Office of Student Life

Division of Student Life Mission Statement

The Division of Student Life provides premier, student-centered services, programs, and experiences that assist students to:
     • integrate their in-and-out-of-class learning,
     • develop holistically, and
     • be engaged and honorable members of their communities.

A letter from Dr. Jon Dooley, Vice President for Student Life

Elon University serves as a national model for engaged learning – a university environment that embraces the learning that takes place inside and outside the classroom, on and off campus.  The Division of Student Life is committed to student learning and engagement through the delivery of services, programs, and experiences that enhance student learning.  Student Life staff are educators and mentors who work in close partnership with faculty and other staff of the university to provide a seamless learning experience that fulfills our founders’ vision of an “academic community that transforms mind, body and spirit.”

Students are at the center of our work, actively involved in Student Life programs and experiences and often being the ones to initiate, plan, and implement them.  As a division, we value our longstanding and valued partnership with academic affairs, one that makes us distinctive among our colleagues nationally. The programs and experiences of the division are designed to purposefully help students integrate their curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular experiences as they identify meaning and purpose in their lives.  Student Life staff members are committed to fostering a positive campus climate and community, and providing the essential support for students, faculty, and staff to learn, develop, and thrive.

I encourage you to visit the websites for the 15 departments in Student Life to find out more about how we engage students, partner with academic affairs, and foster a positive campus climate and community.  We welcome your feedback and I hope you will please contact me or any other member of the Division of Student Life if we can be of assistance.

Student Life Departments

Campus Recreation
Center for Leadership
Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity Education (CREDE)
Counseling Services
Office of the Dean of Students
          Health Promotion
          Student Concerns Outreach
Fraternity and Sorority Life
Gender and LGBTQIA Center
Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement
Moseley Campus Center
New Student and Transition Programs
Residence Life
Student Conduct
Student Health Services
Student Involvement
Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life


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Jon Dooley
Vice President for Student Life