The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs is a unit in the Division of Workforce Strategy, Equity, and Engagement. The division was created in 2014 to bring together offices that help make UNC a more inclusive and welcoming place for all people. The office works to build an inclusive campus community. They do this by putting on programs and training dealing with diversity education. The office also researches issues related to diversity and tries to recruit students from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Topics: Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
The breakdown of UNC’s incoming class doesn’t vary much year to year. The percentage of out-of-state students always hovers at around 18 percent—where it has been capped for more than three decades.
Salem College students staged a week-long sit-in, which ended April 18, to call for greater diversity, better conditions on campus and decreased transphobia.
Twelve new members will be introduced in the UNC-system Board of Governors in July — the majority of whom are white and Republican.
Though UNC ranks among the highest of its peer institutions in terms of diversity, many still see room for improvement in the percentage of faculty of color, female faculty and LGBTQ faculty.
Hemali Oza, a junior environmental science and engineering student and captain of the Ek Taal dance team, has been dancing since seventh grade and was eager to find a club at UNC where she can continue her passion.
For Chris Faison, the key to raising graduation and retention rates for male students of color lies in professional resources and listening to what the students themselves have to say.
Ephesus Elementary School in Chapel Hill will celebrate Black History Month in February by engaging students in an array of activities and projects.
Ayoub Ouederni is the president of the UNC Muslim Students Association. Staff Writer Preston Lennon spoke with him about what UNC MSA is doing in light of President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration.
For one UNC graduate student from Iran, President Donald Trump’s executive orders last week shifted more than international policy.
From decorating lanterns to decorating cookies, visitors at the Chapel Hill LIGHTUP Lantern Festival Saturday got a hands-on experience in celebrating the Chinese New Year.
The first Chapel Hill LightUp Festival will take place Jan. 28 to celebrate the Chinese New Year and cultural diversity throughout the community.
N.C. Sen. Jay Chaudhuri, D-Wake, became the first Indian-American elected to the state legislature — and spoke with staff writer Rebecca Ayers.
When Ivy Hardy was elected to Student Congress in 2013, she decided to join finance committee so the committee, which had about 20 members at the time, would have more than one woman on it.
In her keynote speech, award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien challenged the audience to draw upon Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and apply it to obstacles they face today.
During the week of Jan. 15, UNC will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with several events and activities.
The UNC Board of Governors Committee on Strategic Planning met yesterday and discussed increased access, lowering the achievement gap and degree completion as part of a discussion of their five-year plan.
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Winston Crisp asked students to question their differences and institutions of racism.
In the spring semester, UNC will offer a new diversity super course, called Intersectionality: Race, Gender, Sexuality and Social Justice.
UNC-system President Margaret Spellings addressed the issues facing low-income and minority students at system schools during her inauguration Thursday.
For ten minutes on Friday afternoon, the usually bustling Student Union was silent as students lay down on the building’s ground floor with their fists in the air.