Advocacy & Support

The Office of Identity, Equity, and Engagement provides individual and institutional advocacy and support to students and the Division of Student Affairs. Diversity, equity, and justice advocacy requires the ongoing examination and identification of the barriers and challenges of all activities, practices, structures, and systems at UNC Charlotte. We advocate for any and all needed changes that aid in making every person feel welcomed, wanted, valued, and partnered with for their success.

Support for students includes enhancing services for marginalized students and creating intersectional partnerships among our support programs.

IEE supports your racial/ethnic identity through our mission, values, policies and programs. As you matriculate through UNC Charlotte, IEE staff are here to help you identify and integrate your skills and abilities to explore language, experiences, and opportunities that embrace your identity.

IEE is committed to gender and sexual equity for all students, faculty, and staff. IEE provides education to the campus and greater Charlotte community for the purpose of ally development and provides advocacy and support for queer and trans students on campus.

IEE is committed to celebrating and recognizing traditions, history, and significant contributions of diverse cultures. As part of this celebration of diversity, we host a variety of cultural programs and initiatives that educate the general public to form community, unite and inspire, and enrich the overall campus experience for the many UNC Charlotte students, faculty, staff, and alumni, and the larger and surrounding network of community members, visitors, and friends of the University.

IEE provides interfaith dialogue, support to religious-based student organizations, and other educational and bridge-building activities designed to foster an informed, caring and supportive campus community for students of all backgrounds and beliefs. It also serves as the liaison between the University and the private religious organizations and advisers who provide pastoral counseling and other religious services for our students.

IEE is committed to fostering an environment where students can develop as activists and change agents. Through social justice institutes, symposiums, and intentional dialogue with staff, students are encouraged to be introspective in their approach to intersectional social justice work.