A student wearing a face mask and Strength of the Pack t-shirt walks through Talley.


Diversity is critical to NC State’s mission. New perspectives deepen our understanding, strengthen our community and propel our innovation.

Our Commitment

NC State values diversity, equity, inclusion and justice.

Diverse viewpoints, experiences and perspectives better our lives, and they are essential to NC State’s mission. Without them, students simply could not succeed in today’s competitive global marketplace, let alone become conscientious global citizens.

We expect everyone to give of their talents, skills, time and effort to make NC State an environment of inclusive excellence for all.

Fall 2020

The events of 2020 — including the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and many others; ongoing protests against systemic racism; and a pandemic that has disproportionately affected marginalized communities — demand a renewed reckoning with injustice, both on the national level and closer to home.

Despite our efforts to date, we at NC State know we have much further to go to ensure our campus is equitable, inclusive and supportive. We’re taking immediate steps to do better.

In October, we will hold the Chancellor’s Racial Equity Summit to invite input from the NC State community: students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends. We want to hear and acknowledge your experiences — and identify the changes that will improve your university.

Recent Initiatives

Students make their way across campus on the first day of classes for the fall 2020 semester.

Diversity Resources and Connections

NC State’s Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) offers or helps coordinate a wealth of resources, programming and initiatives across NC State. Our campus community is committed to making this place a safe, welcoming home for every member of the Wolfpack.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Alexandria Graves
Director, Office of Diversity Affairs
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Diversity

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

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

College of Engineering
Angelitha Daniel
Director, Minority Engineering Programs

Laura Bottomley
Director, Women in Engineering

Roy Charles
Diversity Director, Engineering Research Centers
College of Engineering Diversity and Inclusion

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

Joseph Johnson
Student Diversity Coordinator
College of Humanities and Social Sciences Diversity

Poole College of Management
Tayah Butler
Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Undergraduate Programs
Poole College Diversity

College of Natural Resources
Shaefny Grays
Acting Director, Community for Diversity
College of Natural Resources Diversity

College of Sciences
Jamila Simpson
Assistant Dean, Diversity and Student Services
College of Sciences Diversity

Wilson College of Textiles
Delisha Smith Hinton
Associate Director, Student Services
College of Textiles Diversity

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

Graduate School
David Shafer
Assistant Dean for Outreach and Diversity
Graduate School Diversity

Office of the Chancellor
Randy Woodson
Office of the Chancellor

Office of the Provost
Warwick Arden
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
Office of the Provost

Division of Academic and Student Affairs (DASA)
Lisa Zapata
Interim Vice Chancellor
Academic and Student Affairs Diversity

Living and Learning Villages (DASA)
Chester Miller
Living and Learning Villages

Office of Global Engagement
Bailian Li
Vice Provost
Office of Global Engagement

Human Resources
Marie Williams
Associate Vice Chancellor
Human Resources

Boo Corrigan

Student Ombuds Services
Mike Giancola
Student Ombuds Services

Faculty and Staff Ombuds
Roy Baroff
Faculty and Staff Ombuds

NC State Police
Daniel House
NC State Police

Events View Calendar

Monday 12:30 PM

Dissertation Workshop

Wednesday 10:30 AM

Study Abroad Drop-In Hours

Wednesday 4:00 PM

Engineering Drop-in Hours

GLBT Center Offers Four New Initiatives

This includes Project SAFE Ally Training Online, the GLBT Student Advocate Program, GLBT Advocate Program for Faculty, Staff, and Community Members, and the GLBTQ+ in STEM Program.