ALANAM Community Resources

ALANAM initiatives aim to foster an inclusive environment that promotes identity development, intellectual achievement, personal success, and social belonging that centers on the experiences of African-American/Black, Latino/Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American, Alaskan Native, and Multiracial communities at Elon. Some of the programs/services under ALANAM Initiatives include:

S.M.A.R.T Mentor Program

The Student Mentors Advising Rising Talent program is designed to ease the transition from high school to college, both academically and socially, for first-year students.  The SMART Program centers the experiences of the ALANAM community through a Community Cultural Wealth Model. First-year students learn from upper-level classmates who are trained to provide guidance and support to make Elon University a more welcoming environment. See more information about the SMART program.

inT/Hersections (Sisterhood Circle)

A community space for ALANAM (African American/Black – Latinx/Hispanic – Asian/Pacific Islander – Native American – Alaskan Native – Multiracial) women and nonbinary folx who identify as feminine of center to gather to connect authentically, build community, and dialogue openly in a supportive environment that supports holistic well-being. This open group is offered in partnership between the CREDE and Counseling Services. Meetings occur every other Friday afternoon, 3-4:30 pm. For more information please contact Kiah Glenn (kglenn5@elon.edu) or Tumi Shadrek (tshadrek@elon.edu).

M.I.A. (Masculinities in ALANAM)

A community space for ALANAM men and nonbinary folx who identify as masculine of center to gather to connect authentically, build community, and dialogue openly in a supportive environment that supports holistic well-being. This open group is offered in partnership between the CREDE and Counseling Services. Meetings occur every other Friday afternoon, 3-4:30 pm. For more information please contact Sylvia Muñoz (munozs@elon.edu).

ALANAM Women’s Institute

ALANAM Women’s Institute is an empowering and interactive event centering on the experiences of African-American/Black, Latino/Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American, Alaskan Native, and Multiracial.  The goal is to create a space where students can share their backgrounds and experiences, and together develop a set of tools to successfully navigate issues related to the work environment, relationships, health, self-discovery, and education. For more information please contact Sylvia Muñoz (munozs@elon.edu).

ALANAM Town Halls

ALANAM Town Halls are community gathering opportunities that occur 1-2 times per semester. Students are invited to identify and address issues pertaining to the ALANAM community and help develop effective solutions and strategies that aim to enhance the ALANAM student experience. For more information, please contact Sylvia Muñoz (munozs@elon.edu)