Welcome to UNC Charlotte and Niner Nation! The staff within the Division of Student Affairs are committed to your personal, educational, mental and physical success as students. Treating students, and all the identities they bring with them, with care and respect is paramount.
The 2020-2021 academic year will be unlike any other in the University’s history. COVID-19 will affect everything you encounter including classes, dining, study space, riding the shuttle, living on campus, events and activities. Social distancing, hand sanitizers and face coverings will be ubiquitous as you return to campus or are attending UNC Charlotte for the first time.
However, we will not let the coronavirus detract from your experience! Opportunities still abound. Join a fraternity or sorority or one of over 400 student organizations. Cheer for the Niner Nation at an athletic event. Zip around campus on an E-scooter. Participate in a virtual meeting or event. If you want to talk to someone about depression, anxiety, gender or racial identity issues, or relationship issues, contact CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services). If you do not have enough to eat, visit the Jamil Niner Food Pantry.
The more you put into your college experience the more you will get out of it. And should you stumble or falter, we are here to help you recover. If you can’t find what you’re looking for on the website, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at @unccvcsa.
Dr. Kevin W. Bailey
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
When gold miners first came to our area, they would literally stake their claim with wooden stakes and a small note proclaiming their right to this land for mining. “Stake Your Claim” engages all members of our community and alumni to take pride in that pioneering spirit and tenacity of claiming your territory. For students, staking your claim to UNC Charlotte helps build your affinity for and connection to the University. It is your obligation to explore the campus and the city and find out where you can make your mark and leave your legacy. Get involved!
Most students do not come to college knowing what student affairs is or that there is a rewarding career to be had in it. Whether you were an RA, peer mentor, fraternity or sorority member, intramurals sports competitor, building manager or tour guide you have already been exposed the field of student affairs. Annually, October is Careers in Student Affairs month where formal programs occur on college campuses to expose students to the field of student affairs. At UNC Charlotte, there is a master's and doctoral programs in Educational Leadership with an emphasis on Student Affairs. Many UNC Charlotte alumni have completed their undergraduate degrees then pursued a graduate degree in Student Affairs or Higher Education Administration as a result of the positive experience they’ve had at UNC Charlotte. Meet some of our alumni and read their student affairs stories below.