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University Transition Opportunities Program (UTOP) records

Identifier: UA0587


Records of the University Transition Opportunities Program (UTOP).


  • Creation: undated


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Digital materials can be viewed in the reading room. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives staff for access.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright held by UNC Charlotte. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Administrative History

The University Transition Opportunities Program (UTOP) began in 1986 to facilitate the underrepresented student's transition from high school to college. UTOP is a Summer Bridge and Academic Year Learning Community for first time in college students that focuses on ensuring a successful transition to college.

In 1995 UTOP became part of the newly formed Office of Minority Academic Services. That office was subsequently known as Academic Initiatives for Mentoring Students (AIMS) (2003-2008) and the Office of Multicultural Academic Services (2008-2018). The office is now known as the Office of Academic Diversity and Inclusion (OADI).


14 Linear Feet (10 cartons, 2 photocopy paper boxes, 2 hollinger boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Records were received from Academic Initiatives for Mentoring Students (AIMS).

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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte [All collections not yet online. For assistance, contact Special Collections:; 704-687-1170] Repository

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte NC 28223 United States

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