The Beta Upsilon chapter is represented in over 60 activities and organizations on campus and in the community. These activities range from Varsity sports such as Track and Field, Cross Country, and Cheerleading, to a broad range of intramural sports, to pre-health organizations like Global Medical Training, Carolina Tropical Clinics for Rural Health, the Pre-Medical Association, Delta Delta Sigma Pre-Dental Honor Society, and Carolina Advocates for World Health. There are also several members involved in business, journalism and public relations activities. These include working for and serving on the executive board for The Daily Tar Heel campus newspaper and being members of DSP Business Fraternity, Carolina Women in Business, Public Relations Student Society of America, Renewable Energy Special Projects Committee, and the Kenan-Flagler GLOBE program. There are also several members involved in volunteerism through the UNC hospitals, Tar Heels for Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Headbands for Hope, Peer Tutoring, and Buckley Public Service Scholars.
Many Beta Upsilon chapter members also hold leadership positions in organizations on campus and within the commmunity. There are multiple members who volunteer at Camp Kesem, a camp for children who have parents who currently have or have suffered from cancer. Beta Upsilon members are on the executive board for Camp Kesem as the Volunteer Coordinator, Public Relations Coordinator and on the counselor selection committee. Multiple members are involved in the Duke-UNC China Leadership Summit, both as attendees, delegates, and members of the Executive Board. Our members excel not only on campus and in the Chapel Hill community but have worked as interns throughout the country. Some of these internships include working for Duke University for the Director of Communications for the Medical School, Teach for America College Campaign Intern, and interning at UNC Hospitals. Many also do undergraduate research through UNC Hospitals, at the UNC High Throughput Sequencing Facility, and in on campus labs.
In the past year, members of the Beta Upsilon chapter have founded several new on-campus organizations. These include Harambee on the Hill, Carolina Tropical Clinics for Rural Health, and Carolina Advocates for World Health. Harambee on the Hill works to raise money for mission trips to Africa. Several Beta Upsilon members are on the executive board and also went to Africa this summer on the club’s mission trip. There are also several members that are on the executive board for Carolina Tropical Clinics for Rural Health, a club that raises money to benefit health care in third world countries. Similarly, Carolina Advocates for World Health is a nonprofit organization that recovers and redistributes medical products to reduce waste and improve healthcare in the US and abroad.