History, VISION & Mission

We prepare students to thrive throughout their entire lives.

Founded in 1838, Greensboro College provides undergraduate and graduate students a true liberal-arts education that prepares them to thrive not just in the classroom and in student life, but into their future careers and throughout their lives. Greensboro College provides a coeducational and independent learning atmosphere with approximately 1,000 undergraduate students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia and seven foreign countries. We have 45 full-time faculty who teach 42 majors and more than 1,000 different courses directly to our students. We pride ourselves on our one-on-one contact between faculty and students. We consider ourselves a leader in academic advising and leadership development programs.

In addition, our 18-sport NCAA Division III athletic program is nationally recognized and a member of the USA South Conference. Our affiliation with the United Methodist Church affords students the opportunity to stay grounded in their faith and to grow spiritually. When searching for the college that best fits you, think about what’s most important to your overall experience and what will help guide you to a successful and prosperous future. If intellectual, personal and spiritual development is important to you, then your search ends here at Greensboro College.

Greensboro College is a Yellow Ribbon school and is also designated as a Military Friendly School.

Our Vision

Greensboro College faculty, staff and students strive to think critically, act justly and live faithfully.

Our Mission

Mission Statement: Greensboro College, a liberal-arts institution grounded in Methodist tradition of inclusivity, encourages students to pursue a path toward their intellectual, personal, and spiritual goals in life, career, and community as leaders and advocates for a more just world.

Honor Code

All academic endeavors at Greensboro College are based on the expectation and assumption that each student will uphold the highest principles of honesty and fairness. This expectation and assumption finds expression in the Academic Honor Code, which every student is committed to uphold.

  • Every student is honor-bound to refrain from cheating.
  • Every student is honor-bound to refrain from plagiarizing.
  • Every student is honor-bound to refrain from lying.
  • Every student is honor-bound to refrain from misusing library, laboratory or computer equipment or materials.
  • Every student is honor-bound to refrain from disruptive classroom behavior.
  • Every student is honor-bound to comply strictly with all examination and testing procedures as may be prescribed by the College, the faculty or individual members of the faculty.
  • Every student is honor-bound to report Academic Honor Code violations.
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“I loved the GC Honors program and Greensboro College. I felt safe and a sense of genuine belonging at the college. I worked closely with my thesis advisor and professors who helped inspire me to define my path and passion of interest. That path has led me to my doctoral studies in Engineering Mechanics.”

- Joshua Fitzgerald, Class of ’19, Mathematics Major

Joshua currently studies astrodynamics at Virginia Tech University and is an Engineering Mechanics Ph.D. Candidate.