Required Training FAQ

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NC State is committed to the learning and professional development of its faculty and staff and to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive community.

In the message from Chancellor Woodson and his Cabinet on June 4, 2020, “Diversity and Inclusion: Recognizing our Shortcomings, Working to Improve,” they stated that “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 student, 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.”

In support of these goals, all NC State Employees are required to complete an approved training program designed to educate on diversity, equity and inclusion.

Which Module is Right for Me?


Members of university leadership (deans, directors, department heads and above) are invited to complete DiversityEdu: Personal Skills for a Diverse Campus. DiversityEdu is an online course focusing on engaging with diversity and growing an inclusive culture.

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If you are a faculty member instructing a course, you are invited to complete DiversityEdu: Personal Skills for a Diverse Campus. DiversityEdu is an online course focusing on engaging with diversity and growing an inclusive culture.

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If you are a faculty member not instructing a course, you are invited to complete two modules: (1) Diversity: Inclusion in the Modern Workplace and (2) Managing Bias.

  • Diversity: Inclusion in the Modern Workplace is an online training program from EverFi that promotes interpersonal awareness and an inclusive workplace culture. This course uses the unique experiences of real people to explore key concepts such as identity, power, privilege and communication.Available on October 1, 2020 in REPORTER.
  • Managing Bias is an online training program that defines and explores different types of biases, investigates their origin and provides tools to create a work environment that is healthy and equitable.Available on October 1, 2020 in REPORTER.

If you are a staff member instructing a course, you are invited to complete DiversityEdu: Personal Skills for a Diverse Campus. DiversityEdu is an online course focusing on engaging with diversity and growing an inclusive culture.

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If you are a member of the Staff (who are not otherwise instructors of record) you are invited to complete two modules: (1) Diversity: Inclusion in the Modern Workplace and (2) Managing Bias.

  • Diversity: Inclusion in the Modern Workplace is an online training program from EverFi that promotes interpersonal awareness and an inclusive workplace culture. This course uses the unique experiences of real people to explore key concepts such as identity, power, privilege and communication.
    Available on October 1, 2020 in REPORTER.
  • Managing Bias is an online training program that defines and explores different types of biases, investigates their origin and provides tools to create a work environment that is healthy and equitable.Available on October 1, 2020 in REPORTER.

Graduate and professional students (who are not otherwise instructors of record) are invited to complete two modules: (1) Diversity: Inclusion in the Modern Workplace and (2) Managing Bias.

  • Diversity: Inclusion in the Modern Workplace is an online training program from EverFi that promotes interpersonal awareness and an inclusive workplace culture. This course uses the unique experiences of real people to explore key concepts such as identity, power, privilege and communication.Available on October 1, 2020 in REPORTER.
  • Managing Bias is an online training program that defines and explores different types of biases, investigates their origin and provides tools to create a work environment that is healthy and equitable.Available on October 1, 2020 in REPORTER.

Undergraduate students are invited to complete Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Students. 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.

Available on October 1, 2020 in REPORTER.

Timelines for Completion

Each member of the university community is expected to complete their respective module by February 1, 2021. This date is later than the original date communicated of December 1, 2020. The change was made to accommodate the campus transitioning to operating in a more virtual capacity.

  • DiversityEdu: Personal Skills for a Diverse Campus is available August 14, 2020.
  • Diversity: Inclusion in the Modern Workplace is available October 1, 2020
  • Managing Bias is available October 1, 2020
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Students is available October 1, 2020

  • DiversityEdu: Personal Skills for a Diverse Campus: 90 minutes
  • Diversity: Inclusion in the Modern Workplace: 60 minutes
  • Managing Bias: 20 minutes
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Students: 60 minutes

Every member of the university community is encouraged and expected to complete their respective module(s). You may find that the content is information that you already possess as well as new content that you are not as familiar with. Whichever the case, NC State is a community that celebrates and welcomes diversity of identities, experiences and thoughts to effectively “think and do.” The modules are a foundational piece to enhancing our collective knowledge about diversity, equity and inclusion. You are invited to go further beyond the modules. For additional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion opportunities, please visit the Roadmap to Diversity and Inclusion.

  • 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.
  • Undergraduate and graduate/professional students may be subject to an administrative hold being placed on their student account.

Technical Questions

If you have additional questions and/or concerns about the mandatory DEI modules, you may contact Inclusive Excellence and Strategic Practice at inclusive-excellence@ncsu.edu.


Each member of university leadership, staff, faculty, graduate, professional and undergraduate students and instructors of record will be invited to complete their respective module by an invitation via their NC State email account. The invitation will entail a link to REPORTER where they may complete their respective module.

Yes, you may as long as you complete within 2 weeks.

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