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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Division of Academic and Student Affairs is dedicated to strengthening the campus' commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

The Division of Academic and Student Affairs’ commitment to embracing the whole student is represented through the functions of our over 50 departments and units.

Our staff and faculty are committed to educating our students as well as ourselves. Every year, division staff complete professional development and cultural competency training as it relates to race and inclusion from organizations like the National Coalition Building Institute, GLBT Advocate Program, Equal Opportunity Institute and Basic Diversity training facilitated by Al Vivian, son of the late civil rights leader, C.T. Vivian.

Build Your Community

One pillar of our strategic plan is building your community. We promote this idea by encouraging students to engage in a diversity of thought and interactions with people and groups of different backgrounds. Opportunities abound for students to participate in programs to broaden their minds and experiences.

Collaboration and Support

We work diligently with partners across campus to ensure that students of all races, genders, backgrounds and other experiences feel welcome, valued and included in all aspects of life at NC State. The university offers a broad range of scholarships through programs like TRIO as well as pre-college advising from the College Advising Corps to help students believe in and achieve their dream of earning a college degree.

On campus, students have countless opportunities to learn about and interact with people of different backgrounds, beliefs and experiences through programs and initiatives from the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity and the Office of International Services. Students also can participate in Student Leadership and Engagement programs that allow them to serve both their local community and those in other countries. In addition, the Counseling Center facilitates programming and conversations between students of different backgrounds at its community centers around campus.

Access to Resources

Arts NC State

The arts are for everyone, and at NC State we host a variety of performances, exhibitions and other forms of art by renowned, diverse artists from around the world. The academic curriculum also allows students to learn about a plethora of different cultures through classroom activities and discussions.

Career Development Center

NC State prepares all of its students for successful careers, but one of the university’s most popular fields is engineering. The Career Development Center regularly hosts Career Identity Workshops and special events for women and minorities in STEM.

Disability Resources Offices

At NC State, people of all abilities are afforded equal opportunity for higher education. The Disability Resources Office assists eligible students with disabilities by determining access needs and coordinating academic adjustments in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.


Juntos (meaning “together” in Spanish) works to unite community partners to provide Latinx 8-12th grade students and their families with knowledge, skills and resources to gain access to college.

Student Leadership and Engagement

Student Leadership and Engagement complements the classroom academic experience through high-impact programs and services that empower and equip students with skills, knowledge and tools to be leaders who forge paths for positive change. The program provides opportunities for critical reflection and exploration of personal values, and students learn how to successfully lead teams with an inclusive lens, facilitate change and maximize success in a multicultural environment.

Prevention Services

Prevention Services provides case management, education and outreach emphasizing inclusive, developmental and non-judgmental perspectives for student prevention efforts. Through the lenses of behavioral health, wellness and sustainability, Prevention Services professionals cross-collaborate with the campus community to enhance individual and collective well-being as well as assists students in gaining the necessary resources to remain successful academically and emotionally at NC State.

Student Legal Services

Student Legal Services focuses on helping students resolve their legal problems with as little disruption as possible to their educational endeavors. The office promotes preventive law, equipping students to make informed choices.

TRIO Collegiate Programs

In addition to helping ensure college accessibility for all through scholarships, TRIO offers funding for current students to participate in a wide range of study abroad and research opportunities.