Latinx Heritage Month Calendar of Events

September 7, 2018

Latinx Heritage Month, celebrated annually from September 15-October 15, is highlighted at Carolina through a variety of departmental and student-sponsored events. These include artist meet and greets, dinners, open houses, receptions, and more. The printable PDF below provides an at-a-glance … Continued

CLC Open House Unites Latinx Students

August 31, 2018

The upbeat Spanish pop music pumping out of speakers at 426 Manning Drive set the mood for the attendees gathering for this year’s Carolina Latinx Collaborative (CLC) Open House. As nearly 200 folks grooved to the music, shouts of joy … Continued

THINKposium Examines Belonging and Positive Interactions

August 30, 2018

Temporary positive interactions with others benefit one’s health and build trust and a sense of belonging between people, Carolina professor Barbara Fredrickson told the nearly 350 people who attended this year’s THINKposium. The sixth annual symposium, held at the Friday … Continued

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