Abrons Student Health Center
The mission of the UNCW Abrons Student Health Center (SHC) is to provide student centered, affordable, quality health and preventive services to the students ofUNCW. Our goal is to help students stay as healthy as possible so that they can fully engage in and out of the classroom. We see ourselves as a key component of student success here on campus.
Services include confidential diagnosis and treatment of general and acute medical problems, psychiatric medication management, nutrition services, allergy injections, immunizations, laboratory services, women’s health care, contraception services, men’s health assessment and preventive services. The health fee is included in student fees and entitles students taking six or more credit hours to unlimited visits. There are additional charges for services such as lab tests, immunizations, administration of allergy shots, and annual exams and physicals. Students taking less than six hours will be entitled to health services upon payment of the health fee. The Abrons Student Health Center does not routinely issue excuses for class absences due to illness. For more information, or to make an appointment, please call 910-962-3280 or visit us on the web at Student Health Center.
All students are required to submit a completed “Medical History Form and Immunization Record upon being admitted to UNCW. For more information, refer to the Immunization and Medical History section of this catalogue.
Student Health Insurance
All undergraduate students taking six or more credits will be required to have health insurance to attend UNCW. Those unable to show proof of existing coverage will automatically be enrolled in the university-sponsored insurance plan. Details are available on the Abrons Student Health Center website.
Health Promotion, located in the Hundley Health Education Center in the Student Recreation Center, is UNCW’s central resource for health education programs and services. The staff and peer educators develop and implement campus-wide programs designed to encourage healthy attitudes, practices, and behaviors as well as to reduce the illegal and high-risk use of alcohol and other drugs and the consequences that the members of this campus community experience as a result. Health Promotion is also the home for the CRC Hawks, UNCW’s recovery community.
Staffed by three prevention professionals, a registered dietitian and a group of peer educators, the office offers programs on nutrition, sexual health, cold/flu prevention, stress management and other health topics. The registered dietitian provides individual counseling and programs for weight management, disease prevention/management, sports nutrition, disordered eating, vegetarian and vegan diets, and other nutrition concerns. All requests for information or consultation are handled confidentially, whether for personal interest, for a friend, or for a class assignment.
There are resources including brochures and handouts on health-related topics, as well as books, magazines, and DVDs available for loan. Resident Assistants, professors, and organizations can request a program through our website. For more information, please call 910-962-4135, or visit us on the web at www.uncw.edu/healthpromo.
The UNCW Pharmacy is located in DePaolo Hall within the Abrons Student Health Center suite. Students can fill prescriptions written by UNCW providers as well as off-campus providers and may purchase over 100 over-the-counter medications and products. Crutches are also available for purchase. For more information, please call 910-962-3016 or visit us on the web at Student Health Center.
Monthly exhibitions of painting, sculpture and the graphic arts are held in a variety of spaces on campus including: Randall Library, Cultural Arts Building, Campus Life facilities, and the Ann Flack Boseman Gallery. Student art is often featured. Campus Life also features its permanent art collection of student artwork on display year round in the Fisher Student Center, Fisher University Union, and Burney Center. All exhibitions are open to the public without charge.
Association for Campus Entertainment
The Association for Campus Entertainment (ACE) coordinates many of the events that take place on campus including the Friday and Saturday night film series, novelty act entertainment, concerts, and a series of homecoming events. This student-run organization is made up of several committees including Arts, Activities, Films, Concerts, Spirit, and Homecoming. ACE student leaders coordinate 100+ events a year, learning skills such as marketing, time management, program planning, and assessment. If you are interested in more information about events or joining a committee, stop by the ACE office in the Campus Activities and Involvement Center in the Fisher Student Center, Room 2029, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The university holds membership in the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Colonial Athletic Association. Varsity intercollegiate teams are fielded for men in basketball, cross country, baseball, golf, soccer, tennis, swimming and diving, and outdoor track and field. Varsity intercollegiate teams for women are fielded in basketball, cross country, softball, golf, soccer, tennis, swimming and diving, volleyball, beach volleyball and indoor/outdoor track and field.
UNCW Athletics enriches the university through a commitment to developing leadership qualities among its student-athletes by providing opportunities which support and promote academic excellence, community engagement, and competitive success.
UNCW Athletics is committed to and intentional about allowing these beliefs to drive its decision-making and serve as the foundation for future growth.
STUDENT-ATHLETE FOCUSED: Put student-athlete development and success at the center of everything we do, by producing leaders, productive citizens and friends of the university.
COMMUNITY: Educate, enhance, serve and engage constituents of the athletics department through stewardship at local, regional and global levels.
EXCELLENCE: Be conference and national leaders through competitive success, academic performance and a complete student-athlete experience.
INTEGRITY: Operate with the highest standards of ethics, sportsmanship, honesty, trust, dignity and respect.
INNOVATION: Adopt best practices in everything we do, and foster new ideas and methods by being proactive, distinctive and resourceful.
DIVERSITY: Create, maintain and celebrate an environment that is fair, embracing and inclusive to all people.
