Student Organizations

SOE Student Organizations

As you grow at UNC Chapel Hill, you will discover that the more involved you become, the more you will benefit from your educational experiences, both in and out of the classroom. The School of Education sponsors student organizations that promote both academics and student life. Our student organizations foster interaction among their student members, provide community service opportunities, and host enrichment events.

Student North Carolina Association of Educators - SNCAE

The Student North Carolina Association of Educators (SNCAE) is a pre-professional organization for college students interested in a career in education. SNCAE is a division of the larger North Carolina Association of Educators, the leading professional organization for educators in North Carolina, and the National Education Association, the largest education association in the United States.

Graduate Student Association

Open to students from all graduate programs in the School of Education. 

UNC Bridge Builders

The UNC Bridge Builders is a mentoring program established through UNC Athletics. The program’s mission is to educate and inspire through Athletics. The program is committed to building a positive path for the future of minority males through mentorship, fellowship and service. In an effort to pool our talents and resources and respond to the growing needs of our local community, the Bridge Builders (UNC Athletics) collaborates with Carolina Yet & Still Initiative (School of Education) to create a school to college pipeline program aimed to reach, teach and invest in youth within the Triangle area, with a targeted focus on African American and Hispanic males. The collaboration is designed as an intervention to support the social-emotional and academic development of minority males age 5 and up. The program aims to form partnerships with external stakeholders, members of the UNC community, and local school districts to help support the struggle for education justice for boys and young men by providing transformative experiences that shape and increase educational outcomes, knowledge, skills, and life opportunities. The goal is to foster a commitment to young people that will promote pro-social friendships, strong interpersonal skills, reassert a sense of hope in the future, and encourage more men of color to serve as positive change agents within their communities.

UNC students interested in learning more about the program should contact Trevor Taylor at or Patricia Harris at The program is now accepting applications for student mentors, interested UNC students should apply here.

PROPEL Student Ambassador Program

Promoting the Recruitment of Prepared Educational Leaders

The PROPEL student ambassador program, is a leadership opportunity for SOE students who are dedicated to serving and representing UNC’s School of Education. Propel Ambassadors act as a link between the University, School of Education, and prospective students. They use their own experiences to offer insight to prospective students interested in pursuing studies in UNC’s School of Education. Propel Ambassadors provide campus tours, serve as SOE representatives, and perform duties at various SOE campus and community events.

What are the benefits of becoming a Student Ambassador?

As a Propel Ambassador students will develop a wide range of transferable skills that will benefit them in their professional careers. Student Ambassadors will gain leadership skills that will help expand their educational and professional portfolios– improving skills such as communication, team work and working with different age groups. As a Propel ambassadors will have the opportunity to get connected to and serve your campus, and help prospective students and the community learn more about the School of Education.

Program Requirements
  • Submit PROPEL application
  • Resume
  • One letter of Recommendation
  • Be a current SOE student (enrolled in at least 6 or more credit hours each semester)
  • Sophomore or higher
  • Must be in good academic standing with the University
  • Must be willing to submit a student profile for promotional purposes
  • Participate in Propel Ambassador Training Session
  • Volunteer at SOE Events per academic year ( 2 minimum)

Application due by Friday, August. 31, 2017

University Programs & Organizations

Students can also participate in a wide variety of activities around the University from student government, to musical groups, to various political and religious organizations.