Women sharing a laptop

FAQ and Roadmap to Diversity and Inclusion

Need more information about diversity training?

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 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 Training Do I Take?

University Leadership

University Leadership includes deans, directors, department heads and above.

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

Register

Faculty and Instructors of Record

Faculty, staff who are instructors, postdoctoral research scholars and TAs instructing courses, please note the different options for those instructing courses and those who do not.

If you are faculty, staff, postdoctoral research scholar or a TA instructing a course, you must complete DiversityEdu: Personal Skills for a Diverse Campus. DiversityEdu is an online course focusing on engaging with diversity and growing an inclusive culture.

Register

If you are faculty member, you are eligible to complete two additional courses:

Foundations in Cultural Competence and Inclusivity Certificate — We think and do best together when we embrace diverse people and perspectives.  Enhancing cultural competency or our ability to successfully interact with people of different backgrounds allows us to think and do better.  This certificate program provides multiple levels of engagement in the areas of cultural competence and cultural intelligence for NC State University faculty.

Register

Inclusive Teaching Certificate (ITC) (Office of Faculty Development) is designed for faculty and teaching graduate students to reflect on multiple facets of inclusive teaching, encompassing the creation of a welcoming, equitable course climate, the design and implementation of accessible and inclusive classroom practices and assessments, and the selection and implementation of inclusive, diverse course content.

Register


If you are a faculty member, you are eligible to complete four additional courses:

CALS Opening Doors Retreat is a three-day overnight retreat that lays the foundation for personal and organizational growth. Participants deepen their awareness of diversity and enhance their ability to create inclusive organizations.

Register

Fundamentals of Equal Opportunity provides participants with a fundamental understanding of equal opportunity and affirmative action laws and policies. The session outlines relevant laws, such as Title VII, Title IX and the ADA, including the groups protected by each, and touches on corresponding institutional policies.

Register

GLBT Faculty and Staff Advocate Program is a continuing education and engagement program for faculty and staff designed to provide participants with ongoing opportunities to learn and show their support as allies and advocates of the GLBT community.

Register

Training through Human Resources Learning and Organizational Development (L&OD) builds the knowledge, skills, and abilities of NC State’s workforce by helping them develop and achieve their potential so that the organizations they work for can succeed and grow. L&OD fosters a learning culture where employees are engaged in continuous learning.

Register

Staff

Employees, please discuss with your supervisor regarding which of these trainings can fulfill your annual DEI Training Component for SHRA and EHRA Employee Performance Plans.

If you are a member of the staff (who is not an instructor of record) you must complete two modules: (1) Diversity: Inclusion in the Modern Workplace and (2) Managing Bias.

Register

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.

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.


If you are a staff member, you are eligible to complete four additional courses:

CALS Opening Doors Retreat is a three-day overnight retreat that lays the foundation for personal and organizational growth. Participants deepen their awareness of diversity and enhance their ability to create inclusive organizations.

Register

Fundamentals of Equal Opportunity provides participants with a fundamental understanding of equal opportunity and affirmative action laws and policies. The session outlines relevant laws, such as Title VII, Title IX and the ADA, including the groups protected by each, and touches on corresponding institutional policies.

Register

GLBT Faculty and Staff Advocate Program is a continuing education and engagement program for faculty and staff designed to provide participants with ongoing opportunities to learn and show their support as allies and advocates of the GLBT community.

Register

Trainings through Human Resources Learning and Organizational Development (L&OD) builds the knowledge, skills, and abilities of NC State’s workforce by helping them develop and achieve their potential so that the organizations they work for can succeed and grow. L&OD fosters a learning culture where employees are engaged in continuous learning.

Register

Students

Students include both graduate and undergraduate students.

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

Register

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.

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.

Undergraduate students are are encouraged 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.

Register


If you are a student, you are eligible to complete four additional courses:

Developing Cultural Competence Student Certificate (Global Training Initiative) — This co-curricular certificate program includes three workshops designed to provide a theoretical framework and applicable skills for understanding culture, cultural dimensions, and cultural competency.

Register

The Global Skills Certification Training (Global Training Initiative) is certified by Berlitz as a Cultural Orientations Approach (COA) Corporate Practitioner. We have a range of standard and custom global skills training workshops for professionals and students.

