Meet SAGA: The Campus Y’s Newest Student-Run Committee

There are over 30 different student social justice organizations at the Campus Y dedicated to everything from public health to education to environmental justice. We would like to welcome our newest committee, the Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA), to the Y. SAGA began in 1974 as the Carolina Gay Association … Continued

Five Questions with the 2019-2020 Campus Y Co-Presidents

There was no such thing as the co-presidency when UNC’s original YMCA was established in 1860. It wasn’t until one hundred years later, when the YMCA merged with the YWCA, that the co-presidency was born. Initially, the roles were shared by one man and one woman to ensure equal representation … Continued

GEF blog: Currency legitimacy and social justice

The Global Engagement Fellowship (GEF) supports UNC Chapel Hill students conducting international social justice-oriented summer projects. The following blog was written by GEF recipient Val Lucas, a rising junior majoring in Economics and Global Public Health. My summer drew me deep into the annals of currency legitimacy, email templates, and … Continued

GEF blog: Finding home in the people of Pader

The Global Engagement Fellowship (GEF) supports UNC Chapel Hill students conducting international social-­justice oriented summer projects. The following blog was written by GEF recipient Maggie Mae O’Daniel, a rising junior studying Pre-Nursing. This summer, she is working with the Northern Uganda Medical Mission (NUNEM) to collect information on the health … Continued

Campus Y sends off 2019-2020 Global Gap Year Fellows

On Saturday, July 20, the Campus Y’s newest cohort of Global Gap Year Fellows concluded their two-week Global Gap Year Institute with a presentation and celebration for family, friends, and the campus community. Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz opened the ceremony by congratulating the fellows and emphasizing UNC’s commitment to producing local … Continued



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