Student Involvement & Leadership

Student Life in CharlotteStudent Involvement & Leadership strives to create and promote diverse experiences where students engage in opportunities that inspire personal and professional growth through leadership and participation in purposeful campus programs. The university recognizes the vital role student involvement plays in life on campus. By encouraging all students to be active participants around campus and in the community, the result is an array of cultural, educational, social and recreational programs that complement academic life.  


 Some of the programs and services provided:

  • New Student Orientation
  • Wildcat Welcome Events
  • Student Organizations
  • Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • First-Year Programs
  • Comedy Shows, Bands and Movie Nights
  • Family Weekend
  • Leadership Development Programs
  • Parent Connection E-Letter


Contact Student Involvement & Leadership
Student Center, Suite 115
Fax: 980-598-1895

Mon-Fri, 8:30am–5pm

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Mailing Address
Johnson & Wales University
801 West Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Matthew Sharp, director of student involvement & leadership, 980-598-1812
Kendra Miller, assistant director of student involvement & leadership for first year experience, 980-598-1806
Nicole Saunders, assistant director of student involvement & leadership, 980-598-1811

Student Involvement & Leadership cultivates meaningful experiences to inspire personal and professional growth.

Foundational Principles:   

  • Develop and support programs that promote collaborative learning, character development, and social responsibility.
  • Promote a student-centered culture that encourages a strong sense of pride and tradition.
  • Empower students to embrace and strengthen an inclusive community.
  • Foster collaborative partnerships to support and deliver successful campus events.