC-Chapel Hill has to offer you!

Founded: 1789, as the first state university in the United States

Type of Institution: Public, four-year

Undergraduate Admission: 15,961

Graduate/Professional Enrollment: 10,039

Total Student Enrollment: 26,000

Faculty: 3,000

Percentage of faculty who hold Ph.D.s or the highest degrees in their field: 94 percent

Faculty/student ratio: 1/14

Location: UNC is located in the heart of Chapel Hill, the best college town in America! It's a friendly town of about 40,000 in the geographical center of North Carolina. Chapel Hill is at the western point of the Research Triangle, an area of about one million people, comprised of Chapel Hill, the cities of Durham and Raleigh, and the Research Triangle Park, home of many corporate offices and scientific research centers. Carolina is about 30 miles from the state capital, Raleigh, and 20 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Chapel Hill's main street, Franklin Street, borders the campus and offers shops, coffee houses, cafés, movie theaters and houses of worship. The town has a historic district, museum, library, parks, malls, and many recreational facilities.

Origins of Carolina's students: 82 percent of UNC's freshmen are from North Carolina and 18 percent are from out-of-state. Our students come from 42 different states and our international students represent 37 countries.

Size of freshman class: Approximately 3,400

Class size: Barely five percent of undergraduate classes contain more than 100 students; two-thirds of undergraduate classes have fewer than 30 students. Forty-one percent have fewer than 20 students, including First Year Seminars, in which first-year students work closely with professors.

Sports and athletic programs: UNC is an NCAA Division I school with 28 varsity teams. Carolina is the proud home of the Dean Smith Center, Kenan Stadium, Carmichael Auditorium, Koury Natatorium, and many other fine athletic facilities. Students join more than 60 intramural and club sports, which include baseball, bowling, crew, golf, lacrosse, rock climbing, rugby, tae kwon do, and ultimate frisbee. The Student Recreation Center offers weight training, aerobics, stair machines, and all the equipment you would expect to find at a great health club! Carolina offers a newly renovated outdoor pool and indoor pools, a golf course, tennis courts, and the longest zipline in America!

Number of residence halls: Incoming undergraduates will live in one of Carolina's 29 residence halls, which are wired for Internet access and cable television. housing.unc.edu

Scholarships and financial aid: About 40 percent of UNC-Chapel Hill students receive scholarships and/or some form of financial aid. studentaid.unc.edu

Special research institutes: Institute for Research in Social Science, Institute of Outdoor Drama, Morehead Planetarium, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, Institute of Government, Institute of African American Research.

Career services: On-campus counseling, job fairs, résumé writing service, internships, placement services. www.unc.edu/depts/career

Technological facilities: Students find multiple uses for Carolina's state-of-the-art technological resources. They can access Carolina's computer services through Academic Technology and Networks, which manages academic computing, e-mail, microcomputing labs, interactive media presentation, video and classroom support, and a help desk. The MetaLab oversees the development of SunSITE, one of the world's busiest digital library and electronic publishing projects.

Students may open e-mail accounts, and many use campus computer resources to construct personal Web pages. Students in residence halls have hardwired network connections to the Internet and cable television in their rooms. At the ATN Training center, students may take classes on software packages and utilities. Computer labs are available for student use all over campus.

Carolina Computing Initiative: Beginning with the freshman class of 2000, undergraduates must purchase laptop computers. The University has arranged for IBM to offer computers at excellent prices. Students, faculty, and staff will enjoy cost savings, higher quality compatible equipment, and better technical support through CCI. www.unc.edu/cci

The Study Abroad program allows students to live and learn in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific Rim, Africa, and the Americas. www.unc.edu/depts/abroad

The Honors Program offers special seminars, research programs, and the chance to design your own independent studies. www.unc.edu/depts/honors

Carolina students spend time in public service through student organizations, the Campus Y, the Carolina Center for Public Service, and courses that incorporate community service.

UNC's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, a national collegiate honor society, is the oldest in North Carolina, dating from 1904. There are many other honorary societies at Carolina.

UNC offers ROTC programs in all branches of national military service.

Through the First Year Seminars program, first year students will understand what it means to study at a premier research university. They will learn from faculty members and share in their research in seminars of no more than 20 students.

Life outside the classroom: More than 370 clubs, teams, and student organizations offer something for everyone! You can choose from among musical and dramatic performing groups, publications, ethnic and religious clubs, the Campus Y and other service organizations, fraternities and sororities, and pre- professional organizations. Whatever your interests, you will find others at Carolina who share them! www.unc.edu/depts/union/student/listintr.htm

Fraternities and sororities: The 28 fraternities and 19 sororities involve approximately 18 percent of undergraduates in social and public service activities.

 

Diversity Profile: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has a long-held tradition of striving for excellence. A critical element for any twenty-first century educational institution is a diverse and inclusive community. The vision of the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs is to build and sustain an inclusive campus community and to foster a welcoming climate that values and respects all members of the University community. The mission of the Office affirms the University’s commitment to diversity as a critical element of academic excellence.

