UNC Greensboro has a long history, from the Women’s College to its Carnegie designation as a Minority Serving Institutions, and to its rating as an LGTBQIA* inclusive campus (Campus Pride Index, 2022), of acknowledging, affirming, and supporting various identities represented by campus members. A governing body of the leaders from the various faculty and staff affinity groups at UNCG, the Affinity Group Council, was created in 2022 with the primary mission and purpose of:

(1) supporting group leadership and providing channels of communication between affinity group leaders and University administration;

(2) providing resources to affinity groups that will support affinity group-led initiatives and promoting engagement within and across these groups; and

(3) supporting new group formation and establishing procedures for formalizing group structure.