Academic Survival Tips
1. If you have a problem in a class, talk with the professor. Don’t wait until it’s too late.
2. Any time you have a concern, see your academic advisor. He or she will be glad to help you get the assistance you need.
3. Don’t miss class! You will get behind and have to work twice as hard to catch up. If you must miss a class, contact your instructor in advance. It is your responsibility to make anything work that you miss.
4. Own your education and college experience! Decide what you want to gain from your experience here and make it happen.
5. Buy a personal calendar and enter the dates for all the test, papers, and other assignments you have in all your classes.
The Add/Drop period lasts the first five days of the semester. A student can make changes in BraveWeb but should consult their academic advisor before doing so. After this period, a student has to complete the Course Withdrawal Form to be removed from the class. This form can be obtained from Registrar’s Office website. Once the form is complete the form is turned into the Registrar’s Office.
Repetition of coursework and grade replacement policy
Student who wishes to repeat a course must adhere to the following policies:
1. The original course and the repeat course must be taken at UNCP.
2. The course being repeated must be the same course taken previously; no substitutions are allowed.
3. Students may repeat a course a maximum of three times. Exceptions to this limit require approval of the chair of the department offering the course and the appropriate dean.
4. All grades received in courses repeated will be used to compute the quality point average, unless the student elects to use a grade replacement (see “Grade Replacement Policy” below).
5. A student will receive credit (earned hours) for a course one time, and the most recent grade will be used in meeting graduation requirements.
6. All entries remain a part of the student’s permanent record.
7. First-year students are limited to 15 hours of replacement coursework.
A student that starts their academic career at UNC Pembroke can withdraw from a maximum of 15 hours. After a student has withdrawn from the maximum allowed number of credit hours, any subsequent withdrawal will result automatically in a grade of “F”.
Please note: The Academic Catalog is the final source on all academic policies. All students will have access to the Academic Catalog in the fall which is available at catalog.uncp.edu.
2020 – 2021 GENERAL EDUCATION CHECKLIST:
ACADEMIC STANDING POLICY
A student’s academic standing during any term is determined by the cumulative grade point average (GPA) earned on the total quality hours. To be in good standing, a cumulative GPA of a 2.0 and 67% or greater earned-to-attempted pass rate must be maintained. Individuals with less than a cumulative 2.0 GPA are placed on either probation or suspension. Individuals with less than 67% earned-to-attempted pass rate are placed on progress warning. Students are advised on their academic status at the end of every regular semester via email, Braveweb, and mail sent to their address on record. It is the student’s responsibility to know his or her academic standing status and to ensure that an accurate mailing address is on file with the Registrar.
A student is placed on Progress Warning when his or her pass rate falls below 67% but the cumulative GPA is 2.0 or higher. The pass rate is calculated by dividing the number of earned hours by the number of hours attempted at UNCP. Students on Progress Warning are not in good standing and will be advised of their status each semester until their pass rate reaches 67%.
A student is placed on Academic Probation when his/her cumulative GPA falls below 2.0. Students on academic probation are eligible to attend the University while carrying a cumulate grade point average below 2.0 under specified provisions but are not in good standing.
Students on probation have two semesters to improve their academic performance. If a student takes a leave of absence after one semester of probation, he or she would still be under probation for one semester after returning. Enrollment for the probationary term will be limited to a maximum of 13 semester hours, and students must participate in the services for probationary students offered through the Center for Student Success (CSS). This is a mandatory requirement. Failure to participate in CSS services will result in immediate Academic Dismissal at the end of the semester. Students should refer to the CSS website for more information on these services.
By the end of the second probationary semester, students must achieve one of the following:
1. Raise the cumulative GPA to a minimum of 2.0, or
2. Earn a minimum GPA of 2.3 for the second probationary semester.
Failure to meet one of the conditions above will result in a mandatory suspension from UNCP for one semester. Students who earn a 2.0-2.299 GPA in the second probationary semester, are eligible and have the option to appeal (see Suspension Appeals). If the appeal is approved, the student will forfeit the one semester suspension and will be allowed to continue on probation for two additional semesters. Refer to the section on Academic Suspension for more information.
