Organizations

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. You can also fill our our Spiritual Interest Form and we'll get you connected!

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 a completed Driver Responsibility Form for all drivers of personal vehicles.


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:  Donita Sharkey
Fac/Staff Advisor: Jeffrey Coker

This organization is currently inactive.  Please contact the Truitt Center if interested.
 
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

Mondays, 8:00 pm, Global Commons 103
Student Leaders:  Addison Horner and Cole Krajeski
Fac/Staff Advisors:    Stephen Byrd
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:      Chelsea Semeraro
Fac/Staff Advisor:    Amanda Zamzes
Campus Minister:  Father Gerry Waterman, OFM Conv., 336.278.7355
Business Manager:  T. Huynh-Duc, 336.278.7363
 
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.
Dinner & Devo – Tuesdays, 5:30 pm, NLP 201 (Dinner, Bible Study, Conversation)
Campus Minister:  Joel Harter, Associate Chaplain for Protestant Life, 336 278-7729
 
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. Gospel Choir also oversees One in Christ Gospel Ministry and Urgent Message Dance and Mime Troupe.
Thursdays, 7:30 pm, Numen Lumen Pavilion, Sacred Space
Gospel Choir Student Leaders: Toyya Jenkins and Jo Mbouma
One in Christ Student Leader:
Urgent Message Student Leaders: Genesis Milton and Lauren Hudson 
Fac/Staff Advisor: Jamie Butler
 
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 650+ Jewish students on campus, and is not a membership organization.  Hillel hosts a regular Shabbat program, observances and celebrations of Jewish holidays, Birthright trips to Israel, alternative spring break trips, social and social justice activities.  Check the website and Elon Hillel on Facebook for details.
Board Meetings Wednesdays, 8 pm, Sklut Hillel Center
See Hillel Website for updates
Student Leaders:  Iliana Brodsky and Ariel Mittleman
Acting Hillel Director: Jessica Waldman, 336.278.7729
Associate Chaplain for Jewish Life: Rabbi Meir Goldstein, 336.278.7729
Fac/Staff Advisors: Jeff Stein and Richard Landesberg
 
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. 
Fall 2015: Tuesdays at 7:30pm, Belk Pavilion 208
Student Leaders: Alexandra McCorkle and Anna Paluzzi
Fac/Staff Advisor:  Joel Harter
 
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. Check us out on Facebook.
Tuesdays, 8:30 pm, McBride Gathering Space, Numen Lumen Pavilion
Student Leader:  Kaylin Dance
Campus Staff: Doug Arms, Tiya Bolton, and Katie Arms
Fac/Staff Advisor: Scott Hildebrand
 
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. Connect with our Facebook Group.
Thursdays, 4:15 pm, McBride Gathering Room, Numen Lumen Pavilion
Student Leader:   Chris Bertrand
Fac/Staff Advisor:  Barbara Gordon
 
Latter-Day Saints 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 Christian 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. Connect with us on Facebook!
Sundays, 4:30 pm, Sacred Space. Numen Lumen Pavilion
Dinner & Devo – Tuesdays, 5:30 pm, NLP 201 (Dinner, Bible Study, Conversation)
Student Leader: Anna Patterson 
Fac/Staff Advisor:  Joel Harter
Campus Priest:  Courtney Davis-Shoemaker
Campus Minister: Julie Tonnesen
 
SAGES
A gathering of students from across all Religious and Spiritual Life organizations who participate in monthly dialogues, discussion, and collaboration religious tolerance and interfaith dialogue on campus.
Staff Advisor: University Chaplain Jan Fuller, Multi-faith Coordinator Carrie Seigler
 
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.
Student Leader: Shahad Haswa
Fac/Staff Advisor: Shereen Elgamal
 
Orthodox Christian Fellowship (Eastern Orthodox)
This group is currently inactive. Please contact the Truitt Center if you are interested in a leadership position.
 
SSE is an organization designed to promote free thinking thought patterns and unity through interfaith engagement and respect for non theists and atheists alike.
Email leadership for meeting times
Student Leaders: 
Fac/Staff Advisor: Carrie Seigler, 336 278-7359
 
Spirit and Pride Association for LGBTQIA and Allies
Looking for spiritual community that is Open and Affirming? Contact one of the chaplains for more information: Jan Fuller (jfuller3@elon.edu), Joel Harter (jharter@elon.edu), Meir Goldstein (mgoldstein7@elon.edu). See also our list of Open and Affirming Christian worship opportunities and area churches.
 
Presbyterian Student Fellowship 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. Ukirk Elon works to foster a welcoming and nurturing Christian community in which students are invited to participate in fellowship. Worship, and service with one another.
Tuesdays, 8 pm, Numen Lumen Pavilion 201
Student Leader:  Mary Frances DeVoe
Fac/Staff Advisor: Barry Bradberry and Happy Kerns
Campus Minister:  Peter Thompson
 
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.
Wednesdays, 9:00 pm, Moseley Center, Room 215
Student Leaders: Leigh Anne Pollard and Jenna Reilly
Fac/Staff Advisor:  Susan Lindley