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GSLL is committed to fostering diversity.

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures is committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive community of faculty, students, staff and friends in its classes, meetings, and ancillary activities and to promoting equality of educational opportunity. The Department does not discriminate in offering access to its educational programs and activities, and we welcome and embrace all people regardless of gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. Our goal is to maintain an inclusive, diverse, and safe department consistent with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s policy statement of non-discrimination.

If you are a first-generation college student or an underrepresented minority who has questions about advising, departmental climate, study abroad or anything else, please contact the Diversity Liaison, Dr. Inga Pollman, or the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Hana Pichova. We’re here to help you.


For additional Diversity and Anti-Racism resources, please see:

UNC Office of Diversity and Inclusion: Campus Resources

UNC Office of Diversity and Inclusion: List of Anti-Racism Resources

UNC Center for European Studies:  List of Anti-Racism Resources


Statements from the Faculty of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures:

GSLL Statement on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine  (February 2022)

GSLL Statement in Solidarity with Asian and Asian American Communities (March 2021)

GSLL denounces Racism and Antisemitism on Campus (April 2019)

GSLL Statement on the Removal of Silent Sam (January 2018)


GSLL Faculty News related to Diversity:

Priscilla Layne: A Controversy about a Conversation about Racism in German TV

Conversation between Priscilla Layne and David Kim (UCLA) about BLM and racism in the US and Germany


GSLL by the numbers:

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures is a diverse enterprise, too, committed to broadening students’ knowledge, skills, and future opportunities. Here we are by the numbers:

Can’t see all the numbers? Download a copy of GSLL’s facts sheet .