"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.
Most media attention about West Virginia focuses on poverty or the coal industry, but the Periclean Scholars Class of 2014 at Elon University is dedicated to a different aspect of the state — the people.
“Aquí & Allá/Here & There,” a book sponsored by the Periclean Scholars Class of 2013, tells the story of a young undocumented woman’s journey from Mexico to the United States and how she eventually achieved the American Dream.
Nick Cianciara plans to run three miles in his full turnout gear on Dec. 14, 2013, to raise money for a firefighter stricken with a brain tumor.
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.