The Creating Great Global Citizens Initiative began in the spring of 2011 as a collaborative effort between the UNT Office of Sustainability, The Division of Equity and Diversity, and the UNT International Department. Recognizing the relationship between these disciplines, leaders in these areas work together to bring about a culture on our campus that encourages our students to be cognizant of their global impact by being stewards of the environment, socially just individuals, and internationally literate in the workforce and beyond.
UNT-International provides leadership in all areas of international education, guiding and promoting the comprehensive internationalization of UNT; helping the University to create a learning environment designed to make the connections between internationalization, diversity and multiculturalism, and collaboration that will help enrich campus life, develop an informed global citizenry, and foster a host of connections with people and institutions beyond our region.
The Division of Institutional Equity and Diversity partners with the UNT Faculty and Staff and the entire campus community to create an inclusive environment that prepares and promotes UNT student success in a global marketplace. Equity is an important part of social sustainability and international cultures.
By coming together in the spirit of learning and celebration, we can prepare our students and empower them to solve the problems that face their generation, and future generations, in order to make our world a better place. The month of April has been officially designated as Celebrating Great Global Citizens Month. During this month we recognize individuals and groups that embody the ideals of great global citizenship, as well as educate and engage the campus community about sustainability, equity, and internationalism.