Diversity Partnerships

K-12 Partnerships

North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics

The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) and 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’s mission is to increase awareness and interest in career fields within the food, agricultural and life sciences among male NCSSM students from underrepresented groups.

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 high school students from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Participating students tour the campus and visit the different colleges at NC State.

College and University Partnerships

Visit NC State Program

The Visit NC State program hosted by The Graduate School program extends educational opportunities for talented, underrepresented students interested in pursuing graduate degrees within CALS.

Students participating in the two-day event can:

  • Interact with world-class faculty in your discipline and research interests
  • Network with current graduate students and other prospective students
  • Engage administrators on strategies for submitting a competitive application and how to secure funding
  • Be exposed to research opportunities

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 CALS. Students interact with faculty, visit research facilities and laboratories and learn about the innovative research of current graduate students.