Learn. Engage. Appreciate.

Learn

Take a diversity-related class – they explore topics like media, music, culture, relationships, business, athletics, religion, childhood development, science, language, comedy, identity, poverty, immigration, globalization, art, history and education.

Check out the full list of courses for both study abroad and on campus courses.

Engage

Attend an event – You don’t have to be enrolled in a course to learn. There will be performances, speakers, simulations, service opportunities, discussions, and films that are open to anyone. They’ll be happening on campus, in Alamance County, in various places in the U.S., on YouTube and Skype, and around the globe.

Check out the calendar of events

Appreciate

What do you mean by “diversity,” anyway?

There are many kinds of diversity. Among human beings, some differences are based in part on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, nationality, disability, socioeconomic standing, region, and intellectual viewpoint. One can explore many specific types of differences as well as the historical and practical implications of them and their intersections – from a variety of different disciplinary or interdisciplinary perspectives.

Why do we have this Winter Term theme?

Elon strives to provide students with an education preparing them to be global citizens and informed leaders motivated by concern for the common good. The university seeks to foster respect for human differences, passion for a life of learning, personal integrity, and an ethic of work and service.

Studies show that engagement across difference yields significant educational gains, including in critical thinking skills. This combination of goals – and the reality of the diverse and interconnected world we live in – inspire this effort to “learn, engage, and appreciate.” 

Check out some of the thought-provoking activities from last year’s courses and students' comments about last year’s Winter Term events.

Events

Winterfaith Lunch & Learn on the Unity Church - Jan. 7

Learn about religious traditions from around the world.

Lunch & Learn with Eli Clare - Moving Beyond Pity & Inspiration: Disability as a Social Justice Issue - Jan. 8

Join this lunch workshop with Eli Clare, on campus as part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Speaker series.

Afternoon workshop with Eli Clare: At the Intersection of Queerness & Disability - Jan. 8

Join this afternoon workshop with Eli Clare, on campus as part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Speaker series.

Evening Dinner Workshop with Eli Clare - Digging Deep: Thinking about Privilege - Jan. 8

Join this dinner workshop with Eli Clare, on campus as part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Speaker series.

Evening Workshop with Robert Jensen: Student Activism toward Social Justice - Jan. 11

Join this evening workshop with Robert Jensen, on campus as part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Speaker series.

Lunch and Learn with Robert Jensen: Beyond Multiculturalism - Jan. 12

Join this lunch workshop with Robert Jensen, on campus as part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Speaker series.

Afternoon Workshop with Robert Jensen - We are All Apocalyptic Now: Moral Responsibilities in Crisis Times - Jan. 12

Join this afternoon workshop with Robert Jensen, on campus as part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Speaker series.

Evening Workshop with Robert Jensen: Addressing Institutionalized Racism - Jan. 12

Join this evening workshop with Robert Jensen, on campus as part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Speaker series.

Living in the Overlap: Film screening and Q & A with filmaker Mary Dalton - Jan. 13

Living in the Overlap is the improbable true story of two girls growing up in Brooklyn in the 1940s, falling in love in the Midwest, and making a life together in North Carolina.

Events