Update on Programs and Services from OIED

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We would like to provide an update for the campus community regarding current programming and services from the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED).

Pursuant to Chancellor Woodson’s message from Mar. 17, 2020, OIED has changed its operating procedures to comply with the guidance on minimal operations. 

We will continue critical staffing and services while following the guidelines. Here are the services that we are currently offering until further notice.

Vice Provost’s Office

Limited staffing will be available since staff are working remotely. Our main phone line at 919.515.3148 will be answered during regular business hours as usual.

Equal Opportunity and Equity

The Equal Opportunity and Equity phone line at 919.513.0574 will be answered during regular business hours as usual or you can email equalopportunity@ncsu.edu. Although we are trying to limit face-to-face contact for social distancing purposes, staff members are available to meet virtually via teleconferencing to discuss concerns.

Please note that NC State community members can still report concerns using all existing methods as listed on our website under Reporting Options.

Diversity Engagement, Training and Education

Diversity Engagement, Training and Education hosts the annual Building Future Faculty program each April. This conference will not be held this year. Accepted participants have been notified.

The annual Recognizing Excellence in Diversity (RED) Event originally scheduled for Apr. 22, 2020 will not be held. However, recipients of the Chancellor’s Creating Community Awards will still be selected and notified of their awards.

Bias Impact Response

To report a concern relating to bias you have witnessed or experienced and for which you need guidance, please visit the BIRT website.

Campus Community Centers

The African American Cultural Center, located in Witherspoon Student Center, is currently closed. Programs scheduled for the remainder of spring semester will not be held. The entire building is closed at this time, including the African American Cultural Center Art Gallery, Library and Media Room. Students, faculty and staff members can still contact center staff members. Check the African American Cultural Center website for contact information, including staff and center email addresses, social media and newsletter information. Staff members are working remotely and will respond.

The GLBT Center, located in Talley Student Union, is closed. Check the GLBT Center website for contact information, including staff and center email addresses, social media and newsletter information. Staff members are working remotely and will respond.

Multicultural Student Affairs, located in Talley Student Union, is closed. Check the Multicultural Student Affairs website  for contact information, including staff and center email addresses, social media and newsletter information. Staff members are working remotely and will respond.

The Women’s Center, located in Talley Student Union, is closed. Check the Women’s Center website  for contact information, including staff and center email addresses, social media and newsletter information. Staff members are working remotely and will respond. The Sexual Assault Helpline at 919.515.4444 is still open and taking calls 24 hours a day.

Events and Programs

Per university guidance, events and programs for the remainder of spring semester have been canceled, postponed or converted to virtual learning experiences. Please consult the university calendar to check the status of individual events.

Student Workers

Student workers within OIED, including the Campus Community Centers, should contact their supervisors to determine whether alternate work arrangements are possible.

For Emergencies

If you have an emergency in which someone’s safety is in danger, please call 911. To report a concern, review Reporting Options to determine the best way to proceed.

Please contact OIED Communications with any questions about our office.