ODI provides leadership and advocacy to support cultural diversity and prepare students to engage in a diverse world. The Office serves as a resource to foster and promote student success by providing programs and services that prepare socially and culturally aware students. The Office supports initiatives to increase understanding and appreciation for diversity, inclusion, and culture. Furthermore, ODI strives to advance the University’s commitment to respecting, embracing, and valuing diversity through inclusion, education, outreach, and advocacy.
Through the development of strategic and collaborative partnerships, innovative programs, and meaningful relationships, the Office for Diversity and Inclusion fosters the development of a robust university experience that best prepares students for success in an increasingly diverse and multicultural society.
The Office for Diversity and Inclusion at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke promotes an educational and supportive climate that allows all the diverse members of its community to thrive and succeed. The Office for Diversity and Inclusion achieves its mission by provoking crucial conversations, and collaborating with units on and off campus. Facilitating equity, access, social justice and inclusion is a top priority while empowering students, faculty, and staff to build a diverse and inclusive campus community. We value and honor different cultures, racial/ethnic backgrounds, religions, economic status, age, sexual orientation, abilities and uniqueness of all UNC Pembroke communities. By celebrating our similarities and differences we strive to prepare students, to be current and future leaders, thinkers, and representatives of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in order to be transformative and spread the University’s historical tradition.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY
In the Office for Diversity and Inclusion, we promote an environment of inclusion, respect, and affirmation. We value individuality, along with trust and openness. Our inclusive environment makes it possible for us to be committed to the work we engage in at UNCP. Therefore, we are proud Braves, championing for diversity and inclusion. And we achieve this through our efforts in Unity, Nourishment, Community, and Pride
Unity – Celebrating our similarities and differences, as we strive to prepare students to be inclusive and diverse thinking leaders and representatives of UNCPembroke
Nourishment – Feed our minds with new ideas and perspectives
Community – Build a diverse and united communities of interests
Pride – Create communities that celebrate, embrace, and affirm its diversity