Campus Diversity Resources

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Resources for Students

Center for Graduate Life

The mission of the Center for Graduate Life is to provide a comfortable and safe environment where graduate students and postdoctoral fellows can network and get personal and professional support and development to enhance career success.

Center for Counseling and Psychological Services

The Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at UNC Charlotte supports the holistic well-being and academic success of students and contributes to a healthy and inclusive campus climate. 

Dean of Students Office

The Dean of Students Office is a department within the Division of Student Affairs and serves as a key link between students and other areas of campus life.  Various programs are sponsored by the Dean of Students Office to promote opportunities for learning and growth during a student's college experience.   

  • STUDENT ADVISING for Freshman Excellence (SAFE):  SAFE (Student Advising for Freshman Excellence) is a peer mentoring, academic readiness and transition support program designed to help students successfully matriculate through their first year at UNC Charlotte. 
  • Veteran Student Services: UNC Charlotte’s Veterans Services Office is dedicated to the support and success of our military affiliated student body. From processing GI Bill® benefits to providing the Veteran Student Lounge for study and community, the VSO is the central hub at UNC Charlotte to promote a smooth and seamless transition for those choosing college after or during their service.

Graduate School Ombudsman

An Ombudsperson for the Graduate School is a faculty member who helps graduate students and members of the Graduate School community navigate and manage conflict in a constructive way. The Ombuds is an advocate for fairness who listens to graduate students’ concerns and helps students achieve a greater understanding of the problem and possible solutions, and looks for information and resources applicable to the situation.

OASES

The Office of Adult Students and Evening Services (OASES) assists in recruiting and retaining a diverse, adult student population. We advise students and offer services for prospective and enrolled adult, evening and weekend students.

Office of Academic Diversity and Inclusion

The Office of Academic Diversity and Inclusion (OADI), while open to all students, emphasizes academic support to students from the following populations: African American, Asian American, Hispanic/Latino, Pacific Islander, Native American, Multi-racial, LGBTQ, first generation, students from rural communities and students who have a reported disability.

Office of Disability Services

The Office of Disability Services works to ensure that students with disabilities have access to education and campus life at the University. Through collaboration with the institution’s diverse community, Disability Services facilitates accommodations, discourse, and engagement to promote a universally accessible learning environment for all.

Office of Identity, Equity, and Engagement

The Office of Identity, Equity, and Engagement was created to educate, develop, and engage students regarding their various intersecting identities (gender identity, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual identity, etc). The mission is to provide students an affirming and equitable environment committed to fostering a campus community that celebrates and supports expansion of identities.consists of a variety of distinct programs to provide academic support services that foster the recruitment, retention, and graduation of students, especially underrepresented students at UNC Charlotte.

  • Religious and Spiritual Life: IEE provides interfaith dialogue, support to religious-based student organizations, and other educational and bridge-building activities designed to foster an informed, caring and supportive campus community for students of all backgrounds and beliefs. It also serves as the liaison between the University and the private religious organizations and advisers who provide pastoral counseling and other religious services for our students. 

Office of International Programs

The Office of International Programs provides a variety of programs and services strategically designed to engage students and provide them with opportunities to help create a global perspective at UNC Charlotte.

Religious Accomodations

Religious Accommodations: The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is committed to diversity, nondiscrimination and inclusiveness, and to supporting its students, regardless of religious affiliation or non-affiliation, in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations.  As part of this commitment, the University makes good faith efforts to accommodate a student’s religious practice or belief, unless such accommodation would create undue hardship.

Request for Religious Accommodations

Student Organizations

There are more than 400 registered student organizations at UNC Charlotte.  Search the directory to find international, multicultural, social justice, religious/spiritual, and other identity-focused organizations.

Title IX Office

The Title IX Office is committed to supporting all members of the university community by providing equitable services and resources including education, investigations, and care coordination in relation to sex and gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual and interpersonal misconduct.   

