Unity in Communications

The School of Communications’ on-campus initiative supports students interested in enhancing diversity and inclusion in the communications and sport management industries. With support from the dean’s office, the student-run program organizes lectures, discussions and other special activities.

Mission Statement

Elon University’s Unity in Communications program aims to support students of color and LGBTQ students, while promoting diversity and inclusion within the School of Communications.

Upcoming Events

Monday, Nov. 11

The Unity in Communications program will host Kim Hunter, managing partner of KLH & Associates and chairman of The LAGRANT Foundation, on Monday, Nov. 11. Hunter will speak at the initiative’s evening dinner scheduled for 5:30 p.m. in Schar Hall, room 212.

KLH & Associates is a multicultural executive search firm specializing in the recruitment and placement of mid-to-senior level diverse candidates in the communications industry with Fortune 500 companies and advertising, marketing and public relations agencies.

Since its inception in 1998, The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) has provided more than $2 million and more than 400 scholarships to continue its mission to increase the number of ethnic minorities in the fields of advertising, marketing and public relations. With the generous support of its major donors and supporters, TLF provides scholarships, career & professional development workshops, mentorships and internships/entry-level positions to African American/Black, Alaska Native/Native American, Asian American/Pacific Islander and Hispanic/Latino undergraduate and graduate students.


Student Application for Diversity & Inclusion Conferences

The School of Communications is committed to providing financial support and opportunities for students with diverse backgrounds. One such avenue for support is attending national conferences that allow students to network and learn from minority professionals who are engaged in meaningful work related to communication and sport.

The school offers limited funds to support students from diverse backgrounds to attend an affinity conference related to a school-related discipline. For more information, read the Student Application for Diversity & Inclusion Conferences.

Examples of Affinity Communication/Sport Management Organizations