UNC School of Government

The UNC School of Government was created with a commitment to better serve the people and communities around us by supporting the public officials who lead them. As the nation’s largest university-based local government training, advisory and research organization, we serve more than 12,000 public officials each year—adding an unprecedented value to the state of North Carolina and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Driven by Carolina’s public mission, we inform and assist all levels of local government with nonpartisan and policy-neutral expertise to help elected officials and civil servants govern in the best interest of their communities.

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Investing in North Carolina

The UNC School of Government has always attracted creative people who want to make a difference.

Research

Illustrating, Simplifying the Justice System

Thanks to a Carolina professor, understanding the prison system is easy — with a graphic book.

Community

A Dedication to Public Service Runs in the Family

"We only get one chance to build a reputation in public service."

Student Support

A Proud Tar Heel Returns

"This program is really special. I’m really proud of being a Tar Heel."

Community

Restoration Innovation

Kannapolis, North Carolina, was once a booming mill town in the state’s Piedmont region. Cannon Mills, one of the world’s largest producers of sheets and towels, propelled that boom.

Leadership

A State of Action

Edward Kidder Graham, the University’s 10th president, once said that the boundaries of our university mirror the boundaries of our state.