Introduction Letter to Students

November 16, 2016

I hope you are all taking good care of yourselves and your studies during this stressful time for both classes and our overall campus climate.

In case you haven’t had a chance to meet me personally, I was hired to serve as your Director of Diversity & Inclusion. My charge, as given to me by Dean Ranft and Dean Morant is simple:

Your sense of belonging matters to us in Poole College of Management. Only together can we contribute to a multicultural workplace by working to understand and appreciate all members of the global business community. This means that I lead Poole College in a constant effort to create a welcoming and safe learning environment for our students who identify with historically underrepresented groups.

I would like to extend a personal invitation for you to come see me in my office, located in Nelson 2150, and know that the entire Undergraduate Programs Office is a safe place to seek out resources.

If you are in need of avenues for discussion around the post-election sentiments, please avail yourself of the

NC State will soon have a formal mechanism for reporting incidents of bias for education and intervention. In the meanwhile if you are a target, or witness of, micro aggression or targeted hostile behavior please reach out to me directly via email or in person.

In your service,

Ms. Tayah Lin R Butler

Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Poole College of Management

North Carolina State University