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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

Spring 2024 Workshops

For Faculty Staff

BE Aware: Understanding Intersectionality – Understanding Identities Beyond Labels

BE Advocates: Cultural Humility – An Effective Practice to Mitigate Bias with Dr. Joel Pérez- executive and leadership coach and consultant

BE Advocates: Unpacking Power Dynamics- Navigating Privilege and Positionality

  • Tuesday, May 7 (NEW DATE); 12:00 pm; Oaks 212 (REGISTER HERE)​

Understanding Bias Education and Responses (BE Accountable; Virtual Series)

  • Monday, March 11: 12:00 pm (REGISTER HERE)
  • Monday, April 15; 12:00 pm (REGISTER HERE)
  • (Please note: Phoenix Cash will be provided to cover one lunch at an Elon Dining Hall for individuals who pre-register and attend.)

For Students:

Understanding Bias Education and Response Info Session – VIRTUAL