At Elon, we are committed to creating a positive, welcoming environment where every member of our community can thrive.
Elon’s current strategic plan, The Elon Commitment, is organized around eight themes that support a simple and powerful vision: to engage students’ minds and inspire them to act as leaders and global citizens. We firmly believe that every member of the university community plays an essential role in fulfilling that vision.
We embrace diversity in its broadest sense, including, but not limited to, diversity of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic standing, and intellectual viewpoint.
Elon cultivates a culture unlike any other, where traditions like College Coffee and Numen Lumen bring faculty, students, and staff together weekly to build community and foster friendships. As a member of the Elon community, be sure to join us for some of these cherished traditions each week.
Join us each week for College Coffee to chat with your colleagues, make new connections, learn about resources and opportunities, and of course, enjoy a cup of coffee.
- When: Tuesday mornings from 9:40 to 10:10 a.m. (during the academic year)
- Where: Phi Beta Kappa Plaza (check your email for special event and inclement weather locations)
Each week, members of the Elon community gather to share personal stories, listen to live performances, and enjoy coffee and refreshments. Discover this semester’s lineup of Numen Lumen speakers and musical performances.
- When: Thursday mornings from 9:50 to 10:20 a.m. (during the academic year)
Where: Numen Lumen Pavilion
Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity Education
The Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity Education (CREDE) plays an essential role in developing campus-wide intercultural competence and provides race and ethnicity related resources and support for faculty, staff, and students.
Gender & LGBTQIA Center
The Gender & LGBTQIA Center advances educational programs, support, and advocacy for students, employees, and alumni to succeed at Elon and beyond.
Truitt Center for Religious & Spiritual Life
The Truitt Center is a safe place for spiritual growth, worldview exploration (religious and secular), and interfaith engagement.
Additional Diversity and Inclusion Resources
Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Training
This online training program offers a convenient and practical way to help explain the types of behaviors and comments that may constitute sexual harassment. Access the Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Training (login required).
Title IX Resources
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities.
Learn more about your Title IX rights and resources available to you at Elon.
Bias and Discrimination Policies and Statements
Our staff ombudsperson is a safe, neutral, and confidential resource for the Elon community in exploring options to resolve problems, complaints, or conflicts.
- Elon Sustainability
The Office of Sustainability’s mission is to advance sustainability at Elon by helping to streamline and improve university operations and developing and fostering educational programs.
Learn more about Elon Sustainability.
Social Network for Ridesharing
Elon has partnered with Share the Ride NC to offer a more sustainable way to travel through social commuting.
Learn more about Share the Ride NC.