Carolina United 2021

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“Diversity is not simply race, religion, sexuality, gender, creed; it is a plurality of experiences, perspectives, and ideas. Leadership is not simply a title, position, list of accomplishments; it is the ability and willingness to inspire yourself and others.”


What is Carolina United?

Carolina United is a program run through the Office of Student Life and Leadership that provides a safe and accepting environment for UNC students to explore diversity and multiculturalism within and between themselves. This environment is intended to foster collaborative dialogue that unites participants across their differences. Carolina United hopes to serve as a catalyst for greater recognition and celebration of this unity on UNC’s campus and in humanity.

In a normal year, Carolina United would have been a two-night, three-day retreat. Because it will be 100% virtual this year, we are changing up the format to stretch over the course of the semester and split up the amount of time on zoom. With that, you would need to be available for the following dates:


Friday, February 26th 2021 4:00p-7:00p

Saturday, February 27th 2021 9:30a-12:30p

The week of March 15th 2021: 2 hour block of time determined by your small group

The week of April 6th 2021: 2 hour block of time determined by your small group

Friday, April 23rd 2021: 4:00p-7:00p

Total Hours: 13

Application Timeline

Applications opens: January 27th 2021

Early decision closes: February 10th 2021

Application closes: February 17th 2021

What are we looking for in an applicant?


Carolina United is looking for passionate students who want to challenge themselves as individuals in an environment of perpetual growth and dynamic interpersonal exploration. Throughout this application process, we hope to get to know your authentic self. Therefore, please know that your application will be read without your name on the application and that all answers will be kept confidential.