To return to good standing, a student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. A probationary student who has earned a semester GPA of 2.3 but who has not achieved a cumulative GPA of 2.0 is continued on probation.
If a student does not meet the above GPA requirement(s) during the second probationary semester, he/she will be suspended for one semester. After the suspension semester, the student must successfully appeal (see Suspension Appeals) before applying for readmission. If approved for readmission by the Suspension Appeals Committee, the student will be readmitted to the University for two additional semesters (Fall or Spring) on academic probation. Failure to meet the GPA requirements at the end of the fourth semester on probation will result in Academic Dismissal from the University.
Academic Dismissal will occur when a student on Academic Probation after returning from Academic Suspension fails to satisfy all of the probation requirements. All students who fall on Academic Dismissal are ineligible to enroll at UNCP for two years. After the two year dismissal, the student must successfully appeal (see Suspension Appeals) before applying for readmission. Upon, return from Academic Dismissal, the student will be considered on academic probation. Failure to meet the probation requirements will result in Academic Dismissal.
Suspension Appeals after Completing Mandatory Suspension
A student who wishes to be readmitted after an academic suspension or dismissal must appeal to the Suspension Appeals Committee. Specific deadlines for each term can be found on the Web sites of the Center for Student Success (CSS) and the office of Financial Aid.
Appeals are coordinated by the staff of the Center for Student Success. Individuals wishing to appeal a suspension should contact CSS to schedule a meeting with a counselor to develop an appeals packet. Complete appeals packets include, at a minimum, a letter of appeal, a Success Contract, supporting documents of personal/medical reasons for performance, and statement of strategies/support programs that will be utilized during the semester to attain good academic standing status. No appeals will be heard if received after the deadline, and the decision of the Suspension Appeals Committee is final. Students whose appeal has been denied may not appeal again unless there has been a material change to their academic record. Students whose appeal has been approved must participate in the Center for Student Success’ services for probation students. Failure to participate will result in immediate Academic Dismissal at the end of the semester.
Special Readmission Policy
Any former UNCP student who was academically dismissed, suspended, or placed on academic probation at the end of his/her final semester and has not attended UNCP for a period of two (2) academic years may apply for readmission under the Special Readmission Policy. All students admitted under this policy return on probationary status and must follow the policies and procedures outlined under “Academic Probation” in the Academic Policies section of the UNCP 8 9 catalog and on the website of the Registrar. In order to qualify for the Special Readmission Policy, students must earn a 2.0 or higher in their first 12 hours after being readmitted. Students may apply for readmission under this policy one time. Once approved, the decision will not be reversed. Upon meeting the requirements for this policy, the student’s GPA will be computed excluding all previous grades below C (2.0). All grades will remain on the student’s transcript, but only those previous courses in which a grade of C or better was earned will count toward graduation. All course work, however, will count toward attempted hours, and all grades, including those from the student’s previous GPA, will be calculated for honors purposes. Students admitted under the Special Readmission Policy may not make use of the grade replacement policy and must continue to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.00. Failure to maintain this minimum GPA will result in a two-semester suspension. Departments with more rigorous GPA standards than the general University requirement of 2.0 have the right to deny admission to a program. Any student readmitted under this policy must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours at UNCP after readmission in order to qualify for graduation. Students must apply for the Special Readmission Policy through the Registrar’s Office.
Tips for Registering
Important Notation Definitions
Instructor override required: Many times an instructor will close a course so that they can discuss the course with the students registering or if it is meant for a specific group of students. You can contact the instructor to request that they allow you into their class. If they state yes, you will be asked for your Banner number. Provide it and they will update the system to allow you in. You will still need to register for the course after they complete the override.
Pre-requisite, Test Scores error: You will see this message if you do not have the test scores or prerequisites for the class. See your advisor or the department for the class if you feel that this is an error.
Student Attribute: If you are told you are unable to register for a course due to a student attribute that means you are not in the population of students that the course is intended for. Some examples are: Honors College, Business online only students or College Opportunity students. If you are in one of these population, see your contact for that group to get the necessary override.
