UNCG builds upon its history and legacy as a women’s college, offering a first-rate public education to all who enroll in our programs. We actively seek to create a campus climate that offers opportunities for intercultural engagement and advancement as our students come from the Triad region, the South, the United States, and from our global connections around the world. Students, faculty and staff are key players in creating a healthy campus climate. Friends, alumni, and community members also support and benefit from a positive climate. At UNCG, we provide a learning environment that is healthy and vibrant. We clearly stand for and promote respect and civility in our interactions with each other. These important values define what it means to be a Spartan.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusive Excellence at UNCG

Chancellor Gilliam in his installation as the 11th Chancellor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro set forth our guiding vision as one of commitment to the values of equity, diversity and inclusion.

“To this idea that if we’re going to change the world, we must understand that we have a shared fate. We are connected, in an inextricable pattern, in which what happens to one of us, happens to all of us. At the core, that’s what our university is all about.”

UNCG fully supports and values an inclusive community with visible and meaningful representation of diversity. We seek to promote a climate of civility and respect, where diverse viewpoints and experiences are welcomed. UNCG is committed to protecting the rights of all to ensure that each person in our community is empowered, valued and respected for their contributions to the mission of this university. As a minority-serving institution, we embrace our role as serving a large, diverse student body and we are committed to our mission as providing access and opportunity for all.

Andrea Hunter
Andrea Hunter, Ph.D.
Chancellor’s Fellow for Campus Climate (Term beginning 2020)
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Julia Mendez Smith, Ph.D.
Chancellor’s Fellow for Campus Climate
(Term 2016-2021)

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UNCG recognized for excellence in diversity

For the third consecutive year, UNCG received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. The national honor recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. UNCG is among 89 institutions across the nation, and is one of just two UNC System institutions, to receive the award. Read more about the award.

Alianza, UNC Greensboro’s grassroots organization for Latinx and Hispanic faculty, staff, and students, has been chosen along with 38 groups across the country for the INSIGHT Into Diversity’s First Annual Inspiring Affinity Group Award.


For assistance with faculty issues, please contact Andrea Hunter:

Andrea Hunter, Ph.D.
Chancellor’s Fellow for Campus Climate, (Term beginning 2020)
Office of the Chancellor
303 Mossman Building
(336) 256-0091

For assistance with student or staff concerns, contact Julia Mendez Smith:

Julia Mendez Smith, Ph.D.
Chancellor’s Fellow for Campus Climate, (Term 2016-2021)
Office of the Chancellor
303 Mossman Building
(336) 334-4927