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Opportunities for Students

We provide training to create and maintain a campus community that is inclusive and welcoming for all.

NC State students may register for OIED sponsored workshops in the REPORTER system.

Our courses are open to the NC State community at no cost. If you are not a member of the NC State community and would like to register, please contact

Training Opportunities for Students

We invite students to register for the following workshops:

The content provided in this module serves as a starting point for you to begin laying the foundations of your diversity, equity and inclusion learning. In this course, you will identify key concepts of culture and cultural awareness, apply the concepts of cultural identity for self-awareness and other awareness, explore how identities show up in interpersonal situations and consider ways for improving workplace interactions and climate.

This course prepares individuals to make decisions and act more equitably in both their professional practice and pedagogy. Throughout this course, you may experience constructive discomfort that helps pave the way for meaningful, long-lasting change. This is a beneficial professional development opportunity that provides foundational knowledge and skills in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion. This program is an excellent enhancement to your personal and professional development.

Unconscious bias acts below awareness and can influence our decision-making. This course introduces the basics of unconscious, or implicit, bias and reviews of different types of unconscious bias. Participants engage in group activities and small group discussions while they learn how implicit bias influences their decisions at the university. Finally, participants learn scientifically sound strategies to combat bias in their own lives. The course is open to any and all participants — previous understanding is not required.

After completing the Unconscious Bias course, expand your knowledge with a course on microaggressions. Microaggressions are “brief, everyday exchanges that send denigrating messages to certain individuals because of their group membership” (Sue, 2011). This course is intended to provide participants with an understanding of the impact of microaggressions both on the individual and within the environment.

The Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) is a psychometric instrument that assesses intercultural competence — the capability to shift cultural perspective and appropriately adapt behavior to cultural differences and commonalities. This 50-item questionnaire is available in 17 languages, can be accessed online and takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. After taking the assessment, the IDI generates 1) an Individual Profile Report that outlines the individual’s capacity to shift perspectives and appropriately adapt behaviors, and 2) an Individual Development Plan (IDP) – a detailed blueprint for the individual to further develop their cultural competence.

New for ’23-’24: Intro to DEI for Career Readiness (Student Certificate)

In this thoughtful and empowering program, students will examine several aspects of diversity and inclusion; as well as gain skills, which will increase their effectiveness in integrating into workplace environments.

In order to achieve and earn the certificate, students must complete the Student Intro to DEI course (three courses in one format) that covers these essential DEI topics:

  • Applied Cultural Identity
  • Understanding Unconscious Bias
  • The Macro of Microaggressions

This 3-for-1 course will be delivered asynchronously in a dynamic, interactive learning platform.

Undergraduate Students: this certificate program is geared toward students who are ready for their first internship, entering a co-op, or will be graduating in the next year. 

Other Diversity Training on Campus

In addition to the workshops we offer, the following diversity programs are offered by other campus organizations.

Additional Support

Students can use this list of college or division diversity contacts on campus as a resource (scroll down to “Diversity in the Colleges and Divisions”). Unfortunately at this time, OIED is unable to fulfill requests for custom trainings for student groups. Please check back later for updates.