UNC Greensboro is a community of learners situated within a network of historical and contemporary relationships with Native American tribes, communities, parents, students, and alumni. We acknowledge that the land we gather on has long served as the site of meeting and exchange amongst a number of Indigenous peoples, specifically the Keyauwee and Saura.

Additionally, North Carolina has been home to many Indigenous peoples at various points in time, including the tribes/nations of: Bear River/Bay River, Cape Fear, Catawba, Chowanoke, Coree/Coranine, Creek, Croatan, Eno, Hatteras, Keyauwee, Machapunga, Moratoc, Natchez, Neusiok, Pamlico, Shakori, Sara/Cheraw, Sissipahaw, Sugeree, Wateree, Weapemeoc, Woccon, Yadkin, and Yeopim.

Today, North Carolina recognizes 8 tribes: Coharie, Lumbee, Meherrin, Occaneechi Saponi, Haliwa Saponi, Waccamaw Siouan, Sappony, and the Eastern Band of Cherokee.

We honor and respect the diverse Indigenous peoples connected to this territory on which we gather


Blue graphic reading "Native American Heritage Month"


UNC Greensboro’s Center of New North Carolinians (CNNC), led by Dr. Diya Abdo, was recently awarded a new grant from the CDC Foundation to provide flu and COVID-19 vaccine education and access among immigrants and refugees in the Greensboro area, in collaboration with the New Arrivals Institute. 

Through the Triad Vaccine Education and Access Project, the CNNC staff will provide health access and education in the more than twelve different languages that are spoken among the clients they serve. The CNNC will also work with community leaders who can implement vaccine outreach in communities.

UNCG Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr.
If you remember, not long after the killing of George Floyd, I wrote that structural and cultural racism needs to be confronted head-on for our society to move toward a more prosperous future for all. I argued that for society to change, it is a matter of the public’s willingness to change on matters of race, ethnicity, and the like. In particular, my response – my call to action – was simple but necessary: do something.

— Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr.
     April 20, 2021

The dehumanization, hate, and violence towards trans people must end, so that our communities can thrive and succeed. We are writing to the trans community at UNCG to say that we see you and affirm all of who you are. Everyone on our campus, in our state, and in the world deserves to feel safe, supported, and loved.


UNCG strives to create safe and inclusive environments in our classrooms including, but not limited to, all ethnicities, racial backgrounds, religions, ability status, socioeconomic backgrounds, first-generation status, sexuality, and gender identities. Equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) are our core values as an institution, but we must continue the conversations about how to do this important work on a daily basis. That’s the goal of our Small Steps, Big Impact podcast: on-going conversations about EDI in our classrooms.

 Supporting Intersex Students 

 A Resource for Students, Families, and Educators 

Federal civil rights laws protect all students, including intersex students, from sex discrimination.  OCR recognizes that intersex students may face challenges to fully and equally participating in school. 

The fact sheet lists key issues intersex students face in schools, including bullying, harassment, or other discrimination related to their physical characteristics or because they do not conform to sex stereotypes. The resource offers suggestions on ways schools can best support intersex students, such as using inclusive language in school mission statements and affirming students’ rights to be free from all forms of sex discrimination at school. The fact sheet also includes steps to take if students believe that they, or others, have been discriminated against at school based on sex.  

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Bystander Intervention Training

In response to the rise in Anti-Asian/American and xenophobic harassment, Hollaback! has partnered with Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC to adapt its free bystander intervention training as well as offer a de-escalation training to meet this moment. Training sessions are available through the summer. Click here to learn more and to register.

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Anti-Racist Resource Guide

This document was created for use as as a resource for anyone looking to broaden their understanding of anti-racism and who want to get involved to combat racism, specifically as it relates to anti-Blackness and police violence. Within this guide, you will find a variety of resources to explore practical ways to understand, explain, and solve…

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Office of Intercultural Engagement

The Office of Intercultural Engagement (OIE) creates and delivers co-curricular programs to bring all students together for the purpose of deepening and broadening awareness, knowledge and skill around identity, culture, and our interconnected fate. As a unit within the Division of Student Affairs, OIE contributes to the academic mission of UNC Greensboro by collaborating with various…

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Student & Alumni Voices

Student and Alumni Voices, a platform for UNCG students and alumni, highlights contributions to dismantling racial inequality and racism within the United States and globally.

Podcast: A Colored Girl Speaks

Dr. Andrea Hunter’s podcast, “A Colored Girl Speaks: Meditations on Race and Other Magical Things,” is a collection of personal essays on race, culture, and politics through the prism of identity, memory, and history – an intimate, and often painful, commentary on race in America, and the way forward.

UNCG Racial Equity graphic

As a minority-serving institution with a history as a women’s college, UNC Greensboro takes pride in providing access and opportunity to individuals from underrepresented and historically marginalized groups. 

Today we serve people of all backgrounds, but our University history is marked by structural racism, discrimination, and segregation. It wasn’t until 1956 that our women’s college integrated and offered admission to Black women, and later, Black men. We recognize that we have not always achieved our mission of being “an inclusive, collaborative, and responsive institution.”

We also recognize that we must do more to address issues of systemic racism and racial inequality on our campus and in our community. Racism has no place at UNCG. We are a leading public university in North Carolina serving a diverse student body, and it is our responsibility to take action to ensure equal opportunity in education and employment.

This website serves as a launching pad for Spartans, community members, and prospective students and families to learn more about our commitment to racial equity. Here, you’ll find statements from University leaders that address issues of racism and violence against communities of color, be it police violence or from the public at large. We’ve also compiled a list of resources and outlined ways that individuals can get involved with our ongoing efforts and engage each other in dialogue to create a more just community.

Dear Black Students at UNC Greensboro: We write to you all as Black faculty members that feel called to address the utter outrage, grief, and despair that is present in the ongoing police and state violence against Black people. We see you and we are with each and every one of you.” Read more…

Black UNCG Faculty

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UNCG is committed to equal opportunity in education and employment for all persons and will not tolerate any discrimination against or harassment of persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, political affiliation, genetic information, veteran status, disabling condition, or age.

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Our Call to Action is to be a university where equity, diversity, and inclusion are not only what we say but what we do, and more, who we are – such that it is a part of our DNA. Be a part of the action!