Elephants & Onions
Elephants & Onions will not be offered in the coming academic year (2012-2013).
Applications for Elephants and Onions will be available in the 2013-2014 academic year.
What is Elephants and Onions?
Elephants & Onions is an interactive workshop that introduces students to the difficult discussions that surround social justice and social change. We hope that students and campus leaders will leave the workshop feeling empowered to create a stronger, safer, more nurturing community for people of all walks of life.
Trained facilitators from the renowned organization CAMPUSPEAK will introduced thought-provoking activities that will guide Denison students as they peel back the layers of diversity subjects that are often viewed as ‘elephants in the room’. Students will explore topics such as dominant identity privilege, marginalized life experiences, patterns of assumptions and behaviors, and the widely varying values sets that each individual holds dear. These emotional topics may cause tears — kind of like peeling an onion.
Get it? Elephants in the room. Peeling the onion. Elephants & Onions.
Elephants and Onions is a program of the Campus Leadership & Involvement Center and the Leadership Fellows, with partial funding by the Denison Campus Governance Association.
How do I apply to participate in Elephants and Onions?
Applications for Elephants and Onions will be available during the 2013-2014 academic year.
What are the requirements of Elephants and Onions?
Elephants and Onions is intended for any Denison student that wishes to face the difficult questions surrounding diversity on campus. This workshop is perfect for campus leaders and organization members that want to make an impact on our campus environment.
Participants must be available all day in order to take full advantage of the Elephants and Onions hands-on experience.
Is there a charge to participate?
Elephants and Onions is FREE to all students who are selected and attend the program, however students must submit a refundable deposit to the Campus Leadership & Involvement Center, 310 Slayter Union. Upon selection, applicants must submit a check made payable to Denison University in the amount of $50 to the Campus Leadership & Involvement Center. This check will not be deposited unless a student who accepts his or her participation in the program cancels or fails to attend Elephants and Onions. Upon completion of the program, the refundable deposits will be returned to all participants. Should you have any questions about deposits or have difficulty in submitting a deposit, please email Director of Campus Leadership & Involvement, Natalie K. Pariano.
Elephants and Onions participants will receive lunch free of charge.
When is Elephants and Onions and where is it located?
Elephants and Onions will be held during the 2013-2014 academic year.
How can I get more information about Elephants and Onions?
Feel free to contact the Director of Campus Leadership & Involvement, Natalie K. Pariano.