Byron Pitts

Signature Events

We invite the campus community to join us for these university-wide events.

The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity hosts numerous events throughout the year to engage, educate, celebrate and inform students, faculty and staff about diversity, equity and inclusion and their importance at NC State.

Spring 2020

Mon., Jan. 13, 2020
Martin Luther King, Jr. Campus Commemoration
1:30–3 p.m., Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union

Fri., Jan. 24, 2020
Freshman Honors Convocation
5–7 p.m., Ballroom, Talley Student Union

Mon., Feb. 3, 2020
Black History Month Kick-Off
11 a.m.–2 p.m., Lobby, Talley Student Union
For additional events, please see go.ncsu.edu/bhm.

Tue., Feb. 18, 2020
Exhibit Opening: “Existence as Resistance: The Magic in Blackness”
7–10 p.m., African American Cultural Center Art Gallery, Witherspoon Student Center, 2nd Floor

Sun., Feb. 23, 2020
Black History Month: Live Blacks in Wax Museum
10 a.m. – 2 p.m, Witherspoon Student Center, all floors
For additional events, please see go.ncsu.edu/bhm.

Mon., Feb. 24, 2020
Annual Sisterhood Dinner
Reception 5:15 p.m., dinner 6:30 p.m., State Ballroom, Talley Student Union
Registration required; see go.ncsu.edu/sisterhood ticketing information.

Thu., Feb. 27, 2020
Black History Month Keynote Address
Thu., Feb. 27, 2020, time and location TBA.

CANCELED: Mon., Mar. 16, 2020
Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Heritage Month Kick-Off
11 a.m.–1 p.m., Lobby, Talley Student Union
For additional events, please see go.ncsu.edu/apida.

CANCELED: Mar. 30, 2020 – Apr. 3, 2020
GLBT Center Week of Action
Multiple times and locations, please see go.ncsu.edu/woa.

CANCELED: Sat., Apr. 4, 2020
Annual NC State Pow Wow
12–6 p.m., Carmichael Gymnasium

CANCELED: Wed., Apr. 8, 2020
Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Annual Take Back the Night March and Rally
5–9:30 p.m, Stafford Commons (rain location TBD)

CANCELED: Thu., Apr. 9, 2020
Gender and Equity Research Symposium
9 a.m.–4 p.m., Ballroom, Talley Student Union

CANCELED: Tue., Apr. 21, 2020
Lavender Graduation
 6–9 p.m., Ballroom, Talley Student Union

CANCELED: Wed., Apr. 22, 2020
Recognizing Excellence in Diversity (RED) Event
9–11 a.m., Ballroom, Talley Student Union

CANCELED: Tue., Apr. 28, 2020
Ebony Harlem Awards of Excellence
6–8:30 p.m., Ballroom, Talley Student Union

CANCELED: Wed., May 6, 2020
Multicultural Graduation Celebration

5–7 p.m., Ballroom, Talley Student Union

Fall 2019

August 20, 2019
Open House: Multicultural Student Affairs, Women’s Center, GLBT Center
1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Talley Student Union, Suites 4261, 5210, 5230

August 20, 2019
Open House: African American Cultural Center
2:00 – 4:00 p.m., Witherspoon Student Center, Suite 355

September 5, 2019
Harambee! African American Cultural Center Fall Welcome Reception
5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Washington-Sankofa Room 126, Witherspoon Student Center

September 13, 2019
Latinx Heritage Month Kick-Off
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Talley Student Union, Lobby

September 20, 2019
Chocolate Festival for Breast Cancer Research
5:30 – 7:00 p.m., Talley Student Union, State Ballroom
Tickets required; purchase online.

October 7, 2019
National Coming Out Day Free Expression Tunnel Painting
4:00 – 7:00 p.m., Free Expression Tunnel

October 10-13, 2019
Annual Womxn of Color Retreat
All weekend, off-campus
Please register at go.ncsu.edu/wocr.

October 14, 2018
Indigenous Peoples’ Day
6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Location TBA

October 17, 2019
Latinx Heritage Month Keynote Address
6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Location TBA

October 18, 2019
Love Your Body Day Summit
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Talley Student Union, Room 4270

November 1, 2019
Native American Heritage Month Kick-Off
11:00 a.m. –  1:00 p.m., Talley Student Union, Lobby

November 18, 2019
Native American Culture Night
6:30 – 8:00 p.m., Talley Student Union, Room 4280

November 20, 2019
Trans Awareness Week: Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil
6:00 – 7:30 p.m., Location TBA

November 25, 2019
Native American Heritage Month Keynote Address
6:00 – 7:15 p.m., Talley Student Union, Room 3222

December 6, 2019
Kwanzaa Celebration
6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Washington-Sankofa Room 126, Witherspoon Student Center