Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at UNC Asheville
As one of UNC Asheville’s core values, the University must continue to foster a deep commitment to supporting diverse communities and appropriately encouraging frank and honest conversation. Our commitment leads us to envision a future where all UNC Asheville students, faculty, and staff know they belong regardless of their race and ethnicity, age, religion, disability, socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, national origin, culture, and ideological beliefs.
UNC Asheville’s commitment includes ensuring that our curriculum and programs reflect the diversity of the world and our community; that our education embraces inclusive teaching and learning styles; that ongoing efforts are made to create a multicultural environment throughout the campus; that we include diverse perspectives in all conversations concerning the advancement of the university and our society; and that our recruitment, hiring and administrative practices place high value on all aspects of diverse identities. Review the University’s Strategic Plan to learn more.
Luke Givens, Director of Institutional Equity at UNC Asheville, discusses Black History Month, its origins, and how the university has been shifting its approach to celebrating heritage months.