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:
Healthy eating and cooking are the focus of work with Healthy Alamance and the Career and Technical Education Center.
The latest Elon University Poll finds that Roy Cooper, North Carolina's attorney general, is building a lead over incumbent Gov. Pat McCrory as McCrory's approval rating hits its lowest point since April 2014.
Assistant Professor of Biology Jen Uno's vision for the Civic Engagement Scholars program prompted the Council on Civic Engagement to select her for the leadership role.
Jaclyn Maffetore, an Elon Law student committed to advancing civil liberties, found herself featured by The Nation this spring after assisting an elderly woman who wanted to cast a ballot in North Carolina’s presidential primaries.