Naming and System Names
Naming: In our external communications, we will use UNC Greensboro primarily. We will use UNCG in internal communications on campus, and where reasonable.
We will not use “The University of North Carolina at Greensboro” except in isolated, required situations. We want to maintain our connection to one of the country’s most well-respected state university systems while also emphasizing our own identity, “Greensboro” and the “G.”
Examples of external communications include news releases sent to local media, alumni newsletters, UNCG Research Magazine, etc.
Examples of internal communications (on campus) include Campus Weekly stories, departmental flyers, campus-wide notices, etc.
UNCG can be used on first reference on social media given character limitations.
The history of our names:
1891 – 1897 State Normal and Industrial School
1897 – 1919 State Normal and Industrial College
1919 – 1932 North Carolina College for Women
1932 – 1963 Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina (WC)
1963 – present The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Other UNC System institutions:
The full names of other universities are spelled out on first reference if they would not be immediately recognized by the audience.
|First Reference||Second Reference|
|Appalachian State University||Appalachian or ASU|
|East Carolina University||ECU|
|Elizabeth City State University||ECSU|
|Fayetteville State University||FSU|
|North Carolina A&T State University||N.C. A&T|
|North Carolina Central University||NCCU|
|UNC School of the Arts||UNCSA|
|North Carolina State University||NC State|
|University of North Carolina at Asheville||UNC Asheville|
|University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill||UNC-Chapel Hill|
|University of North Carolina at Charlotte||UNC Charlotte|
|University of North Carolina at Pembroke||UNC Pembroke or UNCP|
|University of North Carolina Wilmington||UNC Wilmington or UNCW|
|Western Carolina University||Western Carolina or WCU|
|Winston-Salem State University||Winston-Salem State or WSSU|
|North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics||NCSSM|