Diversity and Student Success
Diverse experiences, backgrounds, viewpoints, and contributions are key elements for the success of any enterprise. The Graduate School at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is committed to sustaining a diverse graduate student body and fostering a climate of inclusion and acceptance. We aim to contribute to the successful degree completion of each student through targeted academic and professional development programs.
The Graduate School broadly defines diversity to include, but is not limited to: racial/ethnic diversity, first-generation, international, LGBTQIA+, or military-affiliated
The Graduate School’s Diversity and Student Success program has implemented several initiatives across campus for the success of our graduate student body. Recognizing the intersectionality of identity, students are welcome to take advantage of as many initiatives as appropriate.
- CGSF – Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS
- Global Grads
- IME – Initiative for Minority Excellence
- MAGS – Military-Affiliated Grads
- QGAPS – Queer Graduate and Professional Students
- Summer Undergraduate Pipeline (SUP): Graduate School application fee waiver available through this effort.
The Graduate School is committed to a diverse graduate study body and through DSS, is involved in broad recruitment efforts. We welcome the opportunity to work with programs/departments/schools with the efforts below as well as in strategizing their recruitment endeavors. Visit our Diverse Student Travel Recruitment page to learn more about the nomination process and application system.