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  • The Office Of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Celebrates President Biden’s Victories for Equality

    Emory & Henry College Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion celebrates the Biden administration’s latest victories in championing equity in the United States.  Keep reading
  • The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Celebrates Kwanzaa

    The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion has celebrated Kwanzaa on their social media by walking through each of the 7 days & principles. The Office of DEI wants to honor all those who celebrate Kwanzaa & celebrate with you. Please read on to learn more about the 7 principles of Kwanzaa. Keep reading
  • The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion announces MLK Week of Celebration: “Good Trouble Comes In All Colors: Allyship Matters” offerings

    Hello Emory & Henry Community,

    We are excited to announce our MLK Convocation for 2021 entitled “Good Trouble Comes in All Colors: Allyship Matters” will be held from January 14th, 2021 - January 23rd, 2021.

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  • The Office of DEI Honors the Beginning of Hanukkah

    Greetings to all our Jewish sisters and brothers. Tonight begins the Jewish Festival of Lights or Hanukkah! Keep reading
  • The Inclusion & Dialogue Center Honors World AIDS Day

    Today is World AIDS Day and, together, may we stop, think, and reflect on the lives of the many people affected by HIV/AIDS throughout the years and all over the globe. We must consider those that have lost the battle with HIV/AIDS and those that are living with HIV/AIDS today.

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  • DEI Celebrates First Gen: Dr. Scott Boltwood

    The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion celebrates First Generation Celebration Week from November 8th - November 13th, 2020! We will be highlighting & lifting up the voices of First Gen students, faculty & staff this week. We are so proud of the incredible hard work and courage it takes to be a first generation college student. We honor these students and are here to support them during their time at Emory & Henry and beyond! Keep reading
  • DEI Celebrates First Gen Students: Braxton Justice

    The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion celebrates First Generation Celebration Week from November 8th - November 13th, 2020! We will be highlighting & lifting up the voices of First Gen students, faculty & staff this week. We are so proud of the incredible hard work and courage it takes to be a first generation college student. We honor these students and are here to support them during their time at Emory & Henry and beyond! Keep reading
  • DEI Celebrates First Gen Students: MaKayla Hardesty

    The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion celebrates First Generation Celebration Week from November 8th - November 13th, 2020! We will be highlighting & lifting up the voices of First Gen students, faculty & staff this week. We are so proud of the incredible hard work and courage it takes to be a first generation college student. We honor these students and are here to support them during their time at Emory & Henry and beyond! Keep reading
  • DEI Celebrates First Gen Students: Madison Owens

    The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion celebrates First Generation Celebration Week from November 8th - November 13th, 2020! We will be highlighting & lifting up the voices of First Gen students, faculty & staff this week. We are so proud of the incredible hard work and courage it takes to be a first generation college student. We honor these students and are here to support them during their time at Emory & Henry and beyond! Keep reading
  • DEI Celebrates First Gen Students: Rachel Worley

    The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion celebrates First Generation Celebration Week from November 8th - November 13th, 2020! We will be highlighting & lifting up the voices of First Gen students, faculty & staff this week. We are so proud of the incredible hard work and courage it takes to be a first generation college student. We honor these students and are here to support them during their time at Emory & Henry and beyond! Keep reading
  • DEI Celebrates First Gen Students: Sandra Coffee

    The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion celebrates First Generation Celebration Week from November 8th - November 13th, 2020! We will be highlighting & lifting up the voices of First Gen students, faculty & staff this week. We are so proud of the incredible hard work and courage it takes to be a first generation college student. We honor these students and are here to support them during their time at Emory & Henry and beyond! Keep reading
  • The Office of DEI & The ID Center Honor Veteran’s Day 2020

    To all the military veterans: “Thank You For Your Service!” We would like take a few moments to acknowledge and offer a sincere word of thanks to those who served and continue to serve in various capacities in the military in both combat and non combat zones throughout the world on behalf of the United States of America. We are immensely grateful to be the beneficiaries of freedom because the women and men in uniform defended our great people and our great country. Keep reading
  • DEI Celebrates First Gen Students: Abby Hockett

    The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion celebrates First Generation Celebration Week from November 8th - November 13th, 2020! We will be highlighting & lifting up the voices of First Gen students, faculty & staff this week. We are so proud of the incredible hard work and courage it takes to be a first generation college student. We honor these students and are here to support them during their time at Emory & Henry and beyond! Keep reading
  • DEI Celebrate First Gen Students: Miranda Quarles

    The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion celebrates First Generation Celebration Week from November 8th - November 13th, 2020! We will be highlighting & lifting up the voices of First Gen students, faculty & staff this week. We are so proud of the incredible hard work and courage it takes to be a first generation college student. We honor these students and are here to support them during their time at Emory & Henry and beyond! Keep reading
  • Your Vote Matters!

