Find strength in community

At UNC Charlotte, our vision and practice of inclusive excellence are inseparable from our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. It is central to our mission as an educational institution to ensure that each member of our community has the full opportunity to access and thrive in our environment.

A Look at Niner Nation

We pride ourselves on being one of the most diverse public universities in North Carolina. We believe that the well-being of our university hinges upon diversity and inclusion, which are key to individual flourishing, educational excellence, and the advancement of knowledge.

  • Each year, we enroll a diverse, competitive class of scholars to join our campus community of more than 30,000 total students.
  • Our students hail from 47 U.S. states and 100+ countries.
  • We are one of the most diverse college campuses in North Carolina, with 41% of our students coming from underrepresented and underserved backgrounds.
  • 1,500+ international students represent different ethnicities

We’re proud of the many inclusion programs and services we offer to support students by fostering a fundamental understanding of diversity, unique learning styles, cultural differences and human relationships.

Quote from Charlotte Student, "As a first-year student, my Resident Advisor introduced me to Niner Engage which helped me get involved in the Student Government Association, Leadership Fellows, the Black Student Union and the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation.Through these organizations, I could connect and relate with people in a way I couldn’t in high school and I felt supported by the enriching, diverse community atmosphere as a new student!"

Land & People Acknowledgement

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte acknowledges that we are on colonized land traditionally belonging to the Catawba, Cheraw, Sugeree, Wateree, and Waxhaw Peoples, all of whom have stewarded this land throughout the generations.