What if the class is full? If a class is full and there are no seats remaining, you can waitlist the class. When you waitlist the class BraveWeb will email you when a spot comes available. Once the email is sent you will have a set amount of time to log onto BraveWeb and register for the class. If you do not register for the class then the spot will be offered to another student. Check your email at least twice a day.
Things to keep in mind: The Do’s and Don’ts of Registration Do’s
Keep your preloaded courses if you are part of a learning community
Enroll in General Education Classes
Consult with an advisor if you plan to take a course that is not part of the General Education Curriculum
Enroll in at least 12-15 semester hours to stay on track for a timely graduation
Please Ask questions!
Change any of your preloaded courses without talking to an advisor
Enroll in ANY 3000 or 4000 level course
Enroll in an internet (online) course if there is open seat in the same course on-campus
Enroll in ANY 2000 level course that is not part of the General Education Curriculum without consulting an advisor
Enroll in any course that is at a distance education site (ex. SAND, RICH, FSU, CFCC, FT BRG, RAN, HOKESC, CFVH,SCC,)
Keep in mind
• Schedule your classes over all five days.
• Don’t schedule classes that will conflict with work or team schedules.
• Balance your schedule with courses from different General Education areas.
• Don’t enroll in early morning classes or late afternoon classes if you are not going to be successful in classes held at those times.
• Don’t schedule too many back-to back classes.
• Don’t forget to give yourself time for lunch!
• Don’t be afraid to ask questions!
Classification At the end of each semester, students are classified on the basis of hours earned. Classification determines when a student registers for classes; it does not affect continuance at UNCP. Freshman: 0-29 semester hours
Sophomore: 30-59 semester hours
Junior: 60-89 semester hours
Senior: 90 or more semester hours
Academic and Military Outreach 910.775.4438
Accessibility Resource Center 910.521.6695
Brave Central 910.775.4620
Campus Engagement and Leadership 910.521.6482
Campus Recreation 910.521.6586
Career Center 910.521.6270
Cashiers Office 910.521.6471
Center for Student Success 910.521.6625
College Opportunity Program 910.521.6223
Community and Civic Engagement 910.521.6163
Counseling and Psychological Services 910.521.6202
Dining Services 910.521.6360
Diversity and Inclusion 910.521.6508
Financial Aid 910.521.6255
Fraternity and Sorority Life 910.775.4307
Housing and Residence Life 910.775.4253
International Programs 910.775.4095
NC Health Careers Access Program 910.521.6673
Police and Public Safety 910.521.6235
Student Affairs 910.521.6226
Student Conduct 910.521.6851
Student Health Services 910.521.6219
Student Support Services (TRIO) 910.521.6276
University Bookstore 910.521.6222
University Center 910.521.6584
University College 910.521.6221
Writing Center 910.521.6546
Important Fall 2020 Dates
Wednesday, August 5: Fall Classes Begin
Tuesday, August 11: Last day to add/drop classes
Monday, September 7: Labor Day (University Closed)
Thursday, September 3: Immunization deadline
Monday, October 5-Friday, October 9: Advising for Spring
Friday, October 9: Last day to withdraw from regular session courses
Monday-Thursday, October 12-15: Pre-Registration for Spring
Thursday, November 12: Classes End
Monday-Friday, November 16-20: Final Exams
Braves Card: This card services as both your UNCP ID and your dining account.
BraveWeb: Students may register for courses, pay tuition, check grades and complete a host of other services.
Canvas: This is an e-learning tool in which professors post assignments and communicate important information regarding the class.
CCE: The Office for Community and Civic Engagement encourages student to give back to the local community and to be an advocate for change.
CEL: The Office of Campus Engagement and Leadership formally known as The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership encourages students to get connected, engaged and take active leadership roles on campus.
C.O.P. College Opportunity Program assists selected freshman students in a learning community to help understand their individual writing strengths and weaknesses more effectively
CSS: The Center for Student Success is located in the DF Lowry building next to Starbucks. Stop by here if you need help with advising or changing majors/minors, need to schedule a tutoring/SOAR appointment, or have a hawk alert.
GPAC: The Givens Performing Arts Center plays host to numerous events every year. Some events include Broadway musicals, speakers and musical acts.
