Diversity Education Programs
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.
Diversity Emerging Education Program (D.E.E.P)
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.
Sisterhood Circle is a safe space for women of color across Elon’s campus, that meets bi-weekly, to discuss topics relevant to your experience at a predominantly white institution. Come meet and talk with your fellow students, faculty and staff as we take time to discuss things that relate women of color. We all come from various backgrounds and ethnicities, and we should be proud to recognize that. If you identify as an individual from an underrepresented group, please consider joining us for Sisterhood Circle!
Women of Color Institute
The Women of Color Institute is an empowering and interactive event catered specifically for women of color. It is designed to address and uplift women of color by providing tool to navigate issues related to being a woman of color in corporate and entrepreneurial environments, relationships, health, self-discovery, and education.
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.