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Inclusive Community

Diversity Education

Elon's A Campus of Difference Effort

One important sub-group of our educational efforts are the ADL Campus of Difference Facilitator Cadre. The ADL Cadre is made up of 40 staff and faculty across campus who are trained to facilitate A Campus of Difference Session for student groups. 

While student are at Elon, they will have many opportunities to engage with individuals and communities with values and customs both similar to and different than their own.

These experiences will happen not only in their daily interactions in class, on campus and in the residence halls, but also in the experiences in which they choose to participate: internships, leadership, service, study abroad and undergraduate research.

The ADL Campus of Difference sessions work to support those interactions through:

  • Exploring how diversity on campus enhances the environment
  • Promoting experiences with people from different cultures and backgrounds
  • Allowing students to explore their own culture and experiences along with their fellow students
  • Enhancing their ability to communicate and connect with the wide range of people they will encounter while at Elon
  • Empowering students to be part of the solution to campus bias and discrimination

Members of the ADL Cadre are supported in their work by Leigh-Anne Royster, Director of Inclusive Community Wellbeing

Inclusive Lens Departmental Workshops

The Office of Inclusive Well-Being offers tailored Inclusive Lens Workshops for departments and divisions across campus.  The Director will work with your area to tailor a session that addresses the individual needs of your department.  Overall, Inclusive Lens Workshops can help employees in your department:

  • examine how identity impacts team and professional functioning
  • explore ways to enhance efforts to celebrate diversity in your area
  • develop skills for working with different student and community populations
  • discuss how diversity impacts supervisory relationships and responsibilities

To schedule an Inclusive Lens Workshop for your Department, please contact Leigh-Anne Royster.

Supervisor Series for Diversity Leadership

The Supervisor Series for Diversity Leadership is a collaborative effort with the Office of Leadership and Professional Development.  The series meets monthly with employees who have supervisory responsibility to discuss the impact of diversity and inclusion considerations in a supervisory role.  The Spring 2015 Series meets the last Monday of every month from 12:00 - 1:15.  Lunch is provided.  The series speakers include:

  • January:  Leigh-Anne Royster - Director of Inclusive Community Well-Being
  • February:  Matthew Antonio Bosch - Director of the Gender and LGBTQIA Center
  • March:  Randy Williams - Director of the Center for Race Ethnicity and Diversity Education
  • April:  Jan Fuller - University Chaplain

For more information about registering for the Supervisor Series for Diversity Leadership, please contact Leigh-Anne Royster or Mandy Stovall

Consortium of Diversity and Inclusion Content Experts

The Consortium of Diversity and Inclusion Experts (CDICE) is composed of more than 60 faculty and staff members from across campus with deep knowledge of issues related to diversity and/or bias and discrimination. These staff and faculty members have committed to create educational programming to address both immediate and long term needs. This consortium:

  •     works to develop public forums that address specific topics and/or incidents
  •     provides tailored educational opportunities in the event of incidents of bias, discrimination or harassment
  •     coordinates the semesterly Diversity 101 Roundtables Series

The Diversity 101 Roundtables series promotes a begining conversation around many of the constructs that impact diversity celebration and brings beginnning awareness to multiple forms of identity, power, privilege and inequality.
The next Diversity 101 Roundtable series will be take place in Spring 2015.  Please contact Leigh-Anne Royster for more information.

The Steering Committee for CDICE is listed below.  If you would like to be involved in the Consortium, please contact Leigh-Anne Royster.

Stephen Bloch-Schulman
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Spence Pavilion-Religion/Phil. 110
2340 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
(336) 278-5697
sschulman@elon.edu
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Ann Cahill
Professor of Philosophy
Spence Pavilion-Religion/Phil. 111
2340 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
(336) 278-5703
cahilla@elon.edu
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Becca Patterson
Coordinator for Health Promotion
Ellington He Ctr 301 S Okelly 104A
2040 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
(336) 278-7285
bbishopric@elon.edu
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Leigh-Anne Royster
Director of Inclusive Community Well-Being
Ellington He Ctr 301 S Okelly 104D
2040 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
(336) 278-7200
lroyster@elon.edu
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