Project Uplift

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Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, in conjunction with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, sponsors Project Uplift annually to enhance the diversity of Carolina ‘s undergraduate population. High achieving African American, Native American, Latino/Hispanic, Asian American, low income, rural and other rising seniors from historically underserved populations are invited to spend two days on campus to experience the academic rigor and social climate of UNC. This early recruitment program provides prospective students with insight into the UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduate experience. During May and June, approximately 1000 rising high school seniors and other secondary students participate.

For more than 40 years, Project Uplift has consistently provided a diverse selection of rising high school seniors from across the state of North Carolina an opportunity to live, lead, and learn about the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on a first-hand basis.


Living arrangements are provided in a University Residence Hall where you will share a room with another Project Uplift participant. All meals will be provided in our campus dining halls.


Many members of the Carolina community have worked together to make sure Project Uplift will be the most rewarding experience you will have. Faculty, staff and students have prepared information about UNC-Chapel Hill that will properly introduce you to the Carolina experience. You will have an opportunity to attend classes, talk with professors, attend demonstration lectures and science laboratories. You will also learn about admissions procedures and how to afford a college education.


Project Uplift will challenge and encourage you to become a leader. You will leave wanting to know more about yourself and others and how to make a college experience work for you. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a committed and inclusive community of people who want to make life successful.

Some of the organizations that make Project Uplift possible include, the Black Student Movement, Carolina Indian Circle, and Carolina Hispanic Association. Many University departments such as the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, University Career Services, the Learning Skills Center, University Counseling Center, Academic departments and Student Affairs offices are also major contributors to the success of Project Uplift.

Frequently Asked Questions for Students

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Contact Information and Mailing address:

Project Uplift
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CB# 9128, Suite 2105 SASB North
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-9128

If you have any questions about Project Uplift, please email UNC Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at or call (919) 843-6086.

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