Each year the Graduate School appoints a group of continuing graduate student to serve as Graduate Life Fellows. The Graduate Life Fellows (GLFs) are a group of continuing master's and doctoral-level students who offer guidance and promote engagement through first-hand experience, peer mentorship and graduate student events. Each Fellow receives a monetary award in exchange for their contributions toward enhancing the graduate community at UNC Charlotte. Have questions about graduate school or grad life in general? Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduate Life Fellows Mission Statement
Graduate Life Fellows serve as ambassadors for the Graduate School to increase awareness of opportunities and resources, and provide support for graduate students from orientation through graduation. Working with the Graduate and Professional Student Government, they coordinate activities that foster diverse social and academic engagement. They strive to build graduate community and enhance student life, with the ultimate goal of elevating graduate education at UNC Charlotte.
As of February, 2018, the Graduate Life Fellows program is currently in its tenth year. Fellows are selected as a diverse group representing several of the University’s colleges. GLF’s are provided with numerous leadership building opportunities through their collaborative efforts with various campus partners including faculty, staff and a host of graduate student organizations and other campus offices. Previous examples of these leadership activities involve a graduate student etiquette dinner, a women’s professional business panel, a stress-reduction & wellness event, and a crafts & community event which benefited the Ronald McDonald House. Other examples of organized events include recreational outings to local Corn Mazes, the White Water Rafting Center and the Bechtler Museum. In short, the GLF program acts as a mechanism for engaging the entire graduate community across varying disciplines.
UNC Charlotte is the first and only institution in the UNC system to offer a dedicated program like the Graduate Life Fellows to its graduate student body. The fellows work with all graduate students, and they specialize in welcoming the new graduate student to campus, beginning with orientation.