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North Carolina State University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
Campus Box 7001, A Holladay Hall
Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7001
Phone
(919) 515-2011
School Information
"NC State University began as a land-grant institution grounded in agriculture and engineering. Today, we’re a leading public research university that excels across disciplines. NC State is a powerhouse in science, technology, engineering and math. We lead in agriculture, education, textiles, business and natural resources. We’re at the forefront of teaching and research in design, the humanities and the social sciences. And we’re home to one of the planet’s best colleges of veterinary medicine. Our more than 36,000 undergraduate and graduate students learn by doing. They pursue research and start new companies. They forge connections with top employers and serve local and global communities. And they enjoy an outstanding return on investment." "With 12 colleges representing all major academic disciplines, more than 36,000 students and more than 2,300 faculty, NC State is the largest university in North Carolina. This is a preeminent research enterprise where undergraduate and graduate students learn from award-winning faculty." (Source: https://www.ncsu.edu/about/) (Source: https://www.ncsu.edu/academics/)
General Information
North Carolina State University is requiring students to take online training on topics related to Critical Race Training, such as "whitesplaining" and "privilege". Individual colleges have also begun to implement anti-racism into their curricula. For example, the Teachers College will train teaching degree candidates to incorporate anti-racist literature and tailor their language to become effective anti-racists. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • "The training, 'Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Students,' aims to equip 'learners with the information and skills necessary to create a respectful and welcoming environment for everyone.' According to the university website, key topics in the training include 'identity, selfhood, imposter syndrome, identity transitions, power, privilege, oppression, bias, respect, allyship and self-care.'"
  • The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity offers Advocacy Opportunities and trainings, such as "Equity in the Center," a training that "works to shift mindsets, practices and systems in the social sector to center race equity and build a Race Equity Culture. Their services include convenings, working sessions, coaching and partner trainings designed to shift mindsets, practices and systems in the social sector to increase race equity and build a Race Equity Culture."
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • Teachers College will train teaching degree candidates to incorporate anti-racist literature and tailor their language to become effect anti-racists.
  • The Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers a "Race, Racism and Anti-Racism" specialization. The description reads, "Increasing public attention to race, racism, and anti-racism due to the growth in Black mobilization and nativist policies and practices give this area added real-world applications."
Resources
  • The library and Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity released "DIY/DEI: Antiracism" resources, including Ibram X. Kendi's "How to Be an Antiracist."
  • The university has an "Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity."
Symbolic Actions
  • Some students in the Spring 2021 "Interpretation in Historic Sites" graduate class "developed a campus tour dedicated to the complicated legacies of different figures preserved into the landscape of N.C. State University. The tour developed into an examination of white supremacy, and how it has affected our campus."
Last updated September 23rd, 2022
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