N.C.G.S. 66-58 (the Umstead Act) requires that the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina establish a panel to determine whether the University of North Carolina is authorized pursuant to sub-subdivisions m., n., and o. of subdivision (8) of subsection (b) to undertake an activity in competition with an existing or proposed nongovernmental entity based upon its inclusion in one of three categories:
m. Activities that serve students or employees of the University or members of the immediate families or guests of students or employees.
n. Activities that provide University-related services or market University-related merchandise to alumni of the University and members of their immediate families.
o. Activities that enable the community in which the constituent institution or other University entity is located, or the people of the State to utilize the University's facilities, equipment, or expertise.
Further, the panel is empowered to make a determination as to whether any ongoing activity in which the University is engaged constitutes unfair or unauthorized competition. The University will inform interested parties of the panel's proceedings, minutes and determinations through the Umstead Act Panel email list. A link to join that list is included below. Further, interested parties may submit an issue for determination below.