Queens University of Charlotte

1900 Selwyn Avenue
704-337-2200

Mission:

Queens University of Charlotte provides transformative educational experiences that nurture intellectual curiosity, promote global understanding, encourage ethical living, and prepare individuals for purposeful and fulfilling lives.

Vision
Queens University of Charlotte will be recognized as a leading comprehensive university in the Southeast, distinguished by its commitment to transforming the lives of its students and enhancing the intellectual and cultural fabric of its community.

Values:

To fulfill its mission and its vision, Queens University of Charlotte acts upon the following values: 

Focus on Students: We value the factors which foster student success:  an intimate learning environment, excellence in teaching, intellectual curiosity, and an education grounded in the liberal arts tradition, one which develops critical thinking, creativity, communication, commitment to ethical behavior, responsible citizenship and which serves as a foundation for successful and fulfilling lives.

Integrity and Respect:  We value a sense of caring and community, seek to promote diversity and respect for all people and we recognize the importance of personal integrity and ethical action.

Stewardship:  We value and are committed to those who learn and work at Queens, and we are proud of our university.  We will responsibly manage our heritage, our resources and our reputation in the community to ensure that we remain a source of pride for our students, faculty, staff, donors and alumni.

Creativity and Innovation:  We value creative and innovative thinking and acting, both in the classroom and in advancing Queens toward its vision as a leading comprehensive university and a community asset.  

Service:  We value responsibility and service to the society at large, in keeping with our Presbyterian connection and as expressed in our motto, "Not to be served, but to serve."

About Us:

What began as a small college for women in 1857 has evolved into a co-ed, comprehensive, master's-level university with a commitment to liberal arts and professional studies. Today, Queens University of Charlotte serves approximately 2,250 undergraduate and graduate students through its six accredited schools: the College of Arts and Sciences, the McColl School of Business, the Blair College of Health (including the Presbyterian School of Nursing), the Cato School of Education, the Knight School of Communication and the Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies.

Queens is also home to five N.C. Professors of the Year, 18 NCAA Division II men's and women's sports teams, and exemplary international study and internship programs that have been ranked among the best in the country.


Upcoming Events at Queens University of Charlotte

Class End - Queens University Of Charlotte

Monday, Apr 20, 2020
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Charlotte, NC
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Final Examination - Queens University Of Charlotte

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2020
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Commencement - Queens University Of Charlotte

Saturday, May 2, 2020
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Recent News

An Evening with Dan Rather

Join the Learning Society for a timely discussion with journalist Dan Rather. For more than 50 years, former CBS News anchor and 60 Minutes correspondent Dan Rather has been the embodiment of the intrepid…

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Charlotte Concert Band “‘Tis the Season: Holidays from Around the World”

The Arts at Queens invites you to hear familiar carols and traditional seasonal selections from around the world, as well as more contemporary works inspired by the holiday season. The Charlotte Concert Band is an ensemble of professional and…

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Internship Presentations

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about organizations, possible internship opportunities and various career paths as Queens students present on their…

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Moravian Love Feast

Please join us in this long-standing tradition at Queens, consisting of readings from scripture, singing of Christmas carols and beautiful music from the…

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Holiday Books & Coffee

Kick off your holiday season with Friends of the Library and the Holiday Books and Coffee Friends of the Library celebrates the beginning of the holiday season by hosting a special guest author ranging from New York Times best-selling authors to…

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City of Charlotte Information Session

This information session will engage City of Charlotte professionals in a lively discussion on career paths…

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An Evening with Blake Mycoskie

The Learning Society invites you to a discussion with Blake Mycoskie. A visionary global leader, entrepreneur, adventurer and bestselling author, Blake Mycoskie is Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS, and the catalyst behind the now-ubiquitous One…

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The Power of Giving: Conscious Capitalism and the Future of Business with Blake Mycoskie

The Learning Society and presenting sponsor Bank of America invite you to a discussion with Blake Mycoskie. A visionary global leader, entrepreneur, adventurer and bestselling author, Blake Mycoskie is Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS, and the…

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The Bechtler Ensemble in Concert

The Arts at Queens presents The Bechtler Ensemble, the Ensemble in Residence at Queens. The group offers performances that connect the historical and creative contents of music pieces to selected works of modern art from the…

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Fall Choral Concert

The Arts at Queens invites you to hear The Chamber Singers and Chorale, two student ensembles, perform works by major composers from the Renaissance through the Contemporary periods of choral literature, directed by Mitchell Lewis. Some works will…