Register

GLBT Student Advocate Program is a continuing education and engagement program for faculty and staff designed to provide participants with ongoing opportunities to learn and show their support as allies and advocates of the GLBT community.

Register

Leadership Development Certificate, Leadership and Civic Engagement Training provides 10 foundational workshops that are designed to engage and prepare new leaders. Students also have the option to earn a Leadership Certificate by engaging in a mentor relationship and leadership experience and completing the foundations workshops and a reflection paper.

Register

Timelines for Completion

Instructors of record and University Leadership are expected to complete their respective modules by March 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.

Staff and faculty who are not instructors of record are expected to complete their respective modules by April 1, 2021. Undergraduate and graduate/professional students are strongly encouraged to take the training.

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

  • 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). Undergraduate and graduate/professional students are strongly encouraged to take the training. 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 with the additional opportunities listed on this page.

  • 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.

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.
If you are experiencing difficulty accessing and/or advancing through the modules, please try the following:
  • Consider clearing your cache and cookies. Try a different browser.
  • Be sure to view the embedded content and read the instructions.
  • A menu is also available to provide direction.


Check to make sure your pop-up blocker is off and then you should be able to print your certificate of completion.

If you are a member of the staff (who is not an instructor of record) you must complete two modules: (1) Diversity: Inclusion in the Modern Workplace and (2) Managing Bias. Please note that completion will not be noted in REPORTER until both modules are completed.  Below is a screenshot that shows you what you should see once you have completed both courses.

Completed training indicator

Reporting


The report was cross-referenced with the HR system and the Course catalog as of October 2020 to determine who was registered for which class. If anything changed after this date, the supervisor should instruct their employee to take the correct required course based on the specifications outlined above in Which Training Do I Take?

Completion records from EverFi are manually added into Reporter, please allow up to two weeks for your completion to be recorded in Reporter. If you took the course and it has been longer than two weeks and/or your name may be registered in the system as an alias email address, please send an email of inquiry to inclusive-excellence@ncsu.edu. The unit will respond to your inquiry as quickly as possible.

Compliance results in the completion of both modules. If an employee completes one module over a month ago and the other at a later date, the requirement will not be marked complete until both modules are finished. Employees should expect each instance to port from EverFi into REPORTER to take a minimum two weeks. If after that time, the completion is not visible in REPORTER, the reporting may be delayed as a result of the employee’s alias email address and their unity identification. If that is the case, the employee should send an inquiry to inclusive-excellence@ncsu.edu.

Separated employees were not removed from the report but you can ignore those names listed for separated employees that may be listed on the report.

No, only permanent employees should be included. No-pay employees can be removed from compliance reports before sharing with your departments.

If an employee is missing from the compliance report, please encourage the employee to send an inquiry to inclusive-excellence@ncsu.edu.

Yes, detailed instructions with screenshots on how managers can check training requirements for their direct reports can be found in Reporter.

OIED will request an updated report in late March.

Yes, OIED will begin sending reminders to employees the week of March 15, 2021.

Additional Questions


If a staff employee states they did not receive the email from Reporter assigning
them to the class, here is an example of that email.

All permanent employees are required to take the training (part-time and full-time).

Reporter has a general support webpage. Reporter also has a webpage for Reporter FAQs.

Absolutely, we encourage you to take as many courses as you like after you have met the requirements of your classification. Inclusive Excellence also has a module in EVERFI on Accessibility that folx can have access to. They may also desire to check the IE certificate.

Also, DiversityEdu assignees could theoretically complete the EVERFI modules, but EVERFI is unable to complete the DiversityEDU modules.


Yes, you must acknowledge reviewing the policies to complete the training and receive your certificate of completion.

The first step in understanding why an employee is out of compliance is inquiring as to whether there was a misunderstanding of the expectation or technical difficulties. If neither of those options impacted the employee’s response, then it may be helpful to express that compliance is an expectation associated with being in good standing. Further, NC State is committed to the learning and professional development of its faculty, staff and students to create and sustain a diverse and inclusive community. Completing required diversity training is only one step to creating a responsible and intentional inclusive community. The effort of sustaining an inclusive environment is the responsibility of all who study and work at NC State University.