Elon has more than a dozen active religious and spiritual life organizations on campus. If you are interested in learning more about how to become involved in any of these orgnizations, their meeting times and the contact information for their leadership is listed below.
Don't see what you're looking for? Contact Chaplain Jan Fuller to talk about starting your own!
The religious and spiritual life organizations on campus all agree to a pledge of cooperation.
Are you organizing a religious or spiritual life organization's trip off campus? Everyone going on the trip (including advisors) needs to have a Travel and Waiver Form filled out and on file. In addition, please turn in an itinerary for the trip complete with advisor's names and cell numbers, mode of transportation (i.e., personal cars, Moseley vans, air travel, etc.), and names of all drivers.
Affinity is a student led, small, non-denominational Christian organization that focuses on spiritual development, fellowship and service with the mission statement of food, fellowship and fun. Affinity meets every Friday at 5 p.m. for dinner and Bible Study with worship events, prayer nights and off campus trips throughout the semester.
Fridays, 5:00-6:00 pm, McCoy Commons (Oaks), Room 207
Student Leaders: Daneilia Dwyer and Alisha Carter
Fac/Staff Advisor: Jeffrey Coker
Baptist Associate Ministries is a intimate group (15-25) that meets weekly for food, fellowship and Bible studies. Although the name suggests “Baptist”, we come from a variety of Christian backgrounds and denominations.
Campus Outreach is an interdenominational organization which seeks to develop spiritual leaders on the college campus. We provide a variety of opportunities for students to investigate Christianity and grow spiritually while at Elon. Some of these opportunities include Bible studies, large group meetings, retreats and conferences. If you would like any more information about this ministry, feel free to contact Pat Mauney or visit our Facebook page.
Mondays, 9:00 pm, Numen Lumen Pavilion, McBride Gathering Space
Student Leaders: Rebecca Schneider and Mandy Holt
Fac/Staff Advisors: Stephen Byrd, 336 278-5438
Campus Ministers: Patrick Mauney, David Springer, Julie Nichols
Catholic Campus Ministry is a vibrant group of students who worship together at Mass on Wednesday and Sunday evenings and become involved in numerous service opportunities throughout the week. CCM conducts retreats each semester and alternative spring breaks both domestically and abroad. The students in CCM have big hearts and want to deepen their faith while they are in college. Check CCM on Facebook
for more information.
Wednesday Mass, 7:30 pm, Holt Chapel
Friday Mass, 12:10 pm, Numen Lumen Pavilion, Sacred Space
Sunday Mass, 4:00 & 6:00 pm, Elon Community Church
Student Leader: Erin Robertson
Fac/Staff Advisor: Amanda Zamzes
, 336 278-7468
Campus Minister: Father Gerry Waterman
, OFM Conv., 336 278-7355,
Business Manager: T. Huynh-Duc
, 336 278-7363
Peer Ministry Coordinator.: Caroline McKinney
, 336 278-7363
Elon Gospel Choir
Gospel Choir is a ministry used to unite students who have a mutual interest in music, a love for singing, and a love for Jesus Christ. Gosepl Choir is a ministry who serves to provide students with an environment that embodies a feeling of togetherness and family. Check our Facebook
page for updates and information.
Thursdays, 8:00 pm, Numen Lumen Pavilion, Sacred Space
Student Leader: Jasmine Turner
Fac/Staff Advisor: Jamie Butler
, 336 278-7243
Elon Hillel is the home for Jewish life on campus, providing social, religious, educational, and social justice opportunities for students, faculty, and staff. Elon Hillel is housed in the Sklut Hillel Center at the corner of E. College and Antioch (across from the tennis courts). Hillel is a community that serves the 550+ Jewish students on campus, and is not a membership organization. Hillel hosts a weekly Shabbat program, observances and celebrations of Jewish holidays, Taglit-Birthright trips to Israel, alternative spring break trips, social and social justice activities. Check the website
and Elon Hillel on Facebook
Elon Yoga Club
Yoga Club for students from all backgrounds who are interested in doing Yoga together as a spiritual practice. This is a multi-faith group open to all students (religious and non-religious). Contact Alexandra
for more information.
