Welcome to The Center for Race, Ethnicity & Diversity Education

Our mission is:

  • To advance the conversation on student diversity education campus-wide to develop intercultural competence and provides race and ethnicity related advocacy, services, and programs to promote the intellectual achievement, personal success, and social belonging of all students, faculty, and staff, particularly those from underrepresented and historically marginalized communities.

Our goals:

  • To create an inclusive campus environment for underrepresented and historically marginalized racial and ethnic students, faculty, and staff.
  • To foster in students a deeper understanding of and pride in their respective identities and appreciation and repsect for other identities.
  • To serve as the central diversity education resource for cultivating in all Elon students greater activism toward inclusion and social justice on campus and beyond.
  • To provide faculty and stagg with resources to perform their roles in a sound intercultural manner.

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 Center for Race, Ethnicity & Diversity Education 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

Multicultural Center now known as Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity Education

The name change reflects the center’s focused mission and goals as the university’s dedicated resource for race- and ethnicity-related advocacy, services and programs.

Elon senior invited to White House program on children of incarcerated parents

Yasmine Arrington's "ScholarCHIPS" program has provided 17 scholarships to date to children whose parents are imprisoned, and her work both on and off Elon University's campus has caught the attention of nonprofit leaders and government policymakers.

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.


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