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Special Programming

Programming specifically geared towards diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging is offered across campus. Following are some options that may be the right fit for you:


Student Wellness Programs

Student Wellness offers numerous programs and initiatives for Graduate and Professional Students, in recognition that this group experiences a different academic dynamic, essentially because they are more isolated and operate on a more individualistic paradigm. As older students, oftentimes with families and/or with professional work obligations and children, there are different sets of concerns and emotional burdens. This proven and effective programming supports a healthy life experience and helps improve academic performance:

Sister Talk After Dark (STAD)

Graduate and Professional Black Women

Sister Talk After Dark is designed to increase a sense of belonging, as well as, to give women of color, specifically, Black identified Graduate and professional women, space, tools and resources to successfully navigate UNC-Chapel Hill.  In addition to being a safe landing space for Black women on campus, Sister Talk After Dark provides several learning and developmental opportunities for a population that is historically underserved.

Sister Talk After Dark promotes and enhances self-efficacy, self-awareness, and self-advocacy, among other protective factors for Black women at UNC.  This group also aims to strengthen resiliency among this cohort of students, as they exist at an intersection of gender and race which impacts their experiences at a historically white institution (HWI).

​Meets Virtually: Every first Tuesday of the month 5–6:30 p.m. Contact Dr. DeVetta Holman-Copeland at to join.

R.E.A.L. TALK (Resiliency, Education and Leadership) Talk

BIPOC, male-identified Undergraduates (led by Graduate and Professional BIPOC males)

R.E.A.L Talk provides a space for BIPOC and male-identified individuals on UNC’s campus to engage, develop their sense of belonging, develop their personal agency and develop a growth mindset, develop tools for honing resiliency and grit.  Graduate and professional male students of color help facilitate this cohort of students while in the process gain leadership skills and develop strong mentoring bonds.  The year 2020-21 will be composed of upper-class participants, as well as, first-year students.  No topic is off-limits, rather broaching courageous discourse will aid in participants’ growth, exploration and self-actualization. To join, contact Dr. DeVetta Holman-Copeland at