About the Center

The Center for Equity and Inclusive Excellence (CEIE) was established in 2019 as a hub for faculty/staff diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. The Center coordinates information about diversity, inclusion and global engagement at Elon and supports initiatives/offices/collaborations across campus. The Center also oversees efforts and policy development for preventing and responding to bias and harassment campus-wide.

Center workshops and programs for faculty and staff include:

  • Inclusive Lens Workshops, opportunities by request for departments and divisions across campus to further learn about or integrate skills and practices related to equity and inclusive excellence into their campus work
  • Inclusive Community Conversations – Tier 1 & Tier 2, in which participants deepen their understanding of the complexity of identities and practice responding to incidents of bias
  • The Intercultural Consciousness Certificate, a yearlong program for faculty and staff to engage in
    • deep introspective work around identity;
    • a dialogic approach to cultural learning and change; and
    • a culminating project focused on integrating equity and inclusion into their work and/or personal life

Visit the CEIE website

Bias Response

Elon University denounces bias-related conduct as a violation of the Honor Code. Bias-related incidents, including slurs based on racial or ethnic identity, faith tradition, gender expression/identity, sexual orientation, ability and others, create a hostile educational, living and working environment and such acts are not tolerated in our academic community.

Elon works in many ways to celebrate diversity and build a more inclusive community, but we recognize that incidents of bias and hate will occur to and by our community members. When this happens, we want our students, staff and faculty to fully understand their options for support and redress.

Learn more about Elon’s bias response procedures

Sexual and Relationship Violence Response

Elon University recognizes that people of all genders, sexualities, races, and abilities experience interpersonal violence, including gender-based violence. If you have experienced sexual violence, relationship violence, or stalking, there are resources available to you, whether it occurred during your time as a student, staff, or faculty member or before coming to Elon. To be directed to a confidential advocate to discuss options for support, please click here to schedule a meeting or call our 24/7 Safeline at 336-278-3333.

Learn more about Elon’s sexual and relationship response procedures