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!

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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

Dean's Award for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Faculty and staff are recognized for displaying an exceptional commitment to fostering an inclusive environment in which diversity is understood, valued, respected and supported through the Dean's Award for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Individual and...

DEI Committee

The DEI Committee works to develop staff through education around topics of DEI. The committee provides professional development opportunites that span different areas of this topic. The committee is led by different staff from year to year.

DEI Summer Bookclub

This initiative aims to focus on various diversity-related themes by choosing a book and gathering for a small group discussion. Last summer we gathered in the botanical garden.

DEI Summer Camp for Kids

Summer camps that focus on DEI topics, including Diversity Around the World Camp and Cultural Culinary Camp

Disability at Work

To bring awareness to topics related to Disability at Work by having a week of Career Meet Ups led by employers, some that have disabilities themselves. Disability Drop In Hours will also be available for students to ask questions about disability related topics. A...

Disability Office Hours

Ever had a question about disability but felt too uncomfortable to ask? Disability Discussions is a brief 15 minute drop in where you can ask questions (of any sorts) in a non-judgemental environment.

Discussing Diversity: A Place to Begin

Virtual diversity discussion focusing on suggestions, tips and ideas for talking to children and family members about diversity. By the end of the panel discussion, attendees will have insight into how to bring up the importance of diversity with their own family or...


DiSC® is a personal assessment tool used by more than one million people every year to help improve teamwork, communication, and productivity in the workplace. The DiSC® model provides a common language people can use to better understand themselves and those they...

Diverse Student Experiences Project

In partnership with ICARE and the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services, the Diverse Student Experiences Project is led by Dr. Sonyia Richardson, Professor Roger Suclupe and Leigh Norwood. The purpose of this project is (1) to intentionally build...

Diversity and Inclusion Analytics Task Force

The Task Force charge is to configure a one year focused task force who will work with the Dean to develop measures and a reporting structure, perform the analysis, and share key takeaways with the College regarding DEI.

Diversity Equity and Inclusion Certificate Program

Statistics on diversity in the workplace show that most organizations need to consider greater inclusivity to create a more diverse workforce. Executives know that a diverse workforce - including differing races, religions, ages, genders and sexual orientations,...

Diversity Research Showcase

Graduate students will present their diversity related research though a poster session. Special focus on research related to community partners is highlighted.

Diversity Scholar Showcase

This new program will select, award and feature research being done by graduate students in the DEI space. The showcase will place an emphasis on research that helps the Charlotte or campus community.

Diversity Toolkit

The purpose of the toolkit is to provide Belk College faculty and staff some ideas on how to create an inclusive learning environment for our students, while also presenting ideas and recommendations on how to be more inclusive as professionals.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Professional Certificate

Organizations that embrace and prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) not only win the competition for talent, but they also top the charts for profitability and growth. Creating a culture where DEI is woven into the fabric of daily worklife is the...

ELTI Conversation Partners

Through outreach to the UNCC student community, degree-seeking students (both domestic and international) are able to take part in an informal conversation initiative each semester with students in the English Language Training Institute. This exchange builds...