Bears Matter


Bears Matter provides proactive holistic support to students considering not returning to UNC through individualized support and resource referrals. 

Bears Matter representatives will:

  1. Provide academic resources and connections outside of the classroom;
  2. Support student navigation through the higher education system;
  3. Build student grit strategies;
  4. Assist students with finding successes and connections at UNC;
  5. Work with students at the pre-withdrawal and withdrawal stage with the number one goal being to utilize referral tools and intervention strategies in order to retain students;
  6. Gather data from students via exit interviews/one-to-one meetings in order to inform UNC reasons for withdrawal or desire to withdraw; 
  7. Develop a timetable for re-entry if student decides to withdraw.