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).

Author Jaclyn Friedman to Speak at NC State on “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 the full Diversity Digest for this article and more.

Take Back the Night March and Rally to Be Held on April 9, 2015

Attend NC State’s 28th Annual Take Back the Night event on April 9, 7:00 p.m., Stafford Lawn as part of the national movement to free our campuses from sexual violence. Take Back the Night includes a rally, march, and speak-out where survivors are empowered to share their stories of healing after violence.
The NC State Women’s Center will hold numerous events throughout the month of April to raise awareness among students and provide knowledge and tools to help combat the problem of sexual assault in our society.

The campus community is invited join us for the following Sexual Assault Awareness Month events (see also the downloadable calendar and website). See the full Diversity Digest for this article and more.

Community Collection Site for Prom Apparel in Harrelson Hall

The NC State Women’s Center is hosting a community collection site for gently used prom/formal dresses, jewelry and purses for students at Cary High School. We hope you will join us! If you have any of these items and are willing to donate, please bring them to Harrelson Hall, Room 324 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., or feel free to contact Jennifer Castillo for more information. Collection is through March 31, 2015.

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

Bisexual/Pansexual Awareness Week
Mar 23 – Mar 27 all-day
Southeast Regional Unity Conference
Mar 27 – Mar 29 all-day

For more info, visit

Time to Promotion from Associate to Full Professor
Mar 30 @ 4:25 pm – 5:15 pm

Data on time to promotion for tenured associate professors at NC State, broken down by college, by race, and by gender, will be presented. This is part of the Associate Professors’ Community Series. Information about the series and a registration link are available at

Google Office Hour
Mar 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Women Faculty Coffee Chat
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Stop by for an afternoon break. All are welcome. Coffee Chats are no-host events organized by the Association of Women Faculty.

Transcending and Connecting Trans* Counseling Group
Mar 30 @ 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.

Americans with Disabilities Act
Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Course Description: This workshop provides an opportunity to expand the knowledge participants have gained about the policy of affirmative action in the Equal Employment Opportunity workshop. A historical overview of the policy is explored, as well as the legal obligations of federal contractors with regards to affirmative action. Often, misinformation, mis-communication, and myths surround the concept of affirmative action, which will be clarified in this workshop. Participants will learn about the various individuals and groups involved in shaping the policy of affirmative action as well as the actual implementation of affirmative action in a selection decision.

Class Inequality and the Quest for Equal Opportunity
Mar 31 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Instructor(s) & Course Description

Instructors: Rick Dellafave

Course Description: Course Description: In contrast to the popular conception of class inequality as the outcome of an individualistic, meritocratic process, we offer a competing conception based on the exploitation of human labor and labor’s struggle to overcome it. We examine how and why class inequality has been increasing rapidly today. We also see how class inequality works to prevent the achievement of racial and gender equality.

Clothesline Project
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Privilege, Power & Leading in a Diverse Environment
Mar 31 @ 10:30 pm – Apr 1 @ 12:30 am

It has been said that with power comes great responsibility (Voltaire). The discussions surrounding privilege are often difficult to navigate because they involve a level of self-reflection that often goes unexamined. Privilege is typically unearned, and often unseen by the holder, yet privilege is a very real idea and experience that good leaders examine, an intimately use “for good and not evil”. This session will help participants explore their own privilege, and how privilege and power can be harnessed in leadership scenarios to make a difference. Participants will undergo self-assessment, will engage in dialogue with one another about the elements of privilege, power, and multicultural competence, and moreover, how these concepts can be positively applied to their own leadership adventure. Regardless of your position, your privilege, or lack thereof, this session is open to everyone looking to better understand the complexities of leading in a diverse environment.

GLBTCA Meeting
Mar 31 @ 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

GLBTCA Meeting
Mar 31 @ 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

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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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