Project Pericles

Periclean Scholars Program

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What are 'Periclean Scholars?'

The Periclean Scholars program at Elon University is the centerpiece of Project Pericles, which is committed to raising the level of civic engagement and social responsibility of the entire university community. Students inducted into the Periclean Scholars program take a series of academic courses (18sh total) culminating in a Class project of global social change. The project is designed and carried out by the cohort of students from each year's Class under the direction of their faculty Mentor.

Periclean Scholar classes are typically small. Potential projects are globally oriented, with the specific project chosen by each cohort. Imagine such projects as faciltating the building a clinic in rural Ghana, or perhaps partnering with an international organization to address the issue of land mines in Sri Lanka.

The Periclean Pledge

We pledge to…

Listen to our partnering communities, acknowledging they often have the best solutions to local problems.
Learn about our partner communities’ history and traditions, to better engage in culturally-aware dialogue.
Assist our partners in community-run development projects that will enable their long-term success.
Responsibly study, document, and publicize our partner communities’ needs and desires.
Be committed to building life long sustainable partnerships, recognizing they take hard work and dedication.
Embrace our lifelong journey of global citizenship through intellectual and personal growth.
Periclean Pledge CHS format version

How does the Periclean Scholars program fit in with the five 'Elon Experiences' – study abroad, internships, research, service and leadership?

Click here to find out how to become a Periclean Scholar.