Trans at UNC Charlotte

Trans at UNC Charlotte is a campus-wide partnership operated out of the Office of Identity, Equity, and Engagement.  UNC Charlotte utilizes the term "trans" as an umbrella and inclusive term for those that transgress or transition between gender norms. This could include, but is not limited to, those who identify as transgender, transexual, transvestite, individuals with an intersex condition, genderqueer or non-binary individuals.  The purpose of the Trans at UNC Charlotte website is to provide basic information, policies and support resources for trans students on UNC Charlotte's campus. 

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Resources for Faculty and staff

ADVANCE Faculty Affairs and Diversity Office

The UNC Charlotte ADVANCE Faculty Affairs and Diversity Office builds faculty diversity and promotes faculty success through research and programming on recruitment, re-appointment, promotion and tenure practices; policy reform; mentoring; leadership and career development.

African and African American Faculty and Staff Caucus

The purpose of the Caucus of Faculty/ Administrators/ Staff of African Descent is to facilitate, influence and provide guidance for educational, administrative and personnel policies that affect the welfare of the African- American & African community of UNC Charlotte.

Faculty Ombuds Office

The UNC Charlotte Faculty Ombuds Office was established in the Spring of 2012 to provide an alternative resource for the management, prevention and resolution of conflicts arising among the faculty and administration of the University. The Ombuds Office provides a safe, informal environment where faculty and administrators may speak in confidence about issues of concern they encounter in the workplace. In all proceedings, the Ombuds shall be truthful and act with integrity, shall foster respect for all members of the University, and shall promote procedural fairness in the content and administration of the University’s practices, processes, and policies.

Human Resources

The Employee Relations Office provides comprehensive services for both employees and managers/supervisors as regards the following policies and programs: affirmative action, discipline, diversity, employee assistance (EAP), equal employment opportunity, grievance, performance management, unemployment insurance, unlawful workplace harassment and/or violence.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applicants and employees to self-identify their status as an individual with a disability. The submission of this information is voluntary and refusal to provide it will not subject you to any adverse treatment. Applicants and employees may voluntarily self-identify their disability status at any time.

Latino/Hispanic Faculty and Staff Caucus

The Latino/Hispanic Faculty and Staff Caucus support community efforts that celebrate our diverse cultures at UNC Charlotte and in the region. The members of the Caucus work to enhance the community of Latino/Hispanic faculty, staff and students on campus.

LGBTQ+ Staff and Faculty

The LGBTQ+ Staff and Faculty Caucus is a collective of LGBTQ+ students, staff, faculty, and allies at UNCC working to achieve social justice through intersectional dialogue, engagement, and action.

Office of International Programs

The Office of International Programs provides a variety of programs and services strategically designed to engage faculty and staff, and provide them opportunities to help create a global perspective at UNC Charlotte. 

Racial Equity Skills-Building Caucus (RESB)

The Racial Equity Skills Building Caucus (RSEB) is open to faculty, staff, and students who have taken the 2-day Racial Equity Workshop offered by Race Matters for Juvenile Justice

Title IX Office

The Title IX Office is committed to supporting all members of the university community by providing equitable services and resources including education, investigations, and care coordination in relation to sex and gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual and interpersonal misconduct.  

Trans At UNC Charlotte

Trans at UNC Charlotte is a campus-wide partnership operated out of the Office of Identity, Equity, and Engagement.  UNC Charlotte utilizes the term "trans" as an umbrella and inclusive term for those that transgress or transition between gender norms. This could include, but is not limited to, those who identify as transgender, transexual, transvestite, individuals with an intersex condition, genderqueer or non-binary individuals.  The purpose of the Trans at UNC Charlotte website is to provide basic information, policies and support resources for trans students on UNC Charlotte's campus. 

Women + Girls Research Alliance

The goal of the Women + Girls Research Alliance is to make a difference in our community by providing fair and unbiased data and analyses, which leaders and activists can use to improve the lives of women and girls in the Greater Charlotte region.