All of Elon’s undergraduate and graduate programs offer a host of resources for students who want to incorporate diversity, inclusion and global engagement into their academic work both inside and outside the classroom. The Diversity Course Database includes courses from the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communications, Martha & Spencer Love School of Business and the Dr. Jo Watts Williams School of Education and identifies courses according to the way they address seven dimensions of diversity:

  • Race, including race, ethnicity and national cultures
  • Class, including social and economic class, as well as inequity and power relations
  • Gender, including gender issues, gender roles, gender identity and women’s studies
  • Sexual orientation, including sexual identity, human sexuality and LGBTQIA studies
  • Religion, including religion, spirituality, secularism and belief systems
  • Ability, including ability, access and disability rights
  • Global, including nationality, globalization and international dynamics

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Multifaith Scholars is a two-year educational opportunity for juniors and seniors who show great potential as intellectually curious and socially engaged multifaith leaders. Students commit to developing a sophisticated knowledge about religious diversity and multifaith issues, interacting with local and global religious communities and advancing a public intellectual project.

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The Center for the Study of Religion, Culture, and Society is the research and scholarship arm of the university’s multifaith initiative. It offers a set of programs dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and respect across and within religious traditions and belief systems and contributes to the development of global citizenship.

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The Center for Research on Global Engagement fosters research related to global engagement on campus, develops national and international partnerships, shares best practices in global education, promotes the integration of global education into the Elon curriculum and supports Elon’s mission to prepare students to be global citizens.

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Many of Elon’s interdisciplinary minors expand students’ understanding of diversity, inclusion and global engagement by encouraging them to think from a variety of perspectives and disciplines and preparing them for an increasingly interlinked world:

  • African and African-American Studies
  • American Studies
  • Asian Studies
  • Criminal Justice Studies
  • Geography
  • German Studies
  • Interreligious Studies
  • Italian Studies
  • Jewish Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Leadership Studies
  • Middle East Studies
  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Poverty and Social Justice
  • Women’s, Gender and Sexualities Studies