UNCG’s First Tunnel of Oppression

Posted on Monday, January 26th, 2015 by Casandra Fletcher under OMA Webpage.

Coming to campus March 2015

What is the Tunnel of Oppression?

The Tunnel of Oppression (TOP) is an interactive event that takes place on a number of college campuses each year in order to highlight contemporary issues of oppression. The event originated as a diversity program in 1993 at Western Illinois University and has since expanded nationwide, introducing students to concepts such as power, privilege, and oppression.

Tunnel of Oppression participants will walk through various rooms that focus on a particular social justice issue with an assigned tour guide. While the situations encountered may make some uncomfortable, the Tunnel is designed to engage emotions and make participants think critically about what is experienced in the room. The scenes that take place in the Tunnel are not meant to be representative of all people who have experienced oppression. Instead, they are intended to portray one example of how oppression may be experienced.

What rooms will be featured at UNCG’s Tunnel?

UNCG will feature four different rooms in its first ever Tunnel of Oppression! Featured rooms at other institutions have included the following: social class, physical disability, body image, homophobia, transphobia, religious oppression, relationship violence, racial profiling, and immigration.

How can I or my student organization get involved?

The Tunnel of Oppression requires a lot of volunteers in order to make the event run smoothly. We are currently looking for assistance in a number of capacities! To learn more about how you can get involved, please consider attending one of the following:

Volunteer Interest Meetings

Monday, January 26th , 2015 at 1:00 pm
Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) in 062 EUC

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 at 4:00 pm
Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) in 062 EUC

If you are interested in getting involved with the Tunnel of Oppression but are unable to make it to an interest meeting, please contact Niki Paganelli at ndpagane@uncg.edu or Justin Shreve at jlshreve@uncg.edu for more information. Any other comments or concerns can also be addressed to Niki or Justin.

MLK Speaker – Sonia Sanchez

Posted on Friday, December 5th, 2014 by Karen Core under OMA Webpage.

UNCG and NC A&T Present the Martin Luther King Jr Celebration 2015:

“Arts and the Civil Rights Movement: An Evening with Sonia Sanchez


When: Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 700PM

Where: Aycock Auditorium, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Featuring keynote address by Award-Winning Poet, Playwright, and Activist Sonia Sanchez!

Free and Open the the Public

Cultural Program Council

Posted on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 by Karen Core under OMA Webpage.
Cultural Programming Council Dinner Events

Cultural Programming Council Dinner Events

Testimonials from Hispanic/Latino Students

Posted on Friday, November 15th, 2013 by Jeffrey Coleman under OMA Webpage.

Check out some videos of Hispanic/Latino students sharing their success stories!
This video is in English

This video is in Spanish

Adelante: Hispanic/Latino Conversation Hours

Posted on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 by Karen Core under OMA Webpage.

Hispanic/Latino Community Office Hours

When: TBD 3:30-5:30 pm
Where: Multicultural Resource Center Conference Room, 062G EUC
Why: This is an opportunity to meet UNCG Hispanic/Latino faculty, staff, and students who would like to be a resource for you and discuss how you can impact the Hispanic/Latino community at UNCG.

Spring 2015
1/20 Lizely Lopez (Language, Literature, & Culture)

For more information contact Morgan Ridgell at m_ridgel@uncg.edu.