Campus Y Student-Run Committees and Executive Board
UNC’s Campus Y is home to 31 social justice organizations and thousands of student volunteers, who are tackling a range of issues as diverse as criminal justice reform, literacy education, gender equity, and food security. Our students gain practical hands-on experience and leadership skills through these activities, translating their vision for a better, more just society into measurable local and global impact.Give Now
BY THE NUMBERS
4,000 Students who volunteer and engage with the Campus Y annually.
17 Campus Y leaders were honored with a Chancellor’s Award or Golden Fleece induction last year.
100 advocacy and awareness-raising events held annually by Campus Y committees.
WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO?
COMMITTEE SPOTLIGHT: BEST BUDDIES
Best Buddies pairs UNC students with members of the Chapel Hill community who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Best Buddies mission is to facilitate and create lasting friendships between the college buddies and the community buddies, through regular group events (talent shows, UNC sporting events, movie screenings, etc.), but also through one-to-one meetings outside of large group events. In 2018, UNC Best Buddies was named “Outstanding College Chapter of the Year”.
SUPPORT STUDENT VOLUNTEERISM AND SOCIAL JUSTICE AT UNC
How do we effectively fight for social justice in our community and address critical, local social needs? At the Campus Y, we’re building on a tradition that reaches back over a century and a half and has encompassed the civil rights, free speech, workers’ rights and anti-war movements. Campus Y students continue to deliver more than 100,000 hours of public service every year at home and abroad.
Gifts to this fund go directly to the student Executive Board and Cabinet to support student programming and operations, including funding for volunteer projects and capacity building for student leadership.Give Now