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Diversity - Resources On-Campus

The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion engages in coordinating the university’s diversity initiatives by helping foster an educational climate that promotes intellectual interactions across campus and between the campus community and the community at-large.

By providing avenues for inclusion for minority and non-minority faculty, staff, students and community members, the office facilitates collaborative efforts to provide relevant programs and services throughout the year.

Currently, the office is comprised of five distinct departments:

  • Upperman African American Cultural Center
    The Upperman African American Cultural Center provides students, faculty, staff, and those in the greater Wilmington community with the opportunity to experience the rich heritage of African Americans from artistic, historical, and other perspectives.

  • Centro Hispano
    Focusing on students, scholarship and community, UNCW’s Centro Hispano is the first established center for Hispanic/Latino/a concerns in the UNC System. The Centro additionally serves as an advocate for the growing Hispanic community in the Cape Fear region.

  • LGBTQIA Resource Office
    Supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex and allied students, faculty, staff and alumni, the LGBTQIA Resource Office works to create a safe and inclusive environment, while also raising awareness and inclusion both on campus and in the community.

  • Multicultural Affairs Office
    By responding to the needs of UNCW’s diverse student body, the Office of Multicultural Affairs aims to promote an inclusive university climate by acting as a resource that prepares students to succeed in a multicultural and global society.

  • Women’s  Studies & Resource Center
    The Women’s Studies and Resource Center provides students, faculty, staff, and community members with opportunities to experience the diverse facets of women’s lives, hopes, and concerns from various perspectives through an ongoing calendar of co-curricular activities which includes workshops, lectures and scholarly panels, as well as the Women’s Studies minor.

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