Center for Diversity, Interfaith & Inclusion Education


The Center for Diversity, Interfaith & Inclusion Education at Coker University supports the “college’s affirmation of the individual” and holds in highest regard the indestructible dignity of every human being” (this statement is in the catalog and the Faculty Handbook). In pursuit of this inclusive community, the Center seeks to improve Coker’s campus through: cultural competency education; resources and advocacy for the overall well-being of students, faculty, and staff; and programs and education for the college community to meaningfully interact with individuals different than themselves.


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Darlene Small
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The Center for Diversity, Interfaith & Inclusion Education is proud to partner with the Coker University Male Initiative Task Force to offer the Coker Gentlemen mentoring initiative. This program works with sophomore-level male undergraduates to support them through their college experience, by providing positive role models, confidential mentorship, and guidance in areas ranging from academics to personal development.

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Coker University believes in maintaining a safe, welcoming environment for students of all gender identities and expressions. Trans*Coker aims to provide resources and support for our LGBTQ+ community members, and anyone who wants to learn about becoming a better ally.

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“Free speech is crucial to our sense of belonging to, and of our identity in, a collective space. Coker University believes speech should be grounded in our unified efforts to include, to respect, and to care for all citizens.”

Read the Full Statement on Free Speech