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Humanities Career Conference

Learn from professionals working in humanities-based fields (social sciences, religion, history and more) through an informative panel discussion followed…

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Literary Lecture: “Of Monsters and Militarized Men: Police Terrorism in 1865 and 2017”

The Arts at Queens and the General Education program present literary scholar Dr. Katherine J. Anderson in a talk examining police brutality in our own moment through the lens of police terrorism in the…

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Opening Reception for Medium: An Art Exhibition

The Arts at Queens welcomes the talented emerging artists from the Core Fellowship Program at Penland, who are highlighted in this…

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Ford Night: Meet and Greet

Learn more about their internship program and…

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Medium: An Art Exhibition

The Arts at Queens welcomes the talented emerging artists from the Core Fellowship Program at Penland, who are highlighted in this…

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Interview Workshop

This workshop will provide valuable tips on how to research companies, prepare for potential questions, dress for success, negotiate salary…

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Brujas

The General Education Program at Queens and the Center for Latino Studies invites Barbara Sostaita. She will discuss Brujas, a New York City-based skateboarding and grassroots group comprised entirely of local Latinx, black and…

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Wells Fargo Information Session

Wells Fargo Securities WFS will present to Queens students about their full-time and…

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McColl School Wildacres Leadership Challenge Weekend

This weekend is open to MBA and MSOD graduate students in the McColl School of Business and paid for by a grant from the…

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BB&T Leaders in Action Lecture: Andrea B. Smith

The Queens McColl School of Business invites you to an engaging conversation featuring Andrea B. Smith, chief administrative officer for Bank of America. Smith was named the 2016 Queens BusinessWoman of the Year, alongside a number of…

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Graduate School Panel Discussion

Learn from Queens faculty about the process, tests, tips and requirements for getting into your school…

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Charlotte Concert Band- “Many Rivers: The Roots of Jazz”

Come join the Charlotte Concert Band for a tour of the roots of jazz as the original American musical art form. Explore ragtime, Gospel, vaudeville, and the blues, along with many other styles that led to the establishment of jazz as the most…

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Ran Blake & Claire Ritter in Concert

The Arts at Queens presents Ran Blake & Claire Ritter…

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The Bible: Who's In and Who's Out

Join Rabbi Judy Schindler in this learning experience: What does the Bible say about identity and diversity, inclusion and exclusion, power and privilege, rights and responsibilities, exile and home? How are modern issues of diversity addressed in…

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The Tarwater Lecture Series Presents: "The Artifacts of Canon: Manuscripts as a Window into the Development of the New Testament"

The Tarwater Lecture Series welcomes Dr. Michael Kruger, president of the Reformed Theological Seminary, to Queens. The title of his lecture is "The Artifacts of Canon: Manuscripts as a Window into the Development of the…

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Arte Latino Now: Call for Submissions for 2018 Exhibit

Sponsored by The Center for Latino Studies at Queens University of Charlotte in partnership with artist Edwin Gil, Art Sí and Queens' Departments of Art and World Languages, Arte Latino Now 2018 seeks to highlight the exciting cultural…

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World Languages Film: "Diva"

The Department of World Languages presents the French film "Diva." Jules, a young postman, is infatuated with a beautiful American soprano opera singer who has never allowed her singing to be recorded. Jules attends a recital at the…

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World Languages Film: "Les Choristes"

The Department of World Languages presents “Les Choristes.” Pierre is an aimless child at an austere boarding school in France. The students and faculty are constantly at odds with one another, until a music teacher, Clément…

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Miguel Chirinos

The Center for Latino Studies and the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement welcome Miguel Chirinos, author of the book "Simón Bolívar in the United States: Bicentennial…

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Red Ventures Onsite Information Session

Tour the headquarters of Red Ventures, and learn about their internships, full-time and…

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World Languages Film: "A Man Called Ove"

The Swedish film “A Man Called Ove” focuses on the quintessential angry old man next door. Ove is an isolated retiree and widower with strict principles and a short fuse who spends his days enforcing rules that only he cares about. After…

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BB&T Leaders in Action Lecture: Global Leadership Panel

Join the Queens McColl School of Business as we host the Global Leadership Panel, with guests Tjeerd Ploeger, Siemens Generators; Susan Sweeney, EnPro Industries; and Guilles Houdon,…

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World Languages Film: "Tanna"

