Welcome New Students!

Fill out the Spiritual Interest Form to get connected with our student groups, and a student leader or staff member will contact you.

We have a vibrant set of religious, spiritual, and philosophical communities, including support for more traditional religious identities (Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, and Hindu), yoga and meditation, interfaith community, and a group for secular students and atheists. Learn more about all our groups here.

Located in the Numen Lumen Pavilion

The Truitt Center is a safe place for spiritual growth, worldview exploration (religious and secular), and interfaith engagement. Our mission is to encourage students to honor the spiritual dimension of life, to respect religious and cultural differences, to deepen and explore their faith traditions and worldviews, to embrace the present responsibly and the future with hope, and to live the principles they value.

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Check out the video below to hear Truitt Center benefactor, Edna Truitt Noiles, talk about why she thinks interfaith work is important. 

History of Religious and Spiritual Life at Elon

Proselytizing Policy

Religious Observance

If you will miss class due to observance of a religious holiday, you must fill out the form found below.  Before submitting this form, please read our Religious Holidays Policy which can be found in the link at left, under Multi-faith Religious Holidays. The deadline for submitting documentation for fall semester is September 19, 2017.  Keep in mind that the first holiday of the 2017-18 school year falls on the September 20, and that the policy indicates that notification and arrangements for make-up work need to be agreed upon before the student is absent.

Religious Observance Notification Form
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Department News

  • Krishna Janmashtami - Hindu

    This Festival celebrates the birth of Krishna, one of the central figures and The Supreme Being in Hinduism.  The festival starts with a 24-hour hour fast, ending at midnight, and followed by a great celebration.  


  • Welcome Weekend Catholic Mass - Aug. 24

    Catholic Campus Ministry will celebrate a special Welcome Weekend Mass at the Elon Community Church for all new students and their families.


  • Catholic Campus Ministry Welcome BBQ - Aug. 28

    Catholic Campus Ministry invites all students to our opening BBQ at the Holland House on South Campus to kick off the new year.

  • Hijri New Year - Islam

    This is the first day of the month of Muharram which marks the time in 622 CE when Prophet Muhammad moved from Mecca to Medina. This holiday begins at sundown on Aug. 31 and ends at sundown on Sept. 1.

  • Paryushana Parva (Jain)

    This Jain practice is a yearly time of uplifting through fasting, meditation, introspection, love and forgiveness for all humanity. This holiday begins at sundown on Sept. 2 and ends at sundown on Sept. 3.



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