The Center for Race, Ethnicity & Diversity Education: Mission and Goals


To advance the conversation on student diversity education campus-wide to develop intercultural competence and provide 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.


To become a premier contributor to creating a campus where all members exercise inclusion and individuals flourish.


  • 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 respect 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 staff with resources to perform their roles in a sound intercultural manner.