Chancellor’s Fellows for Campus Climate
Dr. Andrea Hunter (term beginning 2020) and Dr. Julia Mendez Smith (term 2016-2021) are responsible for leading the University’s work around campus climate, especially with regard to issues of equity, diversity, and inclusive excellence. The fellows serve as key members of the administration, identifying opportunities, developing new initiatives, and collaborating with campus and community partners to strengthen and support a healthy campus climate at UNC Greensboro.
UNCG has a variety of key leadership positions and affinity groups that are instrumental in promoting racial equity and which are built upon a foundation of supporting diversity and inclusion across our campus. We believe that equity should be infused in everything that we do. We challenge our faculty, students, and staff to engage and participate in this community. Following are examples of leaders and groups that promote this vision and which offer ways for the campus community to get involved.
Student Affinity Groups and Organizations
From academic programs, special lectures and events, to student organizations and groups, the UNCG campus community enjoys many opportunities to take action. Explore student organizations, including affinity groups, at UNCG. Affinity groups are for undergraduate and graduate students, and provide support and encouragement through shared interests and opportunities to engage with fellow students and the entire campus community.
The Chancellor’s Council provides a variety of input and perspectives to ensure that the administration actively consider equity, diversity, and inclusion in the leadership of the University, as well as the need to examine barriers to access and impediments that impact educational opportunity and advancement for all members of our campus community.
Title IX Coordinator
Murphie Chappell, Title IX Coordinator, coordinates the Title IX office. Her on-campus location is Elliott University Center, Room 238.
Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusive Excellence
Chancellor Gilliam has charged a committee of committed individuals on campus to contribute to a healthy campus climate by analyzing, monitoring, and providing input regarding EDI issues at UNCG. The current membership of the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusive Excellence includes representatives from major departments, units, and stakeholders on campus. Originally formed in 2009, this committee has a longstanding commitment to ensuring EDI excellence at UNCG through a variety of strategies and contributes regular feedback to the administration regarding necessary steps to ensure a healthy campus climate.
Equal Opportunity Employment, Affirmative Action, and Inclusion
Led by director Patricia Lynch, the Office of EEO, Affirmative Action, and Inclusion promotes an environment free of discrimination and iniquity. They are responsible for upholding the University’s commitment to equal opportunity for all members of the University community in academic programs, research, service, and employment. Our values encompass equal opportunity, respect for individual differences, accessibility, a sense of community, personal integrity, diversity, inclusiveness, and accountability.
UNC System Racial Equity Task Force
The UNC Board of Governors established the UNC System Racial Equity Task Force to examine the legacy of race and racism in North Carolina’s public higher education system, how that history shapes and impacts the experiences of our students faculty, staff and communities, and arrive at an actionable path forward that will build a culture of inclusion across our institutions.