Elon University is a national leader in Civic Engagement, serving as one of the model campuses for the Carnegie Classification on Civic Engagement and is recognized as one of the nation’s top universities for community service by earning a Presidential Award in the first President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Elon’s civic engagement programs include the Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement, Periclean Scholars, Civic Engagement Scholars, the Center for Leadership, the National Campaign for Student Political and Civic Engagement, North Carolina Campus Compact, the Elon Academy, the Elon Poll, the Elon Environmental Center at Loy Farm, and the Elon Student Government Association.
Elon University defines civic engagement as the process of learning about the assets, needs, and concerns of the larger communities of which we are a part and the willingness to collaborate with others to help define and achieve the common good. This theme is central to the Elon University mission of preparing civically engaged graduates who are "global citizens and informed leaders motivated by a concern for the common good." As a university, we emphasize our responsibility to live in community, acknowledging our interdependency with others.
Elon students, faculty, staff and alumni join in an intentional and progressive educational process to create a culture that:
This year, Election Day is on Tuesday, Nov. 8. The Elon Political Engagement Work Group and Elon Votes! have worked with the Alamance County Board of Elections to create the following information on voting locations, what you need to bring to the polls, and Elon shuttle transportation to precincts,
Five Elon students were among a group of 25 brought together by Harvard University's Institute of Politics to discuss their views during the last debate.
Students can participate in one-stop early voting from Oct. 20 through Nov. 5. Those not previously registered can register and vote in one trip.
The assistant dean for campus life and director of residence life authored a chapter on ontological inquiry and democratic practices for "Un-Democratic Acts: New Departures for Dialogue in Society and Schools."