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).

Five 2015 Recipients Named at Chancellor’s Creating Community Awards

Chancellor Woodson speaks at 2015 annual Chancellor's Creating Community AwardsThe annual Chancellor’s Creating Community Awards were presented in Talley Student Union Ballroom on Monday, April 20, 2015 with Chancellor Woodson, the staff of the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity and our many campus partners on hand to personally congratulate this year’s nominees and recipients. Recipients received a cash award. The 2015 nominees and recipients are:

Outstanding Faculty: Peter Cowen, Deidre Crumbley, Tiffany Davis, Marc Grimmett, Rupert W. Nacoste, Elizabeth Nelson, Jon Rust (recipient), Justin Schwartz, Beth Sondel, Cranos Williams

Outstanding Staff: Donise Benton, Tremaine Brittian, Robert Davis, Stephany Brett, Dunstan, Marian Fragola (recipient), Wyona Goodwin, Ashley Gray, Tara Mullins, John Starbuck, Sarah Wright

Chancellor Woodson congratulates 2015 Chancellor's Creating Community award recipient, the College of Humanities and Social SciencesOutstanding College/Division: College of Humanities and Social Sciences (recipient, photo below), College of Sciences, Poole College of Management, University Student Centers

Outstanding Student: Marshall Anthony, Okello Bogle, Nikki Boyd, Sarah Bucher, Dawn Culpepper, Maurita Harris, Jamael Harrison, Shea Kerkhoff, Sheron N. King, Justin Lo, Jonique Lyles, John Miller IV, Mitchell Moravec, Karli Moore, Christina Ndoh, Keon Pettiway (recipient), Carson Shepherd, Maggie Silliman, Julie Smitka

Outstanding Student Organization: AYA African American Ambassadors, College of Natural Resources Ambassadors, Dance Marathon at NC State, DanceVisions Club, Mu Omicron Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., GLBTCA, Inter Residence Council, Multicultural Greek Council, S.P.E.A.K. (Students Proactively Engaged towards Activism Knowledgeably) (recipient), Vietnamese Student Association

For this article and more, see the full Diversity Digest.

Senior Darren Lipman Models Giving Back

NC State Senior Darren LipmanDarren Lipman, a senior majoring in mathematics and political science, knows the meaning of service. Darren has been involved with the GLBT CommUNITY Alliance at NC State, serving as secretary during 2013-14 and president during 2014-15. He is a frequent attendee and supporter of GLBT Center programs and events, including serving as a team leader on the San Francisco ASB trip. He is also an Equal Opportunity Institute (EOI) 2014 graduate and a 2015 EOI Graduate Scholar. As if that were not enough, Darren has also been a member of Hillel during all three of his years at NC State.

On the academic front, Darren presented a paper titled “Mathematical Apportionment of the U.S. House” on campus and “Influence of Candidates’ Sexual Orientation in Elections” at the Southern Political Science Association (SPSA) Conference in New Orleans in January. He is active in the Student Undergraduate Math (SUM) Club. Darren will be in NC State’s accelerated master’s program in math next year and then will join the Teach for America Corps in Milwaukee, teaching high school math, with the eventual goal of teaching math possibly at the college level and serving as advisor to a GLBT campus group. Best of luck, Darren and thanks for your service to OIED and NC State!

Do you know a star student, staff or faculty member that you would like to see featured in the Digest? Let us know!

For this article and more, see the full Diversity Digest.

Students Encouraged to Complete and Submit Campus Climate Survey

SurveyThe Spring 2015 Campus Climate Survey is now live! On April 6, all currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students received an invitation from Chancellor Woodson to participate in the survey. The survey allows students to have their say about a range of topics pertaining to NC State. The survey closes on April 28, 2015. Participation is voluntary, but we encourage all to take advantage of this opportunity to provide crucial information about our university. Be empowered! Click the link in your invitation or access the survey now.

For this article and more, see the full Diversity Digest.

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

An exhibit centered on Afrikan Womaness

Reading Days
Apr 27 – Apr 28 all-day
Reading Days
Apr 27 – Apr 28 all-day
Asian/Asian American Community
Apr 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

We had a great first gathering on November 24. The Asian/Asian American faculty-staff community will meet on the LAST Monday of each month at 1:00pm in 2301 of the Student Health Center. (Please note that the last Monday of March is March 30.)
I look forward to seeing you there.


Transcending and Connecting Trans* Counseling Group
Apr 27 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Transcending and Connecting is a weekly counseling group held at the NC State Counseling Center. The purpose is to create a shared space for students on the trans* spectrum and students questioning their gender to connect, explore, and learn with other students of trans* experience. It is a space for the group members to give and receive support. The focus is on connecting with others, exploring identities, and navigating life in a safe space.

Students interested in joining the group should contact Jenny Glassmire-Policari ( in the Counseling Center to schedule a brief screening appointment prior to joining the group.

Apr 29 – May 1 all-day
Final Exams
Apr 29 – May 7 all-day
Equal Opportunity Institute (EOI) Graduation
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

RSVP is required for this event.

Mi Placita
Apr 29 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Drop-In Counseling Hours – Kathleen
Apr 30 @ 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.

May 4 – May 7 all-day
Staff Diversity Advisory Board
May 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Mi Placita
May 6 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

  View the full calendar of events

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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