Service at Elon

Service is a core value at Elon, and is one of the five Elon Experiences. In 2013-2014, over 2,600 Elon students completed 127,656 hours of service though individual and group participation in a variety of service opportunities.  Service is conducted through sports teams, fraternities and sororities, and a variety of student organizations on campus. Everywhere you look, service is being done at Elon!

Elon Volunteers! (EV!)

Elon Volunteers! (EV!) is the umbrella organization for service at Elon and is a great way to get involved in service opportunities. EV! is a student-run organization that offers a variety of programs, events, and Alternative Breaks as great ways to get involved in service—visit our EV! page for more information.

Downtown East Burlington Biobus Express Route

Want to do service at Elon but don’t have a car? Looking for an easy way to get to the restaurants and businesses in downtown Burlington? Elon University offers a route as part of Elon’s Biobus system, the Downtown East Burlington Biobus Express Route, that drops students off near 32 community partners, making service at Elon more accessible than ever. This route runs Monday-Friday afternoons and is available to both Elon and community members.

Get on the Bus

If you're looking for an easy way to try out service at Elon when you first arrive, the Kernodle Center offers a program called "Get on the Bus".  On Friday afternoons in September and October, a Biobus will take students to one of our many community partners for an afternoon of service.  No need to plan ahead or sign-up-- just get on the bus!  Check back in the fall for a list of exact dates and service locations! Email us for more information.

Academic Service-Learning

Academic Service-Learning (ASL) is a credit-based opportunity to conduct service as an integrated component of a course. Many professors at Elon choose for their class to havea service-learning designation. This designation means that the course partners with a community agency and works to meets an identified community need. ASL courses integrate in-class learning with out of class experiences and are a wonderful way to put your skills to use designing websites, developing marketing plans, or conducting research. There are a variety of ASL courses offered each year with the—visit our Academic Service-Learning page to find out more!