A Message from the President
My name is Dana Hunt-Locklear and on behalf of the Student Government Association, please allow me to welcome you to the illustrious campus of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. The Student Government Association respectfully acknowledges that the lands within and surrounding present-day Robeson County are the traditional homelands and gathering places of many Indigenous peoples. We share an ongoing responsibility to safeguard these lands.
Founded in 1887 with the original goal of preparing American Indian students to educate other American Indians, UNCP is North Carolina’s historical American Indian University and has blossomed into the most diverse college in the UNC system. With a student population of over 7,000 students, UNCP continues to provide a distinctive personal experience, while cultivating knowledge and education through tight-knit relationships between students, faculty, staff, and administration.
As Student Body President, my role is to champion the concerns of the student body along with the help of officers in the Student Government Association. UNCP’s SGA focuses to bridge the gaps between the student body, administrators, and the Pembroke community through means of advocating for student concerns. We want to ensure that the student body’s needs and wants are heard. SGA provides routes to do so through our public weekly senate meetings, forums, town halls, and legislation.
SGA is one of the many ways you can get involved on campus, and I encourage you to explore all of your avenues. With over 100 active student organizations, the Office of Campus Engagement and Leadership can connect you with groups of like-minded individuals to share your passion with, and help you learn and grow as a leader during your time at UNCP. Along with mentorship and guidance, you can explore a different side of leadership through community service with the Office of Community and Civic Engagement.
No matter what direction you choose, understand that there is a community of individuals here at UNC Pembroke who will rally around your success to be the best you that you can be, as a student and person. You will have many opportunities to learn about the uniqueness of this school and the surrounding community, while also working toward becoming a change-maker on campus.
I urge you that in whatever you do, always remember to be Brave.
Student Body President