Funding Priority

Build Our Community Together Fund

The Build Our Community Together Fund invests in initiatives on Carolina’s campus that create opportunities to activate and empower a diverse, equitable and inclusive student body, faculty, staff and community. All initiatives supported by the fund align with Carolina’s strategic plan, Carolina Next: Innovations for Public Good.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

On December 13, 2019, Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz announcedOpens in new window that he was committed to raising and investing $5 million of non-state appropriated dollars over five years in initiatives to build the Carolina Community together. Diversity and inclusion are integrally connected to excellence in making new discoveries and in our service to the people of North Carolina and beyond.

“Our University is many things, but our core mission is fostering teaching, learning and research that improves the human condition. To accomplish this, we need a strong, stable and welcoming community, where everyone feels emboldened to do their best work and all are dedicated to fostering an environment of inclusive excellence.”
– Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz

To support the important work of the Build Our Community Together initiative, we created a Build Our Community Together fund.  This unrestricted fund provides financial support to the people and programs on our campus that are dedicated to creating a more diverse, equitable and inclusive Carolina.

Examples of campus programs that have benefitted from this fund include Project Uplift; the UNC College of Arts & Sciences’ Southern Futures program; The Commission on History, Race and a Way Forward; and The Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity Fellows.

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