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Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity Includes All Of Us — All the Time

Born out of a 2016 call to action by students, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) was established to provide campus-wide leadership for diversifying the student body, faculty, staff and curriculum and programming to create an inclusive campus environment for all. The DEI Office is charged and committed to building and shaping a diverse and inclusive environment. The Office is home to centers, programs and initiatives that educate, engage and empower the Guilford College community through advancing inclusive excellence, partnerships and collaborations that contribute to attaining the College’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals.

Diversity Statement

At Guilford College, diversity and inclusion is grounded in our core values. We believe in the dignity and worth of all people and the limitless value of their potential. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment because it enhances the educational experience for all students. Guilford’s perspective on diversity is broad-based that requires affirming and emphasizing the identity and experiences of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education, and encompassing race, religion and spirituality, age, class, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression, sex and sexual orientation, immigration status and national origin.


Promote inclusive excellence by educating, advocating, engaging and empowering the Guilford College  community by cultivating partnerships and resources to create and sustain an environment that is inclusive, equitable and diverse.


Make Guilford College a premier institution that ensures the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion are embedded in the framework of everything we do and celebrated throughout the campus community.

Inclusive Excellence through Diversity

Inclusive excellence is the work and practice of diversity and inclusiveness at Guilford College. The essence of inclusive excellence is the acknowledgment and acceptance of the talents, perceptions, worldviews, cultures and skills that diverse communities bring to the educational journey that can be utilized to prepare students for leading, living and working in a diverse world. African American, Native American, Latinx, LGBTQ, Asian American, white, women, veterans, people with disabilities, Jewish, Christian, International, Muslim, alumni and many other communities of students, staff and faculty contribute positively to all dimensions of the college. Every individual and group at Guilford College is a critical component of and contributor to diversity and inclusiveness. Making a difference in diversity at Guilford is the essence of inclusive excellence.

Students wearing blue Soy un Lider shirts take a group photo with Guilford students who organized the 2022 event on the steps of Dana Auditorium.
Intercultural Engagement Center (IEC)

We educate and celebrate diversity and multiculturalism with an inclusive approach that also seeks to build relationships on campus and within the Greensboro community.

Bonner students on a work trip in South Carolina.
Bonner Center for Community Service and Learning

We bring the campus and community together and provide students with an opportunity to understand and articulate ways in which they can give back.

Students graduate from the Guilford College Wiser Justice prison program.
Wiser Justice Program

We bring Guilford College liberal arts courses to incarcerated women and men in three correctional facilities in North Carolina. Guilford is the only college in the country that offers the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Associate Exam to incarcerated individuals.

Two students sit and chat on the steps of King Hall.
Embracing Diversity

Guilford College is a diverse and accepting community of people from every corner of the country and world. As stated in our Core Values, we're welcoming of all cultures and beliefs.

Title IX and Equal Opportunity

Title IX is part of a 1972 Federal Education Law. It prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded program or activity. Sexual harassment and sexual violence are forms of sex discrimination. Guilford College is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination, including based upon sex.

Guilford College Students Walking on Quad

Bias Incident Report Group

Guilford College is committed to maintaining a diverse community in an atmosphere of mutual respect and appreciation of differences. The purpose of the Bias Incident Resource Group is to support the College’s efforts to maintain an inclusive campus climate by establishing a mechanism by which it responds to bias incidents.

Students take part in a discussion during the Ethical Leadership Philosophy class.

A group of students walk across the front porch of Hege Academic Commons.
  • Anti Oppression
  • Cultural Competency
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Immigration / UndocuAlly
  • Liberation Space Training
  • Understanding Racism