Why Become a Carolina Club Leader?

Why Become a Carolina Club Leader?

Overview | Who We Are
Carolina Clubs are groups of alumni and friends of the University formed in small geographical areas for the purposes of informing and involving these alumni and friends with the University. The Carolina Clubs program offered by the General Alumni Association affords virtually any alumnus the opportunity to remain active with the University regardless of where they live.

We believe that our Carolina Clubs network is one of our University's best links to alumni. The General Alumni Association sponsors more than 100 clubs across North Carolina, the nation, and the world. Though we depend on local volunteer leadership to maintain the organization of the clubs in each area, we are committed to providing as much support as possible because we recognize that clubs allow and promote a unique connection to UNC regardless of their point on the globe. 

Benefits of Club Leadership
Volunteering for your local Carolina Club is a great way to gain valuable leadership experience while serving your alma mater. With more than 100 Carolina Clubs throughout the US and world there are many opportunities to get involved. Becoming a club leader or volunteer offers the chance to gain valuable skills to help advance your career and enhance your life.

  • Management: Set a new direction for your local club, and help committee members implement club goals and meet deadlines.
  • Public Speaking: Serve as an ambassador for the GAA and the University at local events, greet event participants and introduce speakers.
  • Event Planning: Negotiate contracts, develop project timelines and coordinate staffing requirements.
  • Marketing: Promote club events using print and electronic communications, and contact the local media to help publicize your club's good works.

Contact the General Alumni Association's coordinator of alumni clubs at or (919) 962-6705 to find out how to get involved with your local Carolina Club or learn how to start a new club in your area.