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Diversity

The Wilson College of Textiles is committed to breaking down existing barriers and create an open-minded atmosphere that will increase intercultural, interracial, and interdisciplinary awareness of each student, staff and faculty member through the education of different values, beliefs and experiences.

See NC State’s definition of diversity and how diversity benefits everyone.

Wilson College Core Values

Compassion We demonstrate compassion for each other, our alumni, our partners and everyone we come in contact with.

Equity We commit to deconstructing inequities and building a welcoming environment where everyone belongs.

Collaboration We collaborate with everyone that seeks to use textiles to improve the quality of life.

Innovation We drive research and scholarship to push the textile industry forward and prepare the next generation of leaders.

Sustainability We integrate sustainability in all that we do to improve our society and protect the environment.

Wilson College Culture Charter

Our Leaders:

Leadership and Collaboration

  • Lead on strategy, vision and culture.
  • Listen and communicate with empathy and openness.
  • Approach problems collaboratively and aligned with our values.
  • Make evidence-based, equitable, transparent and timely decisions.
  • Act to expand equity for underrepresented / marginalized groups.
  • Deconstruct inequity.
  • Invest in all members equitably to support their full potential.
  • Demonstrate accountability for personal learning and growth.
  • Ensure opportunities for learning and growth for all.
  • Respect boundaries, capacities and contributions of others.

Our Community:

Culture, Equity and Compassion

  • Advocate for underrepresented and marginalized peers.
  • Identify challenges and advocate for solutions to inequity.
  • Advocate for leadership accountability.
  • Listen and communicate with empathy and openness.
  • Support leadership in making decisions by sharing contributions, expertise and perspectives.
  • Share resources (funds, space, expertise, tools, etc.), opportunities and ideas to support the success of strategic and cultural goals.
  • Solve problems collaboratively and aligned with our values.
  • Support others in articulating their boundaries / contributions.

Demonstrate accountability for personal learning and growth.
Advocate for themselves and peers seeking opportunities for learning and growth.

Wilson College Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee

The DEI committee is charged with advising the dean on all aspects and opportunities of diversity and inclusion in the Wilson College community. The committee aims to identify inequities within the college and implement methods to deconstruct those inequities.

The DEI welcomes feedback and input that provides opportunity for continued growth. Contact: group-tex-diversity-committee@ncsu.edu to share feedback or ideas with the DEI Committee.

Wilson College Diversity Statistics

Undergraduate Data | FY22

  • 763 Students
  • 82% Female || 18% Male
  • 22% Under Represented Minorities (URM)
    • Hispanic, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and those reporting two or more races

Graduate Data | FY22

  • 237 Students
  • 69% Female || 31% Male
  • 14% Under Represented Minorities (URM)
    • Hispanic, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and those reporting two or more races
  • 52% International || 48% Domestic

Faculty Data | FY22

  • 55 Tenured, Tenure-Track and Professional Faculty Members
  • 55% Female || 45% Male
  • 25% Under Represented Minorities (URM)
    • Hispanic, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and those reporting two or more races

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