Registration Opens for 2018 UNC Diversity THINKposium

August 7, 2018

The University Office for Diversity & Inclusion invites you to take part in the annual Diversity THINKposium. This year’s theme, Belonging…What a Feeling, places particular importance on individuals’ affinity, community, and engagement at Carolina. Attendees will participate in several interactive … Continued

Diversity Spotlight: Martina Ballen

July 27, 2018

Trailblazing as a woman of color is nothing new to Martina Ballen (‘80). Growing up in a segregated community in Southern Pines, NC, though not Catholic, Martina’s parents enrolled her in a Catholic elementary school to ensure she had a … Continued

Diversity Spotlight: Sheena Jacobs

July 6, 2018

Sheena Jacobs moved frequently with her family in her early years, residing in various southern states before eventually returning to her native North Carolina. “The frequent relocations influenced how I chose [to] navigate the world and instilled the importance of … Continued

Gretchen C. Bellamy Joins Diversity & Inclusion Staff

July 2, 2018

The University Office for Diversity and Inclusion is pleased to announce that Gretchen C. Bellamy has been named Senior Director for Education, Operations and Initiatives, effective June 18. Gretchen has a robust background in advising organizations on the transformation of … Continued

2018 UNC Harvey Beech Scholarship Winners Announced

June 14, 2018

Three UNC undergraduates have been presented with the 2018 Harvey Beech Award. Named for the late Harvey Beech, the first African-American student to graduate from UNC-Chapel Hill, the awards have been given annually since 1989 to recognize community leadership and … Continued

Unique Commencement Celebrations

June 4, 2018

Numerous unique commencement celebrations took place this spring. Among them were Éxitos, the fifth annual Latinx recognition reception, hosted by the Carolina Latinx Collaborative and Diversity & Inclusion; and the inaugural Umoja event, honoring Black graduates and planned by the … Continued

Commencement Celebrations at Carolina

May 4, 2018

Although Carolina’s official commencement celebrates the entire Class of 2018, there are also numerous special ceremonies that honor specific groups of the graduating class. Among them are Lavender Graduation; Red, White & Carolina Blue Graduation Ceremony; Black Student Movement Graduation … Continued

What does it mean to be a Public University?

April 19, 2018

Written by Gary Moss What does it mean to be a public university? The answer to that question, it seems, may depend not only on who you ask, but which public university you are asking about, said School of Government … Continued

2018 Diversity Award Recipients Honored

April 19, 2018

  Ten individuals and two groups were honored at the 2018 Diversity Awards ceremony for their work advancing an inclusive climate for excellence in teaching, research, public service and academic endeavor. This year’s recipients were: UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT David Choi (’18), … Continued

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

March 23, 2018

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is a nationally recognized month that focuses on the lives of Asian and Pacific-Americans and their distinct experiences. APAHM is celebrated nationally during the month of May, but colleges across the US celebrate APAHM during the month of April. UNC … Continued