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Hundreds gather at Elon to watch Clinton-Trump debate

Elon University's first presidential debate watch event proved to be a bigger draw than organizers had anticipated. 

LEAD Program Tier Teams Reveal proves to be a 'heroic' success

The Leadership Education and Development Program hosted its annual Tier Teams Reveal last week. 

Election Night Watch Event – Nov. 8

Join us in the Global Commons Great Hall at 7 p.m.

National Hazing Prevention Week is Sept. 19-23

Elon's Hazing Coalition offers activities and events to bring attention to the problem of hazing during National Hazing Prevention Week.

The LEAD Program welcomes first-year students to engage in leadership development

The Center for Leadership's Leadership Education and Development Program kicked off another year at the Sept. 11 Opening Ceremonies event in Lakeside Hall with a keynote address by Jon Dooley from Student Life.

Words of inspiration welcome Class of 2020 during New Student Convocation

The more than 1,500 members of Elon's newest class of students gathered Under the Oaks for the ceremonial start to their academic career at the university. 

They're here! Elon University's Class of 2020 comes to campus

The year's class of first-year students is the largest and most diverse in Elon's history. 

Question of a lifetime among those asked at New Student Orientation Alumni Panel

The panel for current Orientation leaders featured eight Elon alumni and former members of the New Student Orientation team. 

Elon relaunches app for New Student Orientation, other major campus events

Find out more information and download instructions for the app, Elon University Guides, which will support New Student Orientation, Family Weekend, Homecoming and Recruitment.

2016 Intersect: Diversity and Leadership Conference to be held in November

Registration for the Intersect Conference is open through Oct. 21.

Adventures in Leadership builds skills, creates experiences for Elon's newest students

Sixty-one incoming students took part this summer in Adventures in Leadership, a New Student and Transition Programs First-Year Summer Experience.

Here comes the Class of 2020! Elon's newest students arrive Aug. 26

Elon's newest class of students — its largest and most diverse yet — move in today, Aug. 26. Here's what they have to look forward to.

Elon Votes! College Coffee Table – Sept. 13

Phi Beta Kappa Plaza, 9:40-10:20 a.m.

Alamance Youth Leadership Academy for local middle school students hosted at Elon

Students learned how to become community leaders in a program that was made possible through the Center for Leadership and their community partners.

July-August: Summer Welcome Events for the Class of 2020

Hosted by Elon families, summer welcome events are intended for incoming students and their parents to meet other members of Elon's Class of 2020 as well as current families and staff.

Students honored at 2016 Leadership Awards ceremony

Elon University students and one staff member were recognized for their accomplishments at an April 28, 2016, program that highlights campus leaders.

ESPN's Jay Bilas shares life lessons with Elon Law students

The noted authority on college sports visited with Elon Law Leadership Fellows and the Sports & Entertainment Law Society during his visit to campus for the Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series.

Jay Bilas at Elon Law: Empathy is key to leadership

The nationally acclaimed ESPN college basketball commentator and graduate of Duke Law visited Elon University School of Law for the final installment of the 2015-16 Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series presented by The Joseph M. Bryan Foundation.

Orientation head staff take gold at regional conference

Members of New Student Orientation and Director of New Student & Transition Programs present and compete at the National Orientation Directors Organization (NODA) Region VI conference.

Leadership Fellows journey to Deep South to learn civil rights history

Visits to Birmingham, Selma and Atlanta culminated with Elon students meeting Martin Luther King III, the oldest son of the slain civil rights leader, and King III's wife, Arndrea Waters King.

Film co-produced by Elon alum receives Oscar nomination

Laith al-Majali '05 is part of a team that has earned the nation of Jordan its first ever Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.

Elon Gap Experience students arrive on campus in January

After traveling more than 10,000 miles via hiking paths, U.S interstates, Costa Rican mountain roads and cross continental flights, the 15 members of the Class of 2019 are ready to begin the next leg of their journey on campus.

Seven faculty members named Leadership Scholars

Seven professors and instructors from across campus have been selected 2015-16 Leadership Faculty Scholars. 

Life Entrepreneur Program Gets Started With Fall Break Retreat

This week, 33 students and six facilitators ventured off to camp to kick off this semester's Life Entrepreneur Program. 

Parental tips for recognizing the transition to college

Tips on supporting lifestyle adjustments and encouraging your student to use time-management and problem-solving skills.

