Multicultural Center now known as Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity Education

The name change reflects the center’s focused mission and goals as the university’s dedicated resource for race- and ethnicity-related advocacy, services and programs.

The Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity Education is the new name for Elon’s Multicultural Center.

The center’s staff is led by Randy Williams, a veteran college administrator with expertise in managing student life programs. As the university’s dedicated resource for race and ethnicity related advocacy, services and programs, the center also operates as the new home of El Centro de Español.

The center manages Hispanic/Latino, Asian and African American Resource rooms as part of its ongoing missions to foster understanding and pride in identities.

The newly organized center will build upon the foundation of the Multicultural Center and create cross-campus collaborations with other departments and organizations. While CREDE exists as a physical space in the Moseley Center, its staff is focuseon advancing diversity education for students throughout campus.

Randy Williams, presidential fellow and special assistant to the president/dean of Multicultural Affairs at Elon University
In addition to offering an inclusive environment for underrepresented and historically marginalized racial and ethnic students, faculty and staff, the space will serve as a central resource for all Elon students interested in social justice and inclusion advocacy.

At the heart of the new center is its vision statement: The CREDE will be a premier contributor to creating a campus where all members exercise inclusion and individuals flourish.

To learn more, visit CREDE in Moseley 221. Get involved with upcoming events, including:

  • Oct. 23: DEEP Real Talk
  • Nov. 21-22: Intersect: Diversity and Leadership Conference – co-sponsored by the Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity Education and the Center for Leadership
  • Beginning in November: Race-nicity: Race, Ethnicity and Intersectionality in Higher Education, a faculty/staff lunch and learn series