The Department of World Languages and the Center for Latino Studies presents “Tanna,” a story of a young woman in the South Pacific who runs away with the man she loves to avoid an arranged marriage. Villagers wrestle with preserving…

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The Washington Center Information Session

Learn about the opportunity to spend a semester or summer term interning and living in D.C. while earning academic credit…

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An Evening with Father Desbois

The Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice will be mark their one year anniversary by hosting a free event for the community in the newly renovated Belk Chapel. Queens welcomes Father Patrick Desbois, renowned Holocaust scholar and human…

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Sarah Creech: An Evening of Fiction

The Arts at Queens welcomes you to listen to Sarah Creech, assistant professor of English and creative writing at Queens, read, from her new novel, "The Whole Way Home," as part of the English Department…

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Queens Makes U.S. News & World Report's Top 20 List

The US News & World Report 2018 Best Colleges rankings were announced today, and Queens University of Charlotte was ranked #20 within the Regional Universities…

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Career Week: Featuring Personalized Resume Guidance

Stop by Vandiver Center for Career Development to grab a career-ready swag bag, meet the team and spin the “Winning at Life” wheel…

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Preyer Lecture Series: Dr. Martin's "A Change is Gonna Come"

Join the Department of History in welcoming Dr. Waldo E. Martin, Jr., Professor of History and Citizenship at the University of California, Berkeley, who will examine the complex histories of the Modern Civil Rights and Black Power Movements with an…

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Art and Design Faculty Show

The Arts at Queens presents a multimedia exhibition featuring works by the faculty, including paintings, prints, ceramics, photographs, interiors and…

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An Evening with Arts Faculty: Exhibition, Performances and Readings

The Arts at Queens presents a multimedia exhibition featuring works by the faculty, including paintings, prints, ceramics, photographs, interiors and…

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Non-Profit Internship & Volunteer Fair

Learn about internship and volunteer opportunities in the…

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Students Praise Jewish Life at Queens

When searching for just the right college, Morasha had no idea her Judaism would become an important factor in her decision. As she considered Queens University, she appreciated its growing Jewish program and believed she could have a hand in…

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Queens Joins New American Colleges and Universities Consortium

The New American Colleges and Universities collectively and individually are often cited as models of the intentional integration of teaching and learning, scholarship,…

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Men's Basketball Elite Camp - Individual Session II

This camp is designed to be for players who are aspiring to play at the…

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Queens Partners with Local Police Department

Queens University of Charlotte is proud to announce a partnership with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD). All CMPD employees have the opportunity to embark on education at Queens to earn a…

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Dr. Bob Whalen Presents Paper Entitled "Murder, Inc.: Pirates, Gorillas, Grotesques"

Dr. Bob Whalen presented a paper entitled "Murder, Inc.: Pirates, Gorillas, Grotesques," at the annual "Researching New…

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JBIP Director Dr. Holly Carter accepted to NAFSA

She will provide workshops for international education professionals from all over the world in her areas…

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Challons-Lipton and Campbell present at conference

They presented "From Charlotte to Tanzania: Using the Internet to Engage Students in a Global Conversation." at the Lilly Conference on College and…

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Redlair brings arts and sciences and teaching students together

The Redlair preserve along the Catawba River serves as a natural teaching laboratory for students at Queens University…

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Royals win Joby Hawn Cup

Queens' athletes sweep the award program, winning men's, women's and…

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Royal Points with Kevin Salvadori

Advanced Digital Video Production class in the Knight School worked with Queens Athletics to produce nine…

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Queens Represents at Nation's Largest Literary Event

Fourteen Queens MFA faculty and instructors will serve as panelists and readers at the Annual Conference of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP, of which the Queens MFA Program is a member). This year nearly 10,000 writers,…

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Boys Basketball Camp - Individual Session III

The camp will focus on teaching basic basketball skills, along with strategies and rules of…

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Photojournalism students visit The Charlotte Observer

Knight School of Communication photojournalism students spend the morning of February 2nd in The Charlotte…

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Queens Honors Mr. Byrum in Renaming of South Residence Hall

Queens Honors Mr. Byrum in Renaming of South…

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Two National Titles

Queens' swim teams dominated the NCAA DII Swimming and Diving Championship on their way to winning the university's first ever team…

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#thanQU

To celebrate Thanksgiving, we asked students which Queens professors they're most grateful for. We were overwhelmed by responses from students and alumni who wished to thank the professors who have shaped their lives at Queens and beyond.…

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