UNCG has a variety of key leadership positions and affinity groups that are instrumental in promoting EDI excellence. We believe that EDI should be infused in everything that we do. We see diversity and inclusive perspectives in our curriculum and degree offerings. We offer quality programs for students. We challenge our faculty, students and staff to engage and participate in this community.

Take a moment to discover the many resources, people and groups that are helping to promote EDI excellence and a healthy campus climate for our students, faculty and staff.



Chancellor’s Council
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.

Chancellor’s Fellow for Campus Climate
Julia Mendez Smith is the current fellow, who is responsible for leading the university’s work around campus climate, especially with regarding to issues of equity, diversity and inclusive excellence. The fellow is a key member 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.

Title IX Coordinator
Murphie Chappell, Title IX Coordinator, coordinates the Title IX office and her on campus location is 238 Elliott University Center.

Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Equity, Diversity and Inclusive Excellence

photo of members of the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Equity, Diversity and Inclusive Excellence
Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Equity, Diversity and Inclusive Excellence

Chancellor Gilliam has charged a committee of committed individuals on the 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 the 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.

Faculty Senate Committee on Equity Diversity and Inclusion
The Faculty Senate Committee on Equity Diversity and Inclusion includes representation from each college or school at UNCG. The Faculty Committee addresses ongoing planning and implementation of the university’s equity, diversity and inclusive excellence initiatives from a faculty perspective. The Committee specifically focuses on: (a) hiring practices to grow and develop a diverse faculty (i.e., as related to recruitment, retention, and mentoring underrepresented faculty), (b) cultural competence and responsiveness across the community and within curricula, and (c) discrimination based age, race, gender, disability, religion, socio-economic status, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation. The Faculty Committee collaborates with the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee for Equity, Diversity and Inclusive Excellence.


School, College and Unit Diversity Groups

Across UNCG, there are a number of diversity groups that are responsible for creating, monitoring and promoting equity, diversity and inclusive excellence through a variety of approaches including offering programming, supporting student and faculty initiatives around EDI, offering mini-grants, and granting awards for EDI excellence. Explore more about EDI excellence within the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Health and Human Sciences, and read about the Princeton Review ranking of the Bryan School ranking as No 6 nationally in opportunity for minority students

Explore Affinity Groups for Undergraduate and Graduate Students at UNCG.