Hawk Alert: is designed to identify students who are having academic difficulty at any point in their academic career. By identifying these students, the Center for Student Success can address their needs, thereby increasing the likelihood of their success. If you get sent a Hawk Alert, follow up immediately.
OSDI: The Office Student Inclusion and Diversity promotes a campus environment where all students feel welcomed.
PAC: The Pembroke Activities Council works to bring exciting entertainment to The University of North Carolina at Pembroke that will help enrich campus life. This is a student run organization.
RISE: Research Initiative for Scientific Enrichment supports student research and academic activities at all undergraduate levels. This program is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in biomedical or behavioral science research.
SOAR: Soaring Towards Academic Resilience provides academic coaching for students who need additional academic help.
The Indian Head: This is the campus Yearbook. Make sure you get your picture taken. Watch E-announcements in your Bravemail for the date. Your Yearbook is included in your fees so pick up a copy in the spring.
The Pine Needle: This is the campus newspaper.
The UC: University Center and Programs includes two facilities; the James B. Chavis University Center and the University Center Annex. University Center and Programs is more than just services and facilities. It is also people and programs. University Center and Programs gives the entire university community a place to socialize, eat, enjoy special events, or just relax.
Academic Support Services
ACCESSIBILITY RESOURCE CENTER D.F. LOWRY 107 910.521.6695 The Accessibility Resource Center works with each student on a case-by-case basis to determine eligibility and implement appropriate and reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disability Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2009. Appointments are requested.
CENTER FOR STUDENT SUCCESS D.F. LOWRY 324 910.521.6625
Educational Advisory Board Student Success Collaborative (EAB-SSC)
EAB/Student Success Collaborative (EAB/SSC) is an online advising platform that UNC Pembroke will using starting Fall 2018. Students can schedule appointments with their advisors and professors and request/schedule tutoring appointments through EAB’s platform. Students can also communicate with their advisors and professors by email and/ or text within EAB, fostering a direct pathway of communication. EAB/SSC is housed within the Center for Student Success and is available online 24/7.
Supports students that are deciding on their major or students in transition. We help students choose an appropriate major/minor, answer questions about academic policies, connect to major advisors, and assist using BraveWeb.
The Resource Learning Lab (RLL)
The RLL offers computer-based, self-paced tutoring in basic writing skills that entail topics from composing sentences, paragraphs, and essays, to addressing common writing problems, basic reading comprehension, and word problem dissection.
The Honing Academics With Knowledge (HAWK) Alert Program
The HAWK Alert Program is designed to identify students who are having academic difficulty at any point in their academic career. After students are identified, they are referred to various student support services across campus.
The Tutoring Program provides free tutoring services to all UNCP students who need further assistance in currently registered courses. Led by a professional or peer tutor, each scheduled tutoring session will last approximately one hour in length. The tutor will help the student to better understand the course material by connecting ideas, forming concepts, explaining events, and asking questions that will help the student to increase their understanding of the course material.
NEW STUDENT PROGRAMS TEAM JACOBS HALL SUITE H 910.521.6662
New Student Programs in CSS is committed to providing programs that will ease the transition of our new students and their family members to The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Programs and events include Learning Communities, Welcome Week, Family Weekend, and New Student Orientation. Through every event we strive to make new students and their family members feel welcome and appreciated, while promoting student success and a love for #Bravenation. Targeted student populations include:
• Frist-Year Students
• Transfer Students
• Commuter Students
• Adult and Non-Traditional Students
• Parent and Family Members
NC HCAP-JACOBS HALL SUITE F 910.521.6673
NC-HCAP offers on and off-campus activities to identify, recruit, motivate and strengthen the academic and basic skills background of underrepresented minority, socio-economically disadvantaged, and first generation students for health training and professional programs. The major program components consist of: health career advisement, structured student workshops for professional test prep (MCAT, GRE etc.), sponsorship of the Health Careers Club, the Clinical Health Summer Internship Program, the UNCP/BSOM Early Assurance Program, and the NCSU and Tuskegee College of Veterinary Medicine scholar and pathway programs. If you’re interested in pursuing a health professional career please stop by Jacobs Hall, Suite F!
