Health, Wellness & Safety


Students walking in downtown GreensboroThe law school is collaborating with the Kathleen Price Bryan Family YMCA, which is located just a few blocks from the law school at 501 West Market Street. The law school provides each student with a membership at the YMCA at no additional cost. Students may also purchase family memberships at a discounted rate. The YMCA includes a large fitness center, two swimming pools, basketball courts and a running track. Visit the YMCA’s web site at

Students may also choose to join one of several other fitness facilities that are located downtown and throughout Greensboro. Greensboro and Guilford County offer numerous public recreational facilities, including tennis courts and extensive greenways and parks, an excellent resource for walking or jogging enthusiasts.

Law students may also utilize fitness facilities and take advantage of recreation opportunities on the Elon University home campus. Visit the Elon University Campus Recreation web site.

Health and counseling services

Law students will have the option to visit the R.N. Ellington Health and Counseling Center on the Elon University home campus. Student visits to the Health & Counseling Services are free of charge. There are nominal charges for medications, lab tests, procedures and medical supply items. Visit the Health and Counseling Center web site.

Recognizing the importance of adequate health insurance coverage, the University and law school require that all students maintain health insurance coverage. All registered law students are automatically enrolled in an injury and sickness plan made available by the University, and the fee is billed to each student's account. Students showing proof of comparable insurance coverage from other sources (e.g, coverage under their own, a parent's or a spouse's insurance plan) may be exempted from this coverage.  If you need additional information on how to waive the university insurance fee, please contact Student Affairs

All Elon Law Students have access to BarCares, a confidential, short-term intervention program provided cost-free to students, faculty and staff of the law school.  The program is there to help you (and your immediate family members) by providing confidential assistance and brief, solution-oriented counseling. BarCARES is designed to offer no-cost assistance in dealing with problems that might be causing distress and can be used to help with:

•Personal Issues: crisis intervention, depression/anxiety, substance abuse (drug or alcohol) and financial concerns
•Family Issues: marriage/relationships, children/adolescents, parenting/family conflict
•Work Issues: professional stressors, case-related stress and conflict resolution
•Student coaching on stress/time management, etc.

To Reach the professionals at BarCares, please call 1-800-640-0735.


The Division of Student Life in cooperation with Campus Safety and Security maintains an evening and weekend administrative on call system to assist students and their families in the event of medical or other emergencies (death in the family, etc.). Students and their families may access the administrator on call by contacting the Office of Campus Safety and Police at (336) 278-5555. Campus Security will take your contact information and contact the administrator on call. The Administrator on Call will call you back (usually within 15-20 minutes) and will assist the student, contact the appropriate Law School administrator, or contact the counselor on call if the situation warrants. If this is a medical or psychological emergency requiring immediate assistance, please call 9-1-1.