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Carolina Male Scholars is an overarching and all-inclusive university initiative for undergraduate men.


What are the CMS Initiatives?

-Retention through Recruitment

Increase the number and success of underrepresented men who enroll at UNC-CH by convening two-person teams to: 1) communicate effectively and repeatedly with admitted students and parents/guardians 2) touch base with enrolled students and parents/guardians during the summer before matriculation 3) stay in touch with enrolled students in first year on campus


-Start Strong Summer Transition

To successfully acclimate incoming underrepresented men, first generation, Carolina Covenant Scholar and select student-athletes to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. All students will take a one hour EDUC 130 “Navigating the Research University” course. 


-Monthly Gatherings

To help male students have the best opportunities for a successful and an impactful Carolina experience. These sessions build community among male students as well as with alumni and campus professionals. Topics include academic success, professional development, and identity. After feedback gathered last year, we are expanding our calendar. Not only do we have gatherings each month, but we have also added study halls, social events, and service opportunities.


-Beyond Carolina: Philadelphia ’19

Students experience alumni connections, cultural events, professional networking, museum tours, city outings and critical discussions. Students identified as someone instrumental in building a strong culture of fellowship that will promote critical self-awareness, community building, and constructive dialogue among men at UNC. This trip introduces the students to leadership of the Carolina Mxle Scholars Initiative across campus, and aim for representation of various sub-groups of men.


Tar Heel Preview Day

Co-host 250 male youth (grades 6 through 8) from ethnic and culturally diverse backgrounds for a one-day visitation at Carolina.