Become a Student Leader

Become a GAA Student Leader


The application for 2015-16 leaders is now closed.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a General Alumni Association (GAA) student leader. We have a common application for all student leader positions. 

Your GAA is looking for the next generation of students to advance its premier student groups. We’re looking for leaders to bring in a fresh perspective along with brilliant new ideas. Are you a student who is willing to make a significant commitment to being part of an award-winning team? We encourage you to apply for a position on the Homecoming Committee, Order of the Bell Tower (OBT) or the Student Alumni Association Board of Directors (SAA-BOD). Where do you see yourself?

Note: You do not have to be a member of the the GAA’s Student Alumni Association (SAA) to be a member of the Homecoming Committee.

All students are encouraged to apply.

Being familiar with the information below will help you prepare a better application. Please make sure you are familiar with all dates and deadlines before applying.

Commitment and Expectations

Current GAA student leaders will attest to the fact that serving the University through one of the GAA’s student groups is a very rewarding experience and allows for a more hands-on appreciation of Carolina pride and tradition.

GAA student leadership positions continue throughout your time at UNC, so please do not underestimate the time commitment. All applicants are encouraged to review the following on the group you are looking to join.

Getting More Information

To answer any questions and give potential applicants a better idea of our student leadership opportunities, current GAA student leaders will be available at the following dates and times:

Lead Differently Reception
Monday, Jan. 12, 4 – 6 p.m.
George Watts Hill Alumni Center

The Pit
Monday, Jan. 12 through Friday, Jan. 16, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Selection Timeline
Note: the timeline has been updated

All candidates must attend a group interview.  You will indicate the group interview time on your application. Based on applications and group interviews, current GAA student leaders, GAA staff and University staff will review applicants and decide which applicants to interview; not all applicants will be granted an individual interview, this does not mean you are not selected.  Individual interviews are simply reserved for those applicants we want to get to know better.  Final decisions will be sent via email on Monday, Feb. 2.

All events below are required. If you are not available for all of these events, you are not eligible to apply.

Sunday, Jan. 18 (11:59 p.m.)


Application Deadline

Monday, Jan. 26 – Thursday, Jan. 29


Group Interviews (Union)

Monday, Feb. 2


Decisions Announced (via email)

Week of Feb. 9 – 13


Regular Meetings begin with respective groups
  Homecoming Committee (Wednesday, 6–7 p.m.)
  OBT (Tuesday, 6:30–8 p.m.)
  SAA-BOD (Wednesday, 7–8:30 p.m.)

Monday, Feb. 16 (6–7:30 p.m.)  


Leader Training Session (Alumni Center)

Monday, Feb. 23 (6–7:30 p.m.)  


Leader Training Session (Alumni Center)

Monday, March 2 (6–7:30 p.m.)  


Leader Training Session (Alumni Center)

Monday, March 16 (6–7:30 p.m.)   


Leader Training Session (Alumni Center)

Monday, March 30 (6–7:30 p.m.)     


Leader Training Session (Alumni Center)

Monday, April 6 (6–7:30 p.m.)**


GAA Student Leader Convocation (Alumni Center)

Monday, April 13 (6–7:30 p.m.)


Alternate GAA Student Leader Convocation (Alumni Center)

**NCAA National Championship Game night. If UNC makes it to the National Championship Game this event will be held on Monday, April 13.

Questions? Email