Spring 2015: Wednesdays at 5:30pm, Numen Lumen Pavilion
ICE: Interfaith Community at Elon
As an interfaith organization ICE engages students from all religious, non-religious, and philosophical traditions in order to become aware of the shared values among them. We believe the following three components are essential for interfaith cooperation: 1) respect for individual religious or non-religious identity; 2) mutually inspiring relationships; 3) and common action for the common good.
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is a non-denominational Christian ministry that provides a transformational community where students can learn together what it means to grow in relationship with Jesus. InterVarsity offers Small Groups, where students are known, loved, and challenged, on a personal level, as well as weekly Large Group gatherings, retreats, events, house ministries for students in Greek Life, service in the community, and other opportunities for growth and outreach.
Tuesdays, 9 pm, McBride Gathering Space, Numen Lumen Pavilion
Student Leader: Maggie Miller
Campus Staff: Doug Arms
Founded in the Rinzai Zen tradition and affiliated with the North Carolina Zen Center, Iron Tree Blooming is Elon University's meditation organization. Ours is a tradition-based not a faith-based organization. We provide an opportunity for all interested students, staff, and faculty to learn about and practice meditation in community with others. On average, twenty members attend weekly sittings. Iron Tree Blooming offers public sittings each week and special end-of-semester and Earth Day sittings.
A collaboration of Christians and organizations at Elon, focused on love and justice, welcoming everyone, appreciating our diversity, celebrating our unity in Christ. We organize collaborative events, speakers, and conversations throughout the year with multiple groups on campus, as well as inclusive worship opportunities.
Contact for Upcoming Events
Campus Minister: Joel Harter
, Associate Chaplain for Protestant Life, 336 278-7729
Latter-Day Saint Student Association
This group is currently inactive - please contact the Truitt Center if you are interested in a leadership position.
LEAF is a welcoming, Christian community open to anyone seeking a deeper relationship with God. LEAF gathers for worship every Sunday and after worship the group enjoys a home-cooked meal and conversation as we support one another in our lives of faith. Throughout the semester we participate in worship, service projects, and fun activities with one another.
Methodist Fellowship is a Methodist based Christian organization that welcomes individuals of all traditions. Our typical meetings start with a meal from one of our supporting churches and then we hold a bible study led by fellow students. We volunteer together once a month and host a biannual Cookie Walk, where we provide a cookie break to our fellow student while collecting canned goods.
Mondays, 7:00 pm, Numen Lumen Pavilion 201
Elon provides academic, social, intellectual, and religious resources and space on campus for our community to discover Muslim traditions, cultures, and beliefs, while interacting first-hand with one another.
Presbyterian Student Fellowship
Presbyterian Student Fellowship(PSF) is a progressive faith organization dedicated to exploring and discovering faith with college students; empowering them to live out their faith with a hunger for justice, peace, and service to others. PSF works to foster a welcoming and nurturing Christian community in which students are invited to participate in fellowship. Worship, and service with one another.
Secular Society at Elon (SSE)
SSE is an organization designed to promote free thinking thought patterns and unity through interfaith engagement and respect for non theists and atheists alike.
Sigma Alpha Omega® is a national Christian social sorority and Elon's chapter, the Gamma chapter, was founded in 2001. We hold a recruitment every spring semester. We promote Ovarian Cancer Awareness, our philanthropy, participate in National Service Week in February, and plan retreats that help us grow as a sisterhood. Every week we meet as a whole chapter and have a Bible study. Visit our blog
for more information.
Urgent Message Dance & Mime Troupe
Urgent Message Dance and Mime Troupe is a dance ministry underneath the Elon University Gospel Choir. Our mission is to unite students who have a mutual interest in music, a love for dancing, and the love for Jesus Christ. We use dance as our ministry tool to spread the gospel on campus and in local communites and churches.
Contact for Meeting Information
Young Life College
Young Life College is a non-denominational Christian organization. Regardless of where students are in their religious beliefs, Young Life College offers them a community to be a part of where they can enjoy college and be loved for who they are. College students are nurtured, guided and encouraged to learn what it means to be a committed follower of Jesus Christ. There are weekly meetings and fun activities through-out the semester; like tailgating for football games, Lumberjack Pancake dinners, Luau Party, and a beach and mountain weekend trip. For more information visit our Facebook page.