"Creating and sustaining meaningful global partnerships since 2003"
Project Pericles at Elon University was initiated in 2002 when Elon became one of 10 universities to accept a challenge from the Eugene Lang Foundation to provide a learning experience that would "instill in students an abiding sense of social responsibility and civic concern."
Elon's Project Pericles goes beyond just student engagement. The university has committed to raising the level of civic engagement and social responsibility of the entire university community.
Elon University has built a reputation as a national model of engaged learning, connecting knowledge and experience in and out of the classroom. One of Elon's primary missions is to prepare students "to be global citizens and informed leaders motivated by concern for the common good."
Project Pericles at Elon comprises three components: the Periclean Scholars program, service sabbaticals, and the Periclean Award for Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility. Browse our Web site to learn about these components or contact program director Tom Arcaro for more information.
Professor Tom Arcaro illustrates in a newspaper guest column how humans now more than ever are looking beyond politics and lines on a map to provide comfort and aid to those in need.
The recent kidnappings of Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers in Syria are the backdrop to a newspaper column from Professor Tom Arcaro on the responsibilities people have to assist aid workers.
The entry deadline is Dec. 13, 2013, for a student competition focused on human rights that will award cash prizes totaling $3,600. Categories include: research papers, journalism, electronic media, creative writing, photos, and world languages
Professor Tom Arcaro writes in a newspaper guest column about a new model for delivering humanitarian aid around the globe, and he calls on colleges and universities to be a part of finding solutions to challenging social ills.
Alumni of the Elon University program produced a film about problems with getting health care to people in India, triggering a series of events that culminated with the August grand opening of a new training center for health workers in one of India’s poorest regions.