Leadership Experiential Learning Requirement (ELR)

The Experiential Learning Requirement (ELR) is a graduation requirement for all Elon University students. The ELR expands upon the Five Elon Experiences (leadership development, study abroad, internships, undergraduate research, and service-learning) by providing a structure to facilitate and encourage students to practice close observation of the world around them and reflect insightfully about those observations. Students may complete this by fulfilling two units of experiential learning. See the ELR Core Curriculum website for more information.

The Leadership ELR requires at least one semester to complete in the following way:

Complete the Leadership Development Workbook

  • Whether you want to complete the ELR for a formal organizational leadership role or through a self-identified role and project to create positive change, completion of the workbook will enhance your experience by providing you with the opportunity to reflect on and improve your leadership.  Each student will identify an advisor or mentor to help guide their ELR experience.
  • To meet the Leadership ELR you must accumulate 40 hours of activity during the duration of the project or leadership experience.  This means you should meet with the Center for Leadership then start the workbook at the beginning of your leadership role or project.

If you have any additional questions about the Leadership ELR, please visit the Center for Leadership or email LEAD@elon.edu.

ELR Information Sessions:

Monday, February 6th at 2:00pm
Tuesday, February 7th  4:15pm
Wednesday, February 8th at 5:00pm

All ELR Information Sessions will take place in the Center for Leadership and last approximately 30 minutes.


You must start the Leadership ELR by February 14th. We will not allow any students to start the process after this time.