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Opportunities To Get Involved

You’re a student for a few years, but your connection to Carolina lasts a lifetime. Consider these opportunities to re-connect with the University. It doesn’t matter if you live outside North Carolina or have limited free time, your GAA has just the program for you. Get involved.

Tar Heel Service Day

Show the world the incredible impact Tar Heels can make in just one day. Each year on or around Oct. 12, alumni from around the world unite to serve their community. Learn more.

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Jennifer Chandler '12
Coordinator of Alumni Clubs
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Jennifer joined the GAA team in February 2016, and she is thrilled to be back in Chapel Hill! She is a huge sports fan, and you can often find her cheering on her favorite teams: Tar Heels, Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, checking out the newest restaurants in town and spending time with her husband, friends and family.

Carolina Clubs

Carolina Clubs are groups of UNC alumni and friends living in the same geographic area who want to remain involved with the University. Clubs provide a unique UNC connection for alumni no matter where they live.

  • Become a Carolina Club leader
    Each Carolina Club exists because of the interest, initiative and leadership of local alumni volunteers. Consider joining your local club’s leadership committee. You will have the opportunity to meet and work with other alumni volunteers to plan the type of activities that interest you most. Simply find your local club leader’s contact information here.
  • Start a new Carolina Club
    If there is not an active Carolina Club in your area and you would like to find out more about how you can help start a new club, please contact us at clubs@unc.edu, and we’ll send you more information. 
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Jennifer Chandler '12
Coordinator of Alumni Clubs
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Jennifer joined the GAA team in February 2016, and she is thrilled to be back in Chapel Hill! She is a huge sports fan, and you can often find her cheering on her favorite teams: Tar Heels, Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, checking out the newest restaurants in town and spending time with her husband, friends and family.

Affinity Reunions

The GAA welcomes the opportunity to assist alumni from a particular group (i.e. student organizations, sororities or fraternities, majors, etc.) to host a reunion on campus. Just give us a call and we’ll be happy to help you start planning. Learn more.

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Tanea Pettis '95
Manager of Affinity Activities Affinity/Special Interest Activities, Light on the Hill Society Scholarship
919-843-9694
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Tanea has been a member of the GAA staff since 1998.  She currently serves as manager of affinity activities, overseeing affinity/special interest reunions, athletics, Homecoming, the Light on the Hill Society scholarship, local outreach and young alumni programming.  She’s a dedicated member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., carries her NOOK with her wherever she goes and has a large collection of Coca-Cola bottles from across the world in her office.

Class Reunions

The GAA welcomes the opportunity to assist alumni from a particular classes to host a reunion on campus. Just give us a call and we’ll be happy to help you start planning. Learn more.

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Homecoming Weekend

Tar Heel born or Tar Heel bred — either way, Carolina is in your blood. Homecoming Weekend brings back Tar Heels from across the years to re-experience UNC. Whether you’re cheering for the Heels or climbing the Bell Tower, there’s something for everyone during this weekend each fall. Learn more.

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Alumni Advisor Network

More than 7,000 UNC alumni volunteers are ready to give career advice. Whether it’s what you need to launch a new endeavor or guide you down your dream career path – the Alumni Advisor Network is here to help. Learn more.

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