Project Pericles

"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.

Project Pericles News

In My Words: America must midwife an independent Palestine

Professor Tom Arcaro writes for regional newspapers about the need for the United States to take a leadership role in the creation of a Palestinian state, which he argues will promote regional stability and make America more secure.

Fully completed Global Neighborhood opens for 2014-15

Elon University's newest residential complex is a place for students to grow into global citizens as faculty and staff members who reside on campus create programs that complement what young scholars learn in class.

Elon junior named SEEKHO Summer 2014 Innovation Fellow

Caley Mikesell is one of eight fellows from around the world spending June and July in rural India to help research and develop holistic programs aimed at improving conditions for impoverished villages.

Three new Elon graduates joining the Peace Corps

A trio from the Class of 2014, including one student who was among the first to complete the requirements of the university’s new Peace Corps Prep Program, will soon head around the world to serve local communities.

In My Words: Advice for new college graduates out to save the world

Professor Tom Arcaro writes for regional newspapers about the keys to success for fresh college graduates joining international aid and development organizations like the Peace Corps and OxFam International

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Periclean Scholars

Service Sabbaticals