The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Government

As the largest university-based local government training, advisory, and research organization in the United States, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Government serves more than 12,000 public officials each year.

The mission of the School of Government is to improve the lives of North Carolinians by engaging in practical scholarship that helps public officials and citizens understand and improve state and local government. 

Consistent values for more than 80 years have built a legacy of trust with North Carolina's public officials:

  • Nonpartisan
  • Policy-neutral
  • Responsive

Established in 1931 as the Institute of Government, the School provides educational, advisory, and research services for state and local governments. The School of Government is also home to specialized centers focused on information technology and environmental finance.