Student Support

Student Funding & Assistantships

There are many options and support available to departments that wish to support a student while they are in a graduate program at UNC Charlotte.  We invite faculty and staff to learn more and find out how, on our Student Funding web page.  Information for adminstering funding can be found through GPDNet, our intranet for programs and their administrators.  We also have certain information available on the Graduate School website.
 

Funding Task Force

Implemented in 2019, the Funding Task Force Report examines the current state of graduate student funding at UNC Charlotte, and develops recommendations to improve, sustain and scale resources which will meet the needs of the graduate student population.  Please review the web page for additional information including FAQs, and to download the Report itself.

Mentoring & Advising

The role of graduate advisor and mentor is crucial - not only to our students, our disciplines, and the University, but to all who stand to benefit from the contributions made by those we advise and mentor. These resources can help you improve your effectiveness as a mentor and an advisor.  Learn more.

Student ORIENTATION

Twice a year, the Graduate School hosts New Graduate Student Orientation.  The program introduces students to the University, the graduate community and the broad range of resources and services available to support their success.  The Center for Graduate Life coordinates the events and has up-to-date information on dates, times and locations.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Workshops offered through the Center for Graduate Life’s website address the five competencies that are vital for graduate student success: Communication, Leadership, Teaching and Instruction, Professional and Personal Responsibility, and Research and Scholarly Inquiry.  

CENTER FOR GRADUATE LIFE

The Center for Graduate Life works to create a strong graduate community by promoting shared experiences, discourse and activities designed to support interdisciplinary learning. Located in the Cone Center, the CGL is home to the Graduate Life Fellows (GLFs), graduate students who work with the Graduate School to provide peer mentorship and social programming for graduate students. For more information, visit the Center for Ggraduate Life’s website.

GRADUATE STUDENT & PROFESSIONAL GOVERNMENT (GSPG)

GSPG provides advocacy and resources for graduate students, including travel support.  Dr. Katherine Hall-Hertel, Associate Dean for Graduate Academic and Student Affairs, advises GSPG.

Faculty Representative 

A Graduate Faculty Representative, selected by the Graduate School, serves on the student’s advisory committee to protect student rights and uphold University standards and policies.The Graduate Faculty Representative is a voting member of the doctoral committee and has the same standing on the committee as the members representing the student’s discipline.  Visit the Graduate School's Faculty Representative web page for information.

OMBUDSMAN

The graduate student Ombudsman is available for consultation with graduate students on any issue a student may be facing that they would prefer not to share with their normal advisors.  Discussions with the ombudsman are confidential to the extent possible. For more information or to make an appointment, view the Ombudsman web page or contact Dr. Bruce Taylor, graduate student Ombudsman, at 704-687-5347.