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).

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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity is a 2014 recipient of Insight Into Diversity Magazine's Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award.


International Festival of Raleigh
Oct 9 – Oct 11 all-day
Out for Work Conference
Oct 9 – Oct 11 all-day

4th Annual UNC Hispanic/Latino Faculty Form
Oct 10 all-day

The Hispanic Student Association of Appalachian State University will host the 4th Annual UNC Hispanic/Latino Faculty Forum. The event will take place on the campus of Appalachian State University in the Plemmons Student Union Friday, October 9 and the Reich College of Education Building on Saturday, October 10, 2015. Based on previous forums, approximately 75 faculty, staff and students are expected to be in attendance. Since 2012, Hispanic/Latino Faculty from the UNC System have come to together to discuss relevant issues facing our Latino communities and their impact on higher education. During past forums, we have discussed issues affecting Hispanic/Latino students and faculty, such as promotion and tenure, advancing in administrative roles, Immigration, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), career paths for Latino faculty and staff, and campus initiatives from around the system. This year, the theme of the Forum is “Raíces: Mountains of Opportunities.” Famed News Correspondent, Ray Suarez, author of Latino Americans: The 500 Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation, will serve as the Keynote Speaker. His book will be distributed at no charge to forum participants.
The purpose of the Forum is to bring Hispanic/Latino faculty from the University of North Carolina System together to establish a network or community to sustain a dialog of topics pertaining to advancement in the UNC-System. The vision of the inaugural Hispanic/Latino Forum originated from a meeting attended by Dr. Maria Correa (NCSU) with Hilda Solis, U.S. Secretary of Labor and NC Hispanic/Latino leaders in 2011. Dr. Correa met other UNC System faculty and realized how little she knew about her Hispanic/Latino colleagues. At the time she was part of the NSF?NCSU ADVANCE Emerging Leaders program and the forum became part of her graduation project. She contacted colleagues from UNCW, Drs. Jose Hernandez and Edelmira Segovia, and shared her ideas. Together, they started the process of identifying forum participants, program agenda, and other essentials to launch in the first forum in 2012.
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D.E.W. National Coming Out Day @ Free Expression Tunnel
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
National Coming Out Day – Free Expression Tunnel Painting @ Free Expression Tunnel
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join the GLBT Community Alliance as they celebrate National Coming Out Day and kick of Diversity Education Week by painting the Free Expression Tunnel. Make sure to wear clothes that can get covered with paint!

Diversity Education Week
Oct 12 – Oct 17 all-day
Indigenous Peoples Day
Oct 12 all-day
ASB San Francisco Fundraiser @ Fresh Berry Frozen Yogurt Cafe (2526 Hillsborough St)
Oct 12 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Come enjoy frozen yogurt at Fresh Berry and support the ASB San Francisco trip, which deals with intersectionality and social justice in the GLBT community. You must sign the paper at the register in order for the ASB trip to receive a portion of your purchase. This event will run October 12-19, so eat as much frozen yogurt as you can!

Monday-Thursday: 11am-11pm
Friday-Saturday: 11am-11:30pm
Sunday: 11am-10:30pm

For more info about the ASB San Francisco trip, visit

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