UNC System Convenes Racial Equity Task Force

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UNC Virtual Town HallsThe University of North Carolina System has launched a system-wide task force to “examine the legacy of race and racism in North Carolina’s public higher education system” and its impact on students, faculty, staff and communities.

The task force began meeting in July 2020 and will conduct several information-gathering activities to report findings to the Board of Governors. The purpose of the effort is to build a culture of inclusion across all of the system’s institutions through an actionable path forward.

Focus areas include student recruitment, enrollment and outcomes; employee recruitment, retention and promotion; and supporting safe, diverse and inclusive campuses and communities.

A series of activities will enable the task force to gather suggestions and feedback, meet with constituent groups and prepare a report of recommendations and action steps in order of priority to present to the UNC System president by Dec. 16, 2020.

Racial Equity Task Force Survey

On Sep. 14, the task force launched a short survey on race, equity, and disparities that exist across the UNC System. Students, faculty and staff members of all UNC institutions are encouraged to complete the survey. Sep. 30 was the last day of the survey.

Virtual Town Hall Meetings

The UNC System Racial Equity Task Force invites students, faculty and staff to participate in one of the Virtual Town Halls taking place Oct. 19-29.

The Task Force wants to hear your experiences, ideas and/or questions about race and equity at NC State and in the UNC System. The task force will be actively listening and using your feedback to inform its recommendations to the Board of Governors and UNC System Office.

These town halls will provide a space for you to share input, with opportunities to do so anonymously as well. Space is limited, so some attendees may be waitlisted. If your registration is waitlisted, you may receive a confirmation email later.

Student Sessions

  • Oct. 20: Student Town Hall – Register
  • Oct.: Student Town Hall – Register
  • Oct. 29: Combined Student, Faculty and Staff Town Hall – Register

Faculty Sessions

  • Oct. 19: Faculty Town Hall – Register
  • Oct. 26: Faculty Town Hall – Register
  • Oct. 29: Combined Student, Faculty and Staff Town Hall – Register

Staff Sessions

  • Oct. 23: Staff Town Hall – Register
  • Oct. 28: Staff Town Hall – Register
  • Oct. 29: Combined Student, Faculty and Staff Town Hall – Register

“Share Your Ideas” Feedback Form

Available now, students, faculty and community members of all institutions can submit feedback and suggestions via Share Your Ideas. All information will be reviewed and considered by the task force, who can also be reached at RacialEquity@northcarolina.edu.

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