“To increase the visibility and voice of UNC System students from across the state to the North Carolina General Assembly, UNC System Board of Governors, and Campus administrations through advocacy, outreach, and policy development.”
the needs and concerns of students to local, state, and federal governmental bodies
students on the methods and systems of government outreach and advocacy
the change-making abilities of students at the campus, community, and state levels
2021-2022 Department Leadership
Scope of Department of Government Outreach
Representing 250,000+ students across the UNC System's 17 institutions, the Department of Government Outreach works with student groups and initiatives across the state to advocate student-identified concerns to their campus administration. These include but are not limited to: state investment in higher education, college affordability, campus safety, campus equity, and more. Fostering tomorrow's leaders starts with investment today.
The Department of Government Outreach meets, talks to, and builds relationships with the state's elected officials. The department advocates for student-identified concerns such as increased state investment in higher education, college affordability, campus safety, campus equity, and more.
Learn about the General Assembly
Learn about the NC Governor
Board of Governors
The Department and Government Outreach Committee work to advocate for UNC System students and the issues they face to the BoG. By maintaining contacts with board members and staying informed of events, the Department strives to amplify the voices of students.
UNCASG encourages all eligible students to not only register to vote, but to be involved and informed citizens by actively engaging in the political process, researching the candidates and issues, and then voting their conscience. This committee works to help students register to vote, locate their voting site, and advocates for voting sites on or near college campuses. For more information about voter registration in North Carolina, visit the North Carolina State Board of Elections.
If you have concerns related to these issues or other higher education governmental issues and would
like UNCASG to address them, please contact VP for Governmental Outreach Ray Palma.