The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act report is available online at www.uncwsports.com by clicking on the Inside Athletics tab and then on the EADA Report.
Priority I: Attract & Retain Outstanding Student-Athletes, Staff and Coaches
Priority II: Enhance Diversity, Inclusion & Equity
Priority III: Promote Academic, Competitive and Service Excellence
Priority IV: Provide the Highest Quality Experience for Students
Priority V: Engage Partners To Support Our Success
Priority VI: Enable Fiscal Sustainability
Priority VII: Fund and Build Facilities
Our mission vision and values guide our athletic community and foster a sense of family among the Seahawk Nation. The tenets that make competing as a UNCW Seahawk Student-Athlete unique include:
- Striving for excellence in all phases of campus life including academics, competition, leadership and service.
- Embracing the student-athlete experience as preparation for success at the highest levels in one’s life after graduation.
- Enjoying a comprehensive university experience, including broad engagement and involvement in the fabric of campus life.
- Taking care of one’s self by nurturing the body, mind and spirit, and using resources available to help foster success in these realms.
- Feeling an indelible sense of pride to represent UNCW at the highest competitive level.
- Accepting that as ambassadors of UNCW, student-athletes will apply the highest self-accountability and informed decision-making, promote inclusion and diversity in the broadest sense, and treat others with the utmost dignity and respect on campus and in the community.
- Expecting that students, faculty and staff will support student-athletes and UNCW Athletics in the classroom, on campus and in competition.
Campus Activities and Involvement Center
The Campus Activities and Involvement Center (CAIC) is your gateway to entertainment and involvement on campus. As part of the Division of Student Affairs, we are “creating experiences for life” by providing opportunities for students to participate actively, grow personally and explore new ideas and interests through a variety of entertainment and involvement experiences, including the annual Involvement Carnival. Our staff, and the students with whom we work, are committed to creating a vibrant campus community filled with diverse activities for all students. Activities produced by the center include UNCWelcome, UNCWelcome Back, UNCWeekends, and the Involvement Carnival. Students interested in learning about ways to get engaged with student organizations or to find out about events and activities can do so on WaveLink at https://uncw.campuslabs.com/engage.
UNCW Campus Dining is committed to providing culinary options to satisfy diverse tastes. We deliver fresh and healthy food while also providing a high-quality experience prepared by professionally trained staff and award-winning chefs. Campus Dining locations are open to meet the schedules of students, staff and faculty.
Campus Dining offers four convenience stores on campus. These provide a wide range of ready to eat meals as well as pre-packaged snacks, drinks and more!
UNCW Campus Dining features several national brands throughout campus: Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, Panda Express, Subway, Einstein Bagels, Dunkin Donuts, and a Wilmington local favorite, Port City Java located in Randall Library. Local Restaurant Row is located in Hawk’s Nest and provides a space for local restaurants to pop up on campus to offer students more variety and a taste of Wilmington right here on campus!
For a full listing of dining locations and Meal Plan options, visit www.uncw.campusdish.com. Information about On-Campus Required and on-Campus Voluntary/Off Campus Meal Plans is available at http://uncw.edu/studentmealplan. Contact us at 910.962.3560, or see the Auxiliary Services One Card office in Warwick Center for more information.
Campus Activities & Programs
Campus Activities and Programs coordinates and promotes opportunities to cultivate connection and social engagement for UNCW students. Our programs include: Association for Campus Entertainment (ACE); Ann Flack Boseman Gallery; Leadership Lecture Series; UNCWeekends; Summer @ the Dub; and the university-wide coordination of Fall and Spring UNCWelcome. For more information on Campus Activities & Programs, visit the Campus Actvities and Involvement Center (CAIC) in the Fisher University Union, Room 2041 or email email@example.com.
Summer @ the Dub
Summer @ the Dub features a comprehensive calendar of campus and community events for students throughout the summer months, including activities such as films, concerts, outdoor recreation, bowling nights, special events, summer sporting event tickets, and much more. For more information, visit www.uncw.edu/summerprograms.
Campus Life Facilities
Student life is enriched at UNCW by a broad spectrum of activities, many of which occur in or around the Campus Life facilities which includes the Fisher Student Center, Fisher University Union, Burney Center and Warwick Center. The Fisher Student Center is a 73,000 square foot facility which houses student organization offices in the Campus Activities and Involvement Center, meeting rooms, lounges, study areas, the University Bookstore, Lumina Theater – a 330-seat movie theater, Sharky’s Game Room and box office, and views of the Campus Commons.
The Fisher University Union is a 62,000 square foot facility that houses the Hawk’s Nest food concepts and dining space. The services in this facility also include the post office, the passport office, and Provisions on Demand (a convenience store). Many student service offices, including the Career Center, Transition Programs, the Upperman African American Cultural Center, Centro Hispano, the LGBTQIA Resource Office, the Campus Life Administrative Office and Student Media are located in this facility. In addition, the Ann Flack Boseman Gallery is located on the second floor of the Fisher University Union with art on exhibit throughout the year.
