Through ARS, The University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill seeks to meet the individual needs of applicants and current students with disabilities and medical conditions as they relate to academics, residences, dining, and co and extracurricular campus activities. ARS coordinates and implements appropriate reasonable accommodations including academic adjustments and provides appropriate resources and services.
Our vision at the American Indian Center is to make the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill a leading public university for American Indian scholarship and scholars and make Native issues a permanent part of the intellectual life of the University.
The goals of the AAC are to: (1) promote a public understanding of diverse Asian American identities, cultures, and histories and the role Asian Americans have played in shaping American society; (2) support UNC Asian American students, faculty, and staff and the local Asian American community; (3) connect those with Asian American interests to greater regional, national, and global conversations.
The Carolina Latinx Center connects faculty, staff, and students with one another and potential community partners by providing the opportunity to explore Latinx cultures, histories and traditions and further use that understanding to work across racial and ethnic communities in North Carolina and the world.
As a central location for serving and supporting the Carolina student veteran and military-affiliated student population, The Carolina Veterans Resource Center (CVRC) helps students find resources as well as a community to support and aide them during their journey as Tar Heels.
The Carolina Women’s Center will lead efforts and initiatives related to women and gender equity, promote and advance equitable safety, well-being, empowerment, achievement, and leadership for people of all gender identities.
At Carolina, every member of our campus community is entitled to live, learn, and work in an environment that is inclusive and welcoming. If ever you find that certain events or experiences have unfairly affected your academic or professional success, we’re here to help.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Center works to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for UNC-Chapel Hill community members of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions.
Mission: To encourage and support the critical examination of all dimensions of African-American and African diaspora cultures through sustained and open discussion, dialogue and debate, and to enhance the intellectual and socio-cultural climate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and in communities beyond the campus boundaries. Our work and activities support the University’s mission objectives to “serve as a center for research, scholarship and creativity and to teach a diverse community of undergraduate, graduate and professional students to become the next generation of leaders”, and to “extend knowledge-based services and other resources of the University to the citizens of North Carolina and their institutions to enhance the quality of life for all people in the State”.
The University Office for Diversity and Inclusion has primary responsibility for providing University-wide leadership on best practices and strategies to build and sustain an inclusive campus community.
The University Ombuds Office is a safe place where all Carolina staff, faculty, students and administrators are welcome to come and talk in confidence about any campus issue, problem, or dispute. Come and share your concerns, evaluate your situation, and plan your next step—if you want to take a next step. Use of our services is voluntary and free and visitors will find our office a safe place to discuss their concerns, no matter how large or small.
Campus Initiatives and Programs
The Graduate School provides opportunities and resources for our Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS, students whose parents(s)/guardian(s) have not earned a Master’s or Doctoral degree, to aid in their academic success and to build community.
The purpose of the Program is to develop scholars from underrepresented groups for possible tenure track appointments at the University of North Carolina and other research universities. Postdoctoral scholars will be engaged full-time in research and may teach only one course per fiscal year.
The partnerships featured in the CFE’s Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion initiative model inclusive practices that embrace the diverse community at Carolina, where people share their social and cultural backgrounds, economic circumstances, personal characteristics, philosophical perspectives, and life experiences.
The Graduate School at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is committed to sustaining a diverse graduate student body and fostering a climate of inclusion and acceptance. We aim to contribute to the successful degree completion of each student through targeted academic and professional development programs.
The Global Grads initiative provides numerous opportunities and resources, in conjunction with many campus partners, for international graduate students to aid in their academic success and to build community.
MURAP supports students in social sciences and humanities in obtaining research experiences.
To provide multi-dimensional professional development for science researchers and educators to succeed in academic careers, to bring engaging teaching methods into the classroom, and to increase diversity in science professions.
Stigma Free Carolina is a UNC community campaign aimed at reducing stigma toward mental health concerns and treatment by accurately defining mental health, educating the community, and dispelling negative or false beliefs about mental health and its treatment.
(Valuing Inclusion To Attain Excellence) The purpose of the program is to attract accomplished and talented new faculty members from underrepresented and other groups for tenure track or tenured appointments at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Allies for Minorities and Women in Science and Engineering (AM_WISE) strives to better the working environment for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in UNC STEM departments. AM_WISE will always take action on behalf of the STEM scientists within the graduate school to 1) advocate for their protection as researchers for the school and 2) empower them as a community to speak up for themselves and to lift up the voices of their peers 3) prepare them to embody this mission in future careers as they become formidable leaders in a world of diversifying science and scientists.
The Association for Women Faculty and Professionals at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers women faculty and professionals with opportunities for fun, networking and learning through social activities, seminars, discussion groups and other events.
The Black Graduate and Professional Student Association was founded to acknowledge and address the concerns and needs of African American graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill. The membership strives to unite as leaders of the Black/African-American community and society through scholarship, social interaction, and service.
The Carolina Black Caucus is comprised of administrators, faculty, staff, and graduate students that share their gifts and talents at UNC-Chapel Hill. The CBC’s vision is a university community that consistently and enthusiastically fosters, supports and celebrates the achievement of Black employees at Carolina.
The Faculty of Color and Indigenous Faculty Group at the Institute of the Arts and Humanities provides support, community, and professional and leadership development for faculty of color and Indigenous faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences and professional schools at UNC-Chapel Hill.
FNGC is an organization for American Indian graduate and professional students and for graduate and professional students whose areas of focus are relevant to American Indian communities and seeks to support and enhance the educational climate for these students.
The University of North Carolina Chinese Students and Scholars Association (hereinafter referred to as the Student Union) provides a full range of services and support for more than 1,000 Chinese students, scholars, and faculty members. Chinese community.
Mi Pueblo seeks to sponsor awareness around Latinx issues, culture, and heritage at UNC and the surrounding community, as well as provide a supportive and welcoming environment for all students. We hope to promote tolerance, multiculturalism, community, and support of one another.
SACNAS is a national society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science. Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to join the UNC Chapter to learn about STEM careers, professional development opportunities, participate in lunch and learn discussions, and get involved with community outreach.
Women in Sciences (WinS) is a student-led organization that aims to address gender disparities in STEM. As an on-campus group, WinS offers a platform to directly reach scientists in training at UNC Chapel Hill to facilitate their professional development and provide a community of support.
The Women of Worth Initiative (W) creates and sustains a community for all women who are members of underrepresented populations in order to promote professional development, mentorship, resilience, and a sense of belonging for faculty, administrators, staff, and students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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