Inclusion & Diversity Engagement

Mission: The Office of Inclusion & Diversity Engagement teaches and supports an understanding of diversity and the value of inclusive environments that respect the dignity of all individuals.

Greetings, and welcome to Inclusion & Diversity Engagement!

Nestled in the hills of Appalachia, LMU is a mecca for cultural diversity with more than 25 countries represented at our Harrogate campus and a student body that encompasses many facets of cultural diversity.  To ensure that everyone at LMU feels welcome and supported, the Office of Inclusion & Diversity Engagement works with many departments, faculty members, student leaders, and the community to provide support,  information, multicultural experiences, and resources.

We support students from different beliefs, abilities, cultures, ethnicities & identities, and those who are interested in equity and social justice. Our programming celebrates diverse cultural experiences and identity and educates and challenges students as they grow within their collegiate years. We want students to ask questions and encourage the campus community to think independently, yet recognize that we are all part of a larger community.

 Affinity Clubs & Organizations:

  • Black Student Union
  • eLMUndo
  • ConBraza (Brazillian Student Association)
  • Gay/Straight Alliance
  • International Student Union
  • Social Justice Council

Programs & Events: 

  • Allies Project Workshops
  • Black History Month Celebrations
  • Celebrate Appalachia! Festival 
  • Courageous Conversations 
  • Cultural Excursions 
  • Drum Circle
  • Ethnic Cooking Classes
  • Guest Speakers 
  • Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations 
  • Interfaith Programs 
  • International Dinner & Entertainment Show 
  • Martin Luther King Day Celebrations 
  • Multicultural Movie Night
  • Reading Without Borders Book Club
  • Transgender Day of Awareness 
  • Women's History Month Observances 
  • World Dance Parties 
  • Much, much more! 

We welcome ideas and feedback. If you have an idea for a club or event not currently offered, or are a student needing support, please visit our office or email [email protected]

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Program Staff

Cathy Eldahan, M.P.A.

Director of Inclusion & Diversity Engagement 

308-A Student Center


[email protected]