Mission Statement

The Mission of the Purchasing Office is to provide quality customer support by providing efficient and effective purchasing services in support of the University’s educational goals. We will guide our customers in obtaining products and services from appropriate sources at the lowest total cost while ensuring the best overall value. Through the development and administration of policies and procedures, we will serve as an exemplary steward of the University’s resources by facilitating the acquisition process, while striving to minimize risk to the University. Purchasing will create and maintain cooperative relationships and apply sound business practices while working with our customers and suppliers.

Elon University Statement on Ethical Procurement

In keeping with the values expressed in its mission statement, Elon University recognizes the importance of ethical practices and social responsibility in procuring goods and services. Elon is an affiliate of the Fair Labor Association, promoting fair and decent conditions in the production of goods bearing the university’s logo. Elon also strongly encourages all suppliers and licensees to comply with international, federal, state and local laws, as well as generally recognized ethical and industry standards related to environmental sustainability, fair labor practices and human rights.

The university seeks to provide an educational community and workplace free of prohibited discrimination and harassment.  To that end, it has adopted the following nondiscrimination statement: “Elon University does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran’s status (collectively, “Protected Categories”) in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs.” Consistent with our nondiscrimination statement, the university does not tolerate discrimination or harassment of employees, students or other individuals associated with the University including, but not limited to, vendors, contractors, and guests on the basis of any of these Protected Categories.

The nondiscrimination policy is considered part of the terms and conditions for vendor registration with the university. Elon University seeks to do business with organizations that manage their operations consistent with the university’s values and mission.

Elon University is a member of the National Association of Educational Procurement. To view the Code of Ethics, please link to the following site:


Elon University complies with the Fair Labor Standards Act.


Sustainable Purchasing Guidlines

Through its purchasing choices, Elon has the ability to influence the market and educate the campus and surrounding community. The University has adopted Sustainable Purchasing Guidelines to aid decision makers in purchasing environmentally preferable products and services. The Guidelines include a number of general, overall strategies as well strategies in specific areas including source reduction, operations efficiency and toxics and pollution expressed in its mission statement, Elon University recognizes the importance of ethical practices and social responsibility in procuring goods and services.

Through the Sustainability Leaders Mini Grant Program, minimal funding is available for projects that increase sustainable practices in the workplace.

General Information

The Purchasing department is here to help provide goods and services for the entire University. By performing this aspect of the business process, Purchasing can help individuals concentrate on their specialized areas. If you would like us to meet with your department or have any questions, please call or stop by our location at 412 W. Haggard Ave. (Old Wellness Office). We look forward to working with you.

It is the goal of the Purchasing Department to provide the best customer service experience possible.  Click here to view our customer service committment.

Jeff Hendricks - Director of Purchasing (jhendricks4@elon.edu)
Paula Anderson - Purchasing Assistant (panderson@elon.edu)
Linda Wegwart - Buyer (lwegwart@elon.edu)
Ron Morgan - Physical Plant Buyer (rmorgan6@elon.edu)

Office hours:  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday

Purchasing Office
2950 Campus Box
412 West Haggard Ave
Elon, NC  27244
Ph: 336-278-5580
Fax: 336-278-5599
The Purchasing staff has association with the National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP)