Ibram X. Kendi speaks at NC State in January, 2020

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.

Fall 2021

August 19, 2021
Campus Community Centers Open House “Kickback”
2–4 p.m., Harris Field

Sep. 15, 2021
Latinx Heritage Month Kick-Off
2:30–4:30 p.m., Talley Student Union Lobby

Dates in October and November, TBA
Our Futures Series
5–6 p.m., GLBT Center and Zoom

Various dates throughout October, TBA
GLBT History Month
Times and locations TBA

Various dates throughout October TBA
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Times and locations TBA; see go.ncsu.edu/DVAM for updates.

October 11, 2021
NC State Pride Week Celebration
10 a.m. – 3 p.m., campus locations TBA

October 11, 2021
Indigenous Peoples’ Day
6:30 – 8 p.m., Talley Student Union, Currituck Ballroom

October 13, 2021
Love Your Body Day Summit
5:30–7 p.m., SAS Hall, Room 2203

October 14, 2021
Women’s Center 30th Anniversary Celebration
1–4 p.m., Stafford Commons; see go.ncsu.edu/wcturns30 for updates.

October 23–24, 2021
Womxn of Color Retreat
8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Talley Student Union and Witherspoon Student Center

October 29, 2021
Harambee! African American Cultural Center 30th Anniversary and Witherspoon Student Center Block Party
3–6 p.m., Harris Field and Witherspoon Student Center

November 1, 2021
Native American Heritage Month Kickoff
Times and locations TBA

November 3–12, 2021
Kwanzaa Celebration
Times and locations TBA

November 8, 2021
Native American Culture Night
6:30–8 p.m., Hatteras and Ocracoke Ballrooms

November 12, 2021
Native American Heritage Month Keynote Address
11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Coastal Ballroom

November 18, 2021
GLBT Center Holiday Potluck
Time and location TBA

November 20, 2021
Transgender Day of Remembrance Observance
Virtual; details forthcoming.

Spring 2022

Various dates TBA
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Intergenerational Conversation
Time and location TBA

Various dates throughout January
Stalking Awareness Month
Times and locations TBA

January 28, 2022
Freshman Honors Convocation
5–7 p.m., Talley Student Union, Piedmont and Mountains Ballrooms

Various dates throughout February
Black History Month
Times and locations TBA

February 10-12, 2022
Blacks in Wax Weekend
Times and locations TBA

February 28, 2022
Annual Sisterhood Dinner
Time and location TBA

Dates throughout March
Women’s HERstory Month
Times and locations TBA; see go.ncsu.edu/whm for updates.

Date TBD
Black History Month and Women’s HERstory Month Keynote Address
Time and location TBA

March 14, 2022
Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Heritage Month Kickoff
12–1:30 p.m., Talley Student Union Lobby

March 30 – April 1, 2022
Building Future Faculty Program
Winslow Hall, Talley Student Union and Duke Energy Hall

Various dates throughout April
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Times and locations TBA; see go.ncsu.edu/saam for updates.

April 8–10, 2022
Black Symposia
African American Cultural Center, Hill Library and virtual

April 9, 2022
Annual NC State Pow Wow
12–6 p.m., Stafford Commons

April 12, 2022
Take Back the Night
6–9:30 p.m., Talley Student Union Lobby; see go.ncsu.edu/saam for updates.

April 14, 2022
Gender and Equity Research Symposium
9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Talley Student Union

April 19, 2022
Lavender Graduation
6–9 p.m., location TBA

April 20, 2022
Recognizing Excellence in Diversity (RED) Event, Featuring the Chancellor’s Creating Community Awards
10–11 a.m., virtual

April 24, 2022
Ebony Harlem Awards of Excellence
5:30–7:30 p.m., Talley Student Union

May 5, 2022
Multicultural Graduation Celebration

5–7 p.m., Talley Student Union, Piedmont and Mountains Ballrooms