Spectrum (Queer-Straight Student Alliance)
Spectrum is Elon’s Queer-Straight Student Alliance. It’s a great space to find a new friend, get connected, share stories, and learn more about ourselves and our journeys! Please join us in our weekly meetings! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow us on Facebook.
EFFECT (Elon Feminists)
EFFECT seeks to improve campus climate by spreading the values of intersectional feminism via discussion and activism. We host events that bring awareness to still existing inequalities, including the Walk Against Victim-Blaming and Support Survivors Week! Email us at email@example.com and follow us on Facebook.
SPARKS (Peer Health Educators)
SPARKS is a group of peer health educators who facilitate & advocate for healthy life choices, personal safety, and personal well being. Through education and awareness across aspects of gender, sexuality, health, and well being, we hope to connect students to campus and community resources, enabling academic and social success! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow us on Facebook.
I Am That Girl
I Am That Girl is a global movement inspiring girls to love, express, and be who they are through education, content, and community. What sets I Am That Girl apart from other feminist groups is that it isn’t just a women’s movement; it’s a human movement. Elon’s chapter works to help women within the community, as well as ourselves, grow and realize our self-worth. Email us at email@example.com and follow us on Facebook.
Women’s, Gender, & Sexualities Studies
Women’s, Gender, & Sexualities Studies is a minor offered by Elon University to students looking to explore topics related to women, gender, sexuality, and feminism. Through courses, research, internships and events, students learn about gender and sexuality through critical inquiry, interdisciplinarity, identity, intersectionality, societal structures, and action. Learn more about the minor on the WGSS website. Also, follow them on Facebook.
Convening Offices for Diversity Education (CODE)
This group links representatives from each of the diversity centers and additional campus offices responsible for diversity event planning and diversity education.
LGBTQIA Employee Resource Group
This group is an open space for faculty, staff, and administrators to discuss LGBTQIA hot topics in the workplace, brainstorm ways to advance Elon’s campus climate, ask questions on benefits and additional faculty/staff topics, as well as a way for people to connect socially and professionally. Visit the ERG webpage to learn more, co-sponsored by the Office for Leadership and Professional Development.
President’s Advisory Council for Inclusive Excellence (PACIE)
This group contains senior administrators and members across key stake-holders in diversity work at Elon, including the Division of Inclusive Excellence, Diversity Centers, Student Life, Provost’s Office, Admissions and Advancement. This team looks at the larger overarching goals related to diversity, equity and inclusion work at Elon.
Sexual Assault & Gender Issues Committee (SAGIC)
This group advises senior administrators on necessary policy changes and advocacy efforts related to increasing awareness and education around gender related topics, sexual assault, bystander intervention, and resource allocations for departments related to health and wellness.
Women’s, Gender, and Sexualities Studies Advisory Council (WGSSAC)
This group convenes several faculty and staff who teach across multiple divisions for the WGS minor. This council approves new courses with a gender and sexuality focus and plans an annual banquet each year for graduating WGS minors.
Women’s Forum at Elon
This group serves as a resource for faculty and staff women and transwomen. This group addresses issues of importance including professional development, mentoring, and empowerment. For more information visit the Employee Resource Groups website or email Melanie Bullock Harris and Shayna Mehas.
LGBTQIA Alumni Network
The LGBTQIA Alumni Network is an officially chartered affinity chapter of the Office of Alumni Engagement. Their mission is to represent the interests of Elon’s LGBTQIA alumni, undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff and families. They strive to improve the campus climate for members of the Elon community by advocating on behalf of LGBTQIA issues and partnering with others to promote an inclusive and respectful community. They also work to be investors in the university’s future by giving of our time and talents and by making annual gifts to support the Boldly Elon Strategic Plan. For more information visit the LGBTQIA Alumni Network website. Also, find them on Facebook.
Alamance Pride is a nonprofit organization serving the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/sexual, and queer) communities of Alamance County by organizing and presenting an annual Pride festival. The purpose through this event is to celebrate the LGBTQ community,promote inclusion and diversity, provide opportunities for community outreach, and to educate ourselves, allies, and the Alamance County community about the importance of equality. For more information visit alamancepride.org. Also, find them on Facebook.
PFLAG Alamance provides support for parents who have just learned that their child is gay, and for the GLBTQ persons who want desperately to have their parents and family understand. They provide educational materials to enable families to understand each other, and advocate for civil rights and against harassment and bullying. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) promotes the well-being of gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgendered persons, their families and friends through support, education and advocacy. PFLAG provides an opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity. For more information visit pflagalamance.org. Also, find them on Facebook.