Mi Gente Mission

To provide an inclusive environment for Latinx/Hispanic students, faculty, and staff to feel respected and celebrated.

Events & Programs

Signature Events

Café con Leche

This is an open monthly gathering for Latinx/Hispanic students to meet each other and discuss informally what college life at Elon is like for them. This forum is a safe space to learn from each other and help create a system at Elon that will support Latinx/Hispanic students.


The Conexiones is a PenPal-like program that aims to ease the transition of accepted Latinx/Hispanic students to Elon by connecting them with current Latinx/Hispanic students at Elon.

Conociendo a Mi Gente: Being Latinx/Hispanic at Elon and beyond

This program is a series of student, faculty, staff, and alumni interviews that highlight the Latinx/Hispanic identity by building relationships with the Latinx/Hispanic community at Elon and beyond. Located on our Instagram: IGTV!


Annual event to connect the Latinx/Hispanic community with different departments/offices/services on campus.


Fall Events

Hispanic Heritage Month – Each Fall we host a variety of academic and social events from September 15th through October 15th. Some of our signature events include:

Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff Festival

A fun celebration that marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month on campus.

Oratorical Contest

A showcase of Latinx/Hispanic talent through song, dance, and spoken word. 2020’s videos on our Instagram!


An evening of faculty, students, and alumni presentations on issues related to the Latinx/Hispanic community at Elon and beyond.

Identity Panel: Who Am I?

A panel of students, faculty, and staff who reflect on what it means to them to be Latinx/Hispanic.

Hispanic Tailgate

A classic American tradition with a twist, including Latinx/Hispanic music and food.


Spring Events

Gala Latina

A celebration of Latinx/Hispanic student success, dedicated to the empowerment of students, faculty, and staff who identify as Latinx/Hispanic.

Graduation Celebration

A stole ceremony dedicated to celebrating the efforts and successes of the Latinx/Hispanic Seniors in the graduating class.




Through administrative relief, DACA was established on June 15, 2012, to provide protection to qualifying individuals who entered the United States as children. Deferred action means to defer removal or deportation of these individuals from the United States. Mainly, qualifying individuals will be granted protection from deportation for two years, subject to renewal, and be eligible for a work permit.

Frequently Asked Questions: Rescission Of Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Inclusive Excellence

Office of Inclusive Excellence Education & Development

The Office of Inclusive Excellence Education & Development (OIEED) serves as an institutional hub for the creation and support of inclusive practice and equity development for all members of the Elon community.

Center for Access and Success

The Center for Access and Success aims to provide support for Elon University students and the Elon community to have access to and succeed in higher education through It Takes a Village Project, Odyssey Program and Elon Academy.

Gender and LGBTQIA Center

The GLC partners across campus to support, advocate and educate around gender and LGBTQIA identities to create an inclusive campus community of equity, justice, and academic excellence.

Isabella Cannon Global Education Center

The Global Education Center is the hub for all things abroad. It provides services for international study abroad and Study USA programs. It also provides services and resources for international students.

Center for Race Ethnicity & Diversity Education

The CREDE is not only a physical space on campus but also a center of support for ALANAM communities and a resource of student diversity education campus-wide.

Disability Resources

The mission of Disabilities Resources is to support a diverse population of students with disabilities, providing them with appropriate and equal access to the University’s curricula, buildings, programs, and other services.

Truitt Center for Religious & Spiritual Life

The Truitt Center is a safe place for spiritual growth, worldview exploration, and interfaith engagement.

Latin American Studies

The Latin American Studies minor offers an opportunity to study one of the most diverse and fascinating regions of the world. It enables students to supplement their major with coursework in two or more disciplines that explore the ways in which Latin Americans have expressed their culture and identity through language, literature, and the arts.

Latin American Studies Coordinator: Professor Pablo Celis-Castillo

Spanish Department

The Spanish program at Elon offers many opportunities for students. Besides offering a major and minor, we offer multiple study abroad opportunities, an honor society, and a rigorous senior colloquium. Teaching licensure in Spanish is also an option for those interested in entering the education field. In our Living Learning Community (LLC) known as the Polyglot House, students live with others interested in the Spanish language and Spanish-speaking cultures among a variety of other languages and cultures.  Prof. Ricardo Mendoza serves as an advisor to the Polyglot LLC and provides a link between the social atmosphere of the learning community and the academic content of the department.  For more information, please contact Prof. Mendoza or visit the Facebook page for Polyglot LLC.

Contact by emaillanguages@elon.edu