Diversity Partnerships

K-12 Partnerships

North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics

The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM), North Carolina State University, on behalf of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on March 20, 2009, outlining the Creating Awareness of Agriculture and Life Sciences Disciplines, Degree Programs and Discoveries Project, also known as CAALS 3-D. Led by the CALS Diversity Council, the project is designed to increase awareness and interest in career fields within the food, agricultural and life sciences among male NCSSM students from underrepresented groups and engage them in research. On April 19, 2017 the CALS Diversity Council agreed to expand the reach of this opportunity to high school students who would not otherwise obtain exposure to agriculture and life sciences disciplines.

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Visitation Program

Through the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Visitation Program, NC State’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions collaborates with colleges to host a group of high school students from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Participating students are given an extensive campus tour and several hours to visit different colleges.

College and University Partnerships

Visit NC State Graduate Recruitment Program

This program extends educational opportunities for talented, underrepresented students interested in pursuing graduate degrees within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Students participating in the two-day event can:

  • Interact with world-class faculty within their desired discipline and research area in which they are interested
  • Visit several state-of-the-art research facilities and laboratories
  • Learn about research opportunities
  • Network with current graduate students and other prospective students
  • Meet academic administrators

Explore CALS

This program offers students who attend historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), tribal colleges and universities (TCUs), and Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs) an opportunity to learn about graduate programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Students interact with world-renowned faculty, visit research facilities and laboratories and learn about the innovative research of current graduate students.