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.
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
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.
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.
Join this workshop led by Dr. Cael Keegan on the significance of films by trans director Lana Wachowski.
Join this workshop led by Dr. Cael Keegan and participate in collaborative training on cisgender privilege.
Join this workshop led by Dr. Cael Keegan and learn how to be an effective trans ally.
Join Dr. India Johnson for this discussion, part of a series focusing on how faith and worldview informs repsonses to social and environmental justice concerns.
Join Dr. Kate Bruce for this discussion, part of a series focusing on how faith and worldview informs repsonses to social and environmental justice concerns.
The Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life is sponsoring Winter Term lunch and learn sessions on the basic practices of three different spiritual traditions.
This 2-hour interactive experience educates students, faculty, staff and community members in the realities of poverty in the United States and Alamance County.
Join other students in discussing the impact of social justice efforts on local, national and international policies.
Join students and staff from the Truitt Center for a service celebrating the relationship between multi-faith traditions and social justice.