Initiatives + Events

The Campus DEI inventory was created to centralize and improve  accessibility to the university's growing database of opportunities in hopes of building community, inspiring change, and enriching Charlotte's overall educational and cultural experience for students, employees, alumni, and the growing network of community members, visitors, and friends.

Inclusive Excellence at UNC Charlotte is guided by the many stories and lived experiences of our campus and surrounding communities. These education and engagement opportunities are designed to cultivate an extensive learning and working environment to raise awareness, encourage critical thinking, broaden understanding, and promote engagement at the local level and beyond. As part of this effort, departments and units across the campus have developed a variety of cultural programs and initiatives which are now housed in our campus-wide DEI inventory. 

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

California State University - San Marcos' DREAMer Resource Office Staff Workshop

California State University - San Marcos' DREAMer Resource Office will join us to share great insight into who are Dreamers, how can we help them and provide resources to help in their career development. (Staff meeting, Wed Apr 13, 2022)

CAMMSE Research, Educational and Outreach, Workforce Development, and Technology Transfer Activities

CAMMSE (Center for Advanced Multimodal Mobility Solutions and Education) is a Tier 1 UTC (University Transportation Center) and a consortium of five universities, led by The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC), each with outstanding programs in...

Carver College: Fates Intertwined Event & Exhibit

Carver College was a 2 year junior college for African Americans in Charlotte. NC that was the sister school of Charlotte College. After integration was enforced. Carver merged with a local industrial school which later became Central Piedmont Community College....

Center for Counseling at Psychological Services (CAPS)

As a way of practicing our values for social justice, equity, and inclusion, CAPS has a Diversity and Inclusion Committee composed of senior staff members and colleagues-in-training. This committee creates, facilitates, and evaluates programs that support UNC...

Center for Graduate Life

The Graduate School embraces its role as a leader in the University’s efforts to recruit, fund, enroll, retain, and graduate a diverse graduate student body. We are committed to building and fostering inclusive programs and practices that promote and support...

Center for Graduate Life & Learning Diversity & Inclusion Resources

Monthly affinity group lunches for students from underrepresented groups; A dedicated orientation for graduate students of color; a GRAD course, Topics in Diversity, offered each spring through the CGLL; GRAD course, Navigating Graduate School as a First Generation...

Charlotte AHEC Scholars

I serve on the Charlotte AHEC Scholars Regional Advisory Board for their diversity project (diverse students in health career professions programs) and I mentor one of the students (Vietnamese). Purpose/goals: recruits, trains, and supports a diverse group of...

Charlotte Business Buzz Podcast

Season 2 of the Belk College's podcast series focused on DEI topics. Topics included: Gender Inequality in the Workplace and Investing in Minority-owned Businesses. The podcast series is produced by University Communications.

Charlotte Business Journal's Women in Business Awards

The Belk College is the educational partner for the 26th annual Women in Business Achievement Awards through The Charlotte Business Journal. This includes the awards program as well as a Mentoring Monday event that pairs female business leaders with younger business...

Charlotte Pride OUTreach

CPOA is founded on the mission of sexuality and gender equality in the workplace. Networking with 'out' Charlotte area professionals, this organization provides a safe space for LGBTQ+ students and their allies to explore relevant career opportunities. Beyond the...

Charlotte Racial Justice Consortium

To build a Charlotte community that understands its history of race and racism, believes in our shared humanity, embraces a more comprehensive narrative on race, and develops faculty, staff, and student leaders who work across our campuses towards truth, racial...

Charlotte Racial Justice Consortium

To build a Charlotte community that understands its history of race and racism, believes in our shared humanity, embraces a more comprehensive narrative on race, and develops faculty, staff, and student leaders who work across our campuses towards truth, racial...

Charlotte Teachers Institute

Charlotte Teachers Institute is committed to racial equity. Through its mission to strengthen teaching and learning in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, CTI is focused on racial equity in three primary ways: (1) offering content-rich, effective professional development...

CHHS Dean's Faculty Fellow. (Focus on DEI in Strategic Plan this year)

For the second academic year, Dean Catrine Tudor-Locke appointed a CHHS Dean's Faculty Fellow to assist with a special project in the Dean's Office. This year, the 2021-2022 CHHS Dean's Faculty Fellow is Dr. Diana Rowan. She is focusing on exploring metrics to...

CHHS Diversity, Inclusion & Equity (DIvE) Commitee (Dr. Dante Bryant, Chair)

This is a standing Committee in the CHHS. It is comprised of representatives from units across the College, and is composed of faculty and staff who are committed to promotion of DEI. The mission is as follows: "The purpose of the DIvE committee is to assist with...

City of Charlotte Neighborhood Equity and Stabilization Commission (NEST)

City of Charlotte commission charged with reviewing and recommending specific anti-displacement strategies and specific tools for protecting residents at risk of displacement with respect to the 2040 Plan and other policies and practices. I was appointed by Mayor Vi...