Lincoln Memorial University

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 Multicultural Student Services!

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 identities and educates and challenges all students to develop their cultural sensitivity and competency. 

Student Clubs & Organizations:

  • Black Student Union
  • eLMUndo
  • ConBraza
  • Gay - Straight Alliance
  • International Student Union
  • Japanese Culture Club
  • Inclusion & Diversity Council

Programs & Events: 

  • Allies Project Workshops
  • Black History Month Celebrations
  • Celebrate Appalachia! Festival 
  • Courageous Conversations 
  • Drum Circle
  • Guest Speakers 
  • Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations 
  • Interfaith Programs 
  • International Dinner & Entertainment Show 
  • Martin Luther King Day Celebrations 
  • Reading Without Borders Book Club
  • Transgender Day of Visibility 
  • 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 

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Program Staff

Cathy Eldahan, M.P.A.

Director of Inclusion & Diversity Engagement

308-A Student Center



423.869.3611 | 800.325.0900
6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
Harrogate, TN 37752