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Diversity Mini-Grant Program Now Accepting Proposals

NC State is committed to creating and improving efforts to make our campus a diverse and inclusive community.The Office of the Provost, through the Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity, is soliciting proposals for the implementation of diversity and inclusion initiatives and research projects that further the academic mission of the university.

All faculty and staff (except for those from the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity) are eligible to apply (full-time, part-time, and temporary university employees). Proposals must meet the Mini-Grant Program guidelines and will be selected by a committee appointed by the Vice Provost. All eligible proposals must be submitted no later than 5:00PM on Friday, October 4, 2013. The maximum proposal request is $3,000.00. Announcement of grant recipients will be made by November 1, 2013.

Proposals for projects or research in one or more of the following target areas are encouraged: (1) enhance the quality of teaching and learning about diversity; (2) enrich the diversity experiences of all students; (3) create a welcoming and inclusive work and learning environment where differences are respected and valued, that offers opportunity for and supports the success of all students, staff, and faculty; (4) improve recruitment, retention, and graduation of students from historically underrepresented groups; and (5) increase recruitment, retention, and success of faculty from historically underrepresented groups.

For more information, visit the Diversity Mini-Grant Program website.

Equal Opportunity Institute
Now Enrolling for 2013-14

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What is the Equal Opportunity Institute?

EOI is a year-long certificate program that welcomes participants from the entire spectrum of NC State students, staff, and faculty. While the Institute only requires 10 two-hour workshops to earn a certificate and two Continuing Education Units (CEUs), it offers a very broad array of topics, ranging from “Exploring Oppression” to the well-known “Building Bridges: Strengthening Leadership for Diverse Communities” workshop taught by facilitators from NC State’s National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) Team.

Word of mouth has propelled EOI into a popular on-campus program that a number of NC State divisions have institutionalized within their curricula and/or staff training. For many years, Public Safety, the College of Management, University Housing, and the Office for Instutional Equity and Diversity have sent employees through EOI. In addition, both undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of Human Resources and Social Work have received class credit for attending.

For those who have already graduated from EOI, the EOI Graduate Scholar classification is now offered for those who wish to return to the program and attend additional workshops. Graduate Scholars are recognized with an EOI pin at EOI Graduation.

Recent EOI graduate Garry Morgan from the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity states, “EOI is a great program that offers and grants access to different people and ideas.” Please see the new EOI website for more information about the program.

We hope to see you in EOI this year!

MLK quote: "...until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream."