Anti-Racism Resources

Resources to better understand the pervasive nature of racism plus campus resources for graduate and professional students

Message from the University Office for Diversity and Inclusion: Anti-Black Violence

  • “The University Office for Diversity and Inclusion condemns the continued acts of violence against Black people, especially Black men. It is important to support those who are working tirelessly to bring healing, equity, and justice for all Americans.”
  • Read the rest of the Message on Anti-Black Violence.

Message on Racism and Accountability from Dean Barbour

  • “Like other Carolina leaders who have shared their thoughts, I am horrified by recent events in our country. The killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor are the latest in what feels like an unending assault on the lives of African Americans, and Christian Cooper’s experience in Central Park illuminates the sense of privilege and superiority that impinges on liberty and underscores much of the violence that has been meted out against African Americans.”
  • Read the rest of the Dean's Message on Racism and Accountability.

Anti-Racism Resources

  • The University Office for Diversity and Inclusion has created a Anti-Racism Resources webpage listing resources individuals can reference as they deepen their understanding of anti-racism.
  • These resources were compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker, Alyssa Klein (May 2020) and The University Office for Diversity & Inclusion. Resources include:
    • Resources for parents to raise anti-racist children
    • Articles
    • Videos
    • Podcasts
    • Books and more

Diversity & Student Success (DSS)

  • The Graduate School is home to the Diversity & Student Success program, which hosts community-building events and personal and professional development workshops for graduate and professional students who identify with any of the following groups:
    • Racial/ethnically diverse
    • First-generation
    • International
    • LGBTQIA+
    • Military-affiliated

Student Wellness Services for Graduate and Professional Students

  • At Student Wellness, our focus is helping students excel academically and socially as they face many opportunities and challenges.
  • Many graduate and professional students benefit from Wellbeing Coaching, a partnership between a student and a staff facilitator, designed to help the student self-reflect on their wellbeing.
    • Staff members are available for 1:1 sessions to empower you to utilize your strength, skills, and abilities to navigate life’s challenges.
    • Sign up for Wellbeing Coaching & 1-on-1 Services.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Assessment

  • During the initial assessment, the student will speak to a mental health professional to discuss any challenges managing academic and personal demands as well as create a mutually agreed upon plan to help each student reach their goals.
  • The plan could include services provided by CAPS or referral coordination to help connect the student to providers in the community.
  • For initial CAPS services, please call 919-966-3658, Monday - Thursday, 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00 or Fridays, 9:30-12:00 and 1:00-4:00.