Creates an environment that celebrates and recognizes difference through programs, advocacy, education, and engagement within the University community. By participating in programs and events, students will learn about themselves, learn about others, and engage in social justice opportunities.
Connects students with their peers, campus resources, involvement opportunities, and academic initiatives through the Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR) and Week of Welcome (WOW) programs. Provides communication between the University and family members of UNC Charlotte students in order to support student success, generate goodwill for the University, and promote an appropriate role for families within the campus community. Through collaboration with a variety of departments on campus, Parent and Family Services provide resources to keep families connected to the University and equipped to support their student throughout the college experience.
Advocates for students experiencing a broad range of issues, concerns or challenges interfering with a student’s ability to be successful academically or personally at UNC Charlotte. SASS also provides consultation to faculty and staff needing guidance regarding a student issue or concerning student behavior, and guidance and support to parents and family members seeking help on behalf of their students.
Promotes a campus community conducive to a positive learning environment through intentional efforts to foster the personal, social and ethical development of those students whose behavior is in conflict with University expectations, both in and out of the classroom. As part of their individual responsibility to the University community, all UNC Charlotte students are expected to be familiar with their rights and responsibilities as outlined in The Code of Student Responsibility, regarding behavioral violations, and The Code of Academic Integrity, regarding violations through academic coursework.
Coordinates support services for military veteran students such as assistance with University administrative support, collaboration with Veterans Affairs counseling and healthcare services, veteran-friendly employment, mentoring, and planning events in honor and observance of service-men and women. In addition, the Veterans Services Office is responsible for administering and certifying veterans benefits through the Veterans Administration Office.