Thursday, October 20, 2016

University Libraries Supports Spirit Day

On October 20, 2016, millions of Americans will wear purple on Spirit Day in a stand against bullying and to show their support for lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) youth. Conceptualized in 2010 by a high school student wanting to memorialize those who lost their lives to bullying, Spirit Day has since become an international movement of solidarity for LGBTQ+ kids, teens, and young adults.

Today, 8 out of 10 LGBTQ+ students experience harassment while at school. By inviting students, administrators, faculty, and staff to participate in Spirit Day, we can send a strong message of support to UNCG’s LGBTQ+ and allied students, while taking a firm stand against bullying. The Office of Intercultural Engagement and Division of Student Affairs care deeply about this issue, and would like to see UNCG become a safer place for all.

University Libraries Celebrates Spirit Day by wearing purple

More purple in the afternoon!

For more information on the history of Spirit Day, how you can be involved, and other resources, visit

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