Intersect: Diversity & Leadership Conference

The Center for Leadership helps students develop leadership skills and the desire and ability to work collaboratively within diverse communities. The center hosts the Intersect Conference in partnership with the CREDE, providing students, faculty and staff with a deep examination of the disciplines of diversity and leadership, and the intersection of the two. During this conference, participants engage in dialogue, reflection and training through keynote speakers, workshops and lunch-and-learns. The conference inspires participants to create positive change for the common good in their organizations and community. The 2019 conference drew more than 280 students, faculty and staff from Elon and 13 other colleges and universities.

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Ripple Conference

The Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life hosts the Ripple Conference, a gathering of students from different institutions to learn, engage, reflect and share about religious and spiritual traditions, as well as secular worldviews.
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Residential Learning Communities

Elon’s 25 living learning communities encourage people with shared interests and goals to live together, and many have themes related to diversity, inclusion and global engagement. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Elon’s living learning communities among the best in the nation.

Examples include:

  • African Diaspora LLC: Exploring Blackness across the Globe
  • Examining Disparities in Access to Education
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Interfaith House: Mindfully Plural
  • International
  • Leaders in a Global World
  • Paideia: Politics and Active Citizenship
  • Polyglot Floor (World Languages)

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Service Learning & Community Engagement

The Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement prepares students for lives of active community engagement within a complex and changing world. The center strives to engage in a variety of social issues that are relevant to needs in our local community, including:

  • Affordable housing
  • Civic engagement
  • Community wellness
  • Disability rights
  • Education
  • Food security
  • Public health
  • Youth development

Learn more about the Kernodle Center