The mission of the Elon University Forest is to provide a protected natural area to serve primarily as a teaching resource and research site and secondarily as a service learning site and quiet place for reflection and observation.
“Elon” is Hebrew for “oak.” It is fitting, then, that the hardwood forests and other ecosystems of Elon University Forest represent the spirit, strength, and sustainability of Elon University. The Forest symbolizes a permanence that exists even while the University and the larger world change rapidly, as well as the notion that nature itself is a central part of higher education.
The honor is bestowed upon colleges and universities around the country that have made exceptional commitments to the environment and sustainability through academic offerings and career preparation for students, campus policies, initiatives and activities.
First-year students pledged to uphold the four virtues of the Elon Honor Code during the Call to Honor ceremony Sept. 15 in Alumni Gym.
Elon is the nation’s only university recognized for excellence in eight academic programs that promote student success.
Elon is the #1 master’s university in the South and the national leader in academic programs that lead to student success.
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