Health Promotion

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. 

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.

Examples of Elon’s health promotion efforts include:

Fall 2015 Wellness Events Calendar

  • Collaborating with campus and community partners to provide students the most up to date health information
  • Administering required first-year online education for substance education, AlcoholEdu, and interpersonal violence, Haven
  • Managing 24/7 confidential response and advocacy for interpersonal violence via Safeline (336.278.3333) and the Coordinator for Violence Response
  • 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
  • Hosting Party Smart events to encourage responsible drinking and hosting behaviors
  • Providing support and guidance for ASHES, the substance-free living and learning community
  • Hosting Relationship Violence and Sexual Violence Awareness Month events like The Clothesline Project, the Consent is Sexy! campaign and Take Back the Night
  • Providing active bystander and survivor support training
  • Providing grants for substance free events which student organizations and residence halls can apply for
  • Providing STI tesing and free safer sex supplies throughout the year

Request a SPARKS Workshop or Presentation!

SPARKS (Students Promoting Awareness, Responsibility, Knowledge and Success) is Health Promotion's premier peer education organization at Elon University. SPARKS Peer Educators go through 25 hours of general health promotion and public health training during their first semester of employment as well as specialized training by expert faculty, staff and community partners during their second semester within one of the following categories: substance education, violence prevention, healthy relationships, sex and sexuality, mental health and physical wellbeing.

SPARKS offers many interactive presentations and hosts awareness and education events through the year. If you would like to partner with SPARKS on one of their events or your event, please contact us at or fill out our presentation request form (select "other" and provide a brief description). You can stop by the SPARKS office in the Moseley Student Center August through May to ask questions, recieve free safer sex supplies or request a workshop.

Violence Prevention and Response Workshops

The Department of Health Promotion and CrossRoads Sexual Assault Response and Resource Center is sponsoring monthly workshops on violence prevention and survivor support. During these workshops students, faculty and staff will be introduced to interpersonal violence topics and volunteer opportunities available through CrossRoads. For more information about these workshops please contact Jessica Clark at


Information & Updates



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.