The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP) is located in rural, southeastern North Carolina in Robeson County. Robeson County is the largest of North Carolina's counties in area (approximately 10% smaller than the state of Rhode Island). With over 120,000 residents, Robeson County is one of the most diverse counties in the nation.
The Princeton Review’s 2010 Best Colleges: Region by Region is out for 2010, and The University of North Carolina at Pembroke again joined the list of best Southeastern colleges and universities.
UNCP was one of 141 colleges in the region to receive “Best in the Southeast” designation, said Robert Franek, publisher & editorial director. “We chose UNCP and the other terrific schools we recommend as our regional best colleges primarily for their excellent academic programs,” Franek said.
“The student-focused faculty and staff of UNC Pembroke are honored to be included in the Princeton Review’s prestigious list of best colleges,” Chancellor Jenkins said. “This recognition is very gratifying because it includes the feedback of our students, who indicate that our focus on the student experience and high quality academic offerings helps them succeed.”
MISSION OF THE UNIVERSITY
Founded in 1887 as a school for the education of American Indians, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke now serves a distinctly diverse student body and encourages inclusion and appreciation for the values of all people. UNC Pembroke exists to promote excellence in teaching and
learning, at the graduate and undergraduate levels, in an environment of free inquiry, interdisciplinary collaboration, and rigorous intellectual standards. Our diversity and our commitment to personalized teaching uniquely prepare our students for rewarding careers, postgraduate education, leadership roles, and fulfilling lives. We cultivate an international
perspective, rooted in our service to and appreciation of our multi-ethnic regional society, which prepares citizens for engagement in global society. Students are encouraged to participate in activities that develop their intellectual curiosity and mold them into responsible stewards of the
world. UNCP faculty and staff are dedicated to active student learning, engaged scholarship, high academic standards, creative activity, and public service. We celebrate our heritage as we enhance the intellectual, cultural, economic, and social life of the region.
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke will challenge students to embrace difference and adapt to change, think critically, communicate effectively, and become responsible citizens. Working from a strong foundation in the liberal arts, we will increase opportunities to infuse our curriculum with interdisciplinary innovation while promoting undergraduate and graduate research as well as international opportunities.
CORE VALUES STATEMENT
The faculty and staff of UNC Pembroke are guided by the following set of core values:
1) The commitment to serving the local region
2) The creation, exploration, evaluation, and articulation of ideas
3) The value of a liberal arts foundation as the basis of self-realization and lifelong learning
4) The importance of honor and integrity to learning and leadership as we educate students to be stewards of the world
5) The appreciation of the American Indian history of the university and local community
6) The appreciation of diversity and respect for the dignity and worth of every individual
7) The commitment to prepare graduate and undergraduate students to succeed in an everchanging and increasingly technological global environment
8) The accessibility of education which leads to the enhancement of the economy and culture in the region
9) The maintenance of a sustainable, safe, healthful, attractive, and accessible campus
For additional information, visit the UNCP home page.
Updated: Monday, December 13, 2010
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