Only a few people on campus have the highest legal level of confidentiality, and even they cannot keep certain kinds of information confidential. Counselors in the Counseling Center, the religious leader of your religious community, the Coordinator for Violence Prevention and Response and the University's on-call immediate responders have the highest legal level of confidentiality. All other members of the campus community have a duty to report acts of bias, discrimination, harassment or other community disturbances. Nonetheless, the University will make every effort to minimize what information is shared in any university process.
The Inclusive Community Team includes representatives from across campus including staff, faculty, and administrators in multiple offices and fields.We believe it is critically important that campus members report incidents of bias, discrimination or harassment incidents. We provide advocacy for anyone going through a campus process, develop inclusive community educational programming, gather information about bias, discrimination and harassment incidents on our campus, and research and implement best practices in terms of policy, action, and education.
Elon University has modeled the Inclusive Community Team after other college and university campuses that are committed to providing students, staff and faculty with a safe place to work and learn. The Elon Commitment promotes “engaged minds”, “inspired leaders” and “global citizens”. In order to support this commitment, it is critical to actively foster a safe place to learn, develop and critically examine identity. This commitment has sparked multiple efforts across campus – the Inclusive Community Team being one such effort. We are here to protect and advocate for students and staff members.
Yes. The Inclusive Community Education Team can provide presentations to classes, student clubs, or work units on a variety of topics related to bias, discrimination, harassment or other issues related to preventing such incidents as well as ways to create and foster inclusive environments. Individual members of the Bias Incident Response team have specific expertise in content areas. Contact a team member for more details or to discuss a particular area of interest.
The Inclusive Community Council meets once a month to discuss policy, procedure and potential continued trainings. Additionally, individual members of the Inclusive Community Council will be convened in the event of an incident of bias or hate that impacts the campus climate, campus group or individual.
All members of the Elon community have the ability AND responsibility to do their part to prevent bias, discrimination and harassment and create inclusive community. Creating a "hate free zone" starts with you. For a list of ideas of how you can contribute to making Elon University a safe and supportive place for everyone, look at "10 Ways to Fight Hate On Campus".
To learn what happens to an online or in person report please review this flow chart .
No. Not all incidents are criminal in nature. If there is a question as to whether an incident is criminal or not, or if there are safety issues involved, then the person who receives the report may ask the University Police Team Member to review it and determine whether further action by University Police is warranted.
Not necessarily, but it may be required. As with all reports, depending on the nature of the incident, the appropriate campus office may be informed about the report and therefore may contact you to discuss the incident.
The Associate Director of Health Promotion and Coordinator of Interpersonal Relations and Community Well-Being, in concert with appropriate parties, will keep general and statistical information about the incident for inclusion in Elon's annual report on campus diversity and inclusion. We record the date, type, location, and nature of the incident and how it was resolved. We shred the original report.
Yes. We feel it is important to support community members at all times whether events are occurring on or off-campus. Additionally, in relation to students, our expectations for student conduct extend beyond the geographic boundaries of campus and include all students, regardless of where they live. We can and do hold students accountable for behavior that violates the Student Honor Code.
There are many ways to get involved! Contact Leigh-Ann Royster about how to get involved with the Inclusive Community Education Team efforts. Come share your ideas with Brooke Barnett, chair of the inclusive community council.
Contact Leon Williams for more information about how to get involved with the Mulitcultural roundtable and other Multicultural Center efforts. Contact Melissa Jordan about becoming a SMART mentor or DEEP diversity education.
We thank Humboldt State University for their progressive model that inspired our work.