NCBI Prejudice Reduction Workshop Registration Open!

NC State Has Been NCBI Chapter Affiliate Since 2001

Last year, NC State's National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) Team presented 43 workshops to 1,339 NC State participants. This is remarkable considering that the team is comprised of volunteer facilitators who work in diverse organizations from across NC State. The team remains in close contact with national NCBI instructors and has been praised as a highly successful campus model for other universities.

The flagship NCBI one-day training, titled "Building Bridges: A Prejudice Reduction Workshop" continues to draw increasing numbers of participants each year due to positive recommendations. Workshop evaluations commonly contain comments such as the following:

"The workshop most definitely increased my knowledge regarding diversity."

"I became more aware of stereotypes, prejudices, and I know how to approach them."

"I enjoyed this so much and I will definitely recommend this to everyone."

"This workshop was a life-changing experience for me."

In 2013, the team achieved its goal of creating a permanent NC State course based on NCBI principles. Titled "Leadership and Coalition Building in Diverse Communities" (USC 240), the course has now been offered three times to NC State students. The course emphasizes attaining cultural competence, which is becoming increasingly critical for today's graduates. The team has recently developed a publicity campaign based on this premise.

To register for an NCBI workshop, please see the OIED Education and Training website. If you are interested in joining the NCBI team, please contact Beverly Jones Williams.

Presentation on Graduate Student Mentoring and Retention with Diversity
Please joing us for a presentation with discussion on graduate student mentoring and retention with respect to enhancing graduate student diversity given by Rebecca Doerge, Trent and Judith Anderson Distinguished Professor of Statistics and Head, Purdue University Department of Statistics on Monday, September 8, 2014 from 3:00-4:00 p.m., 136 Monteith Research Center (Centennial Campus). Please register online. This event is sponsored by the NSF Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST) and OIED.
Project SAFE Training Registration Now Open for Fall
The first Project SAFE training of the fall semester will be held on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in Harrelson Hall, Room 330. Project SAFE training is open to all NC State students, faculty and staff to create both inclusive and welcoming spaces for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) students. Participants will learn about basic safe space principles, identity development and how to be an ally. Please register online.
4th Annual Candlelight Vigil on World Suicide Prevention Day
Please join the GLBT Center in remembrance and help raise awarenss of suicide prevention resources on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Harris Field. Candle lighting will begin at 8:00 p.m.
Chancellor's First Year Student Leadership Program Now Accepting Applications
The Chancellor's First Year Student Leadership Program seeks to identify and nurture a cohort of emerging leaders who are civic-minded, intellectually able and professionally skilled, and who will become the community, business, and national leaders of the future. Student participants are required to be in
their first year at NC State. Transfer students are also welcome to apply. Students from historically
underrepresented groups, from rural
areas and with a declared major in science, technology, engineering and mathematical fields are particularly encouraged to apply. However, all student majors are welcome to
apply. Please see the flyer for more information about the program.