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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.

Designed for current or pre-service educators, this workshop provides an overview of sex, gender and sexual orientation; common issues faced by GLBT students; special concerns related to the coming out process; specific climate barriers for GLBT students in K-12 schools; and strategies for creating inclusive learning environments.

Not currently offered. Request custom training below if needed.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Students

Equips learners with the information and skills necessary to create a respectful and welcoming environment for everyone. Key topics include identity, selfhood, imposter syndrome, identity transitions, power, privilege, oppression, bias, respect, allyship and self-care.

Please see Diversity Training for all of our current training offerings for faculty, staff and students.

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.

This workshop provides an overview of identity terms associated with the GLBT community, concerns that GLBT students face both in and out of the classroom, and ways that allies can create inclusive environments.

Not currently offered. Request custom training below if needed.

This presentation defines microaggressions and addresses the types of microaggressions experienced by the GLBT community. It offers approaches for recognizing and responding to these microaggressions when they occur.

NC State’s Impact Response process supports the campus community by offering a system and processes that invite students, faculty and staff to document and proactively address the impacts of bias-related incidents, behaviors and actions. The team supports affected individuals and groups, promotes education and dialogue and cultivates a campus climate that is conducive to successful student matriculation and effective faculty and staff development.

Project SAFE is an introductory workshop that addresses a wide range of information, including identity terms associated with the GLBT community, strategies for supporting transgender students, issues that GLBT students often deal with during the coming out process, concerns that GLBT students face both in and out of the classroom, ways that allies can create inclusive environments, and the on- and off-campus resources available to students.

While engaging in a circle process, participants explore the foundations of restorative and transformative community. The session includes a short discussion about restorative community building and the ways that restorative practices can support healthy and purposeful group/organizational discussions. Each circle session will focus on an equity and inclusion-related topic and invite participants to examine their own narratives in relationship to others. After completion, participants have a basic understanding of the “anatomy” of a circle process and receive an invitation to continue exploration of restorative and transformative communities of practice.

Not currently offered. Request custom training below if needed.

Often when individuals hear Title IX, gender equity in athletics is the first thing that comes to mind. Title IX of the Education Amendments does involve ensuring gender equity in athletics but it also works to ensure gender equity in academics and employment. Join this course to learn more about the history of Title IX, progress Title IX has made and Title IX’s presence in educational institutions today.

Not currently offered. Request custom training below if needed.

Trans 101 is a two-hour workshop open to NC State undergraduates, graduate students, staff, faculty and alumni as well as local community members. The workshop is designed to introduce participants to the spectrum of transgender, gender-nonconforming, and gender-questioning identities and expressions. This workshop addresses common issues faced by trans students and strategies campus community members can use to be trans-inclusive.

Not currently offered. Request custom training below if needed.

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.

Other Diversity Training on Campus

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

Custom Training

If your unit, organization or class wants to learn more about DEI and equal opportunity issues, consider reaching out to the relevant diversity director on campus (scroll down to “Diversity in the Colleges and Divisions”) or completing our form below.

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