The Office of Identity, Equity, and Engagement educates, develops, and engages students regarding their various intersecting identities (gender identity, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual identity, etc). Their mission is to provide students an affirming and equitable environment committed to fostering a campus community that celebrates and supports expansion of identities.
The Office of Civil Rights and Title IX is committed to supporting the University’s mission of maintaining an environment conducive to learning for all students and a professional workplace for all employees. We take active measures to create or restore a respectful, safe, and inclusive environment for community members that is free from discrimination, discriminatory harassment, and sexual or interpersonal violence.
DEI's mission is to guide our campus toward inclusive excellence by developing and supporting programs and initiatives that enhance capability, build community, and leverage diversity and inclusion to guide innovation in education, training, research, practice and service to help everyone at UNC Charlotte thrive academically and professionally.
This initiative was developed by CAPS staff in consultation with UNC Chapel Hill’s CAPS to specifically address the mental health and wellbeing needs of students of color. In recognition of both the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on folx of color as well as the ways in which traditional mental health services have historically neglected development of culturally-responsive services, CAPS MMHEI in alignment with the larger university’s goals to pursue equity, inclusion, and diversity, endeavors to destigmatize mental health among folx of color, eliminate barriers to access, and provide culturally congruent support/resources.
The Office of Academic Diversity and Inclusion (OADI), while open to all students, emphasizes the student success and academic support of students from the following populations: African American, Asian American, Hispanic/Latinx, Pacific Islander, Native American, Multi-racial, LGBTQ, first-generation, students from rural communities, and students who have a reported disability.
Includes programs such as Building Better Brothers (B3), Inspiring Greatness, Nobility, and Integrity Through Empowerment (IGNITE), the University Transition Opportunities Program (UTOP), and The Forty-Niner Intensive Transition (FIT) Program.
GardHouse is a Charlotte-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that focuses on creating a seamless pipeline to employment for minorities. GardHouse offers semester-long paid internships within small businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations where college students are connected to competitive opportunities across an academic year
The Freedom Center for Social Justice is a culture-shifting organization committed to the growth, safety and empowerment of marginalized populations. Their vision is a world where equal protections and opportunities exist for all through advocacy, community education, and faith-based organizing. They are committed to providing support that opens doors, raises awareness, and creates life-giving change.