TRIO/STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES JACOBS HALL SUITE B 910.521.6242
Student Support Services is a federally funded program which provides the following services to eligible UNCP students: (1) Tutoring, one-on-one or in groups, (2) Study skills assistance, (3) Guidance in academic advising, (4) Personal and social counseling, (5) Career development, and (6) Assistance in applying for financial aid. Priority is given to applicants who are low income, disabled, or first generation college students.
WRITING CENTER D.F. LOWRY 308 910.521.6546
The University Writing Center offers individual tutoring in writing. We will support you as you plan, write, and revise papers assigned in your UNCP courses. See our website to make an appointment with a University Writing Center tutor. http://www.uncp.edu/writing/
STUDENT AFFAIRS OFFICES
CAMPUS ENGAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP- 243 University Center 910.521.6482 The Office of Campus Engagement and Leadership’s mission is to provide meaningful co- and extra-curricular developmental and educational opportunities for students in a highly personalized and student-centered educational environment. We focus on leadership development, student organization support, and activity based programming. Specifically we will:
• build student leadership capacity by framing and teaching leadership as a purposeful, collaborative, values-based, and relational process of people in a supportive community creating positive change.
• support student organizations and their leaders as integral members of the University community by serving as an organizational development clearinghouse including the advisement of PAC (programming board) and SGA (student government), and,
• create educationally-driven, celebratory, social, interactive, and student-centered events that contribute to Student Affairs’ development of a robust and engaging University community.
CAMPUS RECREATION - 1192 Jones PE Building 910.775.4572
Campus Recreation believes that physical activity and healthy life choices are vital to a person’s total well-being. Based upon this belief, a broad and diversified program of recreational activities are provided for the campus community. Students at UNC Pembroke have the opportunity to participate in Intramurals, Club Sports, Adventure Leadership Series (ALS), and can make use of the Campbell Wellness Center and the University Pool. Participants have the opportunity to develop lifetime recreational skills, gain an appreciation for healthy choices, and develop positive social interactions that lead to lifelong relationships.
CAREER CENTER - 220 University Center 910. 521.6270
The Career Center is located in the Chavis University Center, Room 220. The Center’s purpose is to assist students and alumni with career planning and the job search. Career advisors are available to assist students in deciding their major, assessing their skills and interests, exploring job information, writing resumes and cover letters, polishing interviewing and networking skills and developing job-search strategies
The Career Center also hosts a number of events annually such as the Business Etiquette Dinner, Career Expos, the Teacher Education Fair and workshops for classes, programs and in collaboration with both campus and community groups.
Walk-In Wednesdays (no appointment necessary) are available in both Fall and Spring semesters, except on event days. You may speak to a Career Advisor on any number of topics, but are designed for quick interaction. For more in depth conversations, appointments are recommended.
The Career Center coordinates Brave Opportunities for students seeking on and off campus jobs. Students will need to create a Brave Opportunities account to search and apply for positions. For more information view The Career Center’s website at studentaffairs.uncp.edu/career-center. Office hours are 8:00 am-5:00 pm, Monday-Friday. Appointments are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 am -4:30 pm.
COMMUNITY AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT - Suite M and K Jacobs Hall 910.521.6163
The Office for Community and Civic Engagement (CCE) supports the university’s mission to develop responsible citizenship through education opportunities and provide service to our neighboring communities. We provide opportunities for students to recognize their civic potential and take initiative to develop it. Students enrich their education experience through active, engaged service through both co-curricular and academic service-learning opportunities. To find more information about volunteer opportunities, visit UNCP Serve (http://serve.uncp.edu) and login using your UNCP username and password.
In addition to providing service opportunities for students, CCE oversees UNCP’s CARE Resource Center, an on-campus food pantry and professional clothing closet. Students in need of food or clothing assistance can visit the center twice per month. The CARE Resource Center is located in Wellons Hall, Suite C.
COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES - 225 Braves Health Center 910.521.6202
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides services for students struggling with issues that affect quality of life. Our focus is of a developmental and preventative nature to help students learn to balance their lives. CAPS is a member of the division Student Affairs. Our division mission is to serve, shape and support students in the achievement of their academic and personal goals. Concerns that may be addressed are, Stress or Time Management, Alcohol or Other Drug Use, Gender and Sexual Identity, Relationship Issues, Sexual Assault, Relationship Violence, Asperger/Autism Spectrum Issues, Eating Disorders, Depression , Anxiety, Family Issues, Self-Esteem, Coping, and Problem Solving.
