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Chancellor’s Messages

Feb 18, 2022

Board of Trustees approves update to Alma Mater

Hello Wolfpack community, Today, the NC State Board of Trustees approved removing the word “Dixie” from the NC State Alma Mater and adding the word “Southern.” With this change, the first line of the song will now begin: “Where the Southern winds so softly blow,” making a clear geographical reference. This change is effective immediately. The lyrics… 

Feb 3, 2022

Honoring and Celebrating Black History Month

NC State community, Throughout the month of February, the United States celebrates Black History Month. At NC State, we join in this important celebration now and throughout the year. There are many opportunities to learn more about and honor the rich heritage and tremendous contributions of Black, African and African American people, to our university, our state… 

Jan 27, 2022

Launching the Menstrual Equity Initiative

Dear Wolfpack community, Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many in our Pack have had to manage economic and personal hardships related to COVID-19 as well as other life issues. Too often, these issues have included housing and food insecurities, and even lack of access to personal health products. Our Student Emergency Fund, Feed the Pack food pantry, Counseling Center and Student… 

Dec 20, 2021

NCAA/IARP Release Final Basketball Investigation Decision

Dear NC State community, Earlier today NC State received a final decision regarding the NCAA’s investigation into alleged violations in our men’s basketball program in the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons. All allegations were tied to coaches who have not worked at NC State since before this case began. Throughout this review, NC State promised accountability where appropriate and vigorous… 

Dec 10, 2021

Wrapping up the Fall Semester

Dear NC State Community, As the year comes to a close, I took a moment to record this video message to wish you a safe and joyous holiday season and thank you for all of your hard worth this semester.  I look forward to seeing all of you in 2022. Randy Woodson,Chancellor 

Nov 21, 2021

NC State Receives Tremendous Support From State Budget

Dear NC State community, True to the proud heritage of our land-grant mission, NC State University is an academic, research and service powerhouse educating the leaders of tomorrow, delivering life-changing discoveries across our state, and driving economic prosperity throughout North Carolina and far beyond. I admit I’m biased, but I don’t think there is any institution more… 

Nov 11, 2021

Response to Verdict in the Ahmaud Arbery Murder Trial

Dear NC State Community, Over the last few weeks, people across the nation and in our NC State community have closely watched the trials of Kyle Rittenhouse and the men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery. These trials, and especially the troubling events that created them, have stirred the grief, anger, fear and anxiety that many in our… 

Aug 8, 2021

Welcome to Fall 2021

NC State community: We are so excited to have you with us for the fall 2021 semester. I prepared this short video to officially welcome you back. I hope you’re all looking forward to the semester ahead as much as I am. Randy WoodsonChancellor 

Jul 23, 2021

NC State and Olympic Pride

NC State community: As you are enjoying the remainder of your summer and gearing up for the fall semester, I hope you will find the time to tune in and cheer for our outstanding NC State student-athletes and alumni who are competing in the 2020 Olympic Games. We have a record-setting 12 Olympians affiliated with NC State who… 

Jun 26, 2021

Statement about NC State Baseball

6/26/2021 The NC State Baseball Team has shown their toughness, perseverance and excellence throughout this memorable season, and generated a great amount of excitement and pride throughout the Wolfpack family. Having to end the season due to COVID-19, just one victory away from playing for a national championship, is simply heartbreaking for all of the players…