The Importance of Juneteenth

Posted on Thursday, June 18th, 2020 by Daisy Santiago under OMA Webpage.

June 19, 1865 (Juneteenth) is a holiday that commemorates the end of slavery. Juneteenth is the most prominent Emancipation Day Holiday because although the Emancipation Proclamation was signed in 1863 it took two and a half years for the word of slavery’s end to travel. This is a representation on how freedom and justice has always been delayed for black people.

Juneteenth represents freedom and an appreciation of African American History and Culture. There are several ways to honor this day. Continue Self Development. Use this day to reflect and educate yourself on the injustices against Black Americans.

Movies to watch

Books to read

TED Talks to listen to





LGBTQ Advocate

Posted on Tuesday, June 9th, 2020 by Daisy Santiago under OMA Webpage.

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Support while away from campus

Posted on Tuesday, June 9th, 2020 by Daisy Santiago under OMA Webpage.
-Therapy for Black Men:
-Black Emotional & Mental Health Collective: BEAM –
-Therapy for Black Girls:
-Black Therapists Rock Website:
-Therapy for Latinx Website:
-National LGBTQ Victim Hotline: 212-714-1141
-The Network la Red: 617-742-4911;
-The Trevor Project (LGBTQ Suicide Prevention): 866-488-7386; The Trevor Project provides support via phone, online chat, and text for LGBTQ+ people going through crisis anytime.
-Students are always encouraged to connect with our on-campus Counseling Center
-With these resources from PFLAG, help is always just a call or text away
Headspace is a free app that provides meditation and mindfulness tips and guidance.
-UNCG’s Keep Working website provides tips, information, and instructions for working remotely effectively.
-DSA’s FAQ regarding COVID-19 can be found HERE

Anti-racist Solidarity & Support Space

Posted on Tuesday, June 9th, 2020 by Daisy Santiago under OMA Webpage.

The Counseling Center will hold a virtual drop-in space for students of all racial and ethnic identities who would like to process feelings and reactions to the most recent incidents of racial violence, and to support one another’s efforts to act in solidarity with the African-American and Black communities.

  1. WHEN: FRIDAY, June 12, 3-4 p.m.
  2. WHO: Thomas Zigo, LCSW & Randy Patterson, PhD
  3. HOW: To access the zoom invite, please go to

OIE events FAQ for COVID-19

Posted on Friday, March 13th, 2020 by Augusto Pena under OMA Webpage.

It is critically important to stay connected and informed during this time. Please regularly check our University’s dedicated Coronavirus website. You can bookmark it for easy access, and it will be updated frequently. Please ensure you are monitoring your email, as the University will update conditions as soon as the information becomes available. The University also recommends downloading the UNCG Mobile app for your phone from the iTunes App Store or the Google Play Store. The University will push important notifications to your device from the app. Also, please follow @uncg on your social media platforms – this is a fast, easy way to stay up to date, and you can help by reposting/retweeting information on your accounts.

Mantenerse conectados e informados durante esta situación reviste una vital importancia. Por Favor chequeen regularmente nuestra página web dedicada al coronavirus. Para acceso rápido, se recomienda marcar la página como favorita. Esta página es actualizada frecuentemente. Monitoreen su correo electrónico porque actualizaremos condiciones apenas estén disponibles. Les urgimos que descarguen la aplicación digital de UNCG, disponible en la tienda de iTunes o Google Play. Es una manera fácil de recibir noticias, y serán notificados por la aplicación de las noticias más importantes. Finalmente, les pedimos que nos sigan en las redes sociales de @UNCG. Es una manera facil y rapida de estar actualizados.


In keeping consistent with the University’s response to the COVID-19 virus concerns, the Division of Student Affairs has made the decision to cancel all Student Affairs-sponsored events and programming through March. As OIE is in the Division, this does impact our programming. Please see below to answer some frequently asked questions moving forward.

Is the Powwow happening on Saturday, March 14?

This event has been cancelled.

Is the Intercultural Lecture Series program happening on Thursday, March 19?

This event has been cancelled.

Is the Tunnel of Oppression happening on Tuesday, March 24?

The Tunnel of Oppression will not take place but event planners are considering ways for parts of the TOP experience to be made available online.  Details will be shared as they become available.

Is the LiNC Conference happening on Saturday March 28?

This event has been cancelled.

Are the remaining Safe Zone and Trans Zone workshops still taking place?