WHAT DOES CAPS HAVE TO OFFER?
Psychotherapy is the process of healing through a focused and professional relationship with a trained clinician. We treat behavioral, emotional, and relationship issues using individual, couples, family and group therapy.
CAPS offers walk-in hours every day Monday through Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm throughout the academic year. Walk in is a time to come in and ask a question, find information, or just talk to a CAPS staff member about any concern you may be dealing with. First come first serve, 20 min consultation.
All clients of counseling services have access to our contract psychiatrist for medication monitoring, psychiatric evaluation and medication maintenance.
Counseling staff is available Monday through Friday 8 a.m.—5 p.m. In the event that a crisis occurs after hours, follow the prompts from our phone to access the best option for services 910.521.6202.
Group therapy offers the opportunity to address issues, concerns, and problems in an interpersonal setting with peers and a therapist leader. Group therapy provides a safe place to work on relationships, intimacy, and self-esteem.
CAPS offers comprehensive clinical assessment batteries for learning disabilities, diagnosis, and treatment planning.
Care Referral System
The CARE referral system is designed to get support to students struggling within the academic or social environment at UNCP. Once a care referral is reviewed, outreach and resources are coordinated through the case manager. http://www. uncp.edu/sa/care_team.htm
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY- 138 PINCHBECK FACILITIES BUILDING 910.521.6792
The Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Office works to proactively mitigate environmental, health and safety issues on campus before they impact can anyone in the campus community (Students, Faculty, Staff, or guests on campus). We do this through facility inspections, comprehensive safety training, and day-to-day engagement with the campus community. Currently, classes taught by the EH&S Office include New Employee Safety Orientation (Slips/Trips/Falls, Accident Reporting, Office Ergonomics, Active Shooter, Personal Protective Equipment, Fire Safety, Blood Bourne Pathogens, and Hazard Communication), Golf Cart Safety course, CPR/ Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) course, and a Fire Extinguisher training course. Although the majority of the classes currently taught are intended for campus employees, students can enroll in the CPR/AED class if they are employed by a department on campus and their job requires certification (Athletic Trainers, Coaching Assistants, Wellness Center Staff, etc.) The EH&S Office coordinates the turn-in and proper disposal of Hazardous Waste, Universal Waste, and Non-Regulated Waste generated by the University. All accidents occurring on campus are investigated by the EH&S Office and a root-cause determination of the accident is made and recorded. The EH&S Office also serves as the point of contact dealing with outside regulatory bodies such as OSHA, NC Department of Environmental Quality, Department of Labor, etc. and conducts monthly inspections of all facility mounted fire extinguishers and AEDs
FRATERNITY AND SORORITY LIFE - 225 UNIVERSITY CENTER 910.775.4307
Fraternity and Sorority Life is part of the Office for Campus Engagement and Leadership and provides an opportunity for lifetime membership in an organization committed to values-based leadership. The cornerstones of Fraternity and Sorority Life are academic excellence, leadership, community service and philanthropy, as well as brotherhood and sisterhood. Fraternity and Sorority membership provides resources for mentorship, leadership development, academic success and career networking. The UNCP Fraternity and Sorority Life GPA is higher than the overall UNCP undergraduate GPA. UNC Pembroke hosts a number of Fraternity and Sorority Life chapters designed to provide a great fit for students.
HOUSING AND RESIDENCE LIFE - 225 UNIVERSITY CENTER 910.775.4307
On campus student housing at the University of North Carolina Pembroke is designed to enhance a student’s total education experience by utilizing housing as a unique learning environment. An integral and rewarding experience of Housing and Residence Life is meeting new people who will become lifelong friends, having regular contact with faculty and administration, and having convenient access to numerous programs and facilities throughout the year. The department offers a variety of programs which enhance a student’s Intellectual, personal, and social development.
