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Bias Education (BE) at Elon University

As part of Elon’s bias response system, the Office of Inclusive Excellence, Education and Development (OIEED) offers educational opportunities that aim to proactively reduce identity-based bias and bias-related incidents. The OIEED offers a series of Bias Education (BE) workshops under the following themes: BE Aware, BE Accountable and BE Advocates.

BE workshops are regularly offered to Elon University community members, and departments and groups can request BE workshops by using the Division of Inclusive Excellence request for services form.

BE Aware

Learning goals in these workshops include (but are not limited to):​

  • Identify personal bias attitudes and actions within themselves
  • Recognize multiple forms of implicit and explicit identity-based bias​
Workshop Examples:
  • Unlearning Bias
  • Understanding Intersectionality

BE Accountable

Learning goals in these workshops include (but are not limited to):​

  • Increase their awareness to identifying identity-based bias​
  • Understand how to address bias-related incidents
Workshop Examples:
  • Recognizing and Addressing Microaggressions
  • Identifying and Responding to Bias
  • Understand Bias Education and Response process at Elon

BE Advocates

Learning goals in these workshops include (but are not limited to):​

  • Understand the foundations of anti-bias advocacy​
  • Explore resources and strategies to promote anti-bias and inclusion in respective departments and offices​
Workshop Examples:
  • Shifting Department and Campus Culture
  • Power, Privilege, and Positionality
  • Cultural Humility