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University of North Georgia

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
82 College Cir
Dahlonega, Georgia 30597
(706) 864-1400
Email address
School Information
North Georgia College and State University was founded in 1873 and in 2012 was consolidated with Gainesville State College (founded in 1964). "The University of North Georgia is part of the University System of Georgia and is designated as a State Leadership Institution and The Military College of Georgia. With about 20,000 students, the University of North Georgia is one of the state's largest public universities. Positioned in the fastest-growing region of the state, UNG comprises five campuses united by a single mission focused on academic excellence and academic and co-curricular programs that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society" (Source: The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. The total undergraduate enrollment is 19,000 students and the total graduate enrollment is approximately 700 students. 140 programs of study are offered.
General Information
UNG has engaged in the anti-racism movement by creating a graduate level diversity certificate program for future educators. UNG offers the "Engaging Difficult Dialogues Workshop" and provides diversity programming. The College of Education will create faculty mentorship programs for incoming students of colors. At this time, no mandatory Critical Race Training is required of all students. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • UNG created the "Engaging Difficult Dialogues Workshop" which "prepares students to lead in a diverse and global society."
  • UNG created the O.U.R.S. program which provides "diversity programming for students."
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • UNG offers students a "graduate–level diversity certificate program that is designed to provide education and training in diversity for professionals from various industries including K-12, higher education, health care settings, as well as business and industry."
Program and Research Funding
  • UNG provides a list of "Underrepresented Student Scholarships."
  • O.U.R.S. will "support offices and student support groups for diverse populations."
  • UNG offers numerous diversity resources.
  • UNG's College of Education has a goal to "provide faculty mentorship and support for incoming students of color."
Symbolic Actions
  • UNG released a statement on June 2, 2020 which stated, "The senseless killings of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd and others across the country have evoked unbearable pain and understandable outrage about racism and violence against Black Americans. We mourn their loss and emphasize that there is no room nor tolerance for hate, racism or violence. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion makes us stronger and helps prepare our students to lead in a complex, global society."
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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