The Burney Center houses the largest multipurpose ballroom space on campus. The Campus Life Reservation and Event Services office, which is located in the Fisher University Union, will be happy to talk to you about this and other reservable spaces in any of these facilities.
The Warwick Center houses a large multi-purpose room which can be divided into as many as three smaller spaces. Areas of the multi-purpose room are available to the university community and the community at large for meetings, conference proceedings, etc. Dub’s Café, an all-you-care-to-eat venue, is also located in the Warwick Center.
Campus Life facilities and Campus Commons are student-oriented facilities in the center of campus that are welcoming, adaptable, well maintained, safe and accessible. These facilities are intentionally designed to be inviting and to encourage interaction with the community.
The Department of Campus Recreation organizes and administers a variety of structured or self-directed recreational services that enhance the overall wellness of the university community. Our primary goal is to provide quality recreational experiences directed toward positive change in the physical, cognitive and social domains of the university community, thus enhancing the overall educational experience. This goal is accomplished by offering a wide variety of recreational activities, conducting educational workshops and providing professional training for employees. The Department of Campus Recreation provides a multifaceted program which includes: aquatics, group exercise/fitness programs, intramural sports, Seahawk Adventures, sport clubs and special events. Campus Recreation at UNCW takes a “something for everyone” approach to programming.
CARE: Collaboration for Assault Response and Education
CARE: Collaboration for Assault Response and Education is the office at UNCW dedicated to relationship education, violence prevention and crisis response/advocacy. CARE offers education about relationship issues, including healthy relationship skill-building and consent, as well as prevention of interpersonal abuse and violence, sexual assault, stalking and harassment. Our office is located on the second floor of DePaolo Hall. We offer confidential consultations, crisis counseling, advocacy, accompaniment and referrals to students, staff and faculty who have experienced victimization, as well as those students, faculty, staff or others concerned about a loved one affected by abuse or violence. CARE partners with other campus offices and with off-campus agencies, in order to offer educational outreach and bystander intervention training. CARE is available 24 hours a day through our hotline at (910) 512-4821.
For more information, call (910) 962-CARE, or (910) 512-4821 after business hours, stop by our office in DePaolo Hall, or visit our Web site at www.uncw.edu/care.
The staff of the Counseling Center believes that a student’s successful progress towards their degree is affected by a number of personal, social and academic factors. We offer a variety of services to support a student’s academic and personal success including individual personal counseling, group counseling and personal development workshops. In addition, consultation services and outreach programs (including the In Harmony Initiative, focused on the mind-body connection) are offered for residence halls, classes, student organizations, as well as other campus departments and offices. An important role of the Counseling Center is working with students to develop the necessary skills and awareness to successfully meet their college life demands.
The Counseling Center is staffed by licensed counseling professionals including counselors, social workers and psychologists, as well as post-doctoral Psychology Fellows and occasionally other advanced trainees who have specific interests and skills in working within a university setting. Some common student concerns addressed at the Counseling Center include depression, anxiety, homesickness, relationships, coming out, cultural adjustment, family issues and grief. Assistance is also available for students with concerns related to sexual assault, substance abuse and body image. The transition to college can be particularly trying for students managing previously diagnosed conditions or on-going psychological concerns. The Counseling Center can assist students and families with identifying local providers who can keep support structures intact and provide longer term services.
Enrolled students are eligible for counseling services, which are confidential and accessible. Initial consultations and counseling appointments are available weekdays. After-hours and on weekends, phone consultation with an on-call counselor is available for students experiencing a psychological crisis by calling the Counseling Center at (910) 962-3746 and choosing the option that allows the caller to speak with a counselor.
When seeking services, students engage in an initial consultation with a counselor who will assess the student’s needs and determine the services that will best meet those needs. If a student’s needs require attention that is beyond the Counseling Center’s scope of practice, the counselor will work to connect the student with appropriate off-campus services. Students are encouraged to come and talk with a counselor about any concerns that are hindering their academic or personal success.
For additional information about the services and programs offered by the Counseling Center, please call (910) 962-3746, come by our offices on the second floor of DePaolo Hall, or visit our Web site: www.uncw.edu/counseling. Also, check our social media platforms, including UNCW Counseling Center - Youtube and Pinterest page for additional resources.
Honor Societies and Awards
Some of the organizations listed below are registered with the university through the Campus Activities & Involvement Center as student organizations. For more information about those honor societies please visit www.uncw.edu/storgs.
A. Farrell Teague Merit Scholarship for Rising Seniors (Junior)
The scholarship was created by Arthur Farrell Teague and will be used to assist rising seniors who have achieved a high level of academic and extracurricular success during their time at UNCW. Every year, a recipient will be chosen and deemed the recipient of “The Teague Award”. The scholarship is considered a merit scholarship and the recipient will be selected on demonstrated academic ability and special achievement. Recipient must have a comprehensive GPA above 3.5.
Adrian D. Hurst Award
Established by Adrian D. Hurst, emeritus professor of mathematics, this award recognizes a UNCW junior or senior math major who has achieved the highest overall academic grade point average. The award is presented each spring in the form of a plaque.
