Diversity MISSION:

Diverse experiences, backgrounds, viewpoints, and contributions are key elements for the success of any enterprise. The Graduate School at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is committed to sustaining a diverse graduate student body and fostering a climate of inclusion and acceptance. The Graduate School broadly defines diversity. We aim to contribute to the successful degree completion of each student through targeted academic and professional development programs.
Students pose for a group photo at the 2015 International Welcome Social.                 Graduates at the 2016 UNC Graduate School Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

Diversity INITIATIVES: The Graduate School’s Diversity and Student Success program has implemented several initiatives across campus for the success of our graduate student body. Recognizing the intersectionality of identity, students are welcome to take advantage of as many initiatives as appropriate.

Diversity RECRUITMENT: The Graduate School is committed to a diverse graduate study body and through DSS, is involved in broad recruitment efforts. We welcome the opportunity to work with programs/departments/schools with the efforts below as well as in strategizing their recruitment endeavors.

  • Summer Undergraduate Pipeline (SUP): Application fee waiver available through this effort.
  • Diverse Student Travel Recruitment: Funding to assist with the cost of bringing potential students to the UNC-Chapel Hill campus for recruiting purposes. These awards are aimed to assist with increasing student diversity in master’s and doctoral degree programs. Departments/Programs MUST NOMINATE student(s) via a new online application system.
  • IME Recruitment Top-Up: Supplemental funding for incoming, diverse students. This is a piloted effort and based on the availability of funding.
  • Diversity Off-Site Recruitment (DOSR): Funding to assist departments/programs with travel related to recruitment purposes. This is an effort to assist with increasing student diversity in master’s and doctoral degree programs. CONTACT Dr. Hoi Ning Ngai, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, to apply: hngai@email.unc.edu | 919.962.6329