Inclusion and Global Engagement

Part of Elon’s core values

Diversity and Global engagement at Elon is about academic excellence. We want to provide students with an education that prepares them for an increasingly interlinked world. That’s why we strive for an intellectually diverse environment with diversity of thought, diversity of history, diversity of perspectives, and diversity of background.

As an academic institution we rely on evidence-based best practices. Academic studies have shown that students need a diverse learning environment in order to do the deepest and most significant critical thinking. Further research has shown that students in diverse environments not only have positive learning outcomes in school, but also after graduation in terms of their participation in democracy and leadership in society.

Elon is committed to creating a pluralistic and inclusive environment for every member of the campus community. We seek to cultivate a campus climate that fosters the inclusion and engagement of everyone, regardless of individual differences in order to achieve the highest level of academic excellence.

As an Elon faculty or staff, if you would like to get involved in diversity education please contact Leigh-Anne Royster about leading or attending our educational programs. If you are a student interested in diversity education programs please contact Carla Fullwood.

> President Leo M. Lambert's statement on diversity and global engagement

> Learn more about pre- and post-doctoral fellowships for developing teacher-scholars from diverse backgrounds

News and Events

Hispanic/Latino Symposium: Perspectivas, Oct. 7 & 8

Join us in the Global Commons Media Room 103 for our inaugural two-day series of faculty, staff and student presentations on issues related to the Hispanic/Latino community at Elon and beyond.

Elon student participates in Clinton Global Initiative

Odyssey Scholar and Elon University sophomore Barang Phuk will attend the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New York City this weekend to advocate for tuition-free schools in her home nation of Cambodia.

Anna Torres-Zeb joins Truitt Center staff as coordinator of Muslim Life

Torres will work closely with campus chaplains and faith leaders to promote dialogue and multifaith harmony.