Beta Alpha Psi
Beta Alpha Psi is a national scholastic and professional accounting fraternity. The primary objective of the fraternity is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the field of accounting. This includes promoting the study and practice of accounting; providing opportunities for self-development and association among members and practicing accountants, and encouraging a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibility.
Beta Alpha Psi was founded in 1919. The Iota Alpha chapter at UNCW was chartered in 1996. Registered as a student organization through the Campus Activities and Involvement Center.
Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society
Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) is a society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research. Since its founding in 1922, more than 175,000 persons have been accepted into lifetime membership, and more than 430 chapters have been established throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Registered as a student organization through the Campus Activities and Involvement Center.
Biological Sciences Achievement Award
This award was established by the faculty of the Department of Biology and Marine Biology to honor annually the graduating senior biology major who has achieved the highest academic standing. The recipient is identified on a permanent plaque in Friday Hall.
Distinguished Engagement Award (Junior or Senior)
The Distinguished Engagement Award is presented to a select group of junior, senior, and transfer students who have made a significant contribution to UNCW over the course of their undergraduate experience. Recipients must be in good standing with the university and possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.
Excellence in Engagement Award (Sophomore or Junior)
The Excellence in Engagement Award is presented to a select group sophomore, junior, and transfer students for outstanding contributions to improving the quality of student life during their time at UNCW. Recipients must currently be in good standing with the university and possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.
Gamma Sigma Epsilon
Gamma Sigma Epsilon, a national honorary chemical society, was founded at Davidson College, Davidson, NC on December 19, 1919. The society recognizes academic excellence in chemistry and fosters a more comprehensive and cooperative study of chemistry and related scientific disciplines. The organization now has 35 active chapters in 22 states, and is growing rapidly. The Alpha Epsilon chapter was established at UNCW in 2001. Eligibility for membership includes junior or senior standing, a 3.35 GPA on at least 30 hours of chemistry courses, and a 3.35 GPA overall.
Hoggard Medal For Achievement
A medal, presented through the generosity of the late Dr. John T. Hoggard, is awarded annually to the graduating senior who, in the opinion of the faculty, has shown the most improvement during his or her years at the university.
Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education
Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education is committed to recognizing excellence and fostering mutual cooperation, support, and professional growth for educational professionals.
Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society
Lambda Pi Eta is the official communication studies honor society of the National Communication Association (NCA). As a member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS), LPH has over 400 active chapters at four-year colleges and universities worldwide. LPH was founded in 1985 at the University of Arkansas. LPH became a part of the National Communication Association (NCA) in 1988, and the official honor society of the NCA in July 1995. Registered as a student organization through the Campus Activities and Involvement Center.
Margaret Walthour Lippitt New Student Leader Award
The New Student Leader Award is designed to honor a freshman with a 3.00 GPA or higher who has demonstrated leadership potential, service to UNCW and the community, personal integrity, and significant involvement in campus organizations.
Martha M. Duncan Leadership Scholarship (Sophomore or Junior)
The Martha M. Duncan Scholarship is presented to one sophomore or junior student. The recipient must be in good standing with the university and possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00.
Omicron Delta Epsilon Economics Honor Society
Omicron Delta Epsilon was founded by Professor John R. Commons at the University of Wisconsin in 1915. Its objectives include conferring distinction for high scholastic achievement in economics and stimulating and promoting student interest in all aspects of economics. Registered as a student organization through the Campus Activities and Involvement Center.
Omicron Delta Kappa Society, Inc.
Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) is the National Leadership Honor Society that recognizes and encourages superior scholarship, leadership, and exemplary character. Membership in ODK is a mark of the highest distinction and honor.
The society recognizes achievement in scholarship; athletics; campus or community service; social, religious activities, and campus government; journalism, speech and mass media; and the creative and performing arts. Emphasis is placed on the development of the whole person, both as a member of the college community and as a contributor to a better society. Registered as a student organization through the Campus Activities and Involvement Center.
Order of Omega
Order of Omega is a leadership honor society for members of Greek organizations. Order of Omega recognizes juniors and seniors who have exemplified high standards in the areas of scholarship, leadership, involvement within their respective organization and within the Greek, campus, and local community. Members are selected from the top 3 percent of fraternity and sorority members at each institution. To date, over 500 chapters have been chartered throughout North America, each sharing the common goal of recognizing the many outstanding student leaders at their institution.
Phi Alpha National Honor Society in Social Work
Phi Alpha is a nationally recognized honor society for both undergraduate and graduate students majoring in social work. Founded in 1960, Phi Alpha now includes over 225 chapters. The Eta Omega Chapter of Phi Alpha was established at UNCW in 1998. The society recognizes students for excellence in scholarship and achievement in the field of social work. Eligibility for membership requires students to be a major in a CSEW accredited social work program, have completed 9 semester hours of social work courses, achieved a minimum social work GPA of 3.25 and a minimum overall GPA of 3.00. Registered as a student organization through the Campus Activities and Involvement Center.
Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity
Phi Sigma Pi is a coeducational national honor organization, which promotes the advancement of humanity through the application of knowledge and noble service, while fostering a spirit of fraternal unity. The Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity strives to empower every member to: Discover Your Potential. Learn. Inspire. Lead.
