The Class Advocate Program is composed of 12 students per class, who are selected annually by their classmates to be advocates and serve as peer counselors based on their records of service, diversity, and good academic standing. Advocates serve for a one-year term and are assigned to one of 6 advisory colleges so that they can participate in Advisory College lunchtime sessions, coordinate social aspects of the colleges, hold informal support sessions, and invite confidential inquiries. Many second year Advocates participate in the planning and implementation of the Orientation for incoming first year students. Class Advocates receive guidance from veteran advocates, the Associate Dean for Student Affairs, the Director of Counseling and Wellness Services, and the Office of Student Affairs staff so that they can help their peers resolve common academic, administrative and personal problems.
SOM Lake Weekend 2016
Video credit to MS2 Zoe Gan
UNC School of Medicine's annual lake weekend retreat for incoming students, featuring the class of 2020 and advocates from the class of 2019.