To the UNC Charlotte campus community and our community partners,
Due to the recent updates and guidance from the university, there will be a shift in our daily operations here in the Office of Identity, Equity, and Engagement causing our staff to work remotely. We can be contacted via email and phone and are also available for virtual video and chat. Contact information can be found here.
Our first priority is the safety of our students, faculty, and staff. Amid the updates surrounding the coronavirus, we know that each of us have different and complex reactions and concerns and there is no one right way to react or feel. We encourage our campus community to stay connected to our office and their other on and off-campus resources for support.
We also know that there has been a rise in xenophobia, racism, and ableism as it relates to narratives about COVID-19. Our BART will still be in operation and we encourage students, faculty, and staff to continue to submit bias related incident reports as necessary. The IEE staff is available via phone, email, and virtual video and chat for support and guidance.
Additionally, all of our events through March 31, 2020 will be canceled. Another update will be sent about future events as we receive more information regarding the status of the university.
With care and support,
Office of Identity, Equity, and Engagement
Welcome to the Office of Identity, Equity, and Engagement! This is a new office created to educate, develop, and engage students regarding their various intersecting identities (gender identity, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual identity, etc). Our mission is to provide students an affirming and equitable environment committed to fostering a campus community that celebrates and supports expansion of identities.
Through our programs, workshops and dialogues, we hope to provide students with opportunities to critically explore the world we live in and engage in transformative learning experiences. The student body is a microcosm of the diversity of our society. We invite you to learn not only about promoting equity and justice for marginalized groups, but also to explore yourself through a lens of power and privilege. Together, we will work on developing an appreciation of equity, justice and social responsibility.
Whether you hold marginalized identities or belong to social groups with privilege, you are encouraged to participate in IEE programming during your time at UNC Charlotte. Become a SAFE mentor, a volunteer, an aspiring ally, or learn about ways to interrogate cultural norms and raise consciousness.
We know you will find your home in IEE, where you will learn and grow through experiences. You will find dedicated, passionate, and knowledgeable staff that provide guidance and advocacy for all students and are committed to supporting your well-being, growth and success. Please use this website to explore the variety of opportunities that are available to you. If you don't find what you are looking for, please contact us. Your questions, concerns, comments and suggestions are always welcome and will help us in our role as student advocates.