Phi Sigma Pi was founded at Central Missouri State University on February 14, 1916, by E. L. Hendricks, C.A. Phillips, and C. H. McClure. The fraternity became national in 1921 when a second chapter was founded at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. The national fraternity has since evolved from an honorary professional fraternity to a professional education fraternity, and then, in 1966, to an honor fraternity for all disciplines. Phi Sigma Pi became coeducational in 1977. Today, over twenty thousand students, alumni and faculty in ninety-four institutions nationwide have met the standards for membership in Phi Sigma Pi. Registered as a student organization through the Campus Activities and Involvement Center.
Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology
Psi Chi is the national honor society in psychology. It was founded in 1929 in New Haven, Connecticut to encourage, stimulate and maintain excellence in scholarship, and to advance the science of psychology. Psi Chi is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association and a member of the Association of College Honor Societies. The University of North Carolina Wilmington Chapter of Psi Chi was chartered on May 1, 1981, and is one of approximately 675 chapters nationwide. Registered as a student organization through the Campus Activities and Involvement Center.
Rachel Freeman Service and Leadership Award
The award, established in honor of the late Mae “Rachel” Freeman, is given to a senior with a cumulative GPA of 2.67 who has demonstrated commitment to bettering the lives of others, leading through example of service, and the ability to work with others to create social change. The award is presented annually at the Senior Excellence Banquet.
Senior Medallion Award (Senior Graduating in May or December)
The Senior Medallion Award is the most prestigious award presented by the Division of Student Affairs on behalf of the university community. Recipients must be in good standing with the university and possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
The Carolyn Elizabeth (Lizzy) Duffy Student Sustainability Award
The Duffy Student Sustainability Award is presented to one student who has been at UNCW at least one semester during the academic year. The recipient must be in good standing with the university and have a minimum 2.67 GPA. The Carolyn Elizabeth (Lizzy) Duffy Student Sustainability Award was created in March of 2015 to honor the efforts of Lizzy, particularly for spearheading the proposal for The Green Initiative Fund, which brought support, resources and visibility to sustainability at UNCW.
The Walter Schmid Physics Award
This award has been established in honor of the late Walter Schmid, engineer and inventor, to reward a senior bachelor of science physics major for excellence in physics. The award consists of an engraved plaque and a physics encyclopedia.
UNCW Laureate Award (Sophomore or Junior)
The UNCW Laureate Award, inspired by the Nobel Peace Prize, is presented to one Sophomore or Junior student. The recipient must be in good standing with the university and possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00.
William A. Bryan Senior Leader Award
The Center for Leadership Education and Service with the support of the Alumni Association sponsors the William A. Bryan Senior Leader Award. The award is given to a senior with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 who has demonstrated outstanding leadership on campus and/or in the community. Special emphasis is placed on integrity, creativity, ability to collaborate, and service to others. The award is presented annually at the Senior Excellence Banquet.
Housing and Residence Life
The Department Office of Housing and Residence Life is responsible for the development of educational, cultural and social programs to enhance student life on campus. The goal of the Housing and Residence Life program is to create an environment conducive to academic pursuits and the personal growth of resident students. More than 250100 Residence Life staff are responsible for the supervision of resident students in the residence halls, on-campus apartments, and suite-style buildings.
The university has residence hall facilities for over 5
4 ,000 students. All rooms are air-conditioned and furnished. Wifi and Ethernet computer networking, which allows student computers to access university software, has been installed in all residential facilities. Laundry facilities are available. The Residence Life program offers opportunities for student employment and leadership positions through hall governance. Students in all traditional residence halls and, University Suites, Pelican, Sandpiper, Terrapin, and Loggerhead Halls, are required to participate in the university meal plan program. Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors who reside in Seahawk Village, Seahawk Landing, and Seahawk Crossing will not be required to have a university meal plan.
Institutional Diversity and Inclusion
In the pursuit of excellence, the University of North Carolina Wilmington actively fosters, encourages, and promotes inclusiveness, mutual respect, acceptance, and open-mindedness among students, faculty, staff, and the broader community. Diversity is an educational benefit that enhances the academic experience and fosters a free exchange of ideas from multiple perspectives. The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion is currently comprised of four areas: the Upperman African American Cultural Center, Centro Hispano, the Women’s Studies and Resource Center, and the LGBTQIA Resources Office. These areas are engaged in coordinating the university’s diversity initiative by helping foster an educational climate that promotes intellectual interactions across campus and between the campus community and surrounding areas. The office provides avenues for inclusion for minority and non-minority faculty, staff, students, and community members and facilitates collaborative efforts to provide relevant programs and services throughout the year. The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion primarily focuses on the coordination of multicultural community outreach and faculty involvement; the academic success of students; providing assistance in the development of merit-based scholarships; partnering with academic deans to review diversity plans and accomplishments; and an annual review with vice chancellors on diversity initiatives. In an effort to diversify the campus community and facilitate a climate that encourages and supports diversity, programs offer dialogue on social justice issues, appearances by national and international performers in art, film, and music, and presentations by speakers on topics such as civil rights, journalism, literature, and politics.
