Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity


The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible, and diverse intellectual and cultural campus experience related to the mission of North Carolina State University. We bring the offices of Equal Opportunity and Equity and Diversity and Inclusion together with the African American Cultural Center, the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Center, Multicultural Student Affairs and the Women’s Center. OIED also offers diversity and equity training through its Education and Training unit and a campus-wide diversity newsletter, the Diversity Digest (this week’s top articles below).

Virtual MLK Project: 55th Anniversary of the “Fill Up the Jails” Speech

Virtual MLKPlease note that this event has been rescheduled to Monday, February 23, 2015, Hunt Library Teaching and Visualization Lab, 7:00 p.m.

You are cordially invited to the 55th Anniversary of the “Fill Up the Jails” Speech. This event features a demonstration of vMLK website’s audio files and images created from the June 8, 2014 reenactment of the speech in Durham’s White Rock Baptist Church. The research team, including sound director and videographer, will be on hand to discuss the project. Just days after the start of the Greensboro sit-ins in February 1960, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered what would become a widely influential speech titled, “A Creative Protest.” The speech, commonly known as the “Fill Up the Jails” speech, was delivered on February 16, 1960 in Durham, NC. On June 8, 2014 NC State worked with the Durham community, the White Rock Congregation and voice actor Marvin Blanks (noted as the “Orator of the Century”) to re-create the speech. Please RSVP at

Asian American GLBT Speaker Alex Wan

Alex WanThe GLBT-CommUNITY Alliance (GLBT-CA) and Bliss (Asian Interest Sorority) invite you to attend Out to Lead: Lessons from an Openly Gay Asian American Engineer, Businessman and Politician on Thursday, February 26, 2015, 6:00 p.m., Talley Student Union, Room 4280. Both GLBT-CA and Bliss were awarded an At Home in the World Student Group Activity Grant to bring both communities together and to host Atlanta City Councilmember Alex Wan. Alex currently serves as the Director of Development for Emory University Libraries and was recently featured in the 2013 documentary Breaking Through, featuring openly gay politicians from around the nation. Light refreshments and a reception will conclude the event.

What is Asexuality?

Asexuality flagThe GLBT Center invites interested participants for the upcoming Asexuality workshop on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 in Talley 4140 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. The workshop is free and open to faculty, staff, students and community members. Light refreshments will be provided.

The Asexuality workshop is a 90-minute workshop open to NC State undergraduates, graduate students, staff, faculty and alumni as well as interested members of the local community. The workshop is designed to prepare participants to understand and address the needs of asexual students. The curriculum addresses a wide range of information, including identifying terms, issues that asexual students often deal with, issues that asexual students face, ways that allies can create inclusive environments and where allies can refer students who need to report harassment.

Black History STEM Social Media Challenge NSBE (partnered with STEMediaTM)
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day

Every day NSBE will post on Instagram, Facebook, and twitter a black history fact dealing with STEM – THE CHALLENGE: Followers make a “creative” post incorporating that day’s African American contribution.

Exhibit: “Irrevocable Grace” Works by Jaleesa Bartely-Maye
Feb 2 @ 10:00 am – May 15 @ 11:00 am

An exhibit centered on Afrikan Womaness

Asexual Awareness Week
Feb 23 – Feb 27 all-day
“Out to Lead: Lessons from an Openly Gay Asian American Engineer, Businessman, and Politician”
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 26 @ 8:00 pm

Come join GLBT-CA and Bliss (Asian Interest Sorority) in welcoming Atlanta City Councilman Alex Wan who will speak about navigating both an AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) and GLBT identity.

Atlanta City Councilmember Alex Wan has been proudly serving as a Council member since 2010. As an openly gay Asian American community member and politician, Alex is also featured in the 2013 documentary Breaking Through which features openly gay politicians from around the nation. Alex currently serves as the Director of Development for Emory University Libraries.

B. Eng., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1988
MBA, University of Pennsylvania, 1993
Minority Business Executive Program, Dartmouth College, 2001

Director of Development, Jerusalem House, Inc.
President, Optima, Inc.
Investment Analyst, Prudential Real Estate and Acquisitions
Finance Group, Prudential Investment Corporation Corporate

Light refreshments provided!

Free Confidential HIV/STI Testing
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Luke Keeler, a Public Health Educator with the Wake County HIV/STD Community Health Program, will be holding office hours at the NC State University GLBT Center on the last Friday of every month, from 12PM-2PM in 354 Harrelson Hall. Luke will be available to talk privately with individuals regarding HIV/STD concerns, and can also do testing if requested.

