Diversity & Inclusion

The arts and design have a significant role to play in igniting the civic imagination, finding meaning, telling the truth, touching our emotions, challenging our assumptions, and ushering in positive change. As a college in a university with an urban research mission, the CoA+A is dedicated to working toward a just society.
We commit as a mission-based intellectual community to reevaluating who we are and what we aspire to; the curricula we uphold; the priorities, policies, and practices that guide our work; and those who we bring to our college that will shape our common future.

At the University a conscious effort is made to not only recognize the campus community as diverse but also to prepare our students for life’s diverse conditions.  Visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion website to learn more about the University's diversity plan, access campus resources, and see related news and events.

UNC Charlotte Land Acknowledgement

UNC Charlotte is located on the traditional homelands of the Catawba Nation.  For the full land acknowledgement please click here. For more information about land acknowledgements, visit this site from the Native Governance Center.

EQUITY Council Faculty/Staff members

a collage of 8 faculty from across the college representing the diversity council; 6 women and two men

The Team: Assistant Dean for Inclusive Excellence Kelsey Klotz (Team Lead,) E.E. Balcos (Dance,) Sequina DuBose (Music,) Nadia Anderson (Architecture,) Christina Singer (Art & Art History,) Liz Paradis (Performing Arts Services Staff,) Wendy Fishman (CoA+A Staff,) and Ron McClelland (Theatre.)

student diversity council 

a collage of the student diversity council representing each of their units; two men and three woman

We acknowledge the importance of our student body collective voice as we look to address not only our future as the College of Arts + Architecture but as we aim to be a welcoming environment for all people and all future students. These individuals will represent their academic units as equal partners in the discussion around College efforts to improve and support all students, and we look forward to the current and future collaboration with these future leaders. Hear their visions →