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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources

Egypt EOS Course

"Inclusion represents deliberate efforts to create an environment in which differences are welcomed, different perspectives are respectfully heard, and where every individual feels a sense of belonging." UNCW Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion




EOS Comment Box and Official Reporting 

EOS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee: Please leave us an anonymous comment on issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences (EOS) via the anonymous comment box here: Comments will be sent to members of the EOS DEI Committee and the Department Chair. Please do not include any identifying information. Please use the official university channels (Office of Title IX and Office of the Dean of Students) to report harassment or gender-based/sexual misconduct as described below. 

Office of Title IX: All University employees who receive a report of gender-based/sexual misconduct by students, faculty, or staff on or off-campus, must notify the Director of Title IX and Clery Compliance:  

Office of the Dean of Students: If you are a student and have experienced harassment or you are a UNCW faculty/staff member who has been harassed by a student, you can submit a report to the Office of the Dean of Students by using this link: 

UNCW-Specific Resources 

UNCW’s Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion: 
Guiding principles (with helpful definitions): and 2020–21 year-end report:  

UNCW Inclusion-Focused Centers and Communities: 
Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion:  
Upperman African American Cultural Center:  
Centro Hispano:  
Mohin-Scholz LGBTQIA Resource Office:  
The Racial Justice Learning Community at UNCW:  
Interdisciplinary Minority Student Research Group: 

Faculty/Staff: Employee Engagement and Inclusion 2016 Survey Feedback:  

URGE: Unlearning Racism in Geoscience 
Full curriculum (readings and deliverables) here: and UNCW’s pod’s work here:  

UNCW Land Acknowledgement Statement  

Additional Reading and Other Media 

Teaching/Pedagogy/Mentoring/Fieldwork/Labwork Resources: 
Ali et al. (2021). An actionable anti-racism plan for geoscience organizations. 

International Association for Geoscience Diversity:  
Report of the Workshop to Promote Safety in Field Sciences:, presented by NSF, Desert Field Studies Center, and Consortium for Ocean Leadership 

Giles et al. (2020). Barriers to fieldwork in undergraduate geoscience degrees. 

Carter et al. (2021). Highlighting altruism in geoscience careers aligns with diverse US student ideals better than emphasizing working outdoors. 

Cite Black Women Podcast:  
Dzombak (2020). It’s time to change the geosciences’ outdated, exclusionary, and ableist field requirements. 

Carabajal & Atchison (2020). An investigation of accessible and inclusive instructional field practices in US geoscience departments. 

Gosztyla et al. (2021). Responses to 10 common criticisms of anti-racism action in STEMM. 

How students and faculty can cultivate diversity in the classroom: 

UCLA Guide to improving classroom diversity: 

Are Your Diversity Strategies Missing the Mark? Nine Ways to Get it Right: 

National Center for Institutional Diversity Current Articles: 

Racial Equity: Create and sustain positive change with GIS:  

Wilmington Racial History: Wilmington on Fire On Demand 

The Diversity Gap:  

Who’s Responsible for Diversity and Inclusion:  

DEI Podcasts and Readings:  

Equity and Diversity in Higher Education:  

Harvard University's Project Implicit: What are your biases? (Select *Take A Test*):  

Building Cultural Competence: Intercultural Development Inventory 

Implicit Bias Module Training Series: 

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack Peggy McIntosh: 

List of Multimedia on Anti-Racism: 

Look Different: Real stories from young people today: 

Shifting Perspectives in Education: Questioning ideas on how to define success and what skills are needed: 

Power Analysis: Explore the meaning of power and how to dismantle power to make changes that support equity for everyone: 

34 Types of Diversity that you need to know: 

Lower Cape Fear YWCA 21 Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge: 

Other Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion–focused Organizations 

National Association for Black Geoscientists:  

Association for Women Geoscientists:  

 * The links provided on these pages are intended to acquaint the users of this site with information, services, and organizations at UNCW, online, and in the local community. UNCW is not responsible for the content or maintenance of linked sites and cannot vouch for the accuracy of information or material contained thereon. We wish to thank the Department of Biology & Marine Biology’s SAND (Science Access, iNclusion, and Diversity) Committee ( for their efforts in collating many of these resources. We note that this list is far from comprehensive and that there may be more up-to-date or older/original references for similar work. We encourage submissions of relevant articles, training opportunities, and other helpful resources, via the Comment Box in the hyperlink above.