Off-Campus Student Services

University Community Relations Alliance

Mission: "Through research and collaboration, we will identify issues and make recommendations to improve the Quality of Life for residents, students, and the broader community " - UCRTF Initial Report, July 2004


The University Community Relations Task Force was established in 2004 under the leadership of City of Wilmington Mayor Spence Broadhurst and University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo. The name was formally changed to the University Community Relations Alliance (UCRA) in March 2016. The name change was voted on by the Alliance and approved by the City of Wilmington. The name change signifies over 10 years of partnership with this group and the ongoing relationships in the Alliance.

Past Meeting Minutes

April 2021
January 2021
December 2020
September 2020

January 2020
October 2019
July 2019
April 2019
January 2019
October 2018
July 2018
April 2018
January 2018
October 2017
July 2017
April 2017
January 2017
October 2016
July 2016
April 2016
January 2016

For archived minutes, please contact Associate Dean Candice Johnston at

October 27, 2021 Meeting, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Azalea Coast Room in Fisher University Union on UNCW's campus

Since the committee's creation in 2004, the format, needs, and tasks have been modified over time, however, the commitment by the City of Wilmington and UNCW remains the same. Currently, the UCRA meets quarterly (four times a year) for 60 minutes in the months of January, April, July, and October. The meeting is moderated by the Vantage Pointe. The current UCRA composition is a partnership between the City of Wilmington, UNCW, and community members. The UCRA is Co-Chaired by the Director of Community Services for the City of Wilmington and Assistant Dean of Students at UNCW. The membership has evolved since 2004, but the 2017 makeup of the committee is as follows:


  • Director of Community Services
  • Wilmington Solid Waste
  • Wilmington Code Enforcement
  • Wilmington Police Department
  • Alcohol Law Enforcement
  • Wilmington Apartment Association
  • Wilmington Board of Realtors
  • UNCW Dean of Students (2 representatives)
  • UNCW Students (2 representatives)
  • UNCW Police Department
  • UNCW Marketing and Communications (now Office of University Relations)
  • Cape Fear Community College
  • Wilmington Neighborhood Residents- College Acres, Carleton Place, Council of Neighborhood Associations