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).

Connect with NC State Program Wins Honors from National Organizations

ConnectNCStateConnect with NC State, a web-based program designed to help NC State employees develop a strong relationship with the university, has been recognized by the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). ACUI awarded it First Place in their annual Steal This Idea competition in the category of Digital Campaign – Professional Staff, and CASE awarded the program their Southeast District 3 Grand Award in the category of Programs and Projects.

Created by the Staff Diversity Advisory Board, which is convened by Director of Staff Diversity Dr. Deb Luckadoo, the Connect with NC State website was designed by John Starbuck, member of the board and web developer for Campus Enterprises. John dubbed it the “Employee Bucket List.”

The Staff Diversity Advisory Board spent a meeting about a year ago discussing the importance of employees participating in the wide array of programs and events on campus, as well as being familiar with the various special and traditional places on campus. Board members believed that such participation and familiarity would nurture a sense of connection to campus. read more…

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 See the full Diversity Digest for this article and more.

Asian American GLBT Speaker Alex Wan

Alex WanUPDATE: This event has been rescheduled to April 9, 2015.

The 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. See the full Diversity Digest for this article and more.

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
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.

GLBT Faculty and Staff Network Social
Mar 5 @ 5:30 pm – Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm
Student Success Series-Life After NC State
Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 5 @ 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:

MSA Drum Workshop
Mar 5 @ 6:30 pm – Mar 5 @ 8:30 pm
T-Files Meeting
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The mission of T-Files is to provide a safe space for transgender, non-binary, gender non-conforming, and gender questioning students to explore and affirm their identities, build community, and create a welcoming environment at NC State. Through participation in this confidential support group, students can freely share their experiences, foster positive relationships, and become advocates for one another’s safety, health, and well-being. T-Files is a closed group; if you are interested in joining, please contact Andy DeRoin 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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