Project Pericles

Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility

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." This mission drives both curricular and co-curricular activities at the institution. Eighty-eight percent of Elon graduates participated in volunteer service while in school, serving as tutors in the local schools, mentoring in after-school programs, and building homes for Habitat for Humanity. By graduation, 75 percent of Elon students will have had at least one internship, many of which are with local government agencies and nonprofit organizations. Service learning is a significant component of many classes each semester. Students are           attracted to Elon because theywill have the opportunity for such engagement; they continuously push us to offer more.