Diversity Statement

UNC is an institution that is committed to providing an inclusive campus community that values and respects all of its members. UNC is a diverse and inclusive environment that empowers the development of engaged and culturally competent global citizens. The IPRC is committed to supporting a diverse, inclusive, civil and welcoming community. Diversity and inclusion are central to the success of our mission to promote and develop evidence-based collaborative approaches that prevent injury and violence. Diversity and inclusion are assets that contribute to our strength, excellence and individual and institutional success. We welcome, value and learn from individual differences and perspectives.

These include but are not limited to:

  • cultural and racial/ethnic background
  • country of origin
  • gender
  • age
  • socioeconomic status
  • physical and learning abilities
  • physical appearance
  • religion
  • political perspective
  • sexual identity
  • veteran status

Diversity, inclusiveness and civility are core values of the IPRC. We are committed to expanding diversity and inclusiveness across campus, in the non-campus communities that we collaborate with, and among the communities engaged in our research. We measure diversity and inclusion not only in numbers, but also by the extent to which we create an environment that is welcoming, valuing all individuals and supporting their development. Our research has addressed adaptions of proven injury programs to diverse communities, such as the Latina adaption of a dating violence prevention program, and explored prevention of youth violence in Robeson county, a ethnically diverse county in North Carolina.

We acknowledge the support of UNC’s Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. Our Diversity statement draws from the language of the Diversity statement of the Gillings School of Global Public Health.