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

Elon and four other North Carolina institutions chosen to re-establish the state’s Teaching Fellows program

The new program to launch in Fall 2018 is a reincarnation of the highly effective program that prepared future teachers to work in North Carolina schools.

 

Elon is #61 in the nation and #3 in North Carolina in new college ranking

College Consensus is a college ranking aggregator that combines scores from major college rankings and student review sites.

 

Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranks Elon a national leader in student engagement and #1 in North Carolina

Elon ranks #33 among 1,054 four-year colleges in connecting students and faculty members, challenging academics, promoting critical thinking and applying knowledge in real world situations.

DonnaLynn Hall earns Acorn Accolade Award
Hall is recognized for her dedication to the Offices of Admissions, Financial Planning, and Application Technologies.

 

Communications Fellows enjoy media tour in Atlanta

Twenty-six students met with communications professionals and Elon University alumni, receiving a behind-the-scenes look at the operations of several media organizations.