Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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.