Last June, Chancellor Woodson and his Cabinet stated, “We are committed to listening to the voices and lived experiences of those impacted and challenging ourselves to do the work necessary to build a more just and equitable NC State. As one first step, in the coming academic year, we will require every faculty and staff member to complete diversity and inclusion learning modules. This will include every member of Cabinet as well as all of the deans, directors and department heads of the university.”
This statement reflects NC State’s commitment to the learning and professional development of its faculty and staff to create and sustain a diverse and inclusive community.
In support of these goals, all employees are required to complete an approved training program designed to educate on diversity, equity and inclusion by April 1, 2021. If you have already completed your requirement, we applaud your personal commitment to this campus goal, which we are all working toward.
What is My Diversity Training Requirement?
All faculty instructing courses must complete DiversityEdu. Log into REPORTER to meet the requirement. The module takes approximately 60 minutes. After you complete the module, you will receive a certificate.
If you are a staff member (who is not an instructor of record), you must complete two modules: (1) Diversity: Inclusion in the Modern Workplace and (2) Managing Bias. These modules are accessed through REPORTER. Graduate and professional students are also strongly encouraged to take these modules.
You will be directed to a website called EverFi. You will need to access the content with your Unity ID and password. The two modules take approximately 80 minutes in total. You may start, save, stop and return to finish if needed. After you complete the modules, you will receive two certificates. Please allow up to two weeks for the completions to be noted in REPORTER.
If you are an undergraduate, you are strongly encouraged to complete Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Students. This module is accessed through REPORTER. You will be directed to a website called EverFi. You will need to access the content with your Unity ID and password. The module takes approximately 60 minutes. You can start, save, stop and return to finish if needed. After you complete the module, you will receive a certificate. Please allow up to two weeks for the completions to be noted in REPORTER.
Completing diversity training is only one step to a creating a responsible and intentional inclusive community. We encourage you to continue your development of cultural competence and consider additional learning opportunities to enhance your knowledge and skills. Please see Education and Engagement for more opportunities.
For more information about the required
We hope that you will commit to completing this requirement to help make NC State a well-educated and inclusive community but please be mindful of the deadline. Employees may be subject to disciplinary action (i.e., written warning, reprimand) or other administrative action (i.e., denial of requests for leave, travel, reimbursements and other privileges in employment) if the training requirement is not fulfilled within the specified timeframe.
Stephanie Helms Pickett is associate vice provost in the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity, where she leads Inclusive Excellence and Strategic Practice.
Update: As of March 2021, students are strongly encouraged but not required to take the training.