International Student Organization
The International Student Organization is a support group, a social network, and a promoter of international programs. The group consists of American students who have traveled and studied abroad and international students who are enrolled at the university. The organization hopes to foster an international presence on the campus and to help international students become familiar with American culture, the local area, and university life.
At UNCW, we believe every student is capable of practicing leadership because it is not about a position or title; it is about the desire and drive to create positive change. We offer workshops, retreats, and personalized coaching that will equip you with the skills and tools needed to successfully practice leadership on campus and in the community. Students interested in leadership development opportunities can find out about upcoming events on WaveLink at https://uncw.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/caic.
Student Community Engagement
Community engagement is much more than a service hour requirement - we make it a priority to connect students with the community in a way that makes a positive impact for both the organizations and the volunteers. This can be through volunteer work (on campus, in Wilmington and in other cities like Atlanta, New Orleans, or Asheville), philanthropy projects (like donating a thanksgiving meal or holiday gifts), or by donating blood (we host monthly drives with the American Red Cross). Students interested in leadership development opportunities can find out about upcoming events on WaveLink at https://uncw.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/osle.
Fraternity and Sorority Life
Fraternities and Sororities are social organizations that can help personalize the college experience. Greek Life offers life-long friendships, leadership opportunities, scholastic support, and community engagement opportunities. Each type of organization recruits its members differently and at different times - contact us to learn more! Students interested in leadership development opportunities can find out about upcoming events on WaveLink at https://uncw.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/ofsl.
Office of the Dean of Students
The Office of the Dean of Students is committed to advocacy and education centered on student growth and self-responsibility by serving as a central resource for UNCW students, faculty and staff. Through collaboration with the university and Wilmington community, we provide assistance to members of the UNCW community by: educating students about their rights and responsibilities as members of our community; assisting students, faculty and staff with interpretation of campus policies, including the Code of Student Life and the Student Academic Honor Code; training and educating faculty, staff and students on community standards and conflict resolution; establishing grievance and conflict resolution procedures; referring students to myriad resources to increase the likelihood of their success; assisting in the coordination of 24 hour emergency and crisis response; and providing resources and education for special populations including off campus and non-traditional students, and graduate students. Our mission is to foster a respectful and dynamic community that affirms the value and contributions of each individual and which harbors and elevates democracy, civility, and diversity as paramount values.
The following services and programs are coordinated and managed through the Office of the Dean of Students: PERCH programs (off-campus, non-traditional and graduate student life programming); Alternative Dispute Resolution (peer mediation); Cornerstone Community Standards; Student Conduct; Student Academic Honor Code and Case Management (student behavioral intervention/resource referral). Student rights and responsibilities are communicated through the Code of Student Life, and we adjudicate academic and behavioral violations through the campus conduct system. Our staff is vested in the success of each and every student, and we invite you to access us as partners in assisting you in your roles as students, faculty and staff at UNCW. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students at (910)962-3119, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.uncw.edu/odos.
Office of Title IX and Clery Compliance
The Office of Title IX and Clery Compliance is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors. All members of the UNCW community are expected to engage in conduct that contributes to its culture of integrity and honor that we always strive to maintain. The university prohibits its faculty, staff and students from engaging in any form of discrimination, protected-status harassment, sexual harassment, and sexual violence, and retaliation and expects these individuals to refrain from committing acts of discrimination, bias, or sexual violence. In compliance with federal and state law and university policy, the university maintains processes to provide redress and remediation to individuals or groups who believe they have been victims of these offenses. If you have any questions or need assistance, please stop by the Office of Title IX and Clery Compliance in DePaolo Hall Room 1003 or call 910-962-2937, email: email@example.com. You may also visit: http://www.uncw.edu/titleix/ for more information and links to the relevant policies
Membership is open to any student who has had instrumental or vocal experience, with the approval of the director of the particular ensemble.
Concert Choir and Chamber Singers
The University Concert Choir and small ensemble, the Chamber Singers, regularly act as ambassadors for the university and appear on radio and television. The Concert Choir performs at least two on-campus concerts each year and tours during spring break. On occasion, the choir has participated in joint stage productions of opera and musical comedies with the drama program.
In addition to the Big Band, UNCW has several small groups that play both mainstream and fusion jazz. The Big Band has produced recordings, while the small groups have garnered awards at jazz festivals and have recorded as well. Also, each year the jazz ensembles perform with some of today’s top jazz artists during the annual UNCW Guest Artist Jazz Festival.
Wilmington Symphony Orchestra
The orchestra’s annual subscription series includes five concerts performed in UNCW’s Kenan Auditorium, the principal concert hall in Wilmington. Orchestra members include UNCW students and faculty, as well as musicians from the community.
The Wind Ensemble is organized each semester to provide instrumental music experience for wind players in a large ensemble. This ensemble performs two concerts each year in Kenan Auditorium and tours annually in the spring.
