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Campus Community Centers

African American Cultural Center

The mission of the African American Cultural Center is to promote awareness of and appreciation for the rich history, cultural traditions and global influences of the African diaspora through activities and events that enhance academic excellence and strengthen cultural competence for the campus and surrounding communities.

Founded in 1991 in the only building on NC State’s campus named for an African American, Dr. Augustus M. Witherspoon, the African American Cultural Center is a meeting place that fosters a strong sense of community for African and African-American students, faculty, staff and alumni.  We welcome you to attend our programs and events and to visit the Art Gallery and Library in Witherspoon Student Center.

To learn more about the African American Cultural Center, visit our website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Our main office is located on the 3rd floor of Witherspoon Student Center.

The GLBT Center

The mission of the NC State GLBT Center is to engage, develop, and empower members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities and their allies. In order to fulfill that mission, we:

  • help students connect to form social support networks
  • offer identity-based and health-related information and resources
  • consult with students individually and collectively on issues related to personal identity and academic success
  • refer students to a wide variety of resources on campus and in the local community
  • provide professional and leadership development opportunities
  • host educational events and programs

Our vision is of a campus where students, staff, faculty and alumni feel a shared responsibility to increase their individual understanding of and comfort with diversity, to enhance their ability to connect with members of their own communities, to build coalitions across identity groups and to work collaboratively to raise awareness, promote respect and create a culture where they can advocate for equity, inclusion and social justice on behalf of themselves and others.

Goals

  • Foster a safe and inclusive environment for students, staff, faculty and alumni of all genders and sexualities, for individuals exploring their sexual orientation and gender identity/expression and for allies of the GLBT community.
  • Affirm the identities of GLBT and questioning students, staff, faculty and alumni while also acknowledging and helping to raise awareness about the way the lived experiences of GLBT individuals vary and are influenced by their race, religion, ethnicity, age, ability status, social class and other social characteristics.
  • Collaborate with departments, offices and organizations across campus to engage members of the NC State community in conversations about issues of identity, diversity, community building, advocacy and social justice.
  • Promote awareness and provide education with respect to the issues faced by GLBT individuals and their allies to enable members of the campus community to play an active role in helping to combat sexism, genderism, transphobia, homophobia, biphobia and heterosexism.
  • Advise administrators on issues related to GLBT campus climate and advocate for inclusive policies and practices.
  • Provide information and resources to help staff and faculty develop GLBT-inclusive work and classroom environments and course curricula.
  • Maintain an active and engaged community for GLBT and allied students, staff, faculty and alumni of NC State while networking with GLBT groups and organizations in the local area and throughout North Carolina.

For more information about our educational workshops, events, student organizations, resources or support services, visit our website, call us at 919-513-9742 or stop by the fifth floor of Talley for a visit.

Multicultural Student Affairs

Multicultural Student Affairs researches, designs and implements programs that promote the academic success, retention and graduation of students, with an emphasis on students from historically underrepresented and marginalized ethnic populations. Our programs and services aim to expand students’ horizons while honoring their respective cultural experiences.

Multicultural Student Affairs collaborates with many university organizations to conduct programs to enhance personal, professional and cultural development and student success. Programs and services have included orientation symposia, peer mentoring, heritage month programming, cultural celebrations, academic recognition programs, student leadership development, recruitment and advising.

We welcome any NC State student to our programs and services. Visit our website or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We are located on the 4th floor of Talley Student Union.

The Women’s Center

The Women’s Center is a catalyst and resource that advances gender equity and social justice through education, advocacy, and leadership for the campus community.  Although we are a “Women’s Center”, we see gender on a continuum and we welcome EVERYONE to the Center.  Together with our Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) partners, we envision and work for a Wolfpack community that champions gender equity and promotes respect for all.

The Chocolate Festival

An event that kicks off Parents and Families Weekend combines breast cancer awareness and wellness with delicious chocolate sampling and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, breast cancer research and education, and the Women's Center.

Read to L.E.A.D.:  Literacy and Social Justice Youth Development

A semester-long mentorship program between the NCSU Women’s Center and community youth-serving organizations dedicated to improving the literacy of children and engaging mentors and mentees in intentional conversations about diversity and equity. This program provides high-impact learning for the NCSU community to become equity-minded practitioners, critical thinkers, and to make a life-long difference in the lives of low-income children.

Alternative Service Break (ASB) Trips to Atlanta (Fall) & Guatemala (Spring)

In partnership with CSLEPS and Multicultural Student Affairs, The Women's Center offers service-learning trips to Atlanta (civil rights and gender equity), and Guatemala (empowerment of women and girls).

Women of Welch (WOW) Village

In partnership with University Housing, the Women’s Center facilitates a living and learning community in Welch residence hall.  The Women of Welch (WOW) focuses on “transforming sisterhood into social justice” by improving self-awareness and fostering diversity and equity-minded individuals through unique programs, services, and relationship-building.

Interpersonal Violence Advocacy

The Women’s Center provides advocacy services for students impacted by interpersonal violence (IPV) which encompasses things such as relationship violence, sexual assault and stalking. Potential services include crisis intervention, financial assistance, academic/housing advocacy, referrals and accompaniment to court, student conduct hearings and law enforcement agencies. The Women’s Center also focuses on providing campus-wide outreach and education for students by offering trainings, workshops and planning large and small scale events focused on IPV.

The Movement Peer Educators

The Movement Peer Educators are a group of paid, trained peer educators who facilitate workshops on issues of Interpersonal Violence such as stalking, relationship violence and sexual assault. Peer Educators meet weekly to discuss current events, work on team bonding and facilitation skills, and learn more about IPV and the resources offered at NC State for survivors. The Movement also has the opportunity to work on planning both large and small scale events throughout the year such as Carry That Weight and SlutWalk: A Walk to End Victim Blaming.

For more information, please stop by our office, visit the Women's Center online or call us at (919) 515-2012.