The MSC is a student-run organization in the Gillings School of Global Public Health. The MSC mission is to collectively support, represent, encourage, and empower minority students, both domestic and international, in the SPH at the institutional, departmental, and community levels. In this capacity, we strive to promote and foster a relationship between our students and the faculty/staff of the SPH and administrative units at Carolina. The MSC is an organization open to all students, and is dedicated to fostering a safe environment for healthy and productive dialogue surrounding issues experienced within our diverse student population and their implications for public health.
The Caucus was founded in the early 1970’s as a vehicle for bringing the concerns of minority students to the attention of the School’s Administration and for working to attract more students of color to the School. The Caucus founded Minority Health Conference in 1977 and has conducted it annually since then. The Caucus also works with the School administration on initiatives to link to the Historically Black Colleges and Universities, especially in North Carolina, and to institutions serving other minority groups.