Theme 1 of our current Elon University strategic plan commits us to an unprecedented university commitment to diversity and global engagement.
Our vision is two-fold:
1) The best campus climate for all
2) Significant learning around difference as a hallmark of an Elon education
To the left you will find information on our efforts to respond to and prevent bias, discrimination and harassment and create learning opportunities around our differences and similarities.
Collaborate to work on a definition of diversity and/or aspirational statement and develop a program to ensure the campus community has a basic understanding of our work around diversity and global engagement and how it relates to Elon’s core academic mission.
Develop a communications plan for new Bias and Discrimination policies in fall and a communications infrastructure to support the diversity strategic plan in spring.
Ensure that all people involved in the bias and discrimination process are fully trained, review our policies and protocols and ensure that the community understands them.
Explore diversity and learning. Consider plan in spring for a task force to examine initiation of diversity content in Elon’s curriculum. Support as needed the winter term diversity theme. Partner as appropriate with Academic Diversity Fellow.
Follow up on ADL second level type training with education team. Work with existing expertise such as DEEP, Chaplain, International week, heritage and history months and the office of disability services.
Assess campus climate reports and present findings to the council i.e. student and faculty and staff survey, Title IX report, report from bias and discrimination coordinator, Cleary Act report etc.
Create a shared planning calendar across diversity events on campus and include diversity and global engagement as a department for E-net postings related to diversity events and news on campus.