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

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 Equity and Inclusion Certificate Program

About the 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...

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. T

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...

ELTI Departmental Outreach and Support

The English Language Training Institute (ELTI) frequently partners with University departments to provide linguistic expertise and support on matters related to English as an additional language for students, faculty, and staff.

ELTI Student Ambassadors

Through this initiative, former English Language Training Institute (ELTI) students are given the opportunity to leverage their multilingual, multicultural backgrounds to connect with the campus community and support incoming ELTI students through their shared...

Emerging Business Leaders

The Belk College is an investor in the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance's Emerging Business Leaders Program, a talent development program for diverse leaders. Through the program, Belk College nominates up to 5 alumni or staff to participate annually and college...

Employee Relations Office

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,...

Engage ME (Multicultural Engineers)

Engage ME is a program in the Office of Student Development and Success focused on helping the recruiting, retention, and graduation of underrepresented minority students within the College of Engineering. The target populations are Black, Hispanic, and Native...

Engage ME!

Engage ME! is a Lee College of Engineering diversity and inclusion program designed to successfully recruit, retain and graduate multicultural students with degrees from engineering, engineering technology, and construction management programs. The main pillars of...

Engineering Academic Pathways

The Engineering Academic Pathways project provides funding for scholarships that support low income, academically talented students to study engineering majors at UNCC. In addition to supporting students with scholarships, the project applies funds to the expansion...

English Language Training Institute (ELTI) course programming

Each semester, the ELTI offers a variety of English language training courses for multilingual, multicultural students from all over the world. The ELTI prepares English language learners to be successful members of the U.S. academic community while promoting...