Diverse group of students gathered at SAS hall


The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity works toward creating an NC State where everyone is welcome.

Diversity at NC State

At NC State, diversity is embodied in our community. Students, faculty and staff with varied human characteristics, ideas and world-views come together to solve real-world problems. With mutual respect for one-another, we “Think and Do” to better our campus, state and world.

What We Do

Diversity and inclusion is everyone’s responsibility, but the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) spearheads the effort. OIED seeks to create an NC State experience where everyone, regardless of beliefs, background, orientation or ability, feels at home as part of the Wolfpack.

At OIED, we strive to:

  • Ensure equity and opportunity across campus
  • Increase awareness of diversity issues through education
  • Strengthen relationships across diverse groups
  • Promote cultural competency development
  • Foster a welcoming and respectful campus
  • Provide services and outreach to the campus and community
  • Adhere to accountability and compliance standards
  • Prepare students, faculty and staff for local, state, national and global collaboration

40+ Diversity and Inclusion Trainings

We held 42 workshops and training opportunities last year, with more than 800 participants.

Find an upcoming training

A Sense of Community

Our campus community centers — the African American Cultural Center, GLBT Center, Multicultural Student Affairs and Women’s Center — are all part of the OIED family. This is uncommon in higher education, and it allows us to form closer relationships with students, faculty and staff. Because of this proximity to the campus population, we’re better able to hear and address your concerns. You, in turn, have a stronger voice in influencing your peers, administrators and overall campus culture. Join our community and be heard.