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Kendra Shaw, left, and Devante Thomas-Pittman, second right, are the inaugural recipients of the Harper-Thomas Legacy Endowment for Study Abroad. The award honors Mary Harper, seated, and Henry Thomas, second left.

Harper-Thomas Legacy Endowment Awards

Two College of Liberal Arts & Sciences students have received the first Harper-Thomas Legacy Endowment for Study Abroad awards, presented during an event hosted by the UNC Charlotte Black Alumni Chapter.

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Dr. Chance W. Lewis

First Diversity Faculty Fellow Named

Dr. Chance W. Lewis, Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor of Urban Education in the Department of Middle, Secondary and K-12 Education and Executive Director of UNC Charlotte’s Urban Education Collaborative, has been named the first Diversity Faculty Fellow by Provost Joan Lorden.

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Hmong student association promoting diversity, opportunity

The Hmong Student Association is at the forefront of efforts to advocate for greater diversity on campus and in the larger community.

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UNC Charlotte Welcomes Diversity

Welcome to Diversity at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte!  This webpage provides information and links to programs, events, initiatives, data and resources that focus on the University’s commitment to diversity, access, and inclusion.  UNC Charlotte recognizes diversity as an essential component of a quality higher education, and to an academic experience that positions graduates for personal success and civic responsibility in the global environment of the 21st century.

We are committed to addressing the cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health, and social needs of the greater Charlotte region.  Our campus community is comprised of people who represent the wide breadth of gender identities, races and ethnicities, faith traditions, nationalities, and other social categories and backgrounds.  These varied identities and experiences enrich the University as a whole.  UNC Charlotte strives to celebrate and leverage the benefits of this diversity, and to sustain an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

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Crystal Cruz ’17

First-Generation Opportunity

UNC Charlotte is a top choice for first-generation students. Crystal Cruz (’17) came to UNC Charlotte where she had the opportunity to realize her dreams of a college education.

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Manuel Pérez Quiñones, associate dean for the College of Computing and Informatics

CCI Associate Dean Recognized for Work in Diversity

Manuel Pérez Quiñones, associate dean for the College of Computing and Informatics, won the 2017 Richard Tapia Achievement Award for Scientific Scholarship, Civic Science and Diversity in Computing.

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Dr. Carl DuPont, assistant professor of voice, Department of Music

Music Professor named Emerging Scholar

Dr. Carl DuPont, assistant professor of voice in the Department of Music, has been named a 2018 Emerging Scholar by the publication Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.

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Campus Diversity Resources

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Resources For Students

UNC Charlotte has more than 100 student organizations that cater to racial and ethnic minority issues, diversity, and culture.

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Resources For Faculty & Staff

UNC Charlotte is committed to fostering a supportive environment that provides faculty/staff a wide range of resources to advance equity, inclusion and diversity efforts.

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Contact Us

Inquiries about the Council on University Community or the Chancellor's Diversity Challenge Fund can be directed to: 

Kerrie Stewart

Special Assistant to the Council on University CommunityEmail: kdstewar@uncc.eduPhone: 704-687-5114

Inquiries about UNC Charlotte ADVANCE Faculty Affairs and Diversity Office can be directed to: 

Yvette Huet

Director for the UNC Charlotte ADVANCE Faculty Affairs and Diversity OfficeEmail: ymhuet@uncc.eduPhone: 704-687-8696