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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.

Our Commitment

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

NC State maintains a dedicated Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity to coordinate efforts across campus. The office fosters inclusion, ensures equal opportunity, and provides resources and redress for those who need them. If you have questions about diversity and inclusion at NC State, this office is where to start.

During Pack Appreciation Day students show our appreciation to the tens of thousands of donors who supported our Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign.

Current Initiatives

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.

Chancellor’s Creating Community Awards

Submit your nominations by March 7 for the 16th annual edition of the awards.

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.

Division of Academic and Student Affairs (DASA)
Liliana Madrid
Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)
Alexandria Graves
Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion

College of Design
Tameka Whitaker
Assistant Dean, Student and Academic Services

College of Education
Joy Gaston Gayles
Senior Advisor for Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

College of Engineering
Angelitha Daniel
Director, Minority Engineering Programs

Laura Bottomley
Director, Women in Engineering

College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS)
Juliana Nfah-Abbenyi
Assistant Dean, Office of Diversity

Joseph Johnson
Student Diversity Coordinator

Poole College of Management
Tayah Butler
Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

College of Natural Resources (CNR)
Shaefny Grays
Interim Director for Diversity and Inclusion

Stacy Nelson
Interim Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

College of Sciences
Jamila Simpson
Assistant Dean for Academic Programs, Student Diversity and Engagement

Wilson College of Textiles (WCOT)
Delisha Smith Hinton
Associate Director, Student Services

College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM)
Allen Cannedy
Director, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

Graduate School
David Shafer
Assistant Dean for Outreach and Diversity

Office of the Chancellor
Randy Woodson
Chancellor

Office of the Provost
Warwick Arden
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

Living and Learning Villages
Chester Miller
Director

Office of Global Engagement
Bailian Li
Vice Provost

Human Resources
Timothy Danielson
Associate Vice Chancellor

Athletics
Boo Corrigan
Director

Student Ombuds Services
Mike Giancola
Ombuds

Faculty and Staff Ombuds
Roy Baroff
Ombuds

NC State Police
Daniel House
Chief

Wolf Plaza on a warm fall afternoon.

“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.