Other instrumental ensembles include the Pep Band, the Brass Ensemble, the Saxophone Ensemble, the Flute Choir, the Guitar Quartet, the Percussion Ensemble and various Chamber Ensembles.
The University of North Carolina Wilmington Concert Choir is organized each semester to provide vocal musical experience for those students who desire it. Membership is open to any student in the university, with the approval of the director, and any participant may earn credit. Participation by non-music majors may be supplemented by private lessons, also for credit.
The University Concert Choir and small ensemble, The Chamber Singers, regularly provide music for university functions, appear on radio and television, and act as ambassadors from the university at a wide spectrum of community functions.
The UNCW Concert Choir’s yearly activities have included at least two on-campus concerts and an extensive tour during the spring holidays. On occasion, the choir has participated in large, joint stage productions of opera and musical comedies with the drama division.
Seahawk Mail is a full-service U.S. Postal Service contract station serving UNCW students, faculty, staff, and the general public. Seahawk mail provides on-campus student mail services, including mailboxes and package pickup. Located in the Fisher University Union, Seahawk Mail is your one-stop shop for postage, money orders, mailing supplies, FAX services, and notary services. Seahawk Mail is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. with package pickup service until 5 p.m. Forms of payment accepted at Seahawk Mail are cash, check (with valid identification), Seahawk Buck$, and credit cards (Visa, American Express, and MasterCard. There is a required minimum purchase of $3.00 for credit cards).
Freshmen, residential and international students are mandatorily assigned a campus box for their personal and university correspondence. For students living on campus, the campus mailbox serves as their official campus address and is their only mailing address. All other students may request a mailbox assignment if desiring to receive mail or packages at Seahawk Mail. Package pickup service includes all carriers, such as U.S.P.S., UPS, Fed Ex, DHL, and floral delivery.
Students will receive an email location whe mail is ready for pickup. Students are responsible for providing a forwarding address when they move or leave the university. Please visit our Web site at www.uncw.edu/mail for more information.
Randall Library faculty offer assistance to all UNCW students and instructors in developing important research skills, including the following services:
- Individual research consultations by appointment, at the Research Help Desk and through e-mail, chat, phone or individual appointments.
- Liaison Librarians who work with faculty and students in each academic department on their discipline specific reesearch projects.
- Course related instruction: library and information research methods tailored to the course topic.
- LIB courses: 1 credit-hour and 3 credit-hour courses on library and information research methods.
- Workshops on various aspects of information research and specific resources, digital creation ad editing software, 3-D modeling and printing and other topics.
Storytelling in the Community
University students may enroll in COM 212 Storytelling in the Community, a two-credit hour course in which students are instructed and coached to visit local elementary schools and perform stories for children. In this manner, students learn to apply theoretical concepts related to performance and audience adaptation in actual settings. The course and activities emphasize interactive storytelling that directly involves audience members.
Student Government Association: Representing the Voice and Vision of UNCW Students
The Student Government Association is a democratic organization, permitting expression of student opinion, working for the best interest of the university and upholding a high standard of morals and conduct. Student activity fee money supports the Student Government Association in its objectives and activities. Officers, class representatives, and at-large representatives are elected by the student body.
Services such as Legal Services, campus entertainment, and student organization funding are primary components of the comprehensive SGA program. Executive Committees are comprised of Appropriations, Diversity and Inclusion, Marketing, Outreach, and Health & Wellness; Senate committees are comprised of Student Services, Campus Services, Academic Affairs, Internal Affairs, and External Affairs. The Student Government Association is also a member of the North Carolina Association of Student Governments.
Founded in 1948, The Seahawk, the student newspaper, publishes a weekly online edition (www.theseahawk.org) throughout the calendar year. The paper is supported mostly by advertising sales, and its staff is composed entirely of students interested in journalism, multimedia and computer-assisted design. Twice a year, Atlantis, the student magazine, publishes literature and art created by student writers and artists from throughout the UNC system. The magazine is funded by student fees and advertising, and sponsors public readings and art exhibits. TealTV is a student-run production unit that provides students hands-on experience in script writing, video production, broadcast journalism, digital-video editing, announcing and reporting. Founded in 1999, TealTV produces several original programs including “Seahawk Central News,” a program of campus news and information. TealTV’s programs air regionally on Time Warner Cable channel 5 and on the UNCW’s closed-circuit channel 77. Together, The Seahawk and “Seahawk Central” play valuable roles in UNCW’s interdisciplinary Journalism Minor. UNCW Student Media Sales & Marketing provides the program’s student publications with advertising and underwriting sales and marketing services and provides training for students interested in the business of media. UNCW Student Media also serves as home to other student organizations interested in mass media, such as Hawkstream Radio, and Flicker Film Society, which produces original student films and sponsors the annual Reel Teal Festival.
The Student Media Board (SMB) is UNCW Student Media’s governing body. A chancellor’s advisory board, the SMB advises student publications and works to ensure their First Amendment rights. Comprised of students, faculty, university staff and community professionals, the SMB allocates budgets and provides financial oversight. Applications for two student-at-large positions, appointed to the board annually, are accepted in the spring semester. More information about UNCW Student Media is available online at https://uncw.edu/studentmedia/index.html.
