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Intercultural Engagement Center

Diversity in Action

A branch of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and, Inclusion, the Intercultural Engagement Center (IEC) is committed to building an equitable and inclusive campus community at Guilford College through transformative programming and training. The IEC supports the educational, spiritual, cultural, physical, financial, and emotional development of all students. It gives particular attention to students who are from underrepresented backgrounds.

Black History Month

Each year, the IEC organizes a Black History Month Committee. The committee selects a theme for Black History Month that enables the community to both celebrate and educate on African American heritage.

What is #BlackLivesMatter?

Guilford College students and the co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter, Patrisse Cullors, share their perspectives 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 Scholars Program (MLSP)

MLSP is a year-long program designed to develop students’ understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion and their impact in society as well as at Guilford. MLSP students receive a scholarship for the academic year.

Group photo of 2019-20 MLSP students.

Soy Un Líder

Soy un Lider is a nonprofit organization at Guilford that aims to inspire and prepare Latinx, undocumented, DACAmented, refugee, international, first-generation students, and any other underrepresented groups to reach higher education. It provides resources to parents and students through an annual daylong conference typically held in November.

Soy Un Lider organizers address a crowd of hispanic college hopefuls

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.

Guilford College Students take part in the annual International Festival.

The Bayard Rustin Center

The Bayard Rustin Center is a space dedicated to affirming the lives, histories, and experiences of LGBTQIA students, faculty, and staff at Guilford and beyond. In the spirit of the late civil rights leader Bayard Rustin, we are committed to cultivating transformative educational experiences, building the leadership within otherwise marginalized communities, and promoting conversations across the intersections of race, ethnicity, religion, class, sexuality, and gender identity.

*Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex, Asexual Persons, and Allies

Members of the planning committee take a group photo at the Bayard Rustin Symposium.

IEC Clubs

  • Black Student Union (BSU)
  • Brothers Doing Positive (BDP)
  • Define American
  • Hispanos Unidos de Guilford (HUG)
  • Multicultural Leadership Scholars Program (MLSP)
  • Sisters Empowering Each Other (SEE)



  • Anti-Oppression and Anti-Racism Training
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training
  • Ethical Leadership Training
  • First Year Experience Diversity Training
  • Liberation Space Training (Safe Zone)
  • UndocuAlly Training

IEC Programs and Events

  • Black History Month
  • The Identity Card Project
  • International Teaching Kitchens
  • Latinx Heritage Month
  • Lavender Graduation
  • MLK Jr Program
  • National Farm Workers Awareness Week
  • Queer History Month
  • Queer in the First Year Support Group
  • Social Justice Certificate
  • Social Justice Week
  • Trans Day of Remembrance
  • Women’s History Month
  • Youth Mentoring Program: Dudley High

Contact Us

Gemma Herrera

Gemma Herrera

Associate Director of the Intercultural Engagement Center/Latinx Community Coordinator

Kayon Johnson

Kayon Johnson

Graduate Assistant