Our Pride, Our Future!




North Carolina A&T State University will be recognized as a preeminent land-grant university and the institution of choice for high-achieving students who are inspired by outstanding teaching and learning, civic engagement, transformative research, and creative scholarship to solve societal challenges.


North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is an 1890 land-grant doctoral research university dedicated to learning, discovery, and community engagement. The University provides a wide range of educational opportunities from bachelor’s to doctoral degrees in both traditional and online environments. With an emphasis on preeminence in STEM and a commitment to excellence in all its educational, research, and outreach programs, North Carolina A&T fosters a climate of economic competitiveness that prepares students for the global society.

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our history



    N.C. A&T’s legacy of excellence in education began with a forward-thinking group that includes a U.S. Senator from Vermont, the U.S. Secretary of Interior, the governor of North Carolina and North Carolina General Assembly who had the vision to create an institution of higher learning for African American students "to teach practical agriculture and mechanic arts and such branches of learning as relate there to, not excluding academic and classical instruction."



    The university realized dynamic changes to the Greensboro campus and cemented its place among the nation’s top historically black colleges and universities through exemplary undergraduate and graduate instruction, scholarly and creative research, and effective public service and engagement.



    N.C. A&T has strategically charted a path to preeminence for the university community rooted in the core values of learning, excellence, integrity, respect, creativity, engagement and service.

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The Memorial Student Union, located at the peak of the North Campus Quadrangle (the Quad), was the center of student social life on the campus. Prior to its construction in 1967, students gathered in the cramped quarters of their bedrooms, in the dining halls or the common areas of their residence halls to socialize and participate in recreational activities.

The original building included a large ballroom and small meeting and conference rooms as well as offices for the director, assistant director, student activities coordinator and the Student Government Association. In the early days, the third floor included rooms for visitors who wanted to remain over night while the basement included the bookstore, game room, beauty salon and barbershop.

In the late 1990s, the Memorial Student Union housed the Aggie OneCard office as well as the Ayantee yearbook offices, the alternative dining solution, the Aggie Den and a commuter student lounge. Construction in the early 2000s added on the Stallings Ballroom and created the alternative dining solution The Aggie Sit-In.

In June 2015, the Memorial Student Union was demolished to make way for a new $90 million, 150,000 square-foot student center that will include five alternative dining solutions, 250-seat dining hall, a convenience store, the university bookstore, meeting rooms, lounge and study areas, student organization and staff offices, and a ballroom that seats 500 for banquets and 700 for lectures. The new student center is expected to open in 2018.