Vision Statement

The Equal Opportunity/ADA Office seeks to facilitate a welcoming and inclusive environment which supports the right of every member of the Carolina community to learn and work in an atmosphere that promotes fairness, equity and access to its employment and educational programs.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Equal Opportunity/ADA Office is to provide leadership and guidance in support of the University’s commitment to equal opportunity, affirmative action and diversity; effectively partner with leaders and members of the university community to promote equity and fairness in employment, education and university life; and continually advocate for a diverse, welcoming, and inclusive environment at UNC Chapel Hill. The Office carries out its mission by:

• Developing and implementing equal opportunity/affirmative action policies and procedures and ensuring compliance with applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations;

• Advising and assisting the Chancellor, Senior Administrative Officer’s and the university community regarding equal opportunity matters;

• Providing access and accommodation assistance for employees and applicants with disabilities consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA);

• Receiving, investigating, and working collaboratively to resolve complaints of harassment and/or discrimination;

• Monitoring recruitment efforts and selection decisions and providing guidance in adhering to UNC’s nondiscrimination and equal opportunity guidelines;

• Communicating the University's commitment through training and education programs on harassment and discrimination prevention and other equal opportunity/ADA topics.

Equal Opportunity/ADA Office news and events available by clicking here.

Visit our Equal Opportunity/ADA Office online by or in person at 100 E Franklin St., Unit 110, Chapel Hill, NC 27599. Phone: 919.966.3576 Contact: Dr. Ann Penn, EEO/ADA Officer, (919) 966-3576, [email protected]

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has a long-held tradition of striving for excellence. A critical element for any twenty-first century educational institution is a diverse and inclusive community. The vision of the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs is to build and sustain an inclusive campus community and to foster a welcoming climate that values and respects all members of the University community. The mission of the Office affirms the University’s commitment to diversity as a critical element of academic excellence.

The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (DMA)

DMA is an administrative unit in the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost. Diversity and Multicultural Affairs is lead by the associate provost for diversity and multicultural affairs who serves as the chief diversity officer for the University and advises the executive vice chancellor and provost and the chancellor on diversity policies and issues. The associate provost for diversity and multicultural affairs collaborates with senior University officers and campus units to identify and implement strategies/ initiatives for achieving the goals of increased diversity and for building an inclusive environment that values and respect the contributions of all members of the University community. Partnerships and collaborations with the Vice Chancellors, deans, and other unit heads are leveraged to accomplish the University’s diversity goals for increased racial, ethnic and gender diversity within our faculty, staff, and student cohorts.

Our Framework for Understanding Diversity at UNC

The University of North Carolina in the 21st century functions in a global context. The historical, political, economic, and educational contexts of the University, the state, and the nation shape our present circumstances and inform the measures we must take to accomplish our highest aspirations of excellence. We acknowledge that we face an ongoing challenge to overcome the effects of the continuing influences of adverse historical, social, political, and economic factors. The University engages in teaching, research, and service to expand and discover knowledge, promote educational enlightenment, inculcate intellectual rigor, and improve understanding with the ultimate end of uplifting humankind. Education takes place most productively among persons with differing social backgrounds, economic circumstances, personal characteristics, philosophical outlooks, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, expectations, and aspirations, to mention some salient factors. The University works to assure that we have a complement of students, faculty, and staff that broadly reflects the ways in which people differ. We speak of these differences as representing “diversity.”

Core Values With Respect to Diversity

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as an educational institution, must be committed to the following core values with respect to diversity:

• The University supports intellectual freedom, promotes personal integrity and justice, and pursues values that foster enlightened leadership devoted to improving the conditions of human life in the state, the nation, and the world.

• The University believes that it can achieve its educational, research, and service mission only by creating and sustaining an environment in which students, faculty, and staff represent diversity, for example, of social backgrounds, economic circumstances, personal characteristics, philosophical outlooks, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, expectations, and aspirations, to mention some salient factors.

• The University will achieve and maintain diversity on the campus through the admission of students and employment of faculty and staff who broadly reflect the ways in which we differ.

• The University promotes intellectual growth and derives the educational benefits of diversity by creating opportunities for intense dialogue and rigorous analysis and by fostering mutually beneficial interactions among members of the community.

• The University provides an environment that values and respects civility and cordiality of discourse in order that all members of a diverse community feel welcomed and feel free to express their ideas without fear of reprisal.

The Diversity and Multicultural Affairs website, with extensive links to information and resources, can be found by clicking here. Get the latest news and events from our Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs by clicking here.

Diversity and the University: The Office Diversity and Multicultural Affairs is committed to supporting current Carolina faculty, their departments, and efforts to address diversity issues at the University. Faculty are invited to contact the office for:

  • information on diversity-related initiatives at UNC or other institutions
  • consultation on faculty/student recruitment and retention strategies
  • identifying resources for new diversity-related initatives

For more information, contact Dr. Cookie Newsom at (919) 962-6962 or [email protected]

Further Resources:

Diversity Incentive Fund

Faculty Statement On Principles of Service, Diversity and Freedom of Inquiry ( adopted April 24, 1998)

University Statement on Equal Opportunity and Non Discrimination

Chapel Hill has built a reputation as being a leader in North Carolina on social, economic and environmental issues. The Council has introduced programs to holistically address issues of sustainability through social equity, economic vitality and environmental protection. With the passionate involvement of our citizens, we intend to move toward becoming a sustainable community. Learn more by clicking here.

 

AAUP Compensation Survey Data
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

FULL PROFESSORS
$159,300
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS
$105,700
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS
$95,700
INSTRUCTORS
$135,600

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