Apply to be an Unum Fellow Today!

Applications for our 5th Cohort of Unum Fellows are now open! Are you a Southern college student looking to make an impact towards equity in your community or on campus? Apply today!

EPU & The Bitter Southerner Partner Series

EPU has partnered with The Bitter Southerner to showcase the work of our Unum Fellows happening across the American South. Check out more here.

Now Accepting Applications for the 2024 Unum Academy!

Learn more about the Unum Academy Leadership Accelerator program here!

EPU’s mission is to build a more just, equitable, and inclusive South, uprooting barriers that have long divided the region by race and class.

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Cultivating courageous leaders committed to realizing a vision for a more equitable, inclusive South


Accelerating change to create equal access to opportunity, democracy, safety, and protection under the law at the local, state, and federal levels


Identifying where inequities exist, their structural cause, and the environments and conditions that perpetuate them

Narrative Change

Shifting people’s attitudes and behaviors by encouraging open, honest discussions to change narratives that preserve systemic and interpersonal racism

"We will remain trapped in a cycle of anger and hopelessness until more white Americans come to grips with our past."

– Mitch Landrieu, Founder & Former President of E Pluribus Unum, Former Mayor of New Orleans, LA