Dear Department Chairs and Deans,
As you may have heard, UNCG meets the definition of a Minority Serving Institution (MSI). As of Fall
2015, 27% of all enrolled undergraduate students at UNCG self‐report as African‐American.
In addition, 45% of UNCG students qualify for need‐based Pell Grants (as of Fall 2015); therefore, UNCG
is designated as an Eligible Institution under Title III programs of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as
amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEA).
Based on MSI Status and Title III status, a variety of good questions have arisen from the UNCG
community. The attached FAQ document covers questions such as,
“What is MSI status?”
“What is Title III status?”
“Does UNCG have MSI status?”
“What is the best way to describe MSI status in publications, grants, and the media?”
If you or others in your department have questions, please ask. This will help us to improve the FAQs.
The FAQs will be periodically updated and posted to: https://oedi.uncg.edu/. For questions about grant
applications in which you wish to mention MSI status, please contact Aubrey Turner (336‐334‐4920 or
firstname.lastname@example.org). For general questions about MSI status, please contact Rod Wyatt at (336)
334‐3241 or email@example.com.
Aubrey R. Turner, Proposal Development Officer Office of Sponsored Programs
Rod Wyatt, Ph.D, Chair‐ Equity, Diversity and Inclusive Excellence Committee