Change for the better.

We are hard at work improving our communities both on and off campus. JCSU’s President Ronald L. Carter has built partnerships with the neighborhoods around campus and organizations throughout the city, state and nation to further JCSU’s vision of a better environment for our students, faculty and neighbors.

With initiatives on campus and in the community, JCSU is an active partner in creating positive change in Charlotte.

Campus Upgrades:

  • Smart Classrooms: We’re bringing technology into classrooms across campus, allowing professors to use the newest and most innovative teaching techniques.
  • Student Union: Recent renovations of the Student Union have brought new life to the Bull Pen with a pizza café, Wii stations, large-screen-TV lounges and pool tables.
  • Dorms (Residence Halls): Campus living is getting better all the time as we continue to upgrade and build new facilities for our current and future student residents.

Building a better community off campus.

JCSU has active partnerships with city leaders and area developers to improve the neighborhoods around the university and strengthen our connections to other parts of the city. Here are just a few areas where JCSU is playing an important role in our community’s development:

Bringing business back to the Historic West End Neighborhood.

  • The Arts Factory, JCSU’s first off-campus academic building, opened on West Trade in October 2010.
  • Plans for student housing and a bookstore on West Trade are planned for the near future.

Connecting to Center City and envisioning a new Beatties Ford Corridor:

  • Beginning February 2011, a bus route was extended to provide a direct connection between JCSU and Central Piedmont Community College through Center City Charlotte.
  • JCSU worked with the Urban Land Institute (ULI) in June 2010 to discuss improvements to the city corridor between campus and Uptown Charlotte.
  • ULI envisioned a pedestrian-friendly corridor of shops, restaurants and arts-based destinations that builds on the area’s cultural and historical diversity.