Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity
The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible and diverse intellectual and cultural campus experience related to the mission of NC State University.
Diversity Engagement, Training and Education
The Diversity, Engagement, Training and Education unit within the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity provides leadership in the university’s efforts to coordinate, implement and facilitate educational programs, promote cultural competence and foster an understanding of and appreciation for diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the university community. Activities include providing diversity training, programs and consultation for the recruitment, retention and success of students, faculty and staff and reviewing and recommending changes to university policies, procedures and regulations to promote diversity and enhance inclusion.
Equal Opportunity and Equity
The Equal Opportunity and Equity unit of the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity strives to make NC State University a discrimination-free, harassment-free environment for faculty, students and staff to work, live and learn. This unit is responsible for managing and monitoring the university’s equal opportunity compliance activities, overseeing the university's equal opportunity policies, responding to complaints, conducting investigations, developing and delivering training and educational outreach to campus and consulting with supervisors, managers and unit equity officers regarding equal opportunity concerns and initiatives.
Bias Impact Response Team
The Bias Impact Response Team (BIRT) at NC State supports the campus community by providing a system through which a person can report incidents of bias on and around campus. BIRT seeks to effectively engage with impacted individuals and groups to achieve awareness, support, education and restoration. See the BIRT website at bias-incident.ncsu.edu.
Campus Community Centers
NC State’s Campus Community Centers report to the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED). Collectively, the centers foster community; celebrate identity and culture; raise awareness; and support, empower and advocate for positive change for underrepresented and marginalized students, families and communities. They assist OIED in its goal of fostering an inclusive, accessible and diverse intellectual and cultural campus experience by creating spaces and activities that improve campus climate and enhance the overall educational experience for all students.
See Campus Community Centers under Student Services for information on the African American Cultural Center, GLBT Center, Multicultural Student Affairs and the Women's Center, which report to the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity.
231 Winslow Hall
NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7530
Sheri Schwab, J.D.