The Division of University Advancement is one of seven administrative divisions at North Carolina A&T State University. Our mission is to support the university through the enhancement and management of private resources by expanding opportunities for engagement, increasing the division’s resources, strengthening the university’s brand, and improving communications.
Organizationally, University Advancement is made up of five units:
The Office of Alumni Relations is the unification of the University and the Alumni Association with the goal of building and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships for our diverse alumni community. We plan to create engagement opportunities for alumni to connect with students, one another and the university utilizing their time, talent and treasure. In addition, we will focus on nurturing current students to create a tradition of participation and giving to support the university’s mission and goals.
Development creates and maintains funding opportunities through prospect research, cultivation and stewardship. Our development officers seek to raise private gifts of $25,000 or more for the College of Engineering, School of Technology, College of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Athletics. Corporate and foundation support is raised to meet the needs of all academic programs and student scholarships, and the Aggie Athletic Foundation brings major support to athletics through direct funding and corporate sponsorship.
Advancement Services exists in order to support the activities of the Division such as developing lifelong relationships with our students, alumni and supporters, and building a strong community that stays involved in A&T. Through these activities, we work together to advance the university. The support Advancement Services provides is that of a sound technological infrastructure. Advancement Services is responsible for all strategic development services activities, including prospect research, gift processing, technology, document imaging, training, and data services. Advancement Services will meet the needs of the fund raising professionals who use the university's relational database, while also developing and implement strategic operating plans for information systems in anticipation of future needs. Our goal is to assist in allowing the goals of the university's strategic plan to be met through the highest levels of efficiency, accountability, and infrastructure support.
The North Carolina A&T Real Estate Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)3 associated entity established to support North Carolina A&T State University’s quality environment of exemplary teaching and learning, scholarly and creative research, and effective community engagement and public service through the acquisition, ownership, transfer, development, and management of real estate or real estate-related projects.
In its 2017 Best Colleges rankings release, the U.S. News & World Report has ranked North Carolina A&T State University at the No. 1 historically black college or university (HBCU) in North Carolina and the No. 2 public HBCU in the nation.
The United States Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs has awarded a $1.2 million grant to the College of Education at North Carolina A&T State University to increase the number of highly qualified special education teachers produced for K-12 public schools.
Each year The National Black College Alumni (NBCA) Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony honors outstanding graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities who have made significant contributions to society and have excelled in their chosen field or endeavor.