Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
NC State’s strength is its people — a diverse Wolfpack in which everyone is welcome and has every opportunity to thrive.
NC State values diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. As a public university — a university of the people — it’s essential that we welcome and support everyone in our community. That’s why a commitment to a stronger and more inclusive institutional culture is enshrined in our strategic plan.
Diverse experiences and perspectives enrich our lives. They give students the insights required to succeed in today’s global marketplace, and they make all of us more conscientious global citizens. We expect everyone in the wider Wolfpack to champion this work and to give of their time, effort and talent to support it.
Below, you can explore recent universitywide initiatives, diversity programs across our colleges and divisions, messages from leadership, upcoming events and more.
Institutional Equity and Diversity
Our work to foster diversity and inclusion is an ongoing, proactive effort at NC State. Here are some of the key initiatives and programs in place to strengthen our university’s culture, including recent developments and institutional updates.
Community-Driven Land Acknowledgment
Living and Learning Villages
Explore the villages
The Engineering Place
Transformational Scholarships Program
Understand the impact
Safe at NC State
Educational Opportunities and Trainings
See workshops and trainings
Initiative for Community Growth and Development
Read the latest news
NC State’s Inclusive Language Guide
Rooted in the practice of cultural humility, this guide helps communicators across campus be more representative and inclusive in their storytelling.
Diversity Resources and Connections
NC State’s Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity offers and helps to coordinate a wealth of resources and programming across NC State. Our entire campus community is committed to making this place a safe, welcoming home for every member of the Wolfpack.
Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity
Diversity in the Colleges and Divisions
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)
Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion
College of Design
Assistant Dean, Student and Academic Services
College of Education
Joy Gaston Gayles
Senior Advisor for Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
College of Engineering
Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS)
Assistant Dean, Office of Diversity
College of Natural Resources (CNR)
Interim Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
Interim Director for Diversity and Inclusion
Poole College of Management
Assistant Dean, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
College of Sciences
Assistant Dean for Inclusive Excellence
Assistant Dean for Outreach and Diversity
College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM)
Director, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
Wilson College of Textiles (WCOT)
Director of Diversity Programs
Associate Director, Organizational Design, Equity, & Talent
Diversity Partners Across Campus
Office of the Chancellor
Office of the Provost
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
Living and Learning Villages
Office of Global Engagement
Associate Vice Chancellor
Student Ombuds Services
NC State Police
“We will work to ensure diverse perspectives are embraced at all levels, in all processes and through all decisions.”
Join Our Wolfpack
NC State works on behalf of North Carolina and its people — all its people. Our university exists to improve lives, better the world and share the fruits of learning and discovery with everyone who needs them.
If you share that mission, NC State is for you. Together, we can ensure this university reflects and sustains the communities it was built to serve.