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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement

Higher education is at the forefront in the advancement of human welfare in an ever-changing society. The Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes supports the University’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Equity and inclusion creates opportunities for people to engage, understand and respect others whose perspectives, values, beliefs, traditions, and world views have been shaped by experiences and backgrounds that may be different from their own, particularly those from historically marginalized and underrepresented groups. These differences may include, but are not limited to: race, ethnicity, culture, religion, language, socioeconomic status, citizenship, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age and abilities.

Viewed affirmatively, our commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion means:

  • We are committed to creating and sustaining a welcome and supportive environment which fosters interaction and understanding among all groups, particularly those from historically underrepresented and historically discriminated groups.
  • We actively seek to attract and retain a diverse and inclusive community of students and professionals.
  • Through strategic planning and programmatic development, we accept responsibility to embrace diversity, equity and inclusive excellence through our standards, our policies, and our cultures.

Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes strives for transparency and accountability as we do our part to eliminate any conditions that limit pursuit.

The university has many great resources including educational resources, campus trainings, and ways to get involved. See below for the campus links:

University Office for Diversity and Inclusion
Accessibility Resources and Service
Association for Women Faculty & Professionals
Carolina American Indian Caucus
Carolina Asia Center
Carolina Black Caucus
Carolina Center for Jewish Studies
Center for Middle East & Islamic Studies
Carolina Latinx Center
Carolina Veterans Resource Center
Carolina Women’s Center
Center for Student Success & Academic Counselin
International Student & Scholar Services
LGBTQ Center
Minority Student Caucus
University Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council