Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging


Emory & Henry Welcomes All

We are advocates for social justice and equality.

We value a diverse community of students, staff and faculty and work to provide a campus environment where everyone feels welcomed and supported. We empower students regardless of race, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religion or ability by actively involving them in inclusive academic and student life programs.

We support every student in finding their voice and in creating a positive impact on this university, on their own community and on the world.

Organizations & Resources

Campus Hate/Bias Response Team

The CHBRT will work in concert with the Office of DEI in providing educational programming and in being a supportive voice for our community in the event of a hate and/or bias incident.

Inclusive Dining

We proudly partner with Sodexo and Spiritual Life to make sure all students’ dietary and religious needs are met. If you are looking to create a diet or dining plan that fits your religious, spiritual or dietary needs, please reach out directly to Sam Walker at or Dave Brinegar at for help in curating a dining plan to meet your needs.

If you are fasting for Ramadan or any other spiritual or religious reason, please reach out directly to Sam Walker or Dave Brinegar to create a plan for meeting your dining needs.

DEI&B Year-End Ceremonies

Recognizing academic and personal excellence 

Men of Excellence (M.O.E.)

Support and skills for men of color

Inclusion & Dialogue Community Peers

Our student leaders build community through outreach and programming

Each One Reach One

Mentoring Program Mentors for first-year students

Multicultural Student Association (MSA)

An umbrella of several smaller student unions: Appalachian, Asian, Black,
First Generation College, Inter-faith/Non-Religion, Latinx, LGBTQ+, Native
American/Pacific Islander, Students with Disabilities, Women

Helen Matthews Lewis Women’s and Gender Center

Helen Matthews Lewis Women’s & Gender Center will champion the advancement and well-being of Emory & Henry female and LGBTQ+ students, as well as faculty, staff, and individuals throughout the region, with a commitment to enhancing the lives, development, and contributions of women and others and ensuring a more equitable and empowered community.