Artwork by Davina Williams, UNCG senior; Photo by Martin W. Kane, UNCG University Communications
“To sustain our democracy, and enact our shared values of freedom, prosperity, equality, safety, and a brighter future for our children, we must solve our problems collaboratively. People are mistaken if they believe the outcry over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis is the singular cause of protests across the country. Rather the protests are the expression of mounting frustration over the country’s inability to solve the systemic inequities central to quality of life. Justice in the criminal system is just one of a litany of problems that confront minorities (and Black Americans in particular) including equal access to food, health care, decent housing, jobs, and schools. This has not happened overnight. It has been festering close to the surface for decades (if not centuries).”
— Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr.
Statement on AAPI Community Support
We are very proud of our Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students at UNCG, and we join the many campuses around the country who are calling for an end to anti-AAPI bigotry. Hate, violence, harassment or discrimination of Asian students has no place at UNCG or anywhere. Our AAPI community is wonderfully diverse and deeply connected to all aspects of Spartan life.
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UNCG students, faculty, staff, and the general public are invited to attend “Every Second Counts for the Survivors,” a virtual testimony session about nuclear weapons, disarmament, and human rights. Ms. Junko Watanabe will recount her personal experience as a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, and will also talk about her work for disarmament through…
ACOBE Fest aims to provide a space for all people to participate in celebrating Black music, art, and culture – past, present, and future. This festival of love will provide an opportunity for our community to unite in the celebration of culture that spans multiple mediums, genres, and continents. The virtual event takes place April…
Join UNC Greensboro’s Dr. Shelly Brown-Jeffy, Dr. April Ruffin-Adams, and Dr. Ayesha Boyce for this virtual conversation, which serves as an extension of a panel discussion from the CACE 2021 Conference. The event takes place Tuesday, April 27, at 7 p.m. Register at go.uncg.edu/convo-w-comm-reg.
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 March and April. Click here to learn more and to register.
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.
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.
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 police violence against the Black community. We’ve also compiled a list of resources and outlined ways that individuals can get involved with our ongoing efforts.
“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 POLICY ON DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT
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.