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.
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The popular college guide names Elon University one of the nation's top 26 private universities based on academic excellence and affordability.
A student-led dance marathon raised more than $280,000 in April to support a North Carolina hospital that helps young patients and their families fight life-threatening conditions.
Elon University students and one staff member were recognized for their accomplishments at an April 28, 2016, program that highlights campus leaders.
Erin Luther ‘16, an international studies and Spanish double major from Bristol, Tennessee, travels to South America next spring as part of a federal program that builds good will between the United States and people of other nations.