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The Department of Exercise and Sport Science (EXSS) believes that diversity is crucial to our pursuit of academic excellence, and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community. We support UNC’s policy, which states that “the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is committed to equality of opportunity and pledges that it will not practice or permit discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression”.

EXSS-DEI Vision: To foster a safe welcoming environment that promotes and upholds diversity, equity and inclusion for our EXSS community to learn, work, thrive, and influence our surrounding community.

EXSS-DEI Mission: We work to achieve this through self-assessment, education and action.

Departmental Mission Statement: Discover, create, and promote knowledge of human movement to improve the quality of life in individuals and society.

Campus Recreation Mission Statement: Campus Recreation provides a diverse and intentional recreational program in a safe, inclusive, and accessible environment which enhances the social, mental and physical well-being of the entire University community.

EXSS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Venn Diagram


The Department of EXSS supports the University’s core values encouraging diversity and equal educational and employment opportunities throughout the University community. These values are articulated in the University’s non-discrimination policy and by the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.