LEADSTRONG Week: Sept. 29-Oct. 3

LEADSTRONG Week is an opportunity to celebrate leadership at the university with a theme this year of "Spotlighting Change Agents at Elon." 

Student organization presidents celebrate their leadership roles with President Lambert

More than 100 student organization presidents attended a Sept. 14 event to celebrate student leadership and provide a platform for meeting fellow leaders.

September 21st-25th is National Hazing Prevention Week
Elon's Hazing Coalition offers activities and events to bring attention to the problem of hazing during National Hazing Prevention Week.


LEAD Program welcomes new students to Tier Teams

More than 90 first-year students who recently joined the LEAD Program gathered Sept. 9 at the Tier Team Reveal in McKinnon Hall to meet other LEAD participants and their Tier Team captains.

LEAD Program opening ceremonies welcomes students to new academic year

The Leadership Education and Development Program kicked off another year at the Sept. 6 event in McKinnon Hall with a keynote address by Kenn Gaither from the School of Communications.

40,000+ meals help 'Stop Hunger Now'

Hundreds of Elon University students took part Saturday in a service project aimed at providing hunger relief to people around the globe.

New Student Convocation welcomes Class of 2019

University leaders, faculty and fellow students shared reflections and advice for making the most of the next four years in an annual program on new students' "first day of a lifetime relationship with Elon."

Elon Move-In brings words of wisdom

New Elon families received advice this week on university social media channels from other families that have moved their children to campus in years past.

Gap Experience welcomes members of Class of 2019

Fifteen incoming Elon University students began their collegiate studies on a semester program that takes them across the nation to grow leadership skills and serve communities with various needs.

First-Year Summer Experiences help 125 students transition to Elon

Welcoming the Class of 2019

New resources will make it easier for incoming students to move to campus on Aug. 21, 2015, when university faculty and staff greet the largest class in Elon history.

Discovery Program Connects New Students to Elon and the Great Outdoors 

The first-year summer experience program offered by the Office of New Student and Transition Programs familiarizes incoming students with Elon's campus and helps them develop outdoor and team-building skills before classes begin in the falll.

Elon teaches middle school students how to make positive social change

Elon University's Center for Leadership, in coordination with two community partners, hosted the Alamance Youth Leadership Academy from June 14-17, 2015, to encourage local children to make a difference in their schools.

Elon senior awarded Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs

Daniel Sheehan, a human service studies and strategic communications double major, begins his career after Elon with a fellowship in New York City that develops "the next generation of aspiring change makers."

Student awarded grant for summer international leadership opportunity

First-year student Gabby Vance will travel to Prague this summer for the Global Leadership Program.


Elon senior awarded Fulbright to teach English in Thailand

Christine Fortner, an elementary education major from Virginia, travels to Southeast Asia after graduation to help others learn English as part of a federal program that builds good will between the United States and people of other nations.

Student leaders honored at 2015 Leadership Awards Ceremony

More than two dozen Elon University students and one faculty member were recognized for their work at an April 30, 2015, program that recognizes top campus leaders.

Cara McFadden, Ryan Bennett ’16 named to NIRSA leadership positions

An Elon University assistant professor, and a junior sport and event management major, will have prominent roles in the collegiate recreational sports organization, particularly with issues relating to its April 2016 conference held in Kissimmee, Florida.

Award-Winning Orientation Head Staff Makes Impression at Regional Conference

The leadership team for New Student Orientation were recognized for excellence at the National Orientation Directors Association (NODA) Region VI conference.

Inside Higher Ed column praises Elon student life programs

An article on March 13, 2015, by Kevin Kruger, president of NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, cited the university for programs that build student leadership skills and promote an ethos of service.

Elon Students and Staff present at the Active Citizens Conference
Students and staff members from the Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community  Engagement and the Center for Leadership attended the Active Citizens Conference on February 21, 2015 at the College of William and Mary.


Leadership Fellows take road trip to study civil rights movement 

Twenty-eight Elon sophomores toured the South this winter as part of a course on nonviolence and the civil rights movement.

ODK Leadership Honor Society inducts new members

Two Elon educators and 70 students were inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa in a Feb. 8 ceremony.


Fellows: Capstone Dinner

These are monthly dinners for seniors in the Leadership Fellows program. Capstone Dinners feature speakers that help seniors reflect on their four years, as well as prepare for life after college. This Capstone Dinner is on March 17th at 5:30pm in the Isabella Cannon Room.