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).

NC State Celebrates Asian American History Week

aapi history weekA coalition of several groups and individuals have been working to organize campus-wide programs and events for Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) History Week. Represented are those from or with heritage from south, southeast and/or east Asian countries. Please join us for the following events:

Monday, April 6: ASIA ‘Reveal’
Join us at 6:00 p.m. in the Talley Ocracoke Suite for ASIA’s (Asian Students in Alliance) unveiling. All students, groups and leaders are welcome.

Tuesday, April 7: Network with AAPI Faculty & Staff
At 5:15 p.m. in Student Health Center, Room 2301, come network with AAPI faculty/staff and learn how they navigate the university.

Wednesday, April 8: NAAAP Networking Social
At 7:00 p.m. in Innovation Hall’s Entrepreneurship Initiative, network with the NAAAP (National Association for Asian American Professionals) RTP chapter.

Thursday, April 9: Alex Wan:“Out to Lead”
At 6:00 p.m. in Witherspoon 201, come to “Out to Lead: Lessons from an Openly Gay Asian American Engineer, Businessman and Politician” See article at left.

Friday, April 10: I, Too, Am NC State
From 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the NC State Brickyard, participate in “I, too, am NC State.” All AAPI students are invited to participate in having their photos taken as part of the photography campaign.

For more information, please see the flyer. We hope to see you at one or more of these events! Contact Natalie Nguyen with any questions. See the full Diversity Digest for this article and more.

Two Speakers Coming to Campus to Next Week; Events Open to All

Author Jaclyn Friedman: “Sane, Safe and Strong: Creating a Safe and Healthy Sexual Culture for Your Community”

Jaclyn FriedmanAuthor Jaclyn Friedman will speak at NC State on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in SAS Hall 2203 as part of the Women’s Center’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month programs.

Friedman is a writer, performer, activist, editor of the book Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World without Rape (one of Publishers’ Weekly‘s “Top 100 Books of 2009″ and one of Ms. Magazine‘s “Top 100 Feminist Non-Fiction of All Time” lists) and author of What You Really Want: The Smart Girl’s Shame-Free Guide to Sex and Safety.

Friedman will lead an interactive discussion about the ways you and your community can create a culture that supports healthy sexuality and makes sexual violence rare, clear and swiftly punished. Please register to attend at and download the printable flyer. See also the Sexual Assault Awareness Month calendar.

Alex Wan: “Out to Lead”

Alex WanWe are excited to announce that Alex Wan has been rescheduled (from the February weather-related postponement) to appear as part of NC State’s first annual Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) History Week events.

The GLBT CommUNITY Alliance (GLBTCA) 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, April 9, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in Witherspoon 201. Both GLBTCA 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. Wan 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.

See the full Diversity Digest for this article and more.

Islam Awareness Month

Islam Awareness Month calendarLearn more about Islam’s true meaning as a religion and what it means to NC State Muslims by attending Islam Awareness events during the month of April. The theme this year is “Bridging Our Differences.” The aim is to allow for conversations, expression and education that will leave attendees with a sense of understanding for people of different faiths than their own. See the Muslim Students Association facebook page for the full month’s calendar of events. See the full Diversity Digest for this article and more.



Exhibit: “Irrevocable Grace” Works by Jaleesa Bartely-Maye
Feb 2 @ 3:00 pm – May 15 @ 3:00 pm

An exhibit centered on Afrikan Womaness

TOO 2015 Appreciation Lunch (Drop-In)
Apr 1 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

This will be a time that we invite all actors, volunteers, committee members, to stop by MSA and grab a slice of pizza and a small thank you gift!

Clothesline Project
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Spring Holiday
Apr 2 – Apr 3 all-day
Spring Holiday – No Classes
Apr 2 – Apr 3 all-day
** Good Friday
Apr 3 all-day
** Passover begins at sundown
Apr 3 all-day
** Passover
Apr 4 all-day
** Easter
Apr 5 all-day
** Passover
Apr 5 all-day
Clothesline Project
Apr 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Transcending and Connecting Trans* Counseling Group
Apr 6 @ 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.

Fundamentals of Equal Opportunity
Apr 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Instructor(s) & Course Description

Instructors: Jordyne Blaise

Course Description: This workshop satisfies NC State’s DHPR training requirement. This course is intended to provide participants with a fundamental understanding of equal opportunity and affirmative action laws and policies. The session will outline relevant laws such as Title VII, Title IX, and the ADA, including the groups protected by each, and it will touch on corresponding institutional policies. Participants will learn how to identify discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, will be exposed to examples of how prohibited conduct may appear in a professional or academic environment, and will highlight relevant case law on these topics. This course also includes a brief explanation of how affirmative action works in both the employment and academic contexts. Course Objectives: – To provide participants with an overview and practical understanding of the fundamental principles and requirements of Equal Opportunity laws. – To expose participants to some of the principles and requirements of federal and state EO laws and NC State policy and procedures governing 1) non-discrimination throughout the life cycle of the employment process from recruitment and selection, to performance management, to terminations, and 2) non-discrimination in academics. – To help participants recognize and prevent both disparate treatment discrimination and disparate impact discrimination under all of the federally protected categories.

  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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