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

Elon Hillel chosen for cover of Hillel International’s College Guide

Elon is the 2018 cover story in the 2018 Hillel College Guide, a go-to resource for families across the United States.

Anita Hill, MLK, Jr. Commemorative Address - Thursday, Jan. 10

The annual winter term lecture will be held in Alumni Gym, Koury Athletic Center, at 6 p.m.

Elon students receive Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for Access to Global Engagement
Four Elon students received the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, a Department of State grant dedicated to funding opportunities for underrepresented students to study in underrepresented locations.