Diversity and Inclusion
We are committed to creating an environment where diversity and inclusion are celebrated and valued. Diversity opens the door for innovation as people from all backgrounds work together to solve today’s complex problems. Inclusion involves empowering all community members to reach their highest potential academically, professionally and personally.
How do we do this?
- Strive to increase representation of individuals from diverse backgrounds in our students, staff and faculty.
- Seek ways to bring people together to learn, grow and create as a team.
- Collaborate with community partners to provide support for students, staff and faculty.
As a college dedicated to securing a healthier, more sustainable future for all, we understand we need individuals from all backgrounds to accomplish this and we will continue to do our part in making our goal a reality.
Service and Support
- Open Door Policy – stop by for a ‘just because’ visit or for conversations about getting involved on campus
- Project SAFE and GLBT Advocates – we are committed to providing a support system, as well as access to training for those interested in participating
- Green Zone Certified – military-affiliated students, let us serve as your home unit in the college
- CNR Ladies – provides professional, social and community service opportunities and is open to all students, staff and faculty who identify as female
- Engaging Leaders – program for first-year students (traditional and transfer) in the college focused on cultural awareness and leadership
- Freshman Advancement Seminar – a course that encourages students to explore the role of their identities within in their chosen career fields
“Diversity, or the state of being different, isn’t the same as inclusion. One is a description of what is, while the other describes a style of interaction essential to effective teams and organizations.” – Bill Crawford
Mental Health Resources
Campus resources available
- Drop-In Wellness Coaching – get support by certified wellness coaches in the Hill Library’s Academic Success Center (2nd floor, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
- NC State Cares – provides support and connection to resources for students who are exhibiting concerning or worrisome behaviors. Students, faculty, parents, and others are strongly encouraged to refer behaviors that they feel are concerning or worrisome
- NC State Community Counseling, Education, and Research Center – provides short-term counseling to individuals, couples and families, ages 14 and older
- NC State Faculty and Staff Assistance Program – provides support, resources and information for personal and work-life issues
- NC State Pack Essentials – assists with domestic and international students’ financial needs such as housing and food
- NC State Student Counseling Center – provides virtual counseling sessions
- NC State WellRec – offers virtual workouts and fitness classes
Off-campus resources available
- Crisis Text Line – Simply Text for Help! Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a crisis counselor. Free 24/7 support.
- Detox Local – has extensive list of mental health and substance use resources specifically for the AAPI (American Asian and Pacific Islander) community.
- Free virtual tours of national parks
- Les Mills on Demand – provides access to free online at-home workouts
- Live Another Day– has extensive information on mental health and substance use resources for people of color.
- Mental Health America
- National Alliance on Mental Illness
- National Domestic Violence Hotline – Call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
- The College Student’s Guide to Depression – this has information, tips on what to do if depressed, and a list of national resources for students.
- Veterans Crisis Line – Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 or Text 838255
- Virtual volunteering
- African American Cultural Center
- Disability Resource Office
- Feed the Pack
- GLBT Center
- Military and Veteran Services
- Multicultural Student Affairs
- Office of International Services
- Women’s Center
Questions or want to join our community?
Dr. Stacy Nelson, Interim Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
Dr. Shaefny Grays, Associate Director
College of Natural Resources
Biltmore Hall, Room 2022B
Campus Box 8001
Raleigh, NC 27695-8001