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Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity

The Memorial Belltower and flowers

Aug 22, 2023

On the Path to Success

No matter what area — or areas — of NC State you support, your generosity makes a big difference throughout our campus. Our students graduate into successful careers, our faculty drive game-changing research and our programs build valuable connections, expanding our reach and your impact far beyond Raleigh. This past academic year, 36,159 donors joined us on a path to a bolder, brighter future. Learn more about how donor support is powering the extraordinary in a new school year. 

Students in front of Talley Student Union holding up the Wolf hand sign

Aug 22, 2023

Starting Off Strong With the Symposium for Multicultural Scholars

For more than 20 years, students from a variety of backgrounds have been welcomed to NC State through the Symposium for Multicultural Scholars — a three-day program consisting of events, resource fairs and connections. Gifts to NC State’s campus community centers, like Multicultural Student Affairs, help students find belonging all year long. 

students holding Latinx Heritage Month sign

Sep 27, 2022

Latinx Heritage Month: What Is It and How Can You Get Involved?

Hosted by Multicultural Student Affairs, the monthlong celebration honors the culture and experience of many NC State students — and is open to all. Learn more about upcoming events and ways to stay connected year-round, like the Latinx Alumni Network and its new scholarship. 

Lisa LaBarbera-Mascote standing behind an NC State podium

Feb 22, 2022

Lisa LaBarbera-Mascote to Lead Campus Community Centers

Lisa LaBarbera-Mascote is the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity’s new senior director of campus community centers. She will provide leadership for all four centers, a role she has been serving in as interim since fall 2021. LaBarbera-Mascote joined NC State in 2006. In addition to leadership and advocacy, she excelled in fundraising efforts, including individual campaigns and events such as the Survivor Fund through the intentional foregrounding of multiple separate funding drives within the Women’s Center. 

Mr. Wuf poses with two students.

Nov 30, 2021

Expanded Giving Tuesday Spotlights DEI Funds

NC State is expanding its observation of Giving Tuesday beyond 24 hours to a full week in order to spotlight diversity, equity and inclusion funds that make an extraordinary difference in increasing access and opportunities for student success. 

2021 MSA graduates celebrate

Aug 2, 2021

OIED’s Annual Report Tells How We Served You

Despite the challenges of the pandemic this past year, the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity offered enriching programs and experiences for students, faculty, staff and community while providing critical campus support services. The office’s annual report outlines the expansive accomplishments of 2020-21, as well as the impact of philanthropy on these efforts. 

exterior shot of the GLBT center doors with the pride flag with raised fist hanging

Jun 29, 2021

Finding Your Wolfpack: The GLBT Center

Formally founded in 2007, the GLBT Center’s stated mission is to engage, develop and empower members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer (GLBTQ) communities and their allies. In practice, it does much more. Learn more about the center's offerings, which are enhanced by the generosity of our donors. 

exterior shot of the GLBT center doors with the pride flag with raised fist hanging

Mar 22, 2021

New Fund Will Support Students Through the GLBT Center

A gift from NC State friend Bill Spitz seeds the Dream Fund, which the center staff can use to aid students who face financial hardship, particularly after coming out. 

Edgar Mancia Garcia headshot

Mar 22, 2021

Day of Giving: Edgar Mancia Garcia ’20

For Edgar Mancia Garcia ’20, a Salvadorian Guatemalan student from Durham, North Carolina, coming to a PWI was a big culture shock. Fortunately, Garcia was able to find a community and form meaningful bonds with fellow NC State students, with the help of Multicultural Student Affairs, before his first semester even began. 

Kali Fillhart

Mar 22, 2021

Day of Giving: Kali Fillhart ’21

The stars aligned for Kali Fillhart ’21, a Virginia native studying anthropology and creative writing, when she came to NC State and developed her passion for activism and feminism. Fillhart’s passions have led her to work as a poll worker for the primary and general elections, learn about the intersection of astrology and feminism at the Portland School of Astrology during a gap year, volunteer as an interpersonal violence prevention peer educator with The Movement and work as a programming intern for the Women’s Center.