Campus Y

Since its establishment in1860, the Campus Y has been the largest and most vibrant advocacy and public service student organization at UNC-CH. Thirty-two student-led social justice committees operate under the roof of our 9,000 square-foot building in the heart of historic north campus. These committees are dedicated to public health, human rights, youth development, environmental advocacy, education, poverty alleviation, and immigration policy.

Programming at the Y includes:

  • The Global Gap Year Fellowship, which provides financial support for high school students who defer admission to UNC-CH for a year to undertake work, travel, and public service abroad. There are currently 28 Fellows on campus and seven in the field.
  • The Bonner Leaders Program, an intensive community service program for 15 undergraduates a year that guides students from an exploration of direct service in a local agency to community-based research and public policy. There are currently 60 Bonners on campus.
  • CUBE, our social innovation incubator, which helps students, faculty, and staff grow and accelerate business ventures that have the potential to address social challenges both locally and internationally, creating social value through sustainable, systemic change.Fourteen social ventures are currently serving two-year residencies.

At the Y, we have developed a unique educative model that focuses on experiential learning, builds bridges between campus and community, and inspires service locally and globally. For more information, visit or email [email protected].

Campus Y
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