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

Class activity in NURS 2200 Ms Westman

For many years, Ms. Westman has had international guest speakers in her NURS 2200 class to discuss with pre nursing majors aspects of culture and growth...

Co-designer, co-director

A collective of people working to develop core knowledge and practices in Anti-Racism Mission: ARC promotes an understanding of race, racism, and anti-racism within systems Vision: We provide a coherent curriculum to address race, racism and anti-racism in...

College and Career Coaching

Coaching to addresses accessibility to college for underserved populations who are interested in School of Professional Studies Programming. The purpose is to raise awareness and provide guidance to students about educational opportunities. The evaluation methods...

College of Arts + Architecture Equity Council

College faculty and staff council developing programming, evaluating policies, initiating actions related to Equity and Social Justice in the College and related community activities.

Common Reading Experience

Each year, a committee selects a book with diversity, equity, and inclusion themes to serve as the Common Reading. For fall 2022, the selection is The Ground Breaking: An American City and Its Search for Justice by Scott Ellsworth. The book becomes a required text...

CommunAbility Mentoring Program

CommunAbility Mentoring Program - First College/University in N.C. to have this! Initiated by a grant from the Chancellor’s Diversity Fund, a new partnership between DisabilityIN NC, Office of Disability Services, and the University Career Center was established...

Community Innovation Incubator: Advancing West Charlotte's Pursuit of a Food Retail Solution

Multi-unit, multi-institution initiative as part of local community team to investigate opportunities for community-owned food retail in parts of West Charlotte.

Community Planning Workshop

Urban Design/Architecture/Geography co-taught course on community engaged design and planning methods including engagement with a selected Charlotte community and/or related community-based organizations.

Computer Science Research and Underrepresented Support

The objective of this program is to form a community that increases the pursuit of computing research by black students. To facilitate increasing the number of students, interested in, and equipped to pursue computing research we have 5 objectives grounded in...

CONNECT Student View Communication Plan

Starting Jan. 2022, CONNECT has switch the interface for students over from the staff view to the student view which focuses on the features included in the Navigate Mobile app. It also has the ability to collect student self-reporting data via polls or intake...

Connect: Managing Career Development

A mini conference for the Black and LatinX Belk College Community , bringing together students and professionals. Event will include a keynote speaker, breakout sessions, and networking


Discover the HOW of working better together. Learn how to leverage the power of collaborative communication.

Country-Culture Workshop

Each year, the Office of International Programs offers to faculty and staff a chance to learn about a particular country/culture, usually represented by the international student population at UNC Charlotte. The Country-Culture Workshop includes exploration of a...

County-Level Sociodemographic Factors Associated with COVID-19 Incidence and Mortality in North and South Carolina

Analysis and health policy recommendations for addressing SES status disparities in COVID-19 outcomes in the Carolinas.

Course Activities

MPAD 6311 Introduction to Nonprofit Management--data analysis to show the stark lack of diversity in the governance of nonprofits (e.g., governing boards members, board chairs, executive directors) and we discuss ways to improve this. Also, discuss a lot about how...