External Appointments Information


External appointments is the system by which the Executive Branch of Student Government selects approximately 150 students for positions on over fifty committees across campus which address specific issues and policies affecting the university. Some of these committees are student-run entities, however most are committees that campus administrators have asked for student representation. Appointees are typically asked to attend weekly/monthly meetings where they will serve as a representative of the student body. Below is the spring external appointment list. If you have any questions, please email Sam Green at greensm@live.unc.edu. You may select more than one.

  • Administrative Board of the Library (ABL): Advises the University librarian on the administration of the University library system
  • Scholarships, Awards, and Student Aid: The committee establishes policy for scholarship and student aid funds, monitors the operations of the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid, and advises the chancellor on matters regarding scholarships and other forms of student aid.
  • Student Library Advisory Board (SLAB): Created to provide a forum in which students and the library administration can solicit and discuss suggestions from the student body and share feedback and ideas regarding library services, programs, and facilities
  • Summer Reading Book Selection Committee: Charged with accepting book nominations from the university community and ultimately choosing the book that will be used for the Carolina Summer Reading Program.
  • University Teaching Awards Committee: Committee administers the selection of teaching awards for university faculty
  • Faculty Council: Faculty Council is the governing body of UNC faculty. Student appointees are participating, non-voting members of the council who shall serve as advisors on issues that arise involving undergraduate and graduate education and services
  • Renewable Energy Special Projects Committee: In addition to overseeing a substantial student-fee-generated fund for campus renewable energy projects, the committee keeps up-to-date on upcoming renewable energy technologies, analyze feasibility studies, seek out new partnerships, write grants, and learn about campus infrastructure
  • Sustainability Advisory Committee: A recognized committee that makes recommendations on a more holistic approach to the development and implementation of sustainable policies, practices, research, and curricula across the University
  •  Buildings and Grounds Committee: Makes recommendations to Chancellor and Board of Trustees on various issues related to campus structures and grounds (including site selection and design of new buildings and alterations of existing buildings, architect selection, land use plans and policies, significant landscape changes, and siting of exterior public art).
  •  Committee on Community and Diversity: The committee is responsible for fostering community and promoting pluralism in the University by encouraging social interaction, mutual acceptance, and respect among various groups on campus.
  •  Disability Advisory Committee: The committee aims to advise university administrators on all matters related to disability needs on campus in an effort to provide all students a successful college experience
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Committee: Each year a committee comprised of representatives from the Office of Minority Affairs, the Department of African and Afro-American Studies, the Black Student Movement, the office of Student Government, the Center for Public Service, the Division of Student Affairs, the Carolina Union, and the Campus Y solicit campus-wide nominations for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarships.  The committee solicits applicants from faculty, staff and student organizations.
  • MLK Jr. Celebration Planning Committee: The purpose of the MLK, Jr. Birthday Celebration Planning Committee is to plan/coordinate educationally relevant programs/events that are designed to honor the life and legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Provost’s Committee on Inclusive Excellence and Diversity: The committee, consisted of individuals within student groups across the university, advises the Provost on all matters related to diversity affairs
  • Provost’s Committee on LGBTQ Life: Committee appointed by the Provost and charged by Provost to provide advice and counsel on all matters related to LGBTQ issues on campus as they relate to faculty, staff and student concerns.
  • Stone Center Advisory Board: Committee aids and supports Stone Center staff on all operations, programming, and continued growth of the Stone Center
  • Advisory Committee on Transportation (ACT): Committee advises the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration on issues of transportation access and development.
  • Campus Health Services Advisory Board (CHSAB): The Board exists to bring constituent concerns and give advice to the Campus Health Services administration.
  • Hardship Parking Committee Chair: A committee that reviews applications for hardship parking with the intention of fairly allocating parking spaces based on the need of the individuals applying.
  • Safety & Security Committee: The Student Committee for Safety and Security oversees the allocation of the Safety and Security Fee and acts as an advocate for better safety on campus.  The members review funding requests for safety related events such as self-defense classes and items such as assault whistles.
  • SHARE Women’s Health and Safety: Multidisciplinary approach to provide timely medical care and services to survivors of a sexual assault through a standardized procedure
  • Student Fee Audit Committee (SFAC): The committee shall establish its own guidelines for working with the appropriate university administrators to oversee the levying and expenditure of all student fee dollars
  •  Campus Recreation Board: To help develop and review long range strategic plans in the areas of Campus Recreation budget, fees, facility development, policies, and staffing
  • Student Dining Board of Directors: Responsibilities include: Formulate and implement policies that will achieve the university’s food service goals; Review the Annual Plan, which includes budgets, operating hours, menus and staffing needs. Make appropriate and reasonable recommendations
  • Student Legal Services Board of Directors (SLS): The Board is the governing body of a North Carolina non-profit created by Student Government to provide legal services to students.
  • Student Technology Advisory Board (STAB): STAB is made up students and representatives from ITS.  The advisory board is a sounding board for the students and their technology needs.  STAB discuss issues concerning the computing labs, printing, CCI program, email concerns, and IT Help Desk.
  • Instructional Technology Committee: The Instructional Technology Coordinating Committee is charged with providing recommendations to the CIO and the Information Technology Executive Steering Committee (ITESC) regarding strategies, priorities, policies and standards for campus IT. The committee is responsible for coordination across campus activities regarding:
    • Learning Management System(s)
    • Classrooms
    • CCI Program
    • Student support
  • District Court (Chair): The Chair and District Court members will be responsible for deciding upon any ruling or disputes between Student Government branches, as well as running and administrating campus-wide elected positions (such as the SBP)
  • Student Advisory Committee to the Chancellor (SACC): The purpose of the Student Advisory Committee to the Chancellor (SACC) is to provide a means for a wide range of student constituencies to speak directly with the Chancellor, the Executive Vice Chancellor, the Provost, and the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs in order to peacefully and professionally advance the interests of the students and the university.
  • Committee on Student Conduct (COSC): The committee oversees the operation of the Instrument of Student Judicial Governance, proposes changes to the Instrument appropriate to its increased effectiveness, receives proposed amendments and coordinates their study and disposition, and reports annually and in writing to the Chancellor, Student Congress and the Faculty Council.

 

Once finished, access the external appointments application portal here.