One of Elon's definite weaknesses is its lack of diversity. In many of my classes we've discussed this issue, and both students and faculty are pressing for a more diverse school. While talking with some of my black friends, they voice their concern about the small amount of African Americans at Elon, and how it affects them as a part of the race. Sometimes a student will see a Hispanic or Indian student and make a joke like, "there walks diversity at Elon." Many students want higher diversity, and in the next few years, they might get it.
Elon's administration is aware of the University's cultural shortcomings, and how much they anger students. The admissions office has responded by creating a student ambassadors team, made up of minority students, to recruit high school students who are also minorities. These ambassadors also facilitate orientation weekends by having talks with minority students about opportunities for them on campus in minority clubs or sororities or fraternities. Furthermore, many students have voiced an opinion that admissions should try to go to areas that have diverse populations and promote Elon in the high schools there. Even though diversity is at a terrible low at Elon, there is indeed hope for a more diverse campus in the coming years.