ADVANCE at UNC Charlotte

The UNC Charlotte ADVANCE Faculty Affairs and Diversity Office builds faculty diversity and promotes faculty success through research and programming on recruitment, re-appointment, promotion and tenure practices; policy reform; mentoring; leadership and career development.


Center for the Study of the New South at UNC Charlotte

The Center for the Study of the New South in UNC Charlotte’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences promotes discourse and dialogue on a rich and diverse constellation of topics and ideas relating to the New South.  Known as the period of regional history from the end of the Civil War to the modern era, the New South offers a bold tapestry of history, culture, social movements, and political issues ripe for reflection and study.


Girl Talk Foundation, Inc.

Girl Talk Foundation, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 agency celebrating 14 years in the Charlotte-area community. We are focused on developing teenaged girls socially, emotionally and physically to become civically engaged community citizens. Girl Talk develops girls who are empowered, resilient and can navigate through life. We build girls’ emotional and social capabilities to produce positive life outcomes.


Girl Scouts Hornets' Nest 

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success. 


Master of Public Administration Program at UNC Charlotte

The mission of the Master of Public Administration Program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is to provide education and training for the public and nonprofit sectors, conduct scholarly and applied research to advance the field of public administration, and serve the community.


Mecklenburg County Women's Advisory Board (MCWAB)

The mission of the Women's Advisory Board is to promote the critical and emerging needs of women in Mecklenburg County through education and service.

The purpose of WAB is to identify periodically the status of women in Mecklenburg County; to recommend ways to work toward the betterment of the status of women in education, employment, family, community, health, law, finance, and social services; to work collaboratively with other organizations; and to provide community leadership opportunities by initiating and promoting programs designed to serve the needs of women.


Metropolitan Studies and Extended Academic Programs at UNC Charlotte

Metropolitan Studies and Extended Academic Programs is a unit of Academic Affairs, with a mission to provide community-based research services to local, regional, and state-level clients.  Off-campus partners include local governments, non-profit organizations, and community groups.  The unit collaborates with research centers and departments across the University to identify graduate student and faculty resources that align with community engaged research requests.  Services range from needs assessments and public policy guides to analytical modeling tools. 


Robinson Center for Civic Leadership

The Robinson Center for Civic Leadership offers our community an opportunity to collectively address the critical problems and issues affecting our region.

Many of the important issues our community faces are broader than any one entity can address. The Robinson Center for Civic Leadership has the ability to address these issues collectively by concentrating resources and engaging the community. Established in 2008 as the flagship program of Foundation For The Carolinas, the Center provides a neutral meeting place where groups can gather to share ideas, debate diverse points of view and forge a common agenda.


Women's & Gender Studies Program at UNC Charlotte

The Women's and Gender Studies Program at UNC Charlotte explores the ways that gender influences social structures and individual experiences around the world. We view gender as a category of analysis that includes women, men, transgendered individuals, and other genders. Using a feminist perspective, the program seeks to understand the cultural, political, and historical processes that gender human identity and society. In our research, teaching, programming, and service we explore gender as it intersects with multiple categories, such as race, ethnicity, social class, age, ability, nationality, and sexuality. Recognizing that gender varies widely over time and space, the program emphasizes a comparative and interdisciplinary approach, with faculty employing a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches.

The Women's and Gender Studies Program at UNC Charlotte offers an undergraduate minor in Women’s and Gender Studies and a Graduate Certificate in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies. We also sponsor a first-year learning community called “Gender Excellence: Where Academics Meets Activism” (GenX) as well as a Women's and Gender Studies Honor Society, Iota Iota Iota (Triota). Our curriculum prepares students to understand how gender has shaped their own lives, the lives of others, the production of knowledge, and social institutions. Our undergraduate and graduate coursework also emphasizes the link between theory and practice and encourages applied learning through internships, community involvement, and service learning. Our curriculum is designed to develop a gender-sensitive perspective that will influence students’ academic, professional, and personal development. It is our hope that this gender-sensitive perspective will lead students to ask the kinds of critical questions that are essential to imagining and creating an inclusive and equitable society.


Women's Inter-Cultural Exchange

WIE is organized and operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes including, without limitation, building and bridging social capital among women of diverse cultures, fostering cross-cultural awareness and developing the infrastructure for community dialog, engagement and programming.