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.
 

News at Elon

Habitat for Humanity CEO: 'Stories are what change hearts'

Jonathan Reckford leads one of the world’s largest nonprofits focused on homeownership, and on Oct. 28, 2014, he visited Elon University to share lessons and advice for students dedicated to improving their communities through lives of service.

Elon formalizes scholarship program with Alamance Community College

Elon President Leo M. Lambert and ACC President Algie Gatewood signed an agreement Monday to create a scholarship for students from Alamance Community College who wish to transfer to Elon University for their four-year degrees.

Elon senior invited to White House program on children of incarcerated parents

Yasmine Arrington's "ScholarCHIPS" program has provided 17 scholarships to date to children whose parents are imprisoned, and her work both on and off Elon University's campus has caught the attention of nonprofit leaders and government policymakers.

Spirit of service marks Homecoming weekend

From raking leaves to painting front stoops, Elon University students and alumni on Saturday assisted Town of Elon residents with sprucing up homes built over the past two decades through Habitat for Humanity.

2014 President's Report highlights faculty and student scholarship

President Leo M. Lambert has issued his annual report detailing impressive research being done by Elon faculty and students.