August 15, 2016

Sexual Assault Helpline

Women's Center Launches Sexual Assault Helpline

In partnership with the Counseling Center, the Women’s Center has launched the Sexual Assault Helpline (919-515-4444), which replaces the former Relationship and Sexual Violence (RSVP) Line as NC State's main crisis intervention phone line for students dealing with sexual or relationship violence and stalking.

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Witherspoon Student Center

NC State Earns Place in Top Minority STEM Graduates Rankings

The July 28, 2016 edition of Diverse Issues in Higher Education ranks NC State 27th in this year's rankings of Total Minority Bachelor's Degrees in Engineering and 33rd for Master's Degrees in Engineering. Data for the analysis was obtained from the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics based on degrees conferred during the 2013-14 academic year.

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People Robinette Kelley

Equal Opportunity and Equity Appoints Associate Vice Provost

In July, the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity appointed Robinette Kelley as associate vice provost of its Equal Opportunity and Equity unit.

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News Items

Applications Now Available for 2016-2017 Equal Opportunity Institute (EOI)

The Equal Opportunity Institute is a unique, award-winning program through which participants increase their knowledge of equal opportunity issues as well as gain skills toincrease their effectiveness in creating workplaces and classrooms that embrace diversity and inclusion.

The Institute is a year long certificate program that provides workshops focused on discrimination, affirmative action, protected classes, privilege and oppression, the GLBT community, cross-cultural communication, and leadership in diversity.

This outstanding professional development opportunity is offered FREE OF CHARGE to NC State University faculty, staff, and students. For more information, or to apply to the Institute, please visit our website at Space is limited, so apply today!

The Equal Opportunity Institute is sponsored by the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) in partnership with Human Resources and the Center for Student Leadership, Ethics and Public Service.

GLBT Center and Counseling Center Offer Groups for Safe Support

Do you or a student you know identify on the trans spectrum (transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary, gender queer, gender fluid or gender questioning)? Be part of a support-based counseling group with other trans-identified students to discuss and explore gender within a shared community. The Counseling Center offers a weekly Transcending and Connecting Group on Wednesdays from 2:30-4:00 p.m. Students who are interested in joining can contact Jenny Glassmire-Policari to schedule a brief screening appointment.

Looking for a safe, confidential space to talk about life (roommate conflict, academic struggles, coming out, dating, etc.)? The Counseling Center offers a weekly LGBTQQ Counseling Group. The day and time for the meetings will be determined based on participant availability. Students who are interested in joining can contact Richard Tyler to schedule a brief screening appointment.

NC State’s Annual Diversity Education Week Call for Programs

Program submissions for Diversity Education Week (DEW) are now being accepted. Registered student organizations, university offices, departments, and colleges are invited to host programs and events during the 7th Annual Diversity Education Week, which will take place Monday, October 17- Friday, October 21, 2016.

To submit a confirmed program/event that you will sponsor during Diversity Education Week and have it added to the formal calendar of events, please complete the DEW Event Submission Form with the following details by Friday, September 16, 2016. Examples of programs include lectures, workshops, panel and group discussions, film, food, music, dance and more.

The coordination of Diversity Education Week is a joint initiative of the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity, Student Government, Diversity Outreach, UAB, Diversity Activities Board.

Diversity Mini-Grant Program Now Accepting Proposals

All full-time, part-time and temporary university employees, faculty and staff are eligible to apply for a Diversity Mini-Grant. Proposals must meet the mini-grant program guidelines and will be selected by a committee appointed by the vice provost. All eligible proposals must be submitted online by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 7, 2016.  The maximum proposal request is $3,000.00. Announcement of grant recipients will be made by November 2016.

The University Diversity Mini-Grant serves as a seed grant to enhance or build an initiative. Previously funded proposals may reapply. However, proposals will only be funded for a maximum of two (2) years.

For more information and to apply online, visit the Diversity Mini-Grant website.

Respect the Pack
Annual Event
Tue, Aug 16
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Talley Student Union
Campus Community Centers Open House
Fri, Aug 19
1:00-3:00 p.m.
African American, GLBT, Multicultural & Women's Centers, Talley & Witherspoon
Women Faculty Networking Hour
Fri, Aug 19
4:30-6:00 p.m.
H Street Kitchen
Hillsborough St, Raleigh
Street Festival

Sat, Aug 20
2:00-10:00 p.m.
Hillsborough St, Raleigh
GLBT Faculty and Staff Network Meeting
Mon, Aug 22
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Talley 3285
Multicultural Faculty Group Ice Cream Break
Mon, Aug 22
4:00-5:00 p.m.
The Creamery
D.H. Hill Library
Monday Movies and Mingling
Mon, Aug 22
5:00-7:00 p.m.
GLBT Center Lounge
Talley 5230
Bi/Pan @ NCSU

Mon, Aug 22
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Talley 3210