Mission and Vision


The Integrative Community Studies (ICS) Certificate program fosters the development of engaged citizens by centralizing the student experience in:

  • Inclusion & integration
  • Curricular & co-curricular learning
  • Diversity & equity
  • Natural resources
  • Student created tools & strategies
  • Professional development



ICS Graduates leave UNCG prepared to engage with and adapt to the ever changing world around them.


ICS Commitments 

Upon successful completion of the ICS program of study, graduates will communicate and actively engage in their plans in the following areas:

  • Financial
  • Career
  • Interdependent living
  • Resources/Support
  • Leisure
  • Civic Engagement/Advocacy
  • Relationships


**Updated and approved by Director Lisa Pluff, July 15, 2021 **


UNCG Mission and Vision

The department of ICS is committed to fulfilling the larger mission and vision of UNCG, found here.