Student Affairs - Fostering Student Learning and Success

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Off-Campus Services

During their first year at UNC-CH, a significant majority of students either chose to live in on-campus housing or in Granville Towers. That decision generally leads students to form the connections necessary for a more successful transition into the university environment. Research clearly concludes that students who chose to live on campus are more likely to perform better academically, have a greater persistence toward their degree completion, and form healthy relationships with faculty, staff, and students.

There can be significant challenges when leaving the intentional structure of an on-campus living environment. The Office of the Dean of Students is here to help students navigate their way as successful neighbors with the greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro community. The Office of the Dean of Students advocates for and educates toward the development of students as knowledgeable, active, and responsible community citizens. Students living off campus have rights and responsibilities associated with their pursuit of an enjoyable and safe off campus living experience. The Office of the Dean of Students provides services and educational opportunities to promote the understanding of these rights and responsibilities throughout the off-campus student population.

In alignment with the mission of the Division of Student Affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Office of the Dean of Students is committed to educate students in life skills related to living off campus. These skills include:

  • Becoming responsible tenants and community members knowledgeable of city ordinances and community quality of life issues
  • Making informed choices about housing and roommates
  • Gaining proficiency in problem solving when landlord and roommate difficulties arise
  • Understanding personal safety and responsibility

For additional information, please visit the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and Community Involvement located in Granville Towers South.