News Archive

Students visit Boone and Asheville in western N.C. for Fall Alternative Breaks

The Alternative Breaks Program offered the mid-October experience to introduce students to social issues that impact communities in North Carolina.

Vote in the Midterm Elections - Election Day Information 

Elon Votes! is sponsoring rides to the polls from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. from the Center for the Arts and an Election Night Watch Event at 8 p.m. in the Moseley Center on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Early Voting in Alamance County: Oct. 17 - Nov. 3

The Alamance County Board of Elections is hosting early voting at three locations from Oct. 17-Nov. 3.

Elon plans service trips to assist with Hurricane Florence relief

The first trip is slated for Oct. 11 with plans to assist Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina in Fayetteville with organizing and packaging food bank donations for distribution. 

Deliberative Dialogue event fosters conversation about immigration

The Sept. 24 event drew more than 100 people from Elon and the surrounding community to discuss different approaches to addressing immigration with the discussion guided by resources from the National Issues Forums.

Family Weekend fund drive to raise money for Elon's Hurricane Florence relief efforts

The university has started raising money to fund upcoming service trips to eastern North Carolina to help communities impacted by the hurricane. Details about how to donate are included in this note. 

Elon responds to Hurricane Florence

The Elon community is ready to mobilize in response to the many disaster recovery efforts under way in the wake of Hurricane Florence. Read this message from Student Life Vice President Jon Dooley.

Elon University kicks off United Way Campaign at College Coffee
The 2018 Campaign begins after last year’s success, where Elon raised $51,248.14 for the United Way. 


Engaging Experience: Summer offers time for new Elon students to support local community

Eighteen members of the Class of 2022 spent nearly a week working with local nonprofit groups to learn about the surrounding community. 

Student-athlete Grace Dellapa '20 achieves service-learning milestone

A member of the women’s cross country and track and field teams, Dellapa served with Habitat for Humanity in both North and South Carolina this spring and became the first student-athlete to complete a service-learning ELR workbook.

Students advocate for progress in Burlington through work with Morrow Town Task Force

Buffie Longmire-Avital's Community Psychology course provided a pathway for students to become more engaged with the Burlington community.

Cobb honored with United Way of Alamance County award

The nonprofit organization presented its Bill Vestal Chairman's Award this week to Tammy Cobb, assistant director for community partnerships in the Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement. 

Elon’s Habitat for Humanity Chapter and Interfraternity Council partner for inaugural ‘Stud-a-Thon’ fundraiser 

Students from each fraternity and the Habitat for Humanity chapter joined forces to raise over $3,000 to support the construction of the 27th house sponsored by Elon’s campus Habitat chapter.

Alicia Paul: Making her passion to volunteer a priority

Alicia Paul has been active in her volunteering endeavors while at Elon and hopes to continue them upon graduating this year.

Consulting service-learning course connects students to the professional world and local community

Tim Norvell, assistant professor of marketing, divides his class into three groups that give back to the community and grow student's skills through consulting services and marketing research. 

Volunteering at Elon paved the way for Tara Nager '12 to serve The Boys & Girls Club as an alum

Nager grew passionate about working with children while serving as a volunteer through the Kernodle Center for Service Learning & Community Engagement.

State Department delegation visits Elon to learn about service-learning

A delegation from the State Department visited Elon to learn about service-learning in a presentation from the Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement and had a chance to serve with students on Loy Farm.

Spring Break service: Elon students volunteer with purpose in U.S., abroad

Highlights from this year include supporting Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief efforts in Texas

Fraternity and Sorority Life food drive collects more than 4,400 pounds in one hour 

Fraternity & Sorority Life partnered with Campus Kitchen to host a food drive at College Coffee that collected food for local community partners Allied Churches and Salvation Army to serve those suffering from food insecurity in Alamance County.

Elon sophomore named 2018 Newman Civic Fellow

Campus Compact has named Fiona Zahm '20 a recipient of a Newman Civic Fellowship, which recognizes and supports community-oriented students and is named for Frank Newman, a founder of Campus Compact.

You bELONg in the Community: 2018 B-Town Monthly Events   

Burlinton's Recreational Center Offers Some Exciting Monthly Events it Hopes Elon Students Will Take Advantage Of! 

Elon student-athletes focus on literacy at Garrett Elementary 

Elon student-athletes visited Garrett Elementary to read to students as part of the One Book, One School project.

Student-athletes spread Christmas Cheer in December

This past December, Elon’s student athletes teamed up to provide gifts for nine Alamance County children with the local nonprofit organization Christmas Cheer. 


Education majors develop real-world teaching skills through service-learning outside the classroom

Service-learning classes offer the education students an opportunity to apply their classroom skills to the real world. 

Elon senior Amy Mullan honored with Community Impact Award

Mullan received the award from North Carolina Campus Compact, a statewide network of colleges and universities with a shared commitment to civic engagement.