Campus Diversity & Inclusion Resources
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Framework is the School of Medicine’s strategy to grow and sustain a more diverse and inclusive working and learning environment that improves the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. The framework is aligned with the school’s Forward Together Strategic Plan. The DEI Path Forward Plan, executed during the Summer of 2020, united faculty, staff, trainees and students across the School of Medicine to create a path forward. With thoughtful discussions and a desire for change, a DEI Framework was presented and implemented: a plan to provide structure and a system to assess, establish, and synergize DEI efforts. The framework will help the school promote a more diverse and inclusive working and learning environment.
The Office of Inclusive Excellence provides coordination, oversight and leadership of the UNC SOM’s diversity and inclusion programs and leads the school efforts to maintain and continue to build upon a diverse faculty and inclusive environment that values and respects the contributions of all members of the community. The Office enhances efforts toward increased diversity and inclusion in our SOM community in cooperation with chairs, deans, and other institutional leaders and intersects with all areas of the institution, including admissions, human resources, faculty recruitment, professional development, academic leadership and institutional advancement, as well as the UNC Health Care.
The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is committed to creating a welcoming, respectful, equitable and inclusive environment for all people; our patients, co-workers, visitors, students and volunteers; everyone who crosses the threshold of our hospitals, clinics, and office buildings. UNC Health established a System Executive Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council to provide leadership and oversight for our DEI initiatives. The Council includes a broad representation from across the health system. Our goal is to guide UNC Health into a new era of diversity and fairness that supports quality healthcare and outstanding service for our patients and an inclusive place to work and grow.
Carolina’s future depends on everyone building a more inclusive University community by doing the hard work of addressing racial equity, inclusion and structural racism. That’s a primary goal of the University’s strategic framework Carolina Next: Innovations for Public Good, which will guide the University’s strategic investment and decisions with a three-year time horizon. And it’s why the first strategic initiative focuses on diversity, equity and inclusion. The work is already happening. Led by the Build Our Community Leads and the newly formed University Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council, representatives from every school and division are working in centralized, coordinated ways to move on issues of racism, equity and inclusion.
This is a comprehensive list and map of available gender-neutral, single-occupancy restrooms available to the campus community. The map identifies buildings that house facilities and the directory locates the currently available 323 gender neutral facilities within the buildings.
This toolkit, from the School of Medicine’s Department of Allied Health Sciences, is a repository of resources and ideas offered to support all efforts to improve justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. The hope is that this will be a living, responsive toolkit that can serve many people, at different points, in different ways.