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The UNITE series presented by the Division of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion gives Faculty & Staff the opportunity to begin or continue to engage in conversations in relation to inclusion across a broad range of identities.

Faculty & Staff can complete the UNITE series by registering for any of the workshops via CETL and then attending educational trainings through the Fall and Spring semesters. Faculty & Staff will be provided with certificates of completion for each course to be placed in employees files.

Fall 2022 Registration Now Open


Offered UNITE Workshops for Fall 2022

Exploring equity and inclusion foundations workshop

Participants obtain an overview of equity and inclusion by exploring social identities and understanding current social issues through this interactive workshop that assists students in how to exercise their agency and power as an individual and in collective actions.

Available Workshops

  • Thursday, September 1
    9-11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, September 7
    1:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 22
    2:30-4:40 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 3
    9-11 a.m.

Exploring Military Culture and Veteran Experiences workshop

Exploring Military Culture and Veteran Experiences is a cultural training for students to help them become familiar with military and veteran culture. It covers the background as well as the societal and educational difficulties faced by veterans in academia.

Available Workshops

  • Tuesday, September 6
    4-6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 18
    4-6 p.m.

DREAMer Zone workshop

Dreamer Zone builds awareness around the lived experiences of DREAMers (student who identify as undocumented) on the UNC campus. Training participants will engage in activities to increase knowledge on terminology and policy affecting national identity, privilege and advocacy.

Available Workshops

  • Friday, October 28
    9:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, November 3
    3-5 p.m.

Race and racism workshop

This interactive workshop provides an opportunity to talk about race relations and racism. Participants gain a brief overview of history, share perspectives on contemporary issues and discuss strategies to eradicate racism and improve race relations.

Available Workshops

  • Wednesday, October 5
    1:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 25
    10-11:30 a.m.

Sexism and Gender Justice workshop

Explore key ideas and issues associated with gender, gender justice and feminism. Participants are introduced to sexism and learn to identify when sexism is happening while engaging in discussions about ones own experiences with sexism at UNC and beyond.

Available Workshops

  • Wednesday, September 14
    10 a.m.-Noon
  • Tuesday, November 1
    10 a.m.-Noon

Straight Facts about Queer Life workshop

Discuss the challenges queer and transgender folks face and what students can do to be a better advocate for students across the gender and sexuality spectrums.

Available Workshops

  • Tuesday, October 11
    9:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, November 9
    1:30-3:30 p.m.

UNITE Workshops Offered in Future Semesters

Examining Socio-economic Status workshop

Participants will examine socioeconomic status and the wide range of definitions from a class cultural lens. Knowing class is an intersectional experience, participants will not only acknowledge their SES experience but also how they can apply their knowledge to the UNC classroom and the greater community. Participants will engage in conversations about social class and explore ways to begin the disruption of social stratification in a national context.

Becoming a Hispanic-serving Institution workshop

HSI 101 – Why Becoming a Hispanic-Serving Institution Matters

Why Becoming a Hispanic-Serving Institution Matters, focuses on 3 main outcomes.  1) Learn terms, definitions, historical context and critical facts related to HSI’s. 2) Understanding why academic and career success through greater college-attendance rates and higher degree-attainment rates contributes to ‘closing the achievement gap of Latinx students.’ 3) Reflecting on current institutional practices, policies, and structures that might impact our work with Latinx students at UNC.

HSI 201 - Becoming a Hispanic-Serving Institution – ‘Servingness’ in Practice

Becoming a Hispanic-Serving Institution – ‘Servingness’ in Practice, focuses on the important differentiation of being Hispanic serving and not just Hispanic enrolling to achieve the HSI designation. Join in this session to learn about the concept, indicators, and application of servingness (Garcia, Nuñez, and Sansone, 2019) and begin to develop actionable steps and strategies that pertain to your community of practice.

Disability and Accessibility workshop

Why are individuals with disabilities often forgotten in conversations about diversity and inclusion? What does social justice mean for a college student with a disability? What does Disability Resource Center really do besides proctoring exams? We discuss the student resources, demographics, trends and changing language.

Inclusivity in Mental Health workshop

Inclusivity in Mental Health is a workshop that will deconstruct the dominant narratives around mental health in our society and examine how contextual factors such as identity and culture inform experiences of mental health. Participants will better understand how various stressors might contribute to negative outcomes and impact folks in different ways. Participants will learn how to engage with mental health through a more inclusive framework that empowers healing and liberation.

International Experiences workshop

Through this workshop participants will learn about the unique challenges international students, immigrants, and refugees face navigating transitions to the United States. We will also discuss ways participants can address bias toward immigrant populations and improve cross cultural communication.

Spirituality and Religious Identity Dialogues workshop

What is religion? Spirituality? Faith? How can you increase your religious literacy? Join us for an interactive workshop exploring concepts related to meaning-making and how we, as a campus community, can be more inclusive in our interfaith engagement.

Program Learning Outcomes

Our goal is to make presentations and related materials accessible to everyone. Information Disability Resource Center five (5) days in advance of accessibility barriers you may encounter.  

  • Demonstrate awareness of issues and concerns of UNC's diverse community
  • Demonstrate knowledge of policies, laws and practices affecting UNC's diverse community
  • Recognize and articulate identities you hold
  • Identify and articulate privilege identities
  • Recognize where to direct individuals for more resources regarding identities
  • Identify personal actions to support yourself as well as marginalized communities