UNCG receives INSIGHT into Diversity Award for fifth year

Posted on January 09, 2023

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UNC Greensboro received the 2022 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. As a recipient of the annual HEED Award – a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion – UNCG is featured, along with 102 other recipients, in the November 2022 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. This is the fifth year UNCG has been named as a HEED Award recipient.

INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine has recognized the campus for its efforts ranging from student access, success, and belonging to faculty and staff development to support an excellent and diverse workforce, as well as education and programming that support engagement and learning, best practices, and institutional efforts toward equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Andrea Hunter, Chancellor’s Fellow for Campus Climate, notes that the “HEED Award, five years running, is a testament to UNCG’s active commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion and the critical role and leadership of faculty, staff, and students in these efforts throughout the university.” In pursuit of these aims, the university has also engaged a model, we call embedded inclusive excellence, as highlighted in Metropolitan Universities, that cultivates cultural, structural/institutional, and social synergies to advance our mission of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

“The HEED Award process consists of a comprehensive and rigorous application that includes questions relating to the recruitment and retention of students and employees — and best practices for both — leadership support for diversity, campus culture and climate, supplier diversity, and many other aspects of campus diversity and inclusion,” said Lenore Pearlstein, publisher of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. “We take a detailed approach to reviewing each application in deciding who will be named a HEED Award recipient. Our standards are high, and we look for institutions where diversity and inclusion are woven into the work being done every day across their campus.”

For more information about equity, diversity, and inclusion at UNCG, visit here or here.

Story by Dr. Andrea Hunter, Chancellor’s Fellows for Campus Climate
Photography by Sean Norona, University Communications


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