Racism and Equity

The University’s strategic plan Carolina Next: Innovations for the Public Good highlights Build Our Community Together as its number one initiative. Here are some resources and information related to campus efforts to increase racial equity and visibility on campus.

Roadmap for Racial Equity at UNC-Chapel Hill

The Black Faculty, Faculty of Color, and Indigenous Faculty Roadmap for Racial Equity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was created by a faculty group in spring 2020 and has garnered support from faculty members and the campus community.

Carolina Black Caucus

The Carolina Black Caucus (CBC) is comprised of administrators, faculty, staff and graduate students who share their gifts and talents at UNC-Chapel Hill. The CBC’s vision is a university community that consistently and enthusiastically fosters, supports and celebrates the achievement of Black employees at Carolina.

Faculty of Color and Indigenous Faculty Group at the Institute for the Arts and Humanities

Faculty can receive updates from the group by emailing IAH Program Administrator Philip Hollingsworth at pholling@email.unc.edu.

University Office for Diversity and Inclusion

The University Office for Diversity and Inclusion is an excellent starting point for news, information and resources for faculty. It also houses the new University Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council, co-led by Sibby Anderson Thompkins, Interim Chief Diversity Officer and Special Advisor to the Chancellor and Provost for Equity and Inclusion and Gretchen Bellamy, Senior Director of Education, Operations and Initiatives.

Charged by the Provost in May 2020, the University Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (UDEI) Council is comprised of chief diversity officers from the College and each professional school along with key senior leadership. The UDEI Council serves as the advisory council and recommending body to the Chancellor, the Provost and the Vice Provost/Chief Diversity Officer, and liaisons across campus. The UDEI works closely with the Chief Diversity Officer to help implement Carolina’s diversity, equity, and inclusion action plan and to promote knowledge, skills and best practices.

Committee on Community and Diversity

A committee of the faculty that is responsible for fostering community and promoting pluralism in the University by encouraging social interaction, mutual acceptance and respect among various groups on campus. The committee is especially attentive to matters generated by discrimination on the basis of age, race, gender, disability, religion, socioeconomic status, national or ethnic origin or sexual orientation.

Centers, Caucuses and Committees

This list of campus centers, caucuses and committees representing various affinity groups has been compiled by the University Office for Diversity and Inclusion.

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

UNC-CH is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Center for Faculty Excellence, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, the Graduate School, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the NCFDD offers a plethora of resources and connections for faculty development in promotion/tenure, mentoring, scholarly writing and managing faculty life. Faculty can claim their individual membership with their email address.