    Early Voting in Virginia ends Saturday, October 31st, 2020. Keep reading
  • LGBTQ+ Reading List

    In honor of LGBTQ+ History Month, the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion has curated the following reading list. This book list includes some titles from our region and other global stories to help us expand our understanding of the varied and rich LGBTQ+ experiences. If you do not see a book listed here that you think would be a valuable addition, let our office know and we will add it. Keep reading
  • October is LGBTQAI+ History Month

    Did you know that October is LGBTQ+ History Month? Since 1994 this month has been an opportunity for citizens across the country to learn about and reflect upon the wide-ranging positive influences LGBTQ+ persons have had on all facets of our lives. Politics, the arts, sports, entertainment, and academia are but a few of the areas influenced by our LGBTQ+ friends and allies. Keep reading
  • Indigenous Peoples’ Day at Emory & Henry College

    The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion as we celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Emory & Henry’s campus. Many states, government agencies and other colleges and universities have shifted away from observing Columbus Day, recognizing the many contributions of the Indigenous people to our society. Keep reading
  • VP Holloway & Dean Bowyer Respond to Targeted Vandalism

    Yesterday afternoon our offices were notified that an act of vandalism occurred on the Emory campus. Several students’ final art projects expressing support for the Black Lives Matter Movement were torn down, moved and even destroyed. The malicious destruction of college approved artwork is unacceptable and demonstrates a complete disregard for how hard students worked on an academic assignment. Keep reading
  • Reverend Sharon Bowers named Interim Associate Chaplain

    Reverend Bowers will also provide leadership and oversight for the development of the Inclusion and Dialogue Center and will work closely with historically underrepresented and traditionally marginalized student populations.

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  • Emory & Henry to Host Series of Events to Celebrate Black History Month

    Emory & Henry College will celebrate Black History Month with a series of events that will take place on campus during the month of February. Keep reading
  • Emory & Henry Celebrates the Work of Women in Civil Rights

    Emory & Henry College will hold a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Week of Awareness January 18-26, 2020 in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Keep reading
  • Professor and Students Study the Value and Importance of Banned Books

    The week of September 22 is recognized as national Banned Books Week. For Travis Proffitt’s class, the subject of banned books is a semester-long discussion.  This is the second year that Proffitt, the director of academic diversity at Emory & Henry, has taught the course to first-year honors students.

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  • E&H’s Grant Renewal Aids in the Fight Against Gender-Based Violence

    E&H has renewed its grant from the Office on Violence Against Women to continue offering programs about gender-based violence awareness and prevention to students on campus. Keep reading
  • Burns Brings Social Justice Discussions to E&H

    Rev. Leah Burns of Knoxville Tenn. visited classrooms and hosted a Lyceum to invoke discussions on social justice in the Methodist Church and college campuses. Keep reading
  • E&H Hosts Non-Profit to Spread Awareness of Predatory Dangers

    Help Save the Next Girl will be coming to campus on Sept. 22 to help desensitize young women and girls to predatory danger. Keep reading
  • E&H Takes Part in Second TriPride Parade

    On September 7, 2019, TriPride held their second Pride parade and festival in downtown Kingsport, Tenn. Keep reading
  • Pride at Emory & Henry College: Celebrating the LGBTQ+ Community

    June is Pride Month at Emory & Henry College! Travis Proffitt and the Inclusion & Dialogue Center have been working hard to provide a safe and inclusive environment on campus for all students.  Keep reading
  • Building a Beloved Community, an MLK Day Celebration

    Emory & Henry College is pleased to continue the tradition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, with multiple events all leading up to the annual celebration on Monday, January 21. Keep reading