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Programs for College Students

NCICU and our colleges and universities offer a number of programs to help enrich the college experience for students who are already enrolled.

From organizing student ethics competitions and undergraduate research to helping at-risk students build skills for success, these programs provide unique and exciting opportunities for students on all 36 NCICU campuses.

Contact the college access coordinator on any of our campuses to learn more about programs at your college or university. A directory of coordinators is available here.

NCICU Ethics Bowl
The NCICU Ethics Bowl is an annual competition in which student teams address ethical issues by responding to case studies around a specific theme. The Ethics Bowl offers an academic experience that increases awareness and discourse about applying ethics in leadership, decision-making, interpersonal relations, and various issues in society today.

The NCICU Ethics Bowl provides funding to support individual campus programs at NCICU colleges and universities to prepare for the competition, in addition to providing student scholarships at participating institutions.

The theme of the fifth annual Ethics Bowl was Ethics in Technology and was held February 5 and 6, 2016, at Meredith College. Twenty-two colleges and universities from throughout North Carolina participated. Barton College won the competition with Methodist University earning second place and Montreat College and Salem College participating in the semi-final round.

For more information about Ethics Bowl, contact Rebecca Leggett.

Undergraduate Research Program
The Undergraduate Research Program provides funding for undergraduate research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Interested students submit a research proposal that includes a description of the project, its budget, and a statement from a faculty advisor. Those selected for the program receive financial support and academic advising in their field. Students also have the opportunity to participate in the annual State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium, which is sponsored through a collaborative partnership between NCICU and the University of North Carolina.

The program was created to encourage students to pursue careers or advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and to promote greater diversity in these fields by making it possible for students who are often underrepresented (new American, low-income, first-generation and/or minority college students) to participate in undergraduate research opportunities.

For more information about the Undergraduate Research Program, contact Rebecca Leggett.

ICAN College Success Programs
College success programs help students build skills necessary to achieve their academic, career, and personal goals. All students are eligible to participate in these programs; however, students who have underdeveloped skills in writing or math, or who need encouragement and assistance while adjusting to the demands of college, are encouraged to participate. These programs vary in the services they provide and range from supplemental instruction and peer tutoring to academic advising, leadership development opportunities, and career planning. Some programs also provide scholarships and grants that are linked to service-learning goals.

Nearly every NCICU college and university has college success programming designed to fit the needs of its student body. To explore the opportunities available to you, contact your college or university.


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