Learn more about the Health and Wellbeing Unit departments.
University Recreation operates as a part of the Health & Wellbeing Unit within the Division of Student Affairs. The Unit, which consists of UREC, CAPS, the Center for Wellness Promotion, and Student Health, strives to assist and support students in amplifying their wellbeing journey throughout college and beyond.
University Recreation's Mission is to engage the University community through recreational programs, activities, and facilities with a commitment to our core values.
Student Health Center
The UNC Charlotte Student Health Center (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.
The Student Health Center is part of the campus team that coordinates responses to infectious disease outbreaks and is the university’s liaison to the Mecklenburg County Health Department. We provide the campus with important public health services.
The mission of the Student Health Center is to provide comprehensive high-quality healthcare, outreach and health education to students.
Center for Wellness Promotion
The Center for Wellness Promotion uses a public health model and effective prevention and health promotion strategies to help students make informed decisions about their personal health and wellbeing. Our multidisciplinary team of professionals address many issues that are important to students’ health, wellbeing and safety, including sexual and relationship violence, substance use, recovery from substance use disorders, sexual health, and much more. We aspire to empower the University community in developing healthier attitudes and behaviors to create a safer and more equitable campus.
The Center for Wellness Promotion operates from a public health model and utilizes prevention and health promotion strategies to empower students to make informed decisions about their personal health and wellbeing. Our team of multidisciplinary professionals address issues such as alcohol use, drug use, recovery from substance use disorders, sexual health, sexual and relationship violence, and a variety of other wellness topics that affect college students.
Center for Counseling and Psychological Services
The Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is a department within the Division of Student Affairs at UNC Charlotte. CAPS, along with the Student Health Center, the Center for Wellness Promotion, and University Recreation, is a component of Health and Wellbeing, an administrative unit whose primary goal is to provide comprehensive wellness-related programs and services to UNC Charlotte students.
CAPS aspires to create an affirming, accessible, and safe environment that celebrates human diversity. We understand diversity to include but not be limited to: race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual identity, sex, age, socio-economic status, religion, ability, nationality, and language. We are dedicated to social justice through increased awareness of the effects of oppression, prejudice, and discrimination.
CAPS is fully accredited by the International Accreditation of Counseling Services, Inc. (IACS), and our doctoral internship program is accredited by the American Psychological Association. Our permanent, full-time staff consists of licensed and license-eligible psychologists and social workers with terminal degrees.
The Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at UNC Charlotte supports the holistic well-being and academic success of students and contributes to a healthy and inclusive campus climate. This is accomplished by providing short-term individual and group counseling, crisis management, consultation, referral services, and educational and preventive initiatives for the campus community. In addition, CAPS supports the academic mission of the University by serving as a training site for graduate students and supports scholarly activity and professional development of staff.
Center for Integrated Care
The Center for Integrated Care (CIC) is a one-stop shop for referral and linkage to wellbeing resources both on and off campus. CIC is a front-facing clinical case management department providing coordination of care and continuity of care services, and follow-up for students. CIC provides outreach and programming to encourage and provide more access to care for students who may be ambivalent, unsure, or do not have the desire to seek more formal wellness services. In addition, CIC serves as a triage department for faculty and staff to refer students who may not be experiencing crisis but instead may need clinical guidance and direction. Currently, CIC is housed in the Counseling and Psychological Services Building, occupying a dedicated corridor of offices.
To support all dimensions of wellbeing, as they intersect with one another and as they are shaped by a students’ identity, culture and student experience.