The Elon Common Reading Program (ECRP) challenges students, faculty, and staff to examine themselves and the local and global worlds they inhabit through reading. The readings and subsequent discussions encourage the Elon community to reflect on these important issues and how individual actions can aid in a cultural transformation. In particular, this reading will prompt new students to consider diverse perspectives and become culturally aware of key issues that affect the world around them.
Why We Can't Wait by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr (Signet Classics version)
The common reading is the referred to throughout students' first year at Elon in Elon 101, COR 110: The Global Experience, and ENG 110: Argument & Inquiry as well as many other courses.