NC State is a diverse community made up of people from different cultures, races, ethnicities, religions, physical abilities, and sexual orientation. These differences result in a diversity of ideas, knowledge and worldviews that enhance our education and preparation for work in a global economy. History and our own experiences have shown that when diverse ideas interact, the potential for innovation, creativity and understanding increases. As a research-extensive land-grant university, we not only embrace diversity, but we believe it is central to the academic purpose of the institution. When there is diversity of ideas and people, there is new scholarship, innovation, and increased organizational effectiveness.

At NC State, our diversity makes us strong. We will continue to initiate academic curricula and courses, research areas, outreach programs and a campus culture where diversity of ideas and people is embraced. Below is a short list of diversity-related resources and support available to the entire NC State campus community. For complete information about diversity at NC State, visit the university diversity site.

Resources and support

Student groups are an excellent way to expand your circle of friends, learn new cultures, and challenge existing ideas and viewpoints. Following are just a few.

Undergraduate Admissions ensures that the best and brightest at NC State hail from all over the world and from all walks of life.