Diversity and Inclusion

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Connecting with OIDI

UNCW Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion has a new look! Head over to our new website for updates on campus and community initiatives. Also new this fall is the Request for Assistance form, which streamlines the process to collaborate with OIDI. Use the form to request funding and/or program assistance by unit staff. Email oidi@uncw.edu with any questions.     

Creating Spaces of Innovation


For the first time, the Upperman African American Cultural Center hosted the 29th Annual Association for Black Culture Centers Conference Oct. 29-31, 2020. Given the constraints of COVID-19, the conference was conducted virtually. This year’s conference, “Virtually Black: Cultural Centers Advancing Afrofutures,” was attended by 122 registrants representing 35 collegiate institutions across the country. View the Orunmila video for a digital snapshot of the conference. Click here to access content of other dynamic programming and video/podcasts that launched this 25th anniversary of the Upperman Center.


Alumnus John Scholz ’84 and Dr. Anil Mohin committed a major gift to support the university’s LGBTQIA Resource Office. A portion of the gift helped fund the recent expansion of the office’s space and additional furnishings, increasing the functionality of the space, enabling use as a conference room, quiet study location or student meeting room. Because of the couple’s generosity, the UNCW Board of Trustees approved the naming of the office as the Mohin-Scholz LGBTQIA Resource Office on July 17.

UNCW's Latino Alliance presented Health and Science Award

UNCW’s Latino Alliance has been recognized by Diamante Arts and Cultural Center – the oldest Latino/Hispanic Arts and Culture organization in North Carolina – for providing services and support in fighting COVID-19 within the Latinx community. The alliance was presented the Health and Science Award during the virtual 25th Latino Diamante Awards held Nov. 21. The awards honor individuals and organizations that make significant contributions to North Carolina’s Latino/Hispanic community and celebrate the diversity within the Latino/Hispanic community.