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Diversity at Elon

Diversity is honored and welcomed at Elon. Students come from 48 states, the District of Columbia and 48 countries, and represent many different cultures and ethnicities. With 5,000 undergraduates, Elon is big enough to offer the resources of a large university, but small enough to nurture a close-knit campus that values each person. 

During your time here, you will meet new people, make new friends and consider new perspectives. Elon’s emphasis on individual attention and opportunity will give you a chance to shine. Professors will get to know you personally, and are devoted to giving you the tools necessary for success.

You will also have access to many programs and resources for enrichment. Elon’s Multicultural Center helps multicultural students adjust to college life, and assists all students with the exploration of diverse topics.  The Center is also home to the African-American Resource Room — a study area, gathering place and historical archive celebrating African American culture.

Ways to get involved

Elon offers many opportunities for students to further explore their academic and cultural interests outside of the classroom. Here are some organizations and programs that might be of interest:

  • El Centro de Español, Elon’s Spanish center, gives students, faculty and staff the opportunity to learn conversational Spanish in a relaxed atmosphere.
  • Elon’s Spanish house, La Casa de Español, is a learning community for those who want to reinforce their language skills by living with other students who are learning Spanish.
  • Elon offers nearly 20 living-learning community for students with shared interests, such as Better Together: A Multi-faith Community, La Casa Italiana, La Maison Francaise, International and Leaders in a Global World.
  • Study abroad opportunities are also available for students who want to immerse themselves in an international experience.
  • Members of Elon’s Model UN attend conferences that develop their understanding of international affairs, diplomacy and the role of the United Nations in the world.
  • The Latin American Student Association (LASO) provides advancement, awareness, and acceptance of Latin American culture both on and off campus.
  • The LGBTQ Office is working to gather the various existing LGBTQ resources, organizations and research projects on campus under one umbrella while developing new initiatives to further enhance Elon’s commitment to diversity. Want to learn more about what it's like to be an LGBTQ student at Elon? Check out this page.

More information about diversity education programs.

A Culture of Inquiry

Elon's academic offerings support the university's commitment to diversity and global engagement. Courses in Religious Studies andWorld Languages are an excellent foray into a culture different than your own. Minors are also offered in a variety of fields:

Resources you can count on

Financial aid opportunities such as grants, scholarships, loans and work-study programs are available to students. Our financial aid counselors will be happy to discuss your options. Click here for more information.

Need More Info?

For information about admissions, scholarships or campus visits for prospective multicultural students, call Natalie Garza at 800-334-8448 or email her.