Diversity Statement

Diversity Statement

A Diverse Design Community

It is the fundamental aspiration of the College of Design to secure a diverse design community that enhances the education experience of its students. Gradually over the past decade, the college has matured into a community diverse in culture, race, gender, and personal interests. More remains to be accomplished. The College has expanded student recruitment activities that target the goal of increased diversity.

Our belief: that the creative energy of the College will be enlivened by our differences.

NC State University’s Definition of Diversity

Diversity is an inclusive community of people with varied human characteristics, ideas, and world-views and whose interactions both benefit and challenge each other to grow while making the community better.

Such a community will:

  • Enhance access, attract and retain a diverse population and promote equity and equal opportunity.
  • Encourage interaction among diverse people to enrich the educational experience, promote personal growth and enhance the community.
  • Foster mutual respect, value differences and promote cross-cultural understanding.
  • Prepare leaders to live and work in a competitive global community.

By definition, NC State reflects diversity because it comprises a community of individuals from varied backgrounds and demographic categories; it encourages, accepts, and values a diversity of people and ideas; it seeks to promote an environment where equity, respect and understanding represent the norm in the campus climate and; it seeks to prepare entrepreneurs who are effective citizens of a global community. We will know that we have achieved authentic diversity when all four of these objectives are fully realized.

For more information about diversity at NC State visit: http://www.ncsu.edu/diversity/