Elon University is a national leader in Civic Engagement, serving as one of the model campuses for the Carnegie Classification on Civic Engagement and being recognized as one of the nation’s top three 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:
In addition to questions about pending Supreme Court cases and presidential politics, respondents in the latest Elon University Poll were asked to share their plans for the Fourth of July weekend.
The latest surveys from the Elon University Poll asked respondents to share traits that come to mind when they see the names of elected leaders with presidential ambitions.
Fourteen students visited Raleigh in early May 2015 for the organization's 78th annual session.
Laura Sturdivant '15 and Alexander Ward '14 travel next fall to Myanmar and the Philippines, respectively, with support of a program aimed at promoting goodwill and the exchange of ideas between cultures of the East and West.