Greensboro College is an undergraduate liberal-arts college, also offering four master's degrees. Coeducational and independent, the institution is located near downtown Greensboro, North Carolina. It was founded in 1838 and is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.
The college is located on nearly 80 acres of tree-lined grounds in a historic district bordering the heart of the city of Greensboro. The convenient location provides easy access to major attractions, the cultural arts district, shopping and fine-arts venues.
The college enrolls approximately 1,250 students from 32 states,the District of Columbia, and 24 nations. The school features a strong liberal-arts program and a 16-sport NCAA Division III athletic program. Greensboro College is known for its individual concern for students, strong academic advising program, nationally recognized intercollegiate athletics and leadership development programs.
Greensboro College’s 59 full-time faculty teach 33 majors and more than 1,000 different courses. No graduate assistants teach classes at Greensboro College.
Greensboro College offers undergraduate degrees in the following four programs: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Music Education, and Bachelor of Science.
Undergraduate majors offered are: art, athletic training, biology, biology/allied health, birth through kindergarten education, business administration, chemistry, criminal justice, elementary education, English, English and communication studies, exercise and sport studies, health/physical education, history, history and political science, liberal studies, mathematics, mathematics education, middle grades education, music, music education, political science, psychology, religion, sociology, special education, theatre and Urban Ecology. Secondary comprehensive science education is also offered.
Additionally, the college offers graduate programs in the following areas: Master of Arts degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, and the Master of Education degree in Elementary Education and Special Education. Within the Master of Education in Special Education degree program, concentrations in Special Education General Curriculum and Special Education Adapted Curriculum are offered. Successful completion of the Master of Education degree qualifies the individual for the advanced license in the state of North Carolina.
Special programs at the college include: Allied Health, Athletic Training Education, Criminal Justice, Ethics Across the Curriculum, Professional Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, the George Center for Honors Studies, International Studies, Study Abroad, Teacher Education, Women's and Gender Studies and Writing Across the Curriculum.
The Academic Services, Disability Services, and Career Exploration and Development offices work with students to ensure that they reach their full potential, while Student Health Services and Counseling Services work to ensure that students are healthy.
Two semesters and two summer class sessions, with a 12 credit-hour minimum full-time load.
Academic Honor Societies
Alpha Chi, a national honor society recognizing superior overall academic achievement; Alpha Kappa Delta, national sociological honor society; Alpha Phi Sigma, national criminal-justice honor society; Beta Beta Beta, national biological honor society; Kappa Delta Pi, international education honor society; Phi Alpha Theta, national history honor society; Pi Delta Phi, international French honor society; Pi Sigma Alpha, national political science honor society; Psi Chi, national psychological honor society; Sigma Beta Delta, international business honor society; Sigma Delta Pi, international Spanish honor society; Sigma Tau Delta, international English honor society; and Theta Alpha Kappa, national religion honor society.
Greensboro College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The Teacher Education Program is accredited by the North Carolina State Board of Education and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The Business Program is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs. The Music Program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and the Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.
The college holds membership in a number of organizations related to higher education in general and to the academic programs offered at the college.
Advising and Counseling: Faculty advisors, academic and personal counseling, career counseling, and preprofessional guidance in dentistry, law, medicine, theology and veterinary medicine.
Intercollegiate competition as a member of the NCAA Division III and the USA South Athletic Conference. Sponsorship includes men's and women's basketball, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, swimming and golf; men's baseball and football; women's softball and volleyball; co-ed cheerleading and a full range of men's and women's intramural and recreational sports.
Located on the third floor of Main Building, the Brock Historical Museum of Greensboro College seeks to foster a sense of identity, community, and pride in the college’s rich history by collecting, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting archival materials and artifacts pertinent to the history of the college, life at the college, and the college’s relation to and influence on both the surrounding communities and society in general. The museum is open to all students, faculty, staff, and other visitors during designated hours.
Cocurricular involvement and leadership in activities are valuable supplements to classroom learning. Students take an active role in planning and implementing campus activities. Pride Productions is one of the organizations that regularly sponsor a variety of social events such as bands, comedians, trips, movies, Homecoming, formal dances, and the annual Spring Fling weekend. Students are encouraged to take an active role in the community standards process while living in the residence halls.
Computers for open student use (approximately 100 in all) are located in the Library, Proctor Hall West 206 computer lab, Cowan 207, and the Royce Reynolds Family Student Life Center. The Cowan Humanities Building houses the News & Record Technology Lab and the Writing Center, each with 20 computers, high-speed printers, and other peripheral equipment. Proctor Hall houses two computerized classrooms and computers are present in many of the science, social science and physical education laboratories. The PEAK on the third floor of Main Building has 20 computers and specialized software to support the academic services provided to students. A campus fiber-optic backbone supports connections to the network from faculty offices, classrooms, the library and residence hall rooms. The entire campus, including classroom buildings, public areas, the library, and residence halls have wireless Internet access throughout. Campus email and file sharing are supported by Google.
The primary on-campus dining facility is Fowler Hall, located in Greensboro Building. The dining hall underwent a $750,000 renovation in the summer of 2011 and additional renovations in the summer of 2012.
The James Addison Jones Library provides a quality environment for reading, viewing, and listening to materials that support the college curriculum and independent learning. A collection of more than 110,000 volumes, sound and video recordings, scores, and curriculum materials supports research and study at the college. The collection also includes several hundred periodicals, access to more than 21,000 print and electronic periodicals and newspapers, full text access to almost 45,000 electronic books, and many other print, multimedia, and electronic resources. Collections include the Levy-Loewenstein Holocaust Collection, with more than 1,000 circulating publications on Holocaust history; and the Curriculum Materials Center, which houses resources for teacher education faculty and students. Jones Library is a member of NC-PALS, a four-library consortium including Bennett, Guilford, and Salem Colleges.
Students take an active role in planning and implementing campus activities. Greensboro College has more than 40 student organizations, various opportunities including Student Government Association (SGA), Pride Productions, Pride CREW (Campus Resources for Education and Wellness), United African-American Society (UAAS), Residence Hall Association (RHA), newspaper, literary magazine, theatre, musical and instrumental groups, and other special interest, honor and service organizations.
Chapel services are held each week in Hannah Brown Finch Memorial Chapel. Programs from diverse traditions and a variety of student organizations offer students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to worship, study, serve, and fellowship in order to grow in faith and understanding. Religious Life organizations include: Campus Crusade for Christ, Catholic Student Fellowship, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Hillel and Student Christian Fellowship. The Royce and Jane Reynolds Institute for Church Leadership, announced in April 2011 with a generous gift from a longtime trustee and his wife, will provide additional opportunities for exploration of faith and vocation.
Four residence halls are options available to students.
Village 401A distinct feature of the College’s location is that we share a common zip code, 27401; thus, the name Village 401. Working closely with businesses, schools, agencies and organizations within Village 401, the College provides opportunities for students, faculty and staff to assist the community in meeting some of its challenges and needs while enhancing liberal-arts education with community service.