Social Responsibility Legacy and Action

Passion, Purpose and Service

With each new school year, Guilford renews its commitment to advancing positive social change.

The College's history of real-world engagement dates back to when the Underground Railroad's path ran through our campus woods. That same determined integrity continues at Guilford today. Our students, faculty and staff pursue a range of socially responsible programs designed to meet the challenges facing the school, the greater Greensboro community and ultimately the world.

Refugees Welcome

Every Campus A Refuge is an initiative founded by Guilford professor Diya Abdo that calls on colleges and universities to host families fleeing the violence of war and welcomes displaced people from across the globe.

Empowering Education

Through the Bonner Center for Community Service and Learning, students provide English lessons, job training, computer literacy and more to local immigrant families. Guilfordians are proud to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors.

Affecting Positive Outcomes

Brothers Doing Positive, a project of the Blacks Unifying Society group, connects upperclassmen with first- and second-year male students. The advisers introduce their younger peers to resources and volunteering experiences at local schools and throughout Greensboro.


Guilford Students Making a Difference

Soy un Lider

Soy un Lider

This daylong conference hosted by Guilford provides resources and college…

Bonner Center's Work Comes Full Circle

Bonner Center's Work Comes Full Circle

Y'Dem Adrong's journey to graduation started more than 15 years ago.

What is Black Lives Matter?

What is Black Lives Matter?

Guilford College students and the co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter,…

Day of Service 2016 | Guilford College

Day of Service 2016 | Guilford College

More than 300 students volunteered at dozens of sites on the third annual…

Leading the Way Forward


Organizations like the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement (OSLE), the Multicultural Leadership Scholars Program, the Center for Principled Problem Solving and the Bonner Center develop students' skills for becoming powerful change agents. By learning to lead, Guilford students bring together diverse groups for hands-on, active involvement in a series of relevant community events like the Soy un Líder conference, Black Lives Matter Week and the annual Day of Service.


Sustainability Is Our Way of Life


At Guilford, sustainability is part of our DNA — it's an ethos of the College and embedded in our practices and curriculum in ever evolving ways. Stewardship, one of our Core Values, guides us to care for our resources and ensure they're here for future generations. We continue to take significant steps to increase environmentally friendly practices that consume less energy and reduce our carbon footprint.

New Designs on Sustainability

Originally constructed in 1885, the 2008 renovation of Archdale Hall fused LEED certification with historic preservation. Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council for its high-efficiency electricity, low-water use and recycling systems, the building stands as a testament to Guilford's process and promotion of stewardship.

Keeping it Green

Incorporating two of our Core Values — stewardship and justice — a new hiking trail combines sustainable building methods with Guilford's Underground Railroad Project.

Innovations in the Field

New at Guilford for Spring 2017, Sustainable Food Systems blends hands-on work at the Guilford farm with studies of preservation and fermentation.

Noteworthy Ecology

In a Sierra Magazine poll of 202 colleges and universities, Guilford ranked seventh for its green initiatives in the food sustainability category. Notable actions include operating a campus farm, waste composting and support of local agriculture.

Finding Common Ground


Students live Guilford's Core Values every day. By working with such organizations as Interfaith Peace and the Islamic Center of the Triad, they seek to foster understanding and cooperation throughout Greensboro.


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