Diversity Emerging Education Program (D.E.E.P.)


Mission Statement

Diversity Emerging Education Program (DEEP) strives to actively engage students, faculty, and staff in promoting and celebrating the diversity of the Elon University community.


  • Establish a strong and motivated council.
  • Plan events which are co-sponsored by other established organizations.  Ex: Fraternities, Sororities, Black Cultural Society, Residence Life.
  • Begin to establish a tradition in The Center for Race, Ethnicity & Diversity Education so that the students will know there will always be a specific event happening in the office.
  • Extend the resources in The Center for Race, Ethnicity & Diversity Education with hands-on materials relating to the education of diversity.
  • Emphasize ALL aspects of the D.E.E.P. Program so that the program is not limited to race but demonstrates diversity education in gender, economic, and sexual orientation as well.
  • Outreach to Elon first-year students. 
  • Facilitate one large program per semester.
  • Create plan for training of DEEP members to be certified diversity educators.


Plan, organization, and participate in the Organization Fair, D.E.E.P Impact, D.E.E.P. Days, and Tunnel of Oppression, and co-sponsors events with the Multicultural Student Council and Student Mentors Advising Raising Talent.

For more information about D.E.E.P. contact:

Student Program Coordinator of D.E.E.P
Larisse Abayisenga
Advisor of D.E.E.P.
Khyandra 'Kiki" Murrain