OFFICE OF STUDENT INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY - MULTICULTURAL CENTER, OLD MAIN, SUITE 124 – 910.521.6508
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion creates a Braves environment where matters of inclusion, respect, and affirmation are required. Furthermore, we value individuality, along with trust and openness, by advocating for diversity and inclusion. We are Braves, We are (U)nity, (N)ourishment, (C)ommunity and (P)ride!
POLICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY- BUSINESS SERVICES BUILDING 910.521.6235
The Police and Public Safety Department at UNC Pembroke is committed to providing professional law enforcement and public safety services to the campus community. Through implementation of technology, officer training, dedication, strong work ethics, and by working as a team, the department will be recognized and respected as a leader among campus law enforcement agencies. Personnel who are given the task of public safety at UNCP to protect students, faculty, staff and visitors are committed to exemplary, efficient, and professional service in their everyday duties. Understanding that community safety is a responsibility shared by all, members of the UNCP Police Department seek meaningful partnerships with those they serve so that a culture of safety, respect and cooperation is appreciated by all. Integrating technology such as surveillance cameras, emergency call boxes, on-demand emergency alert systems, and informational databases with seasoned experience in public safety found in each officer, the personnel at UNCP Police is prepared to meet any situation, large or small, to ensure that safety and service is enjoyed by all.
STUDENT CONDUCT - 207 UC ANNEX 910.521.6851
The Office of Student Conduct is to administer a developmental and educational student discipline program that encourages accountability, critical reflection and active decision making.
Through programming, advisement, and interaction, we seek to increase awareness of the University expectations of student behavior, encourage civility, and promote self-responsibility.
STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES- 103 BRAVES HEALTH CENTER 910.521.6219
Student Health Services offers outpatient health care to students. Students enrolled at UNCP pay a Student Health Services Fee as part of their tuition each semester. This fee pays for most of the services provided by SHS. Students referred for hospitalization, specialty care, and diagnostic services not offered through SHS are responsible for the cost of these services, unless covered by health insurance. Medical excuses for students may be obtained from Student Health Services only when the student sees the doctor or nurse BEFORE class is missed.
Available medical services include:
• Primary medicine
• Sick Visits
• Routine gynecologic examinations
• Contraceptive health education
• Immunizations (TB & FLU)
• STD Testing
• Confidential HIV testing
• Pregnancy Testing
• Allergy injections
• Laboratory services
• Nursing services
• Minor injury treatment
• Health education programs
The Contraceptive Health Education Clinic and routine gynecologic examinations are by appointment only 910.521.6219. The waiting times for these services vary depending upon the number of patients using the clinic. For more information, stop by Student Health Services or call 910.521.6219
UNIVERSITY CENTER AND PROGRAMS - 210 UNIVERSITY CENTER 910.521.6584
James B. Chavis University Center
The Chavis University Center is located in the center of campus and serves as the hub of campus activities. The University Center was dedicated in honor of Dr. James B. Chavis, vice chancellor for Student Affairs who served UNCP from 1964- 1999. The University Center is open daily to campus and community guests. Hours are subject to change due to special events. Summer and holiday hours may vary. The University Center is home to the Information Station and the Braves Share Program. Students may use free loan equipment with a valid UNCP ID. Program and activity spaces are available at the University Center Annex and the Hawks Nest game room.
University Center Annex
The University Center Annex provides additional programming space for the campus. The Annex has a multipurpose space, two conference rooms, and the Office for Student Involvement and Leadership with support to two student organizations, Student Government Association and Pembroke Activities Council. Hours for the Annex are determined by scheduled programming in the space. Normal operating hours are 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Hawks Nest Game Room
The Hawks Nest is located on the first floor of the Chavis University Center. This area is dedicated recreational space for use by UNCP students, faculty, and staff. Recreation activities include billiards, bowling, video gaming and more. Reservations for use by university or community organizations can be made in advance through the Facility Reservation System.
BRAVE CONNECT: BRAVECONNECT.UNCP.EDU
BraveConnect is a centralized and easy-to-use engagement platform promoting and tracking co- and extra- curricular opportunities. The platform allows students to discover, connect, engage, manage, and document a variety of engagement opportunities.
