GIS and Data Visualization Librarian and Assistant Professor Jo Klein, along with Student Success and Open Education Librarian and Assistant Professor Melody Rood have been awarded a 2021 iBelong grant from UNCG’s Campus Climate Committee.
Klein and Rood were awarded their grant for Queer Cafe, a program that promotes a safe environment through inclusivity and community with experiences shared by LGBTQ+ students and library staff.
“The University and the Division of Student Affairs strive to promote a climate at UNCG where everyone feels supported and welcomed. In order to better understand student experiences here, the iBelong Project was launched in the Spring 2019 semester. The project utilized the Culturally Engaging Campus Environments (CECE) survey, developed by the National Institute for Transformation and Equity.” (Division of Student Affairs, https://sa.uncg.edu/ibelong/)
“The iBelong Project grants were developed in response to findings from the 2018 Culturally Engaging Campus Environments (CECE) survey that identified that students’ sense of belonging was 10% lower than overall student satisfaction.” (University Communications, https://news.uncg.edu/ibelong-grant-winners-selected/)
Read more about the iBelong grant awards in the full news story from University Communications.