All Safe and Trans Zone workshops have been cancelled for the remainder of the semester. Information regarding access to these trainings online will be shared once they become available, no later than March 23rd.

Will the remaining Intercultural Leadership Council meetings still take place?

The remaining meetings have been cancelled.

Will the remaining CommUnity Dialogues take place?

The CommUnity Dialogue scheduled for Monday, March 16 is being postponed.  We are exploring options for delivering this and remaining events via an online live streaming or video service.  Please check back for details.

I am a Spartans in Dialogue participant this semester, will my group still meet?

Spartans in Dialogue groups will meet virtually on the same dates and times that were originally scheduled.  You will be notified with instructions for how to access your groups using an online platform that we will identify after consulting with participants, facilitators and program coordinators.

Are Pride Month events still happening?

All Pride Month events through April 7 have been cancelled or postponed. Details about events after this date will be shared as they become available. For the most up-to-date information on Pride Month Events, visit the website:

I requested a presentation or workshop earlier in the semester around the topics of gender and sexuality, will someone still come to present?

All workshop requests and presentations have been cancelled for the remainder of the semester. Please contact Elliott Kimball or Briana Joseph if you are interested in access to our online Safe and Trans Zone Course, or would like to schedule a live virtual presentation with our staff.

I requested a presentation or workshop earlier in the semester from the SCOPES, will someone still come to present?

The SCOPES program is not currently doing any face to face workshops during the month of March.  Please contact us via email or check back in the coming weeks for more information about availability for April.

My club has events or meetings scheduled for the IRC space in the coming weeks.  Are we still able to meet?

All events that are scheduled in the IRC through March 30 are cancelled.  Information about events in April will be posted as it becomes available.

If I need to get in contact with someone from OIE, how do I do that?

We will be checking our email account regularly.  Please give us 24 hours to respond.


Posted on Monday, June 3rd, 2019 by Carla Fullwood under OMA Webpage.

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Posted on Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 by Augusto Pena under OMA Webpage.

A wonderful reminder going into the end of our semester together.

Land Acknowledgement Plaque Dedication

Posted on Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 by Augusto Pena under OMA Webpage.

The Native American Student Association (NASA), with the support of UNCG faculty, staff, community members, and the Office of Intercultural Engagement are proud to install a plaque in the Intercultural Resource Center that acknowledges the traditional Native inhabitants of these lands.  You are invited to the dedication of this plaque on Monday, November 12, which will serve to recognize the Indigenous peoples who have inhabited these lands over time and their special connection to the territories.

UNCG Chancellor Frank Gilliam, area Tribal Leaders, community members and students will deliver remarks at 6:00 p.m. with a reception to follow.  For more information.

House of Privilege

Posted on Friday, October 26th, 2018 by Amberlina Alston under OMA Webpage.
Welcome to House of Privilege!

House of Privilege is an experiential event where participants explore the different ways in which privilege is experienced in our society. House of Privilege uses an approach of touring a “home” to highlight privileged experiences and realities we oftentimes do not recognize.

House of Privilege – Fall 2019

House of Privilege will be hosted in the Office of Intercultural Engagement, EUC #62. Our “Open House” is scheduled from Tuesday, November 19th from 9:00 AM until Thursday, November 21st at 8:00pm. Participants are able to complete a self-guided tour at any time or attend an Open House facilitated tour at 1:00, 3:00, 5:00, or 7:00 any day.

During an Open House facilitated tour, you will have the opportunity to tour the House of Privilege with a realtor. This realtor will facilitate a dialogue at the end of the tour to reflect on the privileges portrayed in this year’s House of Privilege. All attendees who participate in a facilitated tour will receive a House of Privilege flashlight keychain.

Private Tours for Classes/Organizations
If your class or student organization would like to visit the House of Privilege as a group, we invite you to request a private tour. Private tours start hourly and can be scheduled for any day House of Privilege is open.
Private facilitated tours and discussion will last approximately 50 minutes and can be catered to your class or organization. To reserve a tour, please complete this form by Friday, November 8th.

For disability accommodations, please contact the Office of Intercultural Engagement at 336-334-5090. Additional questions may be directed to Amberlina Alston at

Office Of Intercultural Engagement is for Everyone!!

Posted on Friday, April 28th, 2017 by Carla Fullwood under OMA Webpage.



  • Supporting Change
  • Building community
  • Getting Involved
  • Encouraging Dialogue


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