Seahawk Admissions Network for Diversity

What is SAND?

SAND, or Seahawk Admissions Network for Diversity, is a student group housed under the UNCW Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Putting forth efforts in recruiting future UNCW students and community outreach are the cornerstones of this student group. By leading campus tours, high school visits, and other recruitment events, students use their unique leadership skills to encourage diverse students to pursue a college education at UNCW.

As a SAND member, students learn many valuable skills that will help further them in their academic and professional careers. These skills include, but are not limited to: public speaking, working in a professional office, forming and maintaining relationships with students of different backgrounds, research, marketing and interpersonal and intrapersonal communication skills.

How do I become a SAND member?

SAND is looking for innovative, personable, communicative and committed students. Students should also be organized, flexible and passionate about increasing diversity on campus. No Admissions or higher education experience is necessary. Students will have the ability to earn a semester stipend if they meet the expectations set forth by the organization.

Feel free to email us at or check us out at the Involvement Carnival in August!

The Membership process is in the Fall semester. To access the SAND application, click here!

Our Activities

SAND members participate in a variety of activities that further the mission of UNCW and the Office of Admissions to create a diverse and inclusive environment for all current and prospective students. SAND activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Giving tours for prospective students, families and other visitors to the University
  • Welcoming prospective students and families at various open house events, including Seahawk Preview Day, Seahawk Saturday, Just Juniors and Soaring Sophomores
  • Engaging in community service events through the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement
  • Creating meaningful relationships with Centro Hispano, LGBTQIA and the Upperman African American Cultural Center
  • Participating in campus trainings, such as LGBTQIA Ally Safe Zone training
  • Communicating and connecting with prospective students through appropriate channels
  • ….and much, much more!

Meet Our Members!                                                               

Seahawk Admissions Network for Diversity

From left to right: Catherine Escudero, Cindy Saucedo, Leslie Hernandez, Tatiana Bohorquez, Delina Girmay, Huong Rcom, Alexis Jones, Isabella Galletto, Bria Wright and Stephanie Salas-Martinez. Not Pictured: Jesse Mazen, Adam Moss and Leah Weaver.