Residence Life

Leaders in a Global World


The Leaders in a Global World (LGW) offers a unique living and learning environment for Elon University students interested in exploring leadership. Through regular house activities such as dinners, discussion, common readings, movie viewings, and on- and off-campus events, LGW residents will begin to examine leadership by exploring themselves and learning more about the kind of leader they wish to become.

As a two-year residential program in the Global Neighborhood, second-year students serve as mentors to first-year students. We are welcoming all applicants who would like to be a part of a great learning community focused on leadership development, globalization, and cultural differences.

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The Leaders in a Global World Living Learning Community creates, cultivates, and sustains an atmosphere for leadership exploration in tandem with living in a multicultural environment. The LGW community is intentionally focused on facilitating interactions between residents with diverse life experiences, backgrounds, and worldviews, fostering awareness of and appreciation of cultural differences. As a member of the LGW community, you will engage in an exploration of your personal leadership style from a multicultural and global perspective.

The Leaders in a Global World Living Learning Community seeks to enhance the residential experience of students by:

  • Increasing self-awareness through the exploration of values, beliefs, culture, and identity.
  • Learning group roles, dynamics, and decision making to function constructively in groups.
  • Building an awareness of leadership issues facing our communities and society.
  • Developing a personal philosophy of leadership.
  • Understanding what it means to be a leader at Elon.
  • Understanding one’s self, those around them, and how to be an effective leader while working with others.
  • Developing strategies for implementing leadership concepts on a daily basis.
  • Developing skills for how to create opportunities for themselves and others in areas of interest.
  • Increasing awareness that leadership is not only “how to do it, but how to be it.”

As a community focused on leadership development, the LGW advisors and RAs have created several leadership positions in an effort to engage members of our community, provide opportunities for residents to demonstrate their leadership skills, and support the programmatic efforts of the advisors and RAs.


Leaders in a Global World is located in the Global neighborhood, the newest residential living community on campus. Amenities include a mix of double and single rooms, study areas, and access to a hall kitchen and common room specifically designated for the LGW community.

To Apply

Returning Students: Please speak with the LLC advisor about your interest and for more information. LLC applications will be available before the housing application process and if chosen, LLC students lock in their housing before all other students!

New Students: Apply through the housing application process in the spring. First year students are encouraged to apply, half of the community is designated for new students!

LLC Advisor Contact Information

Dana Pursley
Associate Director for the Center for Leadership
Center for Leadership 101D
2993 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244
(336) 278-5323

Mark Dalhouse
Director of Study USA and Assistant Professor
Isabella Cannon Global Education Center
Global Commons, office 3602375 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
(336) 278-6700