Health Promotion

The mission of the Department of Health Promotion is to engage students to develop life-long behaviors for mental, physical and social well-being and advance systemic resources for student health. We seek to create a supportive environment through inclusive health programming, advocacy and outreach to further the intellectual vision of Elon University. 

According to the World Health Organization, health promotion is enabling individuals to take control of their health and its determinants. At Elon, we know that health has many components and we work toward providing holistic resources and information to students, faculty and staff. Below are examples of Elon’s health promotion programs and initiatives.

Programs for New Students

  • Choices@Elon orientation skits covering various health issues with a focus on substance use prevention, consent & bystander intervention
  • Administering required first-year online education for substance education, AlcoholEdu, and interpersonal violence, Haven

Substance Education & Abuse Prevention

  • Substance free event grants for student organizations and residence halls 
  • Party Smart events to encourage responsible drinking and hosting behaviors
  • Providing support and guidance for ASHES, the substance-free living and learning community

Interpersonal Violence Prevention & Response

  • Managing 24/7 confidential response and advocacy for interpersonal and gender-based violence via Safeline (336.278.3333) and the Coordinator(s) for Violence Response
  • Relationship and Sexual Violence Awareness Month events like the "Consent is..." campaign, Couples Chemistry and  and Take Back the Night
  • Providing workshops and trainings on healthy masculinity, challenging rape culture, active bystander skills and supporting survivors

Supporting Peer Educators & Student Leaders

  • Training, supporting and supervising SPARKS Peer Educators to provide programs, workshops and presentations for classes, Elon 101, student organizations, residence halls, Greek organizations and athletic teams
  • Providing training for student leaders like Resident Assistants, Orientation Leaders, Elon 101 Teaching Assistants, and various other student leaders and mentors

Holistic Health Programs & Community Collaborations

  • Providing free safer sex supplies throughout the year and working with Alamance Cares to provide free STI tesing
  • Collaborating with campus and community partners to provide students the most up to date health information




Reminder: Health history form, proof of required immunizations and insurance information due July 1

New undergraduate and transfer students should submit these materials to Elon’s Student Health Services as soon as possible. 

National College Health Assessment

Survey of student health behaviors/experiences. Link sent to students via email on Monday, April 21st.  Active now through Friday, May 8th.  

Couples Chemistry: Brought to you by SPARKS - Oct. 2


Wednesday, October 2 6:30-8:30 in Irazu. 

Health & wellness center expands to South Campus

Elon has partnered with Alamance Regional Medical Center and Cone Health to provide student health services staffing in a South Campus facility that doubles space for health services, counseling services and health promotions.