Frank Haith ’88 is the head men’s basketball coach at the University of Miami.
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Multicultural Experience Weekend and GAME Day are annual programs for those interested in learning more about the multicultural experience at Elon. Students lead campus tours, provide helpful information and answer questions from prospective students and their parents.
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Laith al-Majali ’05 edited and produced “Captain Abu Raed,” winner of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival’s World Cinema Audience Award. The film was the first to emerge from Majali’s native Jordan in 50 years.
Sandra Reid ’85 is a full-time lecturer in Elon’s Human Service Studies department.
Doris Molina ’03 holds a Ph.D. in neurobiology and anatomy from Wake Forest University. She is an ordained minister and works with youth at a North Carolina church.
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Donna Hill Oliver ’72 is the president of Mississippi Valley State University and is the university’s first female president.
Darris Means ’05 helps coordinate the Elon Academy, a college-access program for academically talented high school students in Alamance County. Means was named one of the Triad’s “40 Leaders Under Forty” by a weekly regional newspaper that covers the North Carolina business community.
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Michelle Scott Foley ’93 is the director of human resources for Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman, a luxury furniture company in High Point, N.C.
Daniel Watts ’04 is making a mark on Broadway in productions such as “The Color Purple” and “The Little Mermaid.”
Chika Kusakawa ’09 just completed her first year as an Americorps VISTA with NC Campus Compact. She works in UNC-Pembroke’s Center for Leadership and Service helping to motivate and prepare students for community service.
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Get involved! The Isabella Cannon International Centre promotes international understanding on campus and provides special orientations and monthly activities for international students. Elon has also received the prestigious Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization.
Elon honors and welcomes diversity
lon values and supports the personal and intellectual growth of each member of the university community. Students come from 47 states, the District of Columbia and 49 other countries. Eleven percent of the student body represents multicultural backgrounds.
With 5,000 undergraduates, Elon is big enough to offer the resources of a large university but small enough to nurture a close-knit campus. While you’re here, you’ll consider new perspectives and make lifelong friends. Individual attention gives Elon students a chance to shine. Your professors will take the time to get to know you, both inside and outside of the classroom, and are devoted to helping you succeed. In addition, a number of on-campus programs and resources are designed just for multicultural students. The Multicultural Center offers support to help you adjust to college life through programs, events and educational materials relevant to multicultural education.
Elon’s 150+ campus organizations include opportunities such as these
The Multicultural Center supports the personal development and academic achievements of students through diversity education, leadership opportunities and mentoring. The Center is home to the African American Resource Room — a study area, gathering place and historical archive celebrating African American culture. elon.edu/multicultural
Cultural Awareness Black Cultural Society DEEP (Diversity Emerging Education Program) EFFECT (Elon Feminists for Equality, Change and Transformation) Elon’s Finest Intercultural Relations Club Multicultural Student Council
Help when you need it Elon 101, a special course for freshmen, helps you get the most out of your Elon experience and is designed to answer your questions about campus life. Free tutoring is offered in most subjects. Academic advisers will help you work toward your goals; personal counseling is also available. S.M.A.R.T. (Student Mentors Advising Rising Talent) offers mentors to multicultural freshmen. Returning students help freshmen with study skills and time management. Hand-to-Hand Mentors are also available. These are Elon faculty and staff who help ethnically diverse freshmen with their transition to college life.
Spectrum (gaystraight alliance) Multicultural Ambassadors
Resources you can count on Many financial aid opportunities are available, such as grants, scholarships, loans and work-study programs. Elon’s seven Fellows Programs emphasize academic challenge, leadership development, study abroad, research and community service. All seven Fellows Programs offer merit scholarships.
El Centro de Español gives students, faculty and staff the opportunity to learn conversational Spanish in a relaxed atmosphere. elon.edu/elcentro
elon.edu/endowedscholarships Elon also offers fine arts scholarships, athletics grants-in-aid and scholarships in specific majors. Financial aid counselors will be happy to speak with you to discuss options.
Religious Support Baptist Student Union
Elon students can live in nearly 20 living-learning communities, including Deutsches Haus, La Casa Italiana and the International Pavilion. These residential options pair students with like-minded peers interested in learning about other cultures.
Members of Elon’s Model UN attend conferences that develop their understanding of international affairs, diplomacy and the United Nations’ global role.
elon.edu/fellows Students with demonstrated financial need may be eligible for one of several endowed scholarships (applications are due February 10 and may be completed online). Students who receive these scholarships participate in the Watson or Odyssey Programs, mentoring programs that provide additional academic and social support. Additionally, all North Carolina students receive a Legislative Tuition Grant, valued at $1,850 for the academic year.
“At El Centro, you find students who are
The Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement is the hub for curricular and co-curricular service experiences at Elon, in the community and throughout the world.
on diversity and advanced recruiting and retention initiatives are part of the reason Elon is on pace to become a leader in multicultural development. The Multicultural Center is a hub of diverse life on campus and plays a critical role in that development.” Leon Williams Director of the Multicultural Center
students from all over the world, and American students who have a very real interest in learning about other cultures.
Catholic Campus Ministries
There’s no credit associated with the
Elon Gospel Choir
time they spend here. These students
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
are here because they want to learn
Hillel InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Methodist Fellowship Sigma Alpha Omega
more, they want a better appreciation for the world around them.” Sylvia Muñoz Director of El Centro
“Multimedia education tools, dialogues
native Spanish speakers, international
National Pan-Hellenic Council (Council of historically black fraternities and sororities) Alpha Phi Alpha, Omega Psi Phi, Kappa Alpha Psi, Phi Beta Sigma, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Zeta Phi Beta, Sigma Gamma Rho Interfraternity Council (Council of social fraternities) Panhellenic Council (Council of social sororities)
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