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:
The next Community Connections discussion will take place on Monday, Oct. 23, from 7 to 8:15 p.m. in the Lakeside meeting rooms.
In 'Understanding the Recent Executive Order on Immigration,' a panel discussion hosted Feb. 6 at Elon Law, three university faculty members outlined the potential effects of President Donald Trump's approach to immigration in the name of national security.
In a January presentation to the N.C. Equal Access to Justice Commission, two Elon Law Leadership Fellows shared their research into the many ways law firms around the United States support attorneys who provide free legal advice to those in need.
The first floor of Moseley Center provided a popular gathering place to watch the country's 45th president be sworn in.