Today! "Controversial Issues" Open to Campus Community

Participate in the Spring Diversity Dialogue!
"You, Me, We... It's Time to Talk" is a campus discussion series occurring throughout the spring semester that serves to promote awareness, dialogue and understanding of diversity as it relates to recent events occurring in our nation. A joint initiative of the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity and the Student Government Diversity Commission, this series features interactive programs, workshops, films and panel discussions.  

Monday, February 9, 2015
Spring Diversity Dialogue: Controversial Issues

Monday, February 16, 2015
Virtual MLK Project

Saturday, February 21, 2015
Annual Blacks in Wax Museum

See the website for complete details about these programs and more, including times, locations and event flyers. Registered student organizations, university departments and colleges are invited to submit programs and events during the spring 2015 semester to be added to the program series.
Black History Month Events
Black hands coming together

We hope you have been enjoying the many Black History Month events happening at NC State. Here are some of this week's events:

The Life and Legend of Malcolm X
Tuesday, February 10, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Witherspoon, Room 126

Origins of the Dream: Hughes’ Poetry and King’s Rhetoric
Tuesday, February 10, 7:00 p.m., Hunt Library, Auditorium

“Date Not Hate”: A Panel Discussion Exploring the Adversities Of Interracial Relationships
Wednesday, February 11, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Park Shops 215

African American Community Growth and Engagement Mixer
Friday, February 13, 7:13 p.m.
See go.ncsu.edu/bhm2015 for details.

For the full list of February's Black History Month Events, see go.ncsu.edu/bhm2015 or download the printable calendar.

Celebrate and participate!
2015 Chancellor's Creating 
Community Award Nominations Now Open
The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) and the University Diversity Advisory Committee are seeking nominations for the 9th Annual Chancellor's Creating Community Awards, which will be held on Monday, April 20, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in the Talley Student Center Ballroom. The Awards recognize faculty, staff, colleges, students and student organizations that have made exceptional efforts and contributions in the areas of equity, diversity and inclusionPlease submit one or more nominations via the online nomination form by Monday, April 6, 2015

Award Categories include: Outstanding Faculty, Outstanding Staff, Outstanding Student, Outstanding College/Division and Outstanding Student Organization. One award will be given in each area. See go.ncsu.edu/diversityawards for the nomination form. Individuals, colleges/divisions and student organizations may self-nominate. See the website for more information about nomination criteria.

Note: OIED staff and other university employees whose key job responsibilities connect with equity, diversity and inclusion are not eligible for these awards. In addition, student organizations focused on equity, diversity and inclusion may only be nominated for the award if their activities exceed the scope of their organization’s mission and objectives.

Please contact Tracey Ray or Garry Morgan with any questions.

We look forward to highlighting members of the pack that make NC State even better.
"Southern Smash" Event to Raise Awareness
Whether it is the number on the scale, calories, grades, miles, speed or anything in between, we allow so many exterior things to weigh us down. 

Founded in November 2012, Southern Smash was created to fill a silent void in our society. Poor body image and negative self-talk have sadly become the cultural norm. Southern Smash wants to change this disturbing 'new normal' and start a different conversation around bodies and self-worth. They aim to educate the public about the dangers of eating disorders but also to empower everyone to celebrate and embrace true beauty and self-love through their signature scale smashing event! 

Come join Student Health Services, Counseling Center, University Recreation, GLBT Center and the Women's Center and SMASH those perfect numbers in an afternoon of empowering activities, including Let it Go balloons, Dare to Love Yourself cards, and Scale Smashing in the Brickyard on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.