Intercultural Engagement Center

Diversity in Action

The Intercultural Engagement Center (IEC) educates and celebrates diversity and multiculturalism at Guilford with an inclusive approach that also seeks to build relationships on campus and in the greater Greensboro community. The department supports the educational, spiritual, cultural, physical and emotional development of students of color and LGBTQIAA+ students in order to promote their sense of belonging and community.

For the Culture!

The Intercultural Engagement Center and the Black History Month Planning Committee organized a number of events celebrating Black history. This nine-minute documentary details those events and connects with Guilford College community members on what it took to plan and execute this celebration. For the Culture!

What is #BlackLivesMatter?

Guilford College students and the co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter, Patrisse Cullors, share their perspective on the BLM movement. Patrisse visited campus as a part of a weeklong series of events sponsored by the Blacks Unifying Society, IEC, Hispanos Unidos de Guilford and others.


Multicultural Leadership Scholar Program


The Multicultural Leadership Scholars Program (MLSP) is designed to develop a student's understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion and their impact on society as well as at Guilford. Students are given the opportunity to gain experience in the practical application of these concepts through community-based projects that help the College achieve its goal of becoming a more inclusive, equitable and affirming institution. MLSP students receive a scholarship for the academic year. For more information, contact the IEC at 336.316.2447.


Soy Un Líder


Soy Un Líder is a daylong conference focused on empowering and preparing students from the Latino and International community to apply to college. Along with their families, students are invited to attend workshops on such topics as financial aid, the college application process and choosing the right college.

Registration coming soon! If you have questions, email soyunlider@guilford.edu. We will be in touch as we get closer to the day of conference.


Immigrant Student Resources


The IEC is committed to providing support for all Guilford students, including immigrant and refugee students. This site is for students looking for resources or wanting to learn more about the support system we have in place for immigrant and refugee students at Guilford. 


The Bayard Rustin Center


The Bayard Rustin Center for LGBTQA Activism, Education and Reconciliation is a space dedicated to affirming the lives, histories and experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning and Allied students, faculty and staff at Guilford and beyond.

The center holds an annual symposium that includes workshops and a keynote speaker. The daylong event is designed to address the struggles the LGBTQIAA+ community faces while also celebrating the community’s triumphs and recognizing its resiliency and the contributions its members have made in the United States.


All Black Everything Symposium


The All Black Everything Symposium features thought-provoking, critically conscious sessions that are engaging and interactive for a college audience. The symposium serves as a way for College faculty, staff, students and community leaders to share their scholarship (i.e. research, research papers, biographies or autobiographies) and creative works (i.e. poetry readings, art, music, spoken word or dance) of Black culture and Black history.


IEC Clubs

  • Black Student Union (BSU)
  • Hispanics United at Guilford (HUG)
  • Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual and Queer (LGBTQ)
  • Students Allied Against Privilege and Supremacy (SAPS)
  • Transaction (Support for Transgender Students)
  • Queer People of Color (QPAC)

IEC Programs

  • Africana Change Mentoring Program with Dudley High School
  • Black History Month
  • Farmworkers Awareness Week
  • Latinx Heritage Month
  • Women's History Month
  • Trans Day of Remembrance
  • Social Justice Week 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I add my preferred name and pronoun?

Guilford recognizes that some members of our community prefer to use names other than their legal name to identify themselves. We encourage individuals to register their preferred name in BannerWeb. You can also indicate your preferred gender pronoun (him, her, them, etc.) and name prefix (Mr., Ms., Miss, etc.) within BannerWeb.

Can I work at the IEC?

Job openings are posted on the Guilford College Employment page. All Guilford students are eligible for work study regardless of their financial status.


Contact Us

Krishauna Hines-Gaither

Krishauna Hines-Gaither

Associate Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Meagan McNeely

Meagan McNeely

LGBTQIA Coordinator

Liz Torres Melendez

Liz Torres Melendez

Immigrant Student Coordinator