We’re on a Journey
At UNC-Chapel Hill, diversity and inclusion is building understanding across differences, creating conditions to ensure equitable educational and social benefits of diversity, and cultivating an inclusive, supportive environment for every member of our community — students, faculty and staff — where every person feels valued and has opportunities to add value.
We recognize our diversity as an ongoing journey — not a destination.
To ensure we continually move forward on that journey, we follow these beliefs:
- An inclusive culture is rooted in respect. Every individual must be treated with respect and civility. Establishing this as a requirement in our community encourages free thinking, willingness to be open, collaboration and idea sharing.
- When individuals are valued and celebrated for their strengths and differences, the sense of inclusiveness within our community will increase.
- As leaders we must clearly demonstrate our values and intentions, and purposefully create an environment where students, faculty and staff feel safe and confident about expressing themselves and raising.