The NC State GLBT Center works to create a campus environment where students, staff, faculty, and alumni feel a shared responsibility to increase their individual understanding of and comfort with diversity, to build coalitions across identity groups, and to work collaboratively in order to raise awareness, promote respect, and create a culture where they can advocate for equity, inclusion and social justice on behalf of themselves and others. Our Center does this by providing a wide range of educational opportunities, including by-request presentations, SAFE Chapter workshops for Fraternity and Sorority Life, and open-enrollment workshops offered as part of the GLBT Advocate Program.
The GLBT Center is one of four campus community centers housed under the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED). The OIED facilitates efforts to ensure equity and opportunity, increases awareness of diversity issues through education, and strengthens relationships across diverse groups. Through these efforts, the OIED promotes cultural competence development, thereby fostering a welcoming and respectful campus. Two of the main educational initiatives that the OIED coordinates are the Equal Opportunity Institute (EOI) and the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI).
Equal Opportunity Institute(EOI)
The EOI is an award-winning NC State program designed to provide university students and employees a means for developing a comprehensive understanding of equal opportunity issues. Institute participants broaden their knowledge base and also learn how this information can be applied in their day-to-day activities and interactions. Through their individual and collective efforts, Equal Opportunity Institute participants help NC State and our community build a better place to work, learn, and live. To learn more about EOI, please visit their website.
National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI)
In 2001, NC State became a Campus Affiliate of NCBI. Members of the campus community were trained as facilitators to present NCBI’s prejudice reduction workshop and conflict resolution workshop. Since then, the NCBI team has presented workshops for numerous campus groups. NCBI has also been incorporated into the Bachelor’s of Social Work curriculum. NCBI has a number of developed programs and training modules to educate students and employees about issues of discrimination, harassment, prejudice, and diversity. To learn more about NCBI, please visit their website.