Student Involvement supports students as they explore meaningful co-curricular experiences by providing resources, advising and programming. Student Involvement supports more than 700 student organizations including Student Government, the Union Activities Board, and all registered student groups.
Student Government was founded in 1921 as a student-run organization that serves as the official voice of the student body. Student Government attempts to better the student experience at NC State by functioning as a governing body and advocacy group. Involved in policy-making, adjudication, programming, lobbying, community services, and countless other activities, Student Government works alongside administrators to address student concerns.
Student Government's Four Branches include:
- Executive Branch - advocates through action: hosting town halls, sponsoring programming events (e.g., Campout and Respect the Pack), and leading initiatives
- Student Senate - the 64-member body that adopts formal stances on issues of concern, allocates the Student Government budget, and investigates complex matters
- Judicial Branch - adjudicates alleged violations of the Code of Student Conduct, including academic integrity violations
- Board of Elections - works on the elections handbook, voter turnout, voter verification and hearings on violations during elections
The Treasury Department also works hand-in-hand with every unit of Student Government to ensure monetary success to support Student Government's goals.
Students have a voice in government through participation in campus-wide elections (by voting or running) or may apply to serve on the Conduct Board as well. For more information please visit Student Government's website.
The Union Activities Board
The Union Activities Board (UAB) is a student-directed programming network of committees that plan and implement a variety of programs for the campus community. The UAB is made up of 6 distinct committees including the Black Students Board, the Diversity Activities Board, the Films Committee, the Speakers and Professional Development Committee, the Concerts and Entertainment Committee and the Leisure and Recreation Committee. UAB strives to enhance the student experience by providing fun and informative campus programs.Learn more by visiting the UAB website.
Fraternity and Sorority Life
There are over 50 fraternities and sororities at NC State University, each founded to prepare students for society through a values-based fraternal experience. These fraternal values are summarized by our Community Pillars: Brotherhood, Scholarship, Service, Leadership, and Sisterhood. How organizations enact those values through membership, programs, and activities are what makes each organization unique. Fraternities and sororities provide opportunities to get involved, helping students on a large campus build a support network of peers that share similar goals and interests. Organizations challenge members to take on new responsibilities, develop their leadership potential, be active within the campus and surrounding communities, and adopt a commitment to volunteerism and civic engagement. Fraternities and sororities also provide their members with a unique lifetime membership, connecting them with local graduate and alumni chapters and national alumni groups well after graduation.
Approximately half of our chapters provide housing for their members with 14 chapters currently living in Greek Village on campus and 5 new homes under construction. The University, in partnership with our fraternities and sororities, has committed to redevelop Greek Village over the next 10 years. At completion, Greek Village will be home to over 35 different fraternities and sororities in a combination of homes, townhouses and apartments.
For more information on membership, educational programming, or service opportunities, visit the Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life’s website, the office in 5125 Talley Student Union, or call (919) 513-2910.
Website link: fsl.dasa.ncsu.edu
Leadership and Civic Engagement
Leadership and Civic Engagement is a university department that provides unique learning opportunities that embody the value of leadership, service, and responsible citizenship. We envision leaders who lead with integrity, engage in positive change within communities, and forge a socially just world for all people.
Leadership and Civic Engagement offers opportunities including Alternative Service Break (ASB), the Leadership Development Program, the Engaged Service Scholars Program, and other programs and initiatives focusing on leadership development and civic engagement. We strive to help students become ethical and effective leaders and engaged citizens, while at NC State and beyond.
To learn more about Leadership and Civic Engagement, programs offered, and how to become involved, visit us in 4111 Talley Student Union or call (919) 515-9248.