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If you, a classmate, or a lab member is looking for resources related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at UNC, you have a few different options of who to contact or where to look.

In the UNC School of Medicine, students and faculty have the Office of Inclusive Excellence as the main hub for trainings, certificate programs, and support. For the College of Arts and Sciences, the main resources page is through the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Our students have compiled this list of scientists to help broaden their networks and be inclusive of a wide array of voices across disciplines: download pdf.

Each department and school at UNC has a Diversity & Inclusion Liaison who lead DEI initiatives for their students, faculty, and staff.

For departments in the UNC College of Arts and Sciences, complete list of Diversity & Inclusion Liaisons is located at this link.

STEM Pride – UNC Graduate Student Group

http://stempride.web.unc.edu/

https://www.facebook.com/STEM-Pride-121865435202870

Gender Neutral Bathrooms

A list and map of UNC’s gender neutral bathrooms can be found here.

Essential Reading

 

LGBTQ Center of UNC-Chapel Hill

https://lgbtq.unc.edu/

 

LGBTQ Center of Carrboro

https://www.lgbtqcenterofcarrboro.com/ 

  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LGBTQCarrboro/ 
  • Donations needed for COVID-19 QTIPOC Survival Fund
    • Send money directly here
    • Founded/organized by UNC Professor Sharon P. Holland 
  • Partners with many local organization (see below):
  • Food Not Bombs 919: offering non-perishable food, produce, personal hygiene, pet, and basic household items
  • North Carolina Harm Reduction: NCHRC hosts regular harm reduction-based, peer support groups for trans and gender-nonconforming people in Durham and Orange County. NCHRC also facilitates a peer-education network on safer hormone use and provides referrals to trans health care. NCHRC also offers training to medical, housing, treatment, and other providers on how to make their services more accessible to transgender and gender-nonconforming people. For more information, a referral to local trans health resources, or to request a presentation/training on NCHRC’s Trans Health Services, please contact Loftin Wilson at loftin@nchrc.org or call/text him at 919-370-0671
  • El Centro Hispano: The LGBTQ Services is made up of four groups; Mujeres En Accion, Entre Nosotras, Hola Latino and the Nuestra Voz Community Advisory Board. Each group focuses on different populations in order to address the various needs of individuals in the LGBTQ Latinx Community. 

 

LGBTQ Center of Durham

https://www.lgbtqcenterofdurham.org/ 

 

LGBT Center of Raleigh

https://www.lgbtcenterofraleigh.com/

International Student & Scholar Services: UNC office that supports international students and scholars with obtaining visas, connecting with different communities, and learning more about life in the US

Global Perspectives in Biosciences: A student group of biomedical science PhD students who host events and develop resources for international students. Contact Susan Chen (chens@unc.edu) to join the group.

Accessibility Resource Center: ARS is an office dedicated to supporting students in academic settings with physical disabilities, learning differences, accommodations for medical conditions, and other accessibility concerns. If you believe you need an accommodation in class or in lab, you must self-identify with ARS before anything can be put in place.  ARS can also help you navigate testing for ADHD or other learning differences. For workplace accommodations see the EOC Accommodations page.

The Learning Center: UNC’s Learning Center support students in their academic pursuits. Academic coaching can help any student get organized approaching lab work, reading papers, or create a study plan for your qualifying exams. If you have ADHD, or if you think you might, consider participating in the Graduate Student Working Group which is focused on time management, work life balance, motivation, and accountability (register here or for more information, email Miranda Elston). If you do have ADHD or a learning difference, read more about the ADHD/LD services available to you or make an appointment with an ADHD specialist who can help you navigate graduate school and maximize your success.

There are also these communities for students:

Veteran’s Resource Center: the UNC office who coordinates veterans benefits and connects students to a community of veterans and military-affiliated students
If you’re a graduate student and a parent, be sure to check through all of these helpful resources.