Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion

The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources is committed to providing a climate and culture that fosters, promotes, and encourages social interactions that support, appreciate, and celebrate our differences. By supporting diversity and inclusion, the department strives to enhance cross-cultural understanding, break down racial and gender-based stereotypes, and create a diverse and productive workforce. As an equal opportunity employer, we stay true to our mission by ensuring that our place can be anyone’s place.

As the keepers of our state’s history and culture, we first have a duty to look inward to determine how we can be a catalyst for change. We listen to the call for justice and respond by actively participating in the move towards positive change.

Our department is committed to zero tolerance for discrimination and harassment in all forms. We will not allow anyone to be treated as less than equal. We will foster safe environments to discuss the issues of racism and inequality in the workplace and in how we conduct our business with constituents.

We will share the stories of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in North Carolina through art, culture, history and our natural resources.

We will continue to build a governance system through our boards, commissions and our employees that reflects the diversity of the people of our state.