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The Department of Campus Life and Student Experiences is responsible for overseeing the Executive Branch’s efforts to engage and enhance student life on campus. It is dedicated to broadening the student experience and ensuring that individuals have a vibrant and equitable journey at Carolina. The Department will work closely with leadership with student organizations and advocate for support for transfer students, first-year students, international students, and students affiliated with the military.

Meetings of the Department of Campus Life and Student Experiences are currently not being held during the summer. When regular meeting times for the school year are decided, meeting times and places will be posted here.

For all Campus Life and Student Experiences-related inquiries, please email Co-Director Mateu ( or Co-Director Eikins (


Sebastian Mateu (he/him)

Co-Director of the Department of Campus Life and Student Experiences ||

Sebastian is a sophomore from Miami, Florida. He is interested in economics, coastal resiliency, and enjoys visual storytelling. Since high school, Sebastian has been passionate about bringing people together through various initiatives, and he’s thrilled to expand on that through the Department of Campus Life and Student Experiences. Sebastian is involved with Consult Your Community and is the President of A Soccer Life Foundation, an organization that makes soccer more accessible in South Florida through club soccer scholarships and free clinic programming. As Co-director, he ultimately hopes to provide all students with a sense of belonging on campus through innovative, inclusive programming, and memorable experiences for all Tar Heels.

Esther Eikins (she/her)

Co-Director of the Department of Campus Life and Student Experiences ||

Esther is a senior from Denver, Colorado double majoring in Political Science and Global Studies with a minor in Health and Society. She believes that Carolina policies and programming should be inclusive, equitable, and all-encompassing for students around campus. This is why Esther served in the Residence Hall Association, Commission on Campus Equality and Student Equity, and the Undergraduate Student Government to create initiatives that better serve our community. She is excited to work in this capacity and to help boost Carolina spirit and expand the student experience.


Department Initiatives for the Vann Administration

  • First Year Programming (ex. Field Day on the Quad, Homecoming Spirit Week, etc.)
  • Fall Concert
  • Sports Watch Parties/Game Giveaway (supporting UNC sports team)
  • Out-of-State and International Student Buddy Program/Peer Service
  • Walk-A-Mile in Her Shoes (gender-based violence awareness and prevention event)
  • An event that supports Carolina arts (Art Showcase in the Pit, Talent Show, etc.)