Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Belonging is the emotional outcome of equity, diversity, and inclusion done well. It is the fruit of a healthy organizational culture and climate.

— Jamie Butler, Chief Diversity Officer

NCSSM will be an equity-minded community where all members including students, employees and alumni flourish.

Purpose & Goals

Everyone is unique and has intrinsic value.

EDI deepens collaboration, ignites innovation, and cultivates community.

Equitable opportunity + support + effort allows all people to realize their full potential.



Equity refers to fairness and justice that recognizes historical, structural, and systemic oppressions and is a process to eliminate barriers so that everyone has access, opportunities, & needed resources to thrive at NCSSM


Diversity means the way in which individuals vary, including, but not limited to backgrounds, personal characteristics, ideas, beliefs, cultures, and traditions that distinguish one individual or group from another


Inclusion means the ability for all community members to fully and equitably have access to and participate in all aspects of the school’s programs, facilities, and campus life while recognizing their identities (race, sex, gender identity, SES, disability)

NCSSM Bias Reporting


Respond, Support, Impact

Purpose Statement

The NCSSM bias reporting form offers a process for NCSSM community members to report bias-related experiences. We engage those impacted and involved through support, empowerment, and education.

EDI Events


American Indian Powwow 2024

February 3, 2024


Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Staff

Jamie Butler

Associate Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion