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Diversity and Leadership Conference

November 15, 2017

The Office of Student Life and Leadership sent eight UNC students to the 2017 Intersect: Diversity and Leadership Conference to represent the University this past weekend.

The eight student delegates were Andrea Barnes (’18), Jihanne Burgess (’18), Summer Cottrell (’21), Jacqueline Hada (’18), Vincent Lewis (’18), Kellan Robinson (’20), Jaquana Savage (’18), and Ariana Wiggins (’19). Andrea Barnes and Jihanne Burgess, who serve as the Co-Policy Chairs for the Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Outreach committee of the Executive Branch of the Undergraduate Student Government presented a workshop on how one’s social identity relates to their conflict management styles.

The 2017 Elon Intersect: Diversity and Leadership Conference brought together nearly 300 student leaders from 10 different colleges to engage in discussions surrounding this year’s four conference pillars: oppression, social change, power & privilege, and organizational development. Students had the opportunity to participate in educational sessions and roundtable conversations that inspired self-reflection and came away with materials and ideas that they will use to continue making their Heel Prints on campus.

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