The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) was founded in 1935 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. NCNW’s mission is to lead, empower and advocate for women of African descent, their families and communities. NCNW is a powerful network of nearly three million women. We have collegiate chapters all over the United States with the central headquarter in Washington, DC.
NCNW is open to all persons without regard of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status. Elon’s chapter of NCNW offers a positive, uplifting and supportive network of sisters (and brothers) who share a passion for NCNW’s mission. We plan to facilitate networking, coalition building, and advocacy to create a sense of unity among all women. We plan to do this through community service, team building, the implementation of programs and overall visibility on Elon University's campus. We aim to uncover the talent of all members, and in the words of our founder we hope to "Invest in the human soul. Who knows, it might be a diamond in the rough".