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Thank you for your interest in Order of the Bell Tower (OBT). Current members will attest to the fact that serving the University through OBT is a very rewarding experience and allows for a more hands-on appreciation of Carolina pride and tradition. Note: The Order of the Bell Tower experience continues throughout your time at UNC so please do not underestimate the time commitment.

All current juniors, sophomores and first-year 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.

Ambassador Expectations

Estimated time commitment:  4-6 hours per week

Term of office: Time of selection through graduation

Members are required to attend all bi-weekly OBT meetings (Tuesday, 6:30 – 8 p.m.), all OBT leadership retreats and enrichment activities, and volunteer at OBT events. Members also must maintain membership in the Student Alumni Association.

Responsibilities of a OBT member include, but are not limited to:

  • Hosting events on and off campus throughout the year with fellow OBT members
  • Giving campus tours
  • Maintaining and creating Carolina traditions for current and future years
  • Ensuring the quality of all OBT programming and services
  • Supporting the enhancement of quality for all OBT programming and services through managing marketing materials, public relations and events planning
  • Communicating with other OBT members and GAA staff to advance projects to successful completion
  • Working collectively with other OBT members to fulfill the components of OBT programming
  • Volunteering at and managing OBT events
  • Coordinating and facilitating cross-organization collaboration with other GAA student groups to successfully execute the GAA’s mission

Selection Timeline

Tuesday, Dec. 12: Application Opens

Wednesday, Jan. 17 (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.): Info Fair in the Pit

Sunday, Jan. 21 (2 p.m.): Info Session II at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center

Tuesday, Jan. 23 (7:30 p.m.): Info Session III at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center

Friday, Jan. 26 (11:59 p.m.): Written Application closes

Tuesday, Jan 30 (6:30 p.m.): Interviews (Location to be announced to selected Candidates)

Saturday, Feb. 3 (2 p.m.): Applicant Social (Location to be announced to selected Candidates)

 

Tuesday, Feb. 6 (6:30 p.m.): Final Interview (Location to be announced to selected Candidates)

 

All events are required. Applicants only need to attend one information session. 

Application

You’ve read the expectations, and you’ve cleared your calendar based on the selection timeline. It’s time to apply to be a member of Order of the Bell Tower.

Apply today. 

Points of Contact

Kennedy Bridges '19
Vice President Hometown: Rocky Mount | Major: Undecided
Caroline Bowers '16
Programs Assistant
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Caroline graduated from UNC in 2016 and joined the GAA team soon after. From the mountains of North Carolina, Caroline enjoys getting outside and adventuring with her dog, Holden the Golden. She also loves going to the beach, photography, making others smile and anything that has to do with dogs.

Kylie Apple
Coordinator of Student Enrichment and Alumni Engagement
919-843-0790
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Kylie joined the GAA staff in 2016 after moving from Atlanta. She enjoys cooking, shopping, watching sports and exploring new restaurants with her husband. Go Heels!