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Multicultural Center Mission, Goals and Strategic Objectives

In accordance with Elon University’s mission to develop global citizens and foster respect for human differences, the Multicultural Center’s mission is:

  • To provide Elon students a transformative multicultural education needed to function effectively in a diverse world.
  • To promote a campus environment of learning and outreach that promotes diverse ideas, backgrounds, and individuals; enables student success; and celebrates historical contributions of diverse groups.

Motto

Diversity is OUR responsibility.

Goals of the Multicultural Center

  • Provide students from diverse populations a welcoming environment and connections to campus resources.
  • Help all students explore and define identity, and increase cultural awareness and knowledge of self.
  • Advance students’ multicultural understanding for success in the professional world by infusing diversity and diverse perspectives into curricular/co-curricular programming.
  • Provide training and resources to address discrimination, bias, misconceptions, and stereotypes.
  • Increase awareness of social issues and taking action in underserved communities.

Strategic Objectives

To facilitate a campus-wide, aggressive, and sustained effort to support and increase campus diversity, and to enhance multicultural student development and education, the university established a committee on expanding the role of the Multicultural Center in 2008. In 2009, the committee produced a report that suggests the following strategies for implementation from 2009-2014:

Strategy 1: Expand support and services for students of diverse populations
Strategy 2: Develop a comprehensive multicultural education experience for all students
Strategy 3: Maximize internal and external collaborations
Strategy 4: Expand professional staff of the Multicultural Center and collaborate with faculty.

View the complete report or the report’s executive summary.