Spring Reception Grads

The Initiative for Minority Excellence (IME) focuses on RETENTION and the successful graduation of underrepresented minority graduate students through academic success, professional training and community development. All students that identify as URM are welcome to join this community.


BUILDING Excellence:

IME uses a four-tiered approach to creating a foundation for success in graduate education.

  1. Community/Cohort: Building a cohesive and supportive network through professional development, social activities & peer mentoring
    Programming Opportunities (examples):NSF Funding Seminar
    Writing Wednesdays
    Lunch and Learn Series
    Spring Recognition
  2. Resource Hub:  Offering resources, support, and guidance
  3. Faculty Advocates: Providing faculty advocates that act as champions for students at critical junctures
  4. Financial Bridge: Addressing issues that impact retention and time to degree




ENGAGING Excellence:


For more information, contact:
Kathy Wood, Co-Director
Diversity & Student Success Program
kathy_wood@unc.edu or (919) 962-2509