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For Identity

List of Local Resources from the Office of Identity, Equity, and Engagement


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UNC Charlotte 

  • Students can still schedule meeting times with Chelsea
  • Queer Year 1 is still happening until the end of April for first-year students. Please contact Laura at

Time Out Youth 

  • Time Out Youth is still providing services for LGBTQ+ youth in the Charlotte area. 

Transcend Charlotte 

  • Transcend Charlotte is still providing services to trans and non-binary folks in the Charlotte area. 

Crisis Hotlines 

  • TrevorLifeline (1-866-488-7386), a 24/7 crisis and suicide prevention lifeline for LGBTQ+ individuals.     
  •  TrevorText (text START to 678678), a service that allows LGBTQ+ youth to text a counselor for support and crisis intervention; and TrevorChat, which provides live online help for LGBTQ+ youth by trained volunteers. 
  • Trans Lifeline, Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive. Contact: 877-565-8860

Free Lunch

  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools; grab and go meals while schools are closed; all meals are free to 18 and under; List of distribution locations
  • Jamil Niner Food Pantry; Tuesdays and Wednesday 2-5 p.m.; pre-orders only, no walks-in 


  • Bussing students from surrounding apartment locations

Domestic Abuse Hotline (SAFE ALLIANCE SHELTER)

  • 24/7 Crisis Hotline: 980.771.4673 
  • Office: 704.944.0169
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233

National/International Resources:

UNC Charlotte Resources:

  • Bias Related Incident Report: Any student, faculty, or staff member that has experienced, witnessed, or knows about a bias related incident involving our Niner Community, is highly encouraged to submit a bias related incident report. This will provide us information to track the prevalence of incidents and will allow us to get folks connected to additional resources.
  • Student Conduct Report: Any student, faculty, or staff member that would like to report a behavior or incident that violates our Code of Student Responsibility, involving one of our UNC Charlotte students, should submit a Maxient report. If the incident is also biased in nature, we highly recommend also submitting a bias related incident report.
  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): This office is committed to the mental well-being of our students on campus. If a student is looking for support as it relates to their mental health, they should reach out to CAPS to schedule an appointment. CAPS also has resources about navigating oppression and has provided the campus community with some coping strategies during this time. 
  • Student Assistance and Support Services (SASS): This office is housed within the Dean of Students Office in Student Affairs. They are able to provide support to students as it relates to navigating crisis and extenuating circumstances. They are also able to provide assistance if situations are impeding on a student's academic performance. 
  • Office of Identity, Equity, and Engagement (IEE): Also housed under the Dean of Students Office, the IEE works to support students with minoritized identities. If a student is looking for someone to talk to for support as it relates to their identities or as it relates to navigating bias, the IEE staff is available via phone, email, and virtual video and chat for support and guidance.  The IEE also offers support to any member of the UNC Charlotte community that needs assistance in filing a bias related incident report. 
  • Student Health Center (SHC): The SHC provides primary medical care, disease prevention, health education, wellness promotion, and various specialty services to all registered UNC Charlotte students, regardless of the type of health insurance they carry.  
  • Dining Services: Frequently updated information pertaining to changes on UNC Charlottes campus 

Internet Access

  • New Internet Essentials customers will receive two free months of Internet service if you apply by May 13, 2020. 
  • Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi access will be available to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription. Currently, this promotion is scheduled to last for 60 days after March 16. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.


Public Resources