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.
Patrick G. Awuah Jr., president of Ashesi University in Ghana, traveled from Africa to the United States to receive an award that recognizes entrepreneurs who are leaders in their industry and who exemplify the values of Elon University.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas "came out" as an undocumented immigrant three years ago and shared his story with an Elon University audience on Feb. 22 during the Intersect: Diversity & Leadership Conference.
Apply today for the Thomas Barnett Breaking Down Barriers Scholarship awareded to a member of the campus community.
Glenda Phillips Hightower visited the university on Thursday and spent part of her day talking with current students about her struggles and triumphs in 1963 as Elon's first full-time African-American student.
A 7 p.m. lecture in the LaRose Digital Theatre by Daniel Kent of Whitman College is sponsored by Assistant Professor Amy Allocco, the university's distinguished emerging scholar in religious studies, in her role as Teacher-Scholar in Residence for the Global Neighborhood.
The Winter Term course "Disarming Injustice: Nonviolence and the Civil Rights Movement" included visits to the 16th Street Baptist Church and the National Voting Rights Museum.