Carolina United, as a program ascribing to this broad definition of diversity and leadership, brings together students from all walks of life and types of campus involvement. Carolina United looks for passionate students who want to challenge themselves as individuals in an environment of perpetual growth and dynamic interpersonal exploration.
Carolina United provides a safe and accepting environment for UNC students to explore diversity 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.
Throughout the week students attend sessions on topics such as Affirmative Action, Interfaith Dialogue, Conflict Resolution and more. Students also learn how to create and implement programs that will continue the mission of Carolina United once they get back to campus. Interspersed between the sessions are small group meetings in which students have time to break into their discussion groups to go deeper into the issues and share their experiences.
Carolina United seeks passionate students to apply for the participant group. Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors looking to challenge themselves and pursue growth through dynamic dialogue are encouraged to apply. Carolina United takes place a week and a half before the first day of classes in the fall semester and is free for UNC students.