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.
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 recent 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.
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University Libraries will host award-winning novelist and essayist, Laila Lalami, for a virtual author talk on Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. Moderating the conversation is Dr. Omar Ali, dean of UNCG’s Lloyd International Honors College and professor of global and comparative African diaspora history. The interview will include discussions on Lalami’s collection of work and latest publication, “Conditional…
The UNC System Racial Equity Task Force invites you to participate in one of the Virtual Town Halls taking place October 19 to 29, 2020. The Task Force wants to hear your experiences, ideas, and/or questions about race and equity at your institution and in the UNC System. The Task Force will be actively listening…
We’ve also compiled a list of resources, including University policies and HR guidance, related to issues of racial equity.
- Harvard’s Project Implicit hidden bias test
- Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Fundamentals
“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.