Welcome to the Office of Multicultural Academic Services


The Office of Multicultural Academic Services, while open to all students, emphasizes academic support to students from the following populations: African American, Asian American, Hispanic/Latino, Pacific Islander, Native American, Multi-racial, LGBTQ, first generation, students from rural communities and students who have a reported disability.

Multicultural Academic Services consists of a variety of distinct programs collaborating to reach a singular objective: to provide academic support services that foster the recruitment, retention, and graduation of students, especially underrepresented students at UNC Charlotte. Services rendered include but are not limited to academic advising, academic issues workshops, peer counseling and tutoring, and personal counseling. Moreover, the office serves as a clearinghouse for information and referrals to other university resources and academic support services.

Director: Dr. Samuel Lopez

2017 UTOP Mentor Applications

New Mentor Online Application

Print Application

LONDON 2017 - International Urban Education Initiative

International Urban Education Initiative Application

The deadline to submit the International Urban Education Initiative application is January 16, 2017. Applications must be completely filled out and all required supplemental items submitted for an application to be considered. Required attachments include:

  • Completed, printed International Scholar Application
  • Submission of two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Payment of Administrative Fee
  • One copy of your passport (main page only)
  • One official copy of your transcript

You must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher to be eligible to participate. Students are expected to have all necessary documents for travel (passport, visa, etc.) and have sufficient financial resources in place to support participation in the program at the time of application. Inability to obtain necessary travel documents or obtain sufficient funds after application will preclude refund of administrative fee. Read the Statement of Student Responsibility at the end of the application, fill out completely, sign, and date it. If you have any questions, please contact us at mascharlotte@uncc.edu