Welcome to Elon's Multicultural Center

Our mission is:

  • To provide Elon students a transformative multicultural education needed to function effectively in a diverse world.
  • To promote a campus environment of learning and outreach that promotes diverse ideas, backgrounds, and individuals; enables student success; and celebrates historical contributions of diverse groups.


Attend the 2014 Intersect Conference on November 21- 22, and proudly fill in the blank!

Intersect is a *FREE two-day conference sponsored by the Multicultural Center and the Center for Leadership. Through interactive workshops and engaging keynote speakers, conference participants will explore their identities, and discover how those identities intersect & influence each other. Visit the 2014 Intersect website to learn more information about the conference.

Want to get involved? The Conference Planning Team is looking for additional committee members to help plan this year's conference. Learn more about committee positions HERE.

*free for Elon students, faculty and staff


Multicultural Center News

Common Reading author energizes Elon with stories of windmills & hope

William Kamkwamba, the builder of a Malawi village windmill whose efforts are recounted in Elon University’s 2014-15 Common Reading selection "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind," is spending two days on campus this week to share stories about the power of persistence.

Elon honored for diversity & inclusion programs

INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine has recognized Elon with a 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, an accolade that reflects ongoing university efforts to celebrate and support students, staff, faculty and alumni of all backgrounds and beliefs.

Cherrel Miller Dyce publishes article in The Urban Review

Research by Elon's Faculty Fellow for the Multicultural Center looks at the role of juvenile justice, child welfare and education systems on educational outcomes of African-American men in foster care and residential group homes.

'Social change is very difficult to bring about'

Elon University professors and students filled McKinnon Hall on Aug. 27, 2014, to discuss race, privilege and justice following the Missouri police shooting death of an unarmed black man and subsequent protests that have galvanized the nation.

Students bring 'Hands Up, Don’t Shoot' movement to campus

Elon University’s chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. organized students, faculty and staff Tuesday for a group portrait at College Coffee to raise awareness of police shootings and controversial law enforcement practices across the United States.


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