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 stars shine bright during 2018 Tony Awards 

Three Elon alumni and a member of the Class of 2022 took to the stage during the annual celebration of Broadway theatre.

Elon employees honored at Staff Appreciation Day

Six Elon staff members were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the university at a May 25 awards program during the annual staff appreciation celebration in Alumni Gymnasium.

Student leaders honored at 2018 ODK Leadership Awards ceremony

More than two dozen Elon University students and one staff member were recognized for their leadership at an awards program sponsored by Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society.

Phi Beta Kappa inducts new members

An April 9 dinner and ceremony included a keynote address by President Connie Ledoux Book. 

Vote now: Help get Elon on the big screen

As part of the 2018 Coca-Cola and Regal Films student film competition, Elon students traveled to Atlanta in late January to produce a 35-second film, which is now available to watch online. And don’t forget to vote for Elon’s commercial in the Fan Favorite Award contest.