Building community is a top priority for the Honors College. With 30 different honors programs, we strive to create one family. Students in any honors program have access to honors housing, priority registration, enrichment activities, special events and speakers, courses with top faculty, scholarships, travel funding to present at conferences, and leadership opportunities. Some programs sponsor retreats, offer research opportunities and funding, and provide professional development opportunities.
Levine Hall is the center of honors student life at UNC Charlotte. Serving as both the honors residence hall and the home to the Honors College and Levine Scholars Program offices, Levine Hall connects students to important resources, classes, events, and the honors community. Levine Hall is the newest residence hall at UNC Charlotte, offering both suite and apartment style rooms, whereas the administrative wing offers academic advising, a quiet place to study, seminar rooms, and event and meeting spaces. CLICK HERE for more information about Levine Hall.
Our unique courses stress collaborative and reflective practices with the goal of broadening perspectives and promoting open discussion. We seek to inspire students to be intellectually curious, creative problem solvers, and envoys of diverse and inclusive thinking in and outside of the classroom.
Multiple honors programs serving first year students offer peer mentoring services to help new students adjust to college life. Mentors meet with their “mentees” to answer questions, provide support, and assist them in building relationships across campus. The benefit of smaller class sizes is that students also receive direct and indirect mentoring from honors faculty and staff. Additionally, merit scholars receive increased support and advising from dedicated Faculty Fellows.
The Honors College plans a wide variety of events for all honors students, including social and enrichment events. Some of our more popular happenings include our annual Pancake Breakfast at the beginning of school, our Fall Cookout with food and games, and our Failure Showcase that demonstrates to students that failure is a turning point not an ending. When students attend these activities together, they share their thoughts and feelings with one another, allowing them to break down barriers and build community.