Institutional Diversity and Inclusion


The University of North Carolina Wilmington’s longstanding Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. OIDI reports directly to the Office of the Chancellor and focuses on increasing awareness of diversity and inclusion efforts that touch all facets of campus. The office is comprised of three units: Upperman African American Cultural Center; Centro Hispano; and LGBTQIA Resource Office.

OIDI provides leadership, partnership and support for diversity initiatives on campus as well as a number of learning opportunities through various resources, including the Women’s Studies and Resource Center; Human Resources; Cape Fear Region Minority Enterprise Development Week; the Disabilities Resource Center and the Office of Military Affairs.

UNCW’s mission statement highlights our values of diversity and globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation. Attracting and retaining high-quality, diverse students, faculty and staff and promoting a diverse and inclusive culture and global mindset are among the priorities outlined in the university’s Strategic Plan.