Become a Member

Looking to be a member of our club? Just email us at cca@unc.edu and we will add you to the listserv. Please note that our dues are $5.00 per academic year. If you join later in the semester and need more information on requirements or upcoming events, please visit the rest of our website!

1. Membership

2. Meetings

3. Service Hours

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Basic Membership

To be considered a member, you need to complete the following requirements per semester:
  1. Pay our $5 dues by the deadline.

The perks of being a member are as follows:
  1. Access to our meetings, graduate student shadowing opportunities, service events, and more.

  2. Can purchase CCA merchandise.

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DUES

Our membership dues are $5.00 and only need to be paid once per academic year. Here are your options for payment:

  1. Please send dues to our Venmo, @unc_cca, with the message "CCA Dues + your onyen" (not PID!).

  2. Visit https://donorbox.org/cms-member-dues to pay dues via Debit/Credit Card. Please note that if you choose to pay with card, there is a $0.50 processing fee that we ask you to cover.

 

If you are undergoing financial hardship and cannot pay the dues, please email us at cca@unc.edu and we will do our best to accommodate you. 

 

If dues are not paid by the deadline set each semester, and you have not emailed us regarding special circumstances, you will be removed from the listserv.

Active Membership

To be considered an active member, you need to complete the following requirements per semester:
  1. Pay our $5 dues by Saturday, September 10th  (once per academic year).

  2. Attend four meetings, of which two must be a guest speaker meeting.

  3. Complete at least four service hours, with at least two hours from CCA-sponsored events, and submit these to Heel Life by 11:59 pm on Friday, December 17th.

  4. Watch/Attend 1 UNC Lineberger Cancer Network webinar in the CCA Lecture series (different than guest speaker meetings!). Find the videos at this link

The perks of being an active member are:
  1. Receives an exclusive CCA shirt for free!

  2. Has the opportunity to apply for open officer positions.

Member statuses are updated at the end of each semester.

 

Meetings

All meeting attendance is tracked through Heel Life. Please ensure that you scan the QR code at the beginning of the meetings, otherwise, you will not receive credit for your attendance. Your meeting attendance will NOT count towards the active member requirement if you do not spend a majority of the time in the meeting. If you have a time constraint where you can only attend part of the meeting, reach out to us directly.

Events that are broadcasted to the listserv (e.g. symposiums, panels, etc.) that are not hosted by CCA do NOT count towards the meeting requirement, nor do interest meetings, unless explicitly stated otherwise. If you have any doubts about whether a meeting will count toward the requirement, please email us.

Guest Speaker Meetings

We will have at least one guest speaker lecture a month; however, we usually might have two or three. Our speakers discuss diverse topics in science, cancer research, healthcare, and more.

General Body Meetings

Our general body meetings will take place on the first Wednesday of the month. At these meetings, we will typically do a community-based event, such as making cards for pediatric patients, or have a non-science guest speaker come in.

CCA Member Connections Initiative

CCA Member Connections is a program created to strengthen our identity within the club and further our connections as a team. We will have seminar-style meetings that will serve as educational and team-building activities, so we can get closer to what makes us so passionate about this organization. We will discuss a wide variety of topics circulated around cancer research and the cancer community. Members who attend at least 4 CCAMCI meetings throughout the semester will be eligible to receive exclusive CCAMCI merch and a certificate. 

 

Service Hours

Members can volunteer on their own time or through a CCA-sponsored event. Service events outside of CCA MUST have verifiable proof of your participation for us to accept those hours. These hours can be virtual as long as they give back to the community. If you are unsure if an event will count towards your recordable hours, please reach out to us and an officer will help clarify any doubts.

Note: Hours do NOT carry over from semester to semester. For example, if you volunteer for eight hours in the fall, it does not automatically mean you have reached your four hour service requirement in the spring.

How to Submit Your Hours

Submit service hours to Heel Life (more details under the Heel Life section), and they will be reviewed by an officer for approval. Please remember to practice good hygiene, maintain social distance, and wear a mask!

Heel Life

Submitting hours on Heel Life is a great way for professors who are writing recommendation letters to confirm your volunteer hours and for you to keep track of your hours from different organizations.

 

To add service hours, click on your account in the top right corner and click "service hours." From here, you should be able to see previously-recorded hours and add new hours. When adding new hours, please put the verification name and contact information (email or phone number) in case we need further proof of your participation. Fill out all other fields accordingly, and in the description, put the relevant event information and how you can prove your event participation if you do not have a contact (event website, social media post link, etc.) If you need to forward us an email or send us pictures, please do so to cca@unc.edu.

Examples of Service Events We Accept

  • Volunteering at UNC Hospitals

  • Working at a food bank

  • Distributing COVID-19 care kits

  • Tutoring students for free through a non-profit

Examples of Events We Do NOT Accept

  • Donating money to run a 5k (if you help set-up/run the event, this DOES count)

  • Participating in a CCA fundraiser or other non-service event

  • Working at a UNC or other collegiate football or basketball game

  • Events with no realistic means of verification