We are Defined by What We Do

A School-wide resource for the proper understanding and judicious application of equity and multicultural concepts

In 1992, Carolina established the state’s first minority affairs office in a school of nursing. Since then, our emphasis has been on developing a positive, welcoming culture that focuses on the unique needs of each student, faculty and staff member, ensuring fair and equitable conditions for everyone regardless of ethnicity, gender, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, education or religion.

We are “can-do” while believing in, upholding, and enforcing statutes defined by “do not:”

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, genetic information, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other irrelevant qualification.


Discover a Bias Toward Candor, Truth, Intentionality and Sensitivity

Our Vision

To create a welcoming, accepting, and supportive environment for students, staff, and faculty to live, learn, grow and pursue their dreams.

Our Objectives
  • To create healthy communities, especially by eliminating health disparities
  • To advocate for issues of relevance to student, faculty and staff life
  • To provide evidence-based direction on matters of inclusion
  • To mentor students, faculty and staff in the UNC School of Nursing
  • To promote mutual understanding
  • To nurture the spirit of every individual
  • To yield to the needs of the community
Our Leadership

Shielda Rodgers, PhD, RN is the Assistant Dean for Inclusive Excellence in the School of Nursing and the project director for MENTORS2, a $2M HRSA grant-funded initiative to promote diversity in the nursing workforce.

Coretta Jenerette, PhD, RN, FAAN is an Associate Professor and a Faculty Advocate for the Office of Inclusive Excellence in the School of Nursing.