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

Eid Al-Adha Celebration - Sept. 19

Everyone is welcome to join us in the McBride Sacred Space in Numen Lumen Pavilion on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. to celebrate the Muslim holiday of Eid Al-Adha.

Elon contingent attends Paladin Awards Ceremony in New York City

Accompanied by Communications Dean Rochelle Ford, four School of Communications students and one alumna attended the PRSA Foundation’s signature event on June 25 to celebrate the advancement of diversity and inclusion in the public relations sector.

Jessica Gisclair receives Fulbright award to teach in China

The associate professor of strategic communications will join the Shanghai International Studies University for the spring 2020 term.