Student Affairs

Davidson’s Denise Balfour Simpson named associate vice chancellor and dean of students

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Denise Balfour Simpson was named associate vice chancellor for student affairs and dean of students at UNC Charlotte following a national search. Her appointment is effective July 29. She joins the University from Davidson College where she was associate dean of students in the Division of Student Life. At Charlotte, Simpson will provide visionary, strategic […]

A win for intramural sports at Charlotte

UNC Charlotte’s men’s intramural disc golf team won the Professional Disc Golf Association’s National College Championship held early this semester at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The 49ers bested a field of more than 200 teams, the highest number of competitors. The 49ers team members were Glen Fister, Tom Shanley, Owen Rice and […]

An all-campus approach to student mental health services

Traditionally, university counseling centers shoulder the bulk of student mental health support services. However, at UNC Charlotte, where the student population exceeds 30,000, the approach to mental health care extends campuswide.

CAPS same-day initial appointments model yielding early success

The Center for Counseling and Psychological Services introduced a new service model last semester, the “same-day access model,” and the early results are impressive.

Under the previous model, by the 10th week of the fall 2022 semester, only 63% of students had shown up for their first counseling appointment. For fall 2023, there was a 100% show rate by the 10th week.

Scholars Collegiate Gaming names Niner Esports Club of the Year

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National recognition for Niner Esports, UNC Charlotte’s esports club, continues with winning Club of the Year at this year’s Scholars Collegiate Gaming Awards in Las Vegas.

Current club co-presidents Alexis Diamond and Pake Cary, along with community events director Valentin Cannon and former club president and current Niner Esports alumni advisor Jorge Sanchez ’23 accepted the honor at Resorts World Las Vegas.

Joyce Davis Waddell Center for Student Health and Wellbeing named

In recognition of Sen. Joyce Waddell’s personal generosity in support of student health and wellness, UNC Charlotte has renamed its Student Health Center in honor of the 1973 alumna.

Niner Esports celebrates nominations, funding for new facility

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Niner Esports, UNC Charlotte’s esports club, is celebrating its four nominations for the Scholars Collegiate Gaming Awards. To support the club, anyone with a valid email address can vote for Niner Esports on the Scholars website a max of once per day until Monday, Nov. 20.

Five reasons you should apply to UNC Charlotte

With a diverse student body, top-tier Athletics, more than 400 student clubs, 170+ academic programs and an undeniable Niner Pride from the moment you arrive, there are lots of reasons to choose Charlotte.

Charlotte earns second consecutive gold status on Military Friendly list

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UNC Charlotte has earned a 2023-24 Military Friendly School Gold Award for its commitment to military service members, veterans and their dependents.

TEDxCharlotte event offers ideas worth spreading

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This year’s TEDxUNCCharlotte, featuring 11 total speakers, is a live event from 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday, March 18, in Cone University Center, McKnight Hall. Of the 11 speakers, three are UNC Charlotte staff or faculty members, and six are University students.