Statement on the Orlando shootings:
The staff of the Counseling Center at UNC Charlotte have been following the horrific events that occurred at Pulse, a venue that serves as an educational and social hub of the LGBTQ community in Orlando. Our hearts go out to the families and friends of the victims of this senseless crime. The mass casualties at Pulse are greatly disturbing to the entire world but have had a particularly hard-hitting impact on members of the LGBTQ community and their families and allies. Similarly, the shooting has resulted in a predictable backlash and stereotyping based on the identity of the shooter.
Please know that the Counseling Center is, as always, committed to promoting inclusion as a fundamental basis of a physically safe and psychologically healthy community. We recognize that diverse communities of UNC Charlotte students are affected by this tragedy and in need of support. Counseling appointments are available Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm by calling the Center at 704-687-0311 or visiting us at 158 Atkins. Students seeking emergency support outside of business hours should contact a HealthLink nurse at 1-888‑267‑3675 or 704‑687‑7400. More detailed information about our services is available throughout this website. We iterate our statement on inclusion and diversity below. More information about support services will be available as events unfold.
Our Statement on Inclusion and Diversity
The Counseling Center at UNC Charlotte aspires to create a safe, affirming, accepting and welcoming environment that embraces human diversity. We understand diversity to include, but not be limited to: race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, ability, and socioeconomic status. We are committed to serving students and the campus community at UNC Charlotte by striving for social justice through increasing awareness of the effects of oppression, prejudice, and discrimination.
The Counseling Center at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte supports the academic, personal, and interpersonal development of UNC Charlotte students by providing short-term individual and group counseling, psychological assessment, consultation for faculty, staff, parents, and students, and educational programs to the campus community. Consistent with the academic mission of the University, the Center serves as a training site for graduate students in psychology, counseling, and social work and encourages and supports scholarly activity and professional development of staff.
On this site, you will find information about the services we offer in the Center, links to a variety of mental health resources, and details about our pre-doctoral internship and practicum training programs. We hope you enjoy exploring this information and find these resources helpful. Please be in touch with us if you find there are things we can do to be helpful to you, whether you are a UNC Charlotte student, faculty or staff member, family member or friend of a member of the UNC Charlotte community.