Center for Leadership News

New Student Convocation offers look ahead for Elon's Class of 2021

More than 1,600 new Elon students were surrounded by friends and family Under the Oaks as faculty, staff and students celebrated the formal start of the academic year. 

Welcome! Elon's Class of 2021 makes itself at home

The Elon community turned out Friday morning to help more than 1,600 new and transfer students move to campus as the 2017-18 academic year prepares to begin. 

Move-in day map shows the routes for new students to follow to campus

Please note: A section of East Haggard Avenue that runs through campus will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 25.  Read this note for a link to the move-in day map

Elon University Guides app offers valuable information for Orientation, other major campus events

Find out more information and download instructions for the app, which will support New Student Orientation and other events throughout the year.

Here they come! Elon prepares to welcome Class of 2021 TODAY

Elon’s newest students will arrive on campus a matter of days. Here’s what they have to look forward to, along with resources to help ensure a smooth transition. 

Incoming students ‘Engage’ through service-oriented experience at Elon

Twenty-four new Elon students spent the week at Elon and in the Alamance County community serving nonprofits and learning about the area. 

Elon families to host Summer Welcome Events for incoming students

A variety of events will be held around the country to help welcome the newest members of the Elon family. 

Elon's 2017 staff retirees recognized

Elon University saw 13 staff members retire this academic year. 

Elon employees honored at Staff Appreciation Day
Six Elon staff members were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the university at a May 26 awards program during the annual staff appreciation celebration in Alumni Gymnasium. 


Student leaders honored at 2017 ODK Leadership Awards Ceremony

More than two dozen Elon University students and one staff member were recognized for their leadership at an awards program sponsored by Omicron Delta Kappa.

Retired U.S. senator: Lower taxes, fewer federal regulations will help America

In her visit to Elon Law for a Distinguished Leadership Lecture, Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas called for renewed pride in the United States as part of a larger strategy to address social and economic woes that have led to today's political climate.

New Student Orientation Head Staff represents Elon at regional conference

Elon’s New Student Orientation Head Staff team attended the Southern Regional Orientation Workshop (SROW) March 10-12 at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA

Life Entrepreneur Program offers personal and professional development opportunities to sophomores

The Life Entrepreneur Program (LEP) hosts the annual spring 2017 retreat and welcomed 47 new students.


ODK Leadership Honor Society inducts new members

In a Feb. 5 ceremony, 83 students were inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa.

Life Entrepreneur Program offers exciting development opportunity for sophomores

Applications for LEP are open now through Nov. 14.

Center for Leadership offering premier on-campus leadership opportunities

2017 Center for Leadership Team Applications now available 

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. 

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.

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 21-25 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.