To discover opportunities via BraveConnect, you will need to login using university credentials. First time users will be prompted to update their profile and preferences. This information will allow the platform to identify recommended student organizations and campus events based off of your interests. The ‘Organizations Directory’ is where students can discover recognized student organizations of all types (e.g. honorary organizations, club sports, fraternities or sororities, student governance, etc.). Clicking into an organization’s page will provide you a general overview of the organization, display upcoming meetings or events, and organization contact information. The ‘Events’ tab will display all of the upcoming events such as leadership development opportunities, organizational meetings, or social events. You can also filter upcoming events by category, theme, recommendations, or perks!
Handshake is a clearinghouse for all on-campus student employment, including work-study, non-work-study, graduate assistantship, and Hawk Assistantship positions. First, to access the database and the Handshake Guide, visit http:// studentaffairs.uncp.edu/career-center/files/2017/08/Student-Handshake-User-Guide-1.pdf. Second, students will need to create an account and an online profile, which highlights professional skills and experiences. Third, students can search and apply for open positions directly through the system. For questions about Handshake, contact the Career Center by calling 521-6270. Questions about work-study awards should be directed to the Office of Financial Aid.
UNCP SERVE: SERVE.UNCP.EDU
UNCP Serve is a web-based, mobile-friendly solution that enables UNCP to pair students, faculty, and staff with meaningful service opportunities. Any UNCP student, faculty, and staff can login using their UNCP credentials. This site serves as the hub for volunteer opportunities, tracking service hours, discovering community events, and connecting with over 100 community partners. Be sure to record your service hours at serve.uncp.edu
Required Components of UNV 1000
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke understands that academic advising is a critical component of the educational experience of our students and to the retention efforts of our University. Faculty, administrators, and professional staff shall promote academic advising as a shared responsibility with our students and that academic advising will serve to develop them academically, produce pathways that are aligned with their personal values, goals, and career plans which in-turn will prepare them for a supportive role in our global society.
What is academic advising?
An advising process that assists students in developing the necessary skills to make their own intelligent choices relative to their academic goals, curriculum and personal experiences. These necessary skills include information gathering and processing, critical thinking, clarification of personal values, and decision making.
Academic advising has three major components:
• Knowledge concerning UNC Pembroke requirements, policies and procedures.
• Career and life planning that is personalized.
• A reciprocal, One-on-One relationship between advisor and advisee.
Students must complete 120 hours of coursework.
• Students must complete 120-128 hours of coursework depending on major. Make sure that you understand that in order to complete your degree in 4 years without summer school, you will need to average a minimum of 15 hours a semester of earned coursework.
• You must complete all the general education requirements. You must also pass ENG 1050 and ENG 1060 with a C or better.
• You must complete all course requirements for your major. Please note that some majors have a high number of university electives. University electives can be earned through any coursework at UNCP, not just major courses. This concept can sometimes be confusing to students so make sure to ask questions if you are unsure if a course will meet university electives, however you must meet the credit hour requirement for the major.
• Students must earn an overall GPA of 2.0 and a 2.0 in their major courses. Every department defines which courses count as the major courses so you should ask your academic advisor to explain which courses will count in the major GPA. For example: Chemistry includes MAT 2210 and 2220 in their major GPA but Biology only utilizes courses with a BIO prefix.
• You must meet the requirements of only one catalog. You can change to a later catalog if you choose but you must follow all policies of the later catalog. If you leave the university and must readmit, your catalog will change. Students in good standing will remain active for one year after leaving the university.
• Application for graduation must be completed the year before you graduate, this is the end of your first semester of junior year or when you reach 75 hours. The deadline is April 1st for Spring and Summer of the following year and November 1st for the following December. If a student misses the deadline, there is an additional charge.
• Complete the writing intensive requirement. The courses will be labeled Writing Enriched (WE) or Writing in the Discipline (WD). There is a list of all courses that are offered as WE or WD in the catalog. Please make sure that you understand that you must take the class that is offered as WE or WD in the attribute on Braveweb. You must take 9 hours of writing intensive coursework, with one class labeled as Writing in the Discipline. You should begin these courses in the sophomore year. The writing intensive courses should not be extra classes but should be picked up as they are offered in the curriculum.