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:
Alumni Affairs serves to strengthen the bonds of loyalty and enthusiasm between the university and its alumni. Homecoming and Alumni Weekend are two major events of the year that bring alumni back to campus. In addition, other special events are hosted each year to keep alumni engaged and supportive.
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, an infrastructure support.
University Relations is the central communications office for North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. It is responsible for marketing, branding, crisis communications, media relations and other major elements of identification and communications for the university, and it works with colleges/schools and units across the university to promote news, information and events that align with the institution’s strategic priorities and brand positioning.
North Carolina A&T University Foundation, Inc.
The North Carolina A&T University Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) associated entity established to support the mission of the university. The foundation fosters and promotes the growth, progress and general welfare of the university by receiving and administering gifts and donations. It also provides funds for which state and/or tax monies are not available. In addition to investments, unrestricted and restricted funds, the foundation manages and administers funds and properties for the benefit of the university.