The Cube, a large wooden display located between the Pit and the Graham Student Union, is used as a space for students to announce campus programs and events. The colorful, hand-painted box was first built in the early 1970s and became known as the graffiti cube. While it has grown and been rebuilt many times since it first appeared, the Cube has been a consistent part of the campus landscape ever since. The public display has occasionally been the site of controversy and debate. In 1979 an announcement by the Navy ROTC was defaced and covered with "Imperialists Off Campus."
In 1990 an announcement on the Cube for National Coming Out Day, posted by the Carolina Gay and Lesbian Association, was scratched out and covered with hate speech.