Initiatives + Events

Many of the initiatives and events happening at UNC Charlotte are guided by the stories and lived experiences of our campus and surrounding communities. These offerings are designed to leverage our existing diversity to enrich education and engagement experiences for campus students and employees. To learn more about the growing number of initiatives at UNC Charlotte, we invite you to explore the Campus DEI Inventory (below). Check out our campus cultural events or list of ODI signature initiatives (coming soon) in you are interested in participating. ALL are welcomed!

Campus Cultural Events

ODI Signature Initiatives


The Campus DEI Inventory is a searchable database of all diversity, equity, and inclusion centered initiatives throughout campus. As this database continues to grow, we invite you to help us keep it up-to-date. If you know of an initiative that is not listed, please click the SUBMIT OR UPDATE YOUR DEI INITIATIVES button below and complete the form. Thank you for your commitment to inclusive excellence.

Submit or Update Your DEI Initiatives

Race Matters for Juvenile Justice/UNC Charlotte Community Partnership

UNC Charlotte is a community partner of Race Matters for Juvenile Justice. Race Matters for Juvenile Justice (RMJJ) formed in 2010 as a leadership collaborative working within their community to reduce disproportionality and disparate outcomes for children and...

Racial Equity Skill Building Caucus

Create community and provide healing/support Study and strategize within the context of the organization’s mission Resolve conflict and solve problems collectively Plan, discuss, debate, draft recommendations to help the organization move towards its goals of...

RASE Fall Forum

Theme: Houseless Close to Home: Stories from Our Own Backyard The UNC Charlotte School of Social Work Race and Social Equity (RASE) Academy Fall Forum is hosted in collaboration with the Atkins Library. The purpose of this forum is to address racial and social...

RASE Spring Forum

Theme: Strategies for Holistic Healing: Mental Health and Diverse Communities during COVID-19 The UNC Charlotte School of Social Work Race and Social Equity Academy (RASE) Spring Forum is hosted in collaboration with the J. Murrey Atkins Library. The forum will...

Reseach Project (In progress): Gender/Race/Ethnicity

This project is part of a recently submitted grant to NSF that seeks to understand how students’ team experiences may differ based on gender, race/ethnicity and the intersection of race and gender, English language skills, class level (e.g. freshmen, seniors), and...

Research Academy

Academy for Veteran and Military Health (AVMH)’s mission is to develop partnerships for excellence in research, service, and education for veterans, military and their families. The mission assumes our customer is the veteran, military member and their families....

Research Project (In progress): Disability

This research involves the design of a robot to aid students and faculty who are visually impaired at various levels with navigating campus. The project will include the design of a database, mobile application, and robot.

Research Project (In progress): Racial Identity

This research project is a collaboration with researchers at Rice University and Michigan State University exploring a process model of resilience for minorities who have experienced race-based identity threat and/or identity trauma in the workplace.

Research Projects

1.Kaniuka, A., Job, S.A., Brooks, B.D., Guo, Y....

Resident Advisor Workshop

4 week evaluation session for new Resident Advisor candidates

Reverse Diversity Panel

Panelists made up of a diverse group of student members of campus organizations will answer questions from employers on the topic of Diversity, Equity,...

SACNAS Links: Connecting STEM Students to Peer Mentors

The objective of this program is to help build a network of support for incoming, underrepresented students by pairing them with undergraduate and graduate students who have or are successfully navigating the University system. All student participants will receive...

Safe Zone

The purpose of the Safe Zone Program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is to create an affirming and supportive campus climate through identifying and educating members of our campus community who are open to and affirming of all individuals...

Situational Leadership

Situational Leadership is the most widely taught leadership model in the world. Because of its ability to help people excel as self-leaders and as leaders of others, the model is embraced by many of the world's most successful organizations.

Social Determinants of Health during COVID-19 Impacting Children and Youth in Foster Care: The “HOT ZONE”

Presentation at the 35th Foster Family Treatment Association Annual Conference (July 25-28, 2021): Social Determinants of Health during COVID-19 Impacting Children and Youth in Foster Care: The “HOT ZONE”; purpose to increase awareness and knowledge level about the...