Our Commitment to Transparency

A guide to accessing public records at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


As a public institution in North Carolina, the University is subject to the laws and policies of the federal government, the State of North Carolina, and the University of North Carolina system.

We respond as promptly as possible to public records requests while protecting the privacy rights of our students and employees, as well as other information that is confidential under federal and state laws.

Under Chancellor Carol Folt’s leadership, Carolina has been extraordinarily proactive in accepting all responsibility for its past, working diligently to get to the bottom of these issues, restoring trust, and implementing more than 70 wide-ranging reforms and initiatives.

One of those initiatives is this website, created to make it easy to request public records and to see how the University’s Public Records Office responds.

For current information on requests submitted to UNC-Chapel Hill, visit our online portal https://nextrequest.unc.edu/.

Here is what you will find: