Inclusive Community

Elon seeks to foster a pluralistic community based on shared experiences. As a holistic learning environment in a global community, Elon University values diverse backgrounds and ideas, the exchange of diverse perspectives, and learning about and with those different from ourselves. Respecting diversity and difference at Elon means including and appreciating individual members of the community in order to improve the living and learning experience for the campus community.

By encouraging and celebrating these differences, we strive to create a respectful, inclusive learning environment that promotes freedom of thought and academic excellence. Conduct that harms or disparages others based on their actual or perceived age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran’s status is inconsistent with Elon’s values.

Elon University encourages the prompt reporting of incidents of hate, bigotry, and bias in the community. Elon offers multiple resources and procedures for processing and responding to these incidents. More information about these procedures and processes can be found on the Bias Response webpage. The University has established a process advocate team that addresses these issues and provides support and advocacy for members of the community. More information about the Inclusive Community team can be found at:

Inclusive Community Response Team

We encourage the free exchange of ideas of sensitive topics and we support diverse perspectives and backgrounds. However, personal threats, hostile conduct, or harassment motivated by bias and prejudice will not be tolerated and will be addressed through the Code of Conduct. Specific policies to address these inappropriate behaviors are presented in this Student Handbook in Prohibited Conduct.. For each policy, a definition of violation is defined and typical sanctions are listed at the following site in this handbook and include: bias conduct, harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination, bullying, acts of physical aggression, fighting, sexual misconduct, stalking, threatening behaviors, or retaliation.









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