“Diversity and Student Success has been a constant source of support and encouragement during my time at Carolina. Thank you for always reminding me that I am more than ”just a graduate student”, they have helped me shift from just trying to survive graduate school to me thriving as myself.” —Metika L. Ngbokoli; Ph.D. student; Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
Diversity and Student Success defines Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS as those whose parent(s)/guardian(s) have not earned a master’s or doctoral degree. We recognize that our graduate students come from a broad range of diverse educational experiences, with many first-generation graduate students also having been first-generation college students. This initiative focuses on navigating academic culture, thriving as an advanced student, and building community.
The Global Grads initiative provides numerous opportunities and resources, in conjunction with many campus partners, for our international graduate students to aid in their academic success and to build community.
The Initiative for Minority Excellence (IME) focuses on the retention and the successful graduation of our racially/ethnically diverse graduate students through creating a CommUNITY of excellence.
Diversity and Student Success and the Office of the Dean of Students provide numerous opportunities and resources for our military-affiliated graduate students (active duty, veterans, reservists, or National Guard) to aid in their academic success and to build community.
Diversity and Student Success and the LGBTQ Center partner to provide opportunities and resources for our LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual)-identified graduate students to aid in their academic success and to build community.
The Summer Undergraduate Pipeline (SUP) is the Diversity and Student Success recruitment arm with the goal of building upon the DSS mission to diversify Carolina’s graduate population.