A number of programs and tools are available to students, faculty, and staff through the Multicultural Center to facilitate multicultural education. Contact the Multicultural Center if you are interested in attending or reserving any of the programs or facilities listed below.
D.E.E.P. works to engage students, faculty, and staff in promoting and celebrating Elon's diversity. The organization, run by students with a fac/staff advisor, plans, organizes, and participates in many campus events, including signature Multicultural Center programs such as Tunnel of Oppression and Diversity Day. Learn more about D.E.E.P. and its programs.
The Difficult Dialogues program addresses some of the most complex and controversial aspects of diversity and multiculturalism. As a public forum that encourages participation, the dialogues address a wide range of substantive and sensitive topics in global affairs. Charting the course across the cultural divide are academic partners who provide students with a supplemental discussion around hot-button issues rarely openly discussed in the classroom. These dialogues challenge audience members to critically rethink topics such as racism, classism, sexism, anti-Semitism, ageism, phobias, fundamentalism, and secularism. For more information about Difficult Dialogues, contact the Multicultural Center.
The Diversity Tea program is a yearlong series of 12 diversity-oriented, 45 minute discussions amon Elon students, faculty, and staff. Diversity Tea sessions are ideal for bite-sized conversations addressing the mission, goals, and objectives of diversity on and off campus. Diversity Tea sessions may include activities, presentations, or facilitated dialogues. This series equips participants with the knowledge and skills to engage in meaningful and thought provoking conversations and the communuity throughout the year has a greater cummulative impact on participants than a one-time workshop. This series directly supports the Multicultural Center and university missions to emphasize diversity education as a continuing critical component of Elon campus culture. Contact the Multicultural Center for information about upcoming Diversity Tea sessions.
The Multicultural Center houses a television/VCR/DVD player and a number of computers. The Multicultural Center offers a wonderful selection of educational materials consisting of books, games, videotapes, magazines, and scholarship guides relevant to cultural diversity. Most items in the center are available for checkout with a valid Phoenix card.