Institutional Diversity and Inclusion

Director of Upperman African American Cultural Center at Road to Sankofa 2018

The University of North Carolina Wilmington’s longstanding Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. OIDI reports directly to the Office of the Chancellor and focuses on increasing awareness of diversity and inclusion efforts that touch all facets of campus. The office is comprised of three units: Upperman African American Cultural Center; Centro Hispano; and LGBTQIA Resource Office.

OIDI provides leadership, partnership and support for diversity initiatives on campus as well as a number of learning opportunities through various resources, including the Women’s Studies and Resource Center; Human Resources; Cape Fear Region Minority Enterprise Development Week; the Disabilities Resource Center and the Office of Military Affairs.  

Announcement!  Cape Fear MED Week Celebrates

Minority and Women-Owned Businesses


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Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week here!

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UNCW Recognized for

Diversity and Inclusion Efforts for 2017 and 2018

What is the HEED Award?

The INSIGHT Into Diversity HEED Award, open to all colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada, measures an institution’s level of achievement and intensity of commitment in regard to broadening diversity and inclusion on campus through initiatives, programs, and outreach; student recruitment, retention, and completion; and hiring practices for faculty and staff.

Applications are comprehensive, covering all aspects of campus diversity and inclusion. One of the goals of the application process is to help institutions of higher education assess their diversity efforts in order to build on their success and improve where necessary.


Cape Fear MED Week 2017   

Annual DNA Discussion Project

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