The Inclusive Excellence Framework

Inclusive Excellence re-envisions both quality and diversity.


  • Reflects a striving for excellence in higher education
  • Seeks to infuse diversity into recruiting, admissions, hiring, curriculum, administrative structures and practices
  • Embraces newer forms of measuring excellence, emerging research on learning and brain functioning and more nuanced accountability structures

Inclusive Excellence moves beyond numbers to multilayered processes that achieve excellence in learning; research and teaching; student development; local and global community engagement; workforce development; and more.
(Williams, Berger & McClendon; 2005)

The Intersection of Global Health and Inclusive Excellence Seminar Series presents "Five years from now, who will be setting the global health agenda?"

Dr. Anu Kumar, President & CEO of Ipas, has served in a non-profit executive position for 20 years and as CEO for four years. Ipas is an international non-profit organization with offices in 16 countries and work in many more. Dr. Kumar will reflect on what global health organizations can and should do to decolonize global health and how we need to rethink the ways we are training global health practitioners in the U.S. to work locally and globally in public health.

Addressing Systemic Racism in Schools of Public Health

Written by a group of administrators within the Office of Inclusive Excellence, students, faculty, and staff from a Masters concentration in Health Equity, Social Justice, and Human Rights at the Gillings School, this manifesto addresses systemic racism in schools of public health.

2022 Heed Award

For the fourth consecutive year, leadership at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has been honored with the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine for outstanding commitment to and ongoing promotion of inclusive excellence.

Download our Enrollment Diversity (PDF) presentation to see information on enrollment trends and department diversity.

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