There are approximately 250 student organizations registered with the Campus Activities and Involvement Center. These organizations include: political, professional, academic, multicultural, religious, service, honorary, governing, graduate, special interest groups, student media, Greek letter, and sports club. ethnic and religious organizations, Greek letter organizations, sport clubs, service clubs, honoraries, governing, graduate, special interest groups, and student media. All of these organizations help to develop the UNCW community through the activities and affiliations that they create. Many of the clubs are showcased during the fall Involvement Carnival held in late August/early September. You can find out information about these organizations in the Campus Activities and Involvement Center in the Fisher Student Center, Room 2029 or on WaveLink, UNCW’s student organization and departmental management platform that offers a variety of opportunities to highlight events, showcase resources, and collaborate with others.
The Transition Programs Office is responsible for providing a comprehensive program that will assist all students and their families in their transitions to and from the university. This program exposes new students to the educational opportunities within UNCW, orients them to the academic and co-curricular life of the institution, and assists them in their on-going transition to the university beyond orientation. The Transition Programs Office also assists parents in their transition and understanding of the UNCW environment, services and changes within the university. In addition, the Transition Programs Office is responsible for the coordination of commencement.
Located in the Fisher Student Center, the UNCW Bookstore is your one-stop shop for all your UNCW needs from textbooks to school spirit apparel. You can rent, purchase used textbooks, and even buy/rent digital textbooks for all your course related materials. Shop confidently at the UNCW Bookstore as they offer a Price Match Program to Amazon.com and BN.com to help students get the best price possible. They also carry a large assortment of school supplies and tech supplies including, laptops and printers. The UNCW Bookstore offers the largest inventory of Seahawk apparel and gift items so you can show off your Seahawk pride! They are also home to Dub City Brew Café who proudly brew Starbucks Coffee where students can use their One Card funds to grab a quick beverage or snack. Forms of payment accepted at the bookstore include Seahawk Buck$, cash, credit/debit cards, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Barnes & Noble gift cards, and Bookstore Dollars** and Food Dollars (Dub City Brew Café only.
Can’t make it in to the bookstore? No problem! All of your textbooks and favorite UNCW Gear are available online at http://www.ShopUNCW.com. Simply place an online order, and we’ll notify you when it is ready!
Contact the UNCW Bookstore at 910-962-3188 or, at www.uncw.edu/bookstore for more information on bookstore services.
*Some exclusions and restrictions apply to the Price Match Program. For full details, please visit the UNCW Bookstore website or ask one of our booksellers.
**Bookstore Dollars – an optional account on the UNCW One Card that provides students with the ability to get their books and supplies without waiting for a financial aid refund by charging the selected funds to their student account. Funds on the Bookstore Dollars account do not expire – they roll over from semester to semester and are continually available to use for any item in the bookstore, including clothing items, Dub City Brew Café items, textbooks, technology items, and so much more! Please visit http://www.uncw.edu/onecard for more information.
UNCW One Card
The UNCW One Card is the UNCW student ID and official form of identification on campus. It allows the use of campus facilities, and provides safe, easy access to student housing, campus facilities, and student labs. With a valid UNCW One Card, students can check out materials at Randall library, ride the Seahawk Shuttle WAVE transit buses at no cost, and much more, including receiving a discount at local merchants through the Seahawk Savings Program. Students also have three accounts they can utilize on the One Card: Seahawk Buck$, Bookstore Dollars, and their Meal Plan. For more information on these accounts, please visit http://www.uncw.edu/onecard.
Seahawk Buck$ is the debit account feature of the UNCW One Card. With prepaid funds, students can make purchases at all food service locations, UNCW Bookstore, vending machines, student copiers, health center, pharmacy, Seahawk Mail, iPrint locations, iPrint Business Center, and more. Deposits may be made either online using the UNCW One Card Online Management Center online, or at the UNCW One Card Office located in Warwick Center.
Students can track UNCW One Card balances (Food Dollars, Seahawk Buck$, and Bookstore Dollars) at the UNCW One Card Online Management Center or on the smartphone/tablet App called “Transact eAccounts”. For more information, visit the UNCW One Card office in the Warwick Center or www.uncw.edu/onecard/.
University Information Center
The Information Center, conveniently located on the first floor of the Fisher Student Center, provides a variety of information about campus, student and community activities, as well as campus telephone numbers. The center also provides free laptop computer check out, and umbrella checkout. The Information Center also serves as the campus Lost and Found. All ticket sales, and event ticket distribution are now handled at Sharky’s Box Office (Room 1002A) adjacent to Sharky’s Game Room in the Fisher Student Center. Contact the Information Center at (910) 962-3841.
The University Theatre is a student-oriented theatre dedicated to the continuing development of all theatre practitioners. It strives to produce a total theatrical experience to support the educational, creative, and recreational potential of a campus-based theatre.
Two major productions are presented each semester, with student productions presented on demand. Participation is not limited to theatre majors.