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

  • Pesach (Passover) - Jewish

    Pesach, which means to pass through, commemorates the Exodus from Egypt and the Holy One passing over the Jewish homes when the first-born Egyptians were slain.

     

  • Numen Lumen: A Thursday Inspiration - April 25, 2019

    Each Thursday from 9:50 to 10:20 a.m. in the Numen Lumen Pavilion. 

  • Easter/Pascha - Orthodox Christian

    The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated with this feast in the Orthodox Christian church.  It recognizes Christ’s power over death and the gift to Christians of restoration, transformation and life everlasting.

     

  • Beltane - Nature Traditions

    Beltane celebrates the fertility and abundance of the earth.

     

  • Yom HaShoah - Jewish

    Also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day, this day offers remembrance for persons who died in the Shoah, actions against the Jewish people during World War II. This Holiday begins at sundown on May 1 and ends at sundown on May 2.

     

Calendar

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