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UNC Rural Strengthens Partnerships Serving Rural Communities

460+ Community-Campus Partners

1,780+ Rural Residents Served

$650K in Rural Grants

UNC Rural map of North Carolina with photo collage of community-campus partnerships serving rural communities

Investing in a Thriving Rural North Carolina

Founded in 2019 and located in the Office of the Provost, UNC Rural increases the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s impact by listening to rural communities and connecting them with existing campus expertise and resources. Everyone in North Carolina benefits from thriving rural communities and we are here to support the unique needs of these vital rural partnerships.

UNC Rural Programs and Funding Opportunities

Our work strengthens UNC-CH‘s institutional integrity and honors its mission to serve the second most rural state in the country. We are a pan-university resource and continue to grow in our mission and programs.

  • Engaged Scholarship Series
  • Whole Community Connection Leadership Program
  • Measuring Rurality Resource
  • Engagement Mapping
  • Carolina Engagement Week
  • Tar Heel Bus Tour Grants
  • Rural Research, Engagement and Advancement Fund
  • Rural Partner Support Fund
  • Carolina Across 100
  • Rural Monthly News
UNC Rural's Co-Director Jada Brooks standing in Pembroke, NC speaking with community-campus partners about her collaboration.


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