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


Mission Statement

Diversity Emerging Education Program (DEEP) is the CREDE's signature diversity education program.  DEEP aims to actively engage students, faculty, and staff in increasing their understanding of and appreciation for diversity and promoting activism for social justice through events and workshops in the Elon University community.


  • Plan and organize interactive educational and social campus events that foster a deep understanding and appreciation for diversity, and the promotion of social justice. This include topics related to all forms of identity (race, gender, class, age, nationality, ability, religion, sexual orientation, etc...), social justice (systems of oppression, power and privilege, allyship), and global engagement.
  • Create programming opportunities to strengthen relationships among diverse identity groups within the Elon community.
  • Develop and design educational workshops for student leaders, student organization meetings, and classes where participants explore their own social identities, the identities and experiences of others, and issues related to systems of oppression/social inequities, privilege, and allyship.
  • Facilitate workshops and seminars promoting intergroup communication to interact more effectively with others across difference and to develop skills to address difficult issues about diversity and social justice.

Would you like to:

  • * Plan campus events to promote diversity and social justice awareness?
  • * Meet other students with a strong interest in diversity and social justice?
  • * Enhance your skills as a programmer or facilitator?

Then apply to be in the DEEP Squad!

The DEEP Squad is a group of students who works collaboratively to develop events and workshops to accomplish the goals of DEEP. Deep Squad members are mature and dedicated undergraduate students who have a strong interest in diversity and social justice, and possess some program planning and facilitation skills. DEEP Squad members engage in critical self-reflection, dialogue, and on-going education as they work to create engaging events and workshops for the campus community.

Join the DEEP Squad! Below are some upcoming dates to remember:

DEEP Squad Information Meeting Monday, September 7, 2015 | 5pm
DEEP Squad Interest form deadline Tuesday, September 8, 2015 | 5pm

DEEP Peer Educator Interview

(DEEP Peer Educators will have additoinal responsibilities in DEEP

Wednesday,  September 9, 2015

Friday, September 11, 2015

DEEP Squad Peer Educator Retreat Friday,  September 18, 2015 | 5pm-8pm

Saturday, September 19, 2015 | 9am-4pm

Weekly Trainings/meetings Mondays at 5pm


For more information about the DEEP program or DEEP Squad, contact the Student Coordinators of DEEP:

Arielle Watkins (Events and programming/Diversity Grants)
Shana "Shay" Thomas (Peer Education and workshops)
Carla Fullwood (Staff Advisor)