Data on Time to Promotion from Associate to Full Professor at NC State
Feb 27 @ 12:25 pm – 1:15 pm

This is part of the Associate Professors’ Community series of informal lunchtime discussions. Marcia Gumpertz, Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity, will show statistics on how long faculty stay in the associate professor rank at NC State.

Sweet Grass Basket Workshop (featuring Barbara McGeachy)
Feb 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Sweetgrass basketmaking has been part of the Charleston and Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina communities for more than 300 years. Brought to the area by enslaved Africans from West Africa, basketmaking is a traditional art form which has been passed on from generation to generation. Today, it is one of the oldest art forms of African origin in the United States. This hands-on workshop will teach you about the sweetgrass tradition, while you learn about the living Gullah/Geechee culture and legacy of their enslaved ancestors.

Sponsored by the University Craft Center and the African American Cultural Center

Habitat For Humanity NSBE & AIChE & RTP Alumni Chapter
Feb 28 @ 8:15 am – 3:30 pm
Student Success Series-How to be a Leader and a Student
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 3 @ 7:30 pm

This workshop series is designed to support students through their academic endeavors and beyond.
We look forward to having you join the Student Success Series 2015. Pizza and drinks will be provided
To sign up, use the link below:

GLBTCA Meeting
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The GLBT CommUNITY Alliance (GLBTCA) is the primary social organization at NC State for GLBT and Allied students. GLBTCA meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Talley 4140. Want to know more about GLBTCA? You can email the group at or you can check them out on Facebook at

Do You See What I See? Part II
Mar 4 @ 6:30 pm – Mar 4 @ 8:00 pm
Applied Skills in Equal Opportunity
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm


Course Description: Applied Skills in Equal Opportunity builds on the basics learned in the Fundamentals of Equal Opportunity course. This application-based session offers participants the chance to practice interpreting equal opportunity-related laws, identify prohibited conduct, and enhance their response strategies. The format of this course is designed to promote discussion and questions are encouraged. Case studies will be used to demonstrate concepts, but participants are welcome to develop examples they wish to see addressed. Course Objectives: – Recognition and practice the options available for resolving complaints and the procedure OIED uses to ensure complaints are adequately addressed. – Discussion of measures that each individual can take to help ensure that NC State is a discrimination and harassment-free environment. – Use real-world cases and scenarios to demonstrate concepts; participants will be encouraged to develop examples they wish to see addressed. Fundamentals of Equal Opportunity is a prerequisite to this course. Extenuating circumstances: Please contact Seprina Justice.

Drop-In Counseling Hours – Alea
Mar 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A licensed Counselor from the NCSU Counseling Center will be at the GLBT Center every Thursday afternoon for walk-in appointments, consultations, and scheduling of appointments.

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Our Units

The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity is comprised of Equal Opportunity and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Education and Training, Multicultural Student Affairs, the African American Cultural Center, the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Centerm and the Women’s Center.

The Equal Opportunity and Equity unit of OIED is comprised of staff dedicated to serving NC State in the areas of equal opportunity, affirmative action, discrimination and harassment and employment and hiring. Web: Equal Opportunity and Equity.
The Diversity and Inclusion unit of OIED is comprised of staff dedicated to promoting and enhancing diversity, serving underrepresented NC State students, faculty and staff through diversity programs and initiatives. Web: Diversity and Inclusion.
OIED Education and Training provides diversity and equity related training and workshops for the NC State community, including the Equal Opportunity Institute, National Coalition Building Institute and open enrollment workshops. Web: OIED Education and Training.
OIED Communications produces and publishes the OIED websites, brochures, photography and video. To submit an item for our campus-wide Diversity Digest newsletter, please send your diversity-related news items to OIED Communications.
The African American Cultural Center promotes awareness of and appreciation for African American and African descent experiences through activities and events. Web: African American Cultural Center.
The mission of the NC State GLBT Center is to engage, develop and empower members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities and their allies. Web: GLBT Center.
Multicultural Student Affairs is comprised of staff dedicated to serving African American, Hispanic, Native American and other underrepresented students at NC State. Web: Multicultural Student Affairs.
The NC State Women’s Center is a catalyst and resource that advances gender equity and social justice through education, advocacy and leadership for the campus community. Web: Women's Center.

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