Diversity 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 please contact Leigh-Anne Royster about leading or attending our educational programs.

> 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

Sand mandala brings Buddhist blessings to Elon

Two monks used colored sand in the Numen Lumen Pavilion this week to create a Buddhist symbol that fosters healing and peace for those who view it.

Village Project grows again in 2014-15

With more than 140 local children now involved in an Elon University program that helps struggling readers, administrators sought a larger community space to bring families together with their college student tutors.

Experts describe needs of immigrants to U.S.

Thousands of refugees each year face hurdles in rebuilding lives away from homes where they were persecuted, and on Monday evening in the Global Neighborhood, Elon University students learned more about issues confronting new arrivals to the United States.

Campus marks Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha

The Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life hosted an Oct. 16 celebration that helped Elon University students learn more from local Muslims about their beliefs.

Global Neighborhood dinner focuses on images of girls in children's programming

The second House Dinner of the semester brought together students, faculty and staff for an intellectual discussion.

Fireside Chat to discuss bias and harassment - Oct. 8

A Fireside Chat:  To Discuss Bias and Harassment on Elon’s Campus