Diversity Profile

Commitment to Equal Opportunity: 

UNCW is committed to and will provide equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex (such as gender, marital status, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), creed, religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, or relationship to other university constituents -- except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs.

Contact Info: 

Dr. Jose E. Hernandez, Associate Provost
hernandezj@uncw.edu
910-962-7104

Ms. JoAnn McDowell, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources
mcdowellj@uncw.edu
910.962.3160

Commitment to Diversity: 

In the pursuit of excellence, the University of North Carolina Wilmington actively fosters, encourages, and promotes inclusiveness, mutual respect, acceptance and open-mindedness among students, faculty, staff and the broader community. Diversity is an educational benefit that enhances the academic experience and fosters a free exchange of ideas from multiple perspectives.

The initiatives and strategies are based on research and best practices, and clustered in the five key areas of the CLEAR framework – climate, leadership, excellence, access, and representation.

According to the Education Trust report Advancing to Completion (September 2012), UNCW is #5 among the top 25 gainers in Black Student Graduation rates among public institutions 2004-2010 increasing from 40 percent in 2004 to 61.4 percent in 2010.

And UNCW is #2 among top 25 in graduation rate gap closers among public institutions 2004-2010, decreasing the graduation gap from 22.5 percent to 5.2 percent. Also according to the report, it is projected that by “2018 the nation will need another 22 million new college degrees and 63% of the jobs will require a post-secondary degree by that time”. UNCW efforts to increase the success of African American students are a key aspect of university wide efforts and support for the university diversity goals.

Diversity Resources: 

Academic Affairs

-        Admissions (www.uncw.edu/admissions)

-        Centro Hispano (www.uncw.edu/centrohispano)

-        Cultural Arts (www.uncw.edu/arts)

-        Diversity Council (www.uncw.edu/diversity/council.html)

-        ExCel Learning Community (www.uncw.edu/uc/excel)

-        Cameron School of Business Diversity Liaison (www.csb.uncw.edu)

-        College of Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary Minors (www.uncw.edu/diversity/academicprograms.html)

-        College of Health and Human Services Culture, Globalization and Diversity Committee (www.uncw.edu/chhs)

-        International Programs (www.uncw.edu/international)

-        LGBTQIA Resource Office (www.uncw.edu/lgbtqia)

-        Upperman African American Cultural Center (www.uncw.edu/upperman)

-        Watson College of Education Diversity Committee (www.uncw.edu/ed/diversity)

-        Women’s Studies and Resource Center (www.uncw.edu/wsrc)

Student Affairs

-        Disability Services (www.uncw.edu/disability)

-        Career Center Multicultural Mentor (www.uncw.edu/career/multicultural)

-        Campus Life Multicultural Student Organizations (http://appserv02.uncw.edu/studentorgs/category.aspx?catid=29)   

-        Campus Life Arts Programs (www.uncw.edu/presents)

-        Seahawk Perch Non-traditional Students (Military/Veterans) (www.uncw.edu/perch)

-        Center for Leadership Education and Service (www.uncw.edu/cles)

-        Student Affairs Diversity Committee (www.uncw.edu/studentaffairs/diversitycommittee)

Business Affairs

-        Human Resources (www.uncw.edu/hr)

-        HUB Resource Center (www.uncw.edu/hub)

Organizations/clubs/social networks: 

-        Amigos Internactional (www.amigointernacional.org)

-        National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, New Hanover County Chapter (www.naacpnhc.org/)

-        Wilmington Pride (www.wilmingtonpride.com)

-        National Association of Women, New Hanover County Chapter (www.now.org/chapters/nc.html)

Community: 

Our Location is Ideal

Students get a great education in a great location when they come to UNCW.

The university is located in the historic, coastal, seaport community of Wilmington, which is ideally situated between the Cape Fear River and Atlantic Ocean. Nestled on the banks of the Cape Fear River, historic Wilmington attracts visitors with its rich history, dynamic arts, unique shopping and fine dining.

Settled in 1729, Wilmington, or the Port City as it is known, flourished as a major port and was at one time home to the largest cotton exchange in the world.Through the centuries, the Wilmington area has seen a lot of action, in the Revolutionary War, the Civil War and World War II. Now it's a flourishing business and tourist destination and the capital of North Carolina's film industry.

Wilmington’s historic district comprises approximately 230 city blocks of antebellum homes, churches, cemeteries and buildings. Antique shops, clothing stores, art galleries, ice cream shops, cafes, bakeries, coffee shops and fine-dining restaurants line the city’s busy streets. After dark, the city comes alive with a variety of nightclubs, bars, theaters and music venues.

Warm Gulf Stream waters and ocean breezes make this a nice place to be in any season. In the fall, temperatures hover around the 60s. In the winter, it rarely gets below 40 and summertime temperatures start in April.

Moss-laden oaks, towering pines, and stately brick buildings make up UNCW's picturesque campus on Highway 132 (College Road). By car, UNCW is accessible via I-40 and U.S. Highways 421, 17 and 74-76. USAirways and ASA Delta offer flights into Wilmington International Airport, only minutes from campus

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