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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

Admissions Policies
  • The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at UNG "assists and supports in all efforts to recruit and retain underrepresented students..." and is also "available to all students, staff, faculty and community as a resource regarding social justice and diversity issues."
  • UNG's 2022-2027 Strategic Plan states that it would "recruit, retain and graduate students with diverse backgrounds and talents...." Additionally, the university would "[e]xpand access opportunities through recruitment, support and retention of students, faculty and staff from all backgrounds, with an emphasis on underrepresented groups."
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."
  • The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at UNG "facilitate[s] workshops on diversity, identity development, race, gender and other multicultural issues."
Program and Research Funding
  • UNG provides a list of "Underrepresented Student Scholarships."
  • The Goizueta Foundation Scholarship at UNG "supports the academic success and leadership development of the Hispanic/Latino students at UNG through financial assistance, group activities, mentorship, personalized advising, and community service opportunities."
  • The NorthSTAR program at UNG "supports the educational and professional aspirations of African American men" and was "developed to help forward the University System of Georgia’s African American Male Initiative (AAMI), which is committed to significantly increasing the graduation rates and number of degrees conferred upon African American men."
  • 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."
  • The Cultural Competence Co-Curricular Certificate at UNG offers both undergraduate and graduate students "an opportunity to learn more about the ideals of diversity, equity, and inclusion while providing a greater understanding of how we can and should work together to build a stronger and more inclusive Nighthawk community."
  • UNG's 2022-2027 Strategic Plan states that the university would "[d]evelop cross-culturally competent community leaders and citizens through engaging academic and